The Benefits of Senior Centers
cherishedagency.com published an online article in June of 2017 titled “The Benefits of Senior Centers for those Aging in Place”. For many seniors that are aging in their own home, finding joy and companionship are real struggles in their daily routine.
A senior center is designed for seniors who choose to age in place (home). The main goal of a senior center is to provided companionship and participate in safe and healthy activities.
The visionaries who developed the concept of a senior center wanted to include many amenities for the members- set, such as:
- Coffee Shop
- Dining & Lounge Space
- Low Noise & Safe Gym
- Room to Host Events
Other centers may offer hair-cutting, woodshops, excursions, etc.
Safety is another major objective in senior centers, and safety can be seen throughout the facility.
- Non-Slip Flooring
- Easy to Clean Surfaces
- Noise Absorbing Materials
- Comfortable Furniture
- Wheelchair Accessibility
Those seniors who choose aging place find their own issues when it comes to socializing. Hosting a social event is very difficult, going to the gym or meeting friends in public spaces, can create problems like high noise levels, crowds and accessibility. Senior centers can easily off-set all these problems.
- Free or Affordable Membership
- Easy Access
- Engaging & Safe Activities
- Healthy Senior Programming
- Friendship & Companionship
- Exercise Classes
If you are not involved in your local senior center, call and schedule a tour. You may find that membership in the center can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.