A Sense of Wellbeing Leads to a Longer Life: How CCRCs Can Help
November 5, 2019
Original Article provided by By Brad Breeding at website: https://www.mylifesite.net/
Lots of studies have supported that the key to well being and a longer,happier life, is having created a sense of contentment and maintaining a positive attitude. Who could have imagined all the benefits of a “cheery” disposition:
- enhance your work performance
- improve interpersonal relationships
- boost your immune system
- help you sleep better
- improve your overall health
…all of which can help you live longer.
What affects your sense of well being
Martin Seligman, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, established a field of behavioral health called positive psychology, which studies the factors that enable individuals and communities to flourish. As a part of this work, Seligman developed what he calls the PERMA theory of well being. PERMA states that there are five building blocks that enable people to achieve a sense of well being:
- Positive emotion
… (thus, PERMA).
CCRCs facilities fully understand nurturing these PERMA factors create a better quality of life , thus a longer life.
So what’s a Senior to Do
Studies continue to prove retirement community residents are more likely than non-residents to be involved in multiple activities in these categories:
- socializing(attending events)
- educational(attending events)
- recreational(games and outings)
- group dining(addressing lonliness)
- exercising ( Active and fit)
The peace of mind and the overall feeling of security from the support community provides a chance for loved ones to be together longer.