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Why Common Areas Are So Important in Assisted Living Communities

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When you move into an assisted living community, you get much more than a comfortable apartment and a professional team of caregivers ready to offer you a helping hand. You also get a variety of home-inspired, inviting spaces in which to socialize, entertain, and relax. Knowing that your home far extends beyond the door of your residence opens up a world of opportunities for all kinds of experiences that can help you live your best life.

Common areas in assisted living: it’s all here for you.

Places to gather and socialize.

Being alone not only can be isolating, it can be harmful to your health. But in a Peregrine senior living community, you have endless opportunities to interact with others and a host of interesting places in which to do so. An activity room, dining venues, fitness area, chapel, lobby, outdoor spaces, living room areas, arts and crafts studio—the list of locales is long, as are the emotional, mental, and physical benefits of socializing.  

Get you moving and engaged.

Forget boredom or feeling isolated at home. Having several pleasant destinations to visit just steps from the door of your residence gets you out and about several times a day if you so choose. Drop by the lobby and catch up on the latest news. Chat with a friend on the patio about their Zumba class. Pick up your mail and stop by the bistro for a glass of tea. You’re out of your residence, getting some exercise, and keeping your brain nimble. Common areas in assisted living communities are designed to provide more choices for connecting. 

Enhances feelings of home.

Just as you most likely enjoyed a familiar chair or couch in a living room in your home, most assisted living settings feature at least one living room area where you can relax, interact with other residents, and visit with friends and family. Furnishings, fabrics, and décor are all selected to convey a laid-back, home ambiance that feels reassuring. Sit back with a good book and enjoy your evenings with no worries of housework or dishes. You have the best of home with none of the upkeep!

Playing games can stimulate your brain.

Common areas in assisted living usually include at least one room designated for playing games. Here, you can join the bridge tournament, participate in a trivia contest, or help assemble a puzzle. Why is this so important? Studies demonstrate that card games, puzzles, and board games are good mental stimuli and help promote brain health. Games also stimulate the immune system and can trigger the use of visualization, memory, and sequencing skills. 

Lets you maintain your standard of living.

You’ve chosen an assisted living lifestyle and you are ready to enjoy the freedom and comfort that comes with it. And at the same time, you want to ensure that you can maintain your standard of living. Well-designed common areas in assisted living let you do that and also offer even more: opportunities to socialize with others, dine on delicious food without the worries of preparation, entertain your guests, and pursue your hobbies. 

Invite you to enjoy the outdoors.

If you’ve always loved being out in Nature, look for a senior living community with outdoor spaces where you can enjoy the fresh air, attend barbecues and concerts, enjoy a garden experience, and stargaze. Peregrine Senior Living makes it easy to get outdoors, with features like outdoor gardens, patios, and walking paths.  

Assisted Living The Peregrine Way™ lets you live your best life.

Assisted living can be a rewarding and exciting new adventure—let us tell you more!  

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Written by
Stephen Sarsfield Bowman

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