May is National Meditation Month and according to Lorin Roche, “Meditation is a great gift to give yourself. It is a way to experience a higher quality of life just by going inside yourself and touching your center for a moment. It is a brief retreat from the world that lets you reenter the world with a more vivid presence.”
As a practice, there are many misconceptions about meditation and the types of people who benefit from it. The practice of meditation is really nothing more than the process of calming the mind and removing the mental clutter that keeps our thoughts preoccupied. The truth is that meditation is for everyone, even you! It’s not about religion or ideology, says Deepak Chopra, “It’s a simple, mental technique to go to the source of thought.”
5 Benefits of Meditation in Seniors
For seniors, meditation has physical and mental benefits. US News and World Report lists 5 primary benefits:
- Memory: Meditation can improve short- and long-term memory.
- Cognitive Decline: It can also preserve cognitive function in older adults who are in the beginning stages of memory loss.
- Digestion and Circulation: The article points to a study that shows improved circulation and oxygen levels, as well as digestion, in older adults.
- Stress: Meditation has been proven to reduce stress levels in people of all ages – and seniors are no different.
- Loneliness: The article points to a study analyzing an 8-weight mindfulness program that was shown to reduce feelings of loneliness in its participants.
As a company, we understand that these benefits have an immediate impact on the quality of life for our residents. That’s why we incorporate a variety of meditation and mindfulness methods into the activities programs in our communities. Residents can expect to see regular yoga classes as part of our fitness programs, education programs on mindfulness, and more.
Experience That Matters.
With headquarters in Exton, Pennsylvania, Vantage Point Retirement Living, Inc. is a senior living development and management company that has been ensuring area seniors enjoy vibrant, carefree and healthy lifestyles since 1995.
The company is widely recognized for its hands-on, personal involvement within its associated communities, as well as for offering amenities and services that allow seniors to lead stimulating, active lives.
Vantage Point Retirement Living is a family-owned and -operated organization born out of a passion and enthusiasm for seniors. While Vantage Point Retirement Living may be considered a family business, its leadership team has decades of industry experience behind them – bringing together the best of both worlds to provide area seniors with the most extraordinary retirement living experience.
Whatever your interests and needs may be, exceptional living is just the beginning at a Vantage Point Retirement Living community. Whether it be Independent Living, Assisted Living or The Compass Memory Care™, living at a Vantage Point Retirement community empowers you to take control of your life while embracing your future with confidence and peace of mind.
We currently own three gorgeous communities in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, with four more under development and set to open in 2020.
Values You Can Trust.
In an industry increasingly dominated by large, national corporations, Vantage Point provides a trustworthy, local and family-oriented alternative for people seeking a community they can proudly call home – for themselves or a loved one. Our core values of trust, teamwork, family, friendship, individuality, dignity, respect and compassion enable us to create best-in-class communities designed to enhance the health, well-being and overall quality of life for seniors and their families.