Throughout the past year, one of the major concerns for seniors across the world was that of COVID-19. While senior living communities focused simply on preventing the spread of the virus, our community also worked to ensure that the focus on the whole-person wellness also remained strong. In tandem with our efforts to prevent COVID-19 by reducing exposure, our team also understood that remaining socially distant could easily affect a person’s social wellness which then could lead to loneliness and depression, which would affect emotional wellness, which then could affect all other dimensions of a person’s wellness. To avoid this domino effect, our team quickly got to work on implementing a strategy that would not only protect our residents and staff from this pandemic, but that would also allow for all other elements of their wellness to remain intact.
Also known as mental wellness, this dimension of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness was of critical importance in 2020. People young and old were experiencing depression due to the lack of social interactions and this statistic quickly became equally as important as those presented by the virus. Our team’s priority was to prevent COVID-19 and to prevent our community from losing sight of what we’re all about – a Life in Harmony.
While social distancing measures were implemented, we continued to offer our community members opportunities to enjoy safe experiences that catered to all of the dimensions of wellness. From increased pop-by visits from staff, to door-to-door beverage carts during Happy Hour to virtual celebrations, and a private visitation room, our team made sure that every resident could still feel connected to those they love. This month, we are excited to share some of our planned experiences and activities for our January Calendar of Events that residents can safely look forward to.
Our team offers scheduled pop-by visits to each resident’s door wearing full PPE to offer them with luxury services like our Trivia Day Leisure Packets, Hot Coffee, Tea, or Happy Hour Drinks, Fancy Nails and Spa Cart, and even delicious treats like cookies and other baked goods.
Small Group Exercise Classes
While this is primarily considered Physical Wellness, the impact that exercise has on the brain and emotional state of a person is undeniable. Physical activities stimulate hormones that leave a person feeling happy and also prevent injury by keeping a person’s body active.
Small Group Activities
For those who enjoy getting creative and expressing themselves through crafts, games and imagination (including virtual experiences at museums and visits abroad), Melody Living’s activities are a great way to offer residents an experience that allows them to explore new ideas and opportunities.
Small Group Church Services
We also understand the direct correlation of emotional wellness to spiritual wellness, which is why we also continue to offer small group church services, in addition to virtual recommendations.
Although this year’s activities and senior living programs have looked different than they have in previous years, our team continues to focus on offering a Life in Harmony year-round whether we’re faced with the challenges that a pandemic brings or not. To learn more about our community’s commitment to care or to schedule a private tour, give us a call at 719.960.4005 or send us an email from our contact form – we’d be happy to answer any questions that you have!