Today's Senior Living "Wellness Programs" More Than Just Exercise Gyms And Spas
The definition of "wellness" continues to evolve in society-at-large and senior living facilities across the US are following suit, a prospect that Cambridge Realty Capital Companies Chairman Jeffrey Davis is enthusiastic about. "The old view of integrating wellness into a senior living facility was to offer a few weekly exercise classes in a common room or to build a fitness gym or spa." This antiquated theory of wellness during the senior years is being replaced with a more holistic approach. While diet, exercise, and regular medical attention have always been, and are still, crucial, the idea of wellness in the 21st century also includes social, mental, emotional and even spiritual management. Health care professionals of all disciplines now recognize that all of these facets are intertwined. If one area is functioning poorly, it can negatively affect the rest and thus decrease the overall quality of life.