The Carolina Inn Assisted Living Supports The Values Of Older Americans Month

Older Americans Month, recognized every May, is a time to acknowledge and honor the contributions and achievements of citizens who are at least 65 years old.

Only 17 million living Americans had reached this milestone birthday in 1963 when Older Americans Month was established. Today, that number has skyrocketed to more than 56 million—or just under 17% of the nation’s population—according to the U.S. Census Bureau. By 2030, it is estimated that one on five U.S. residents will be retirement age.

Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking the nation to pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities…particularly those who defended our country. The Carolina Inn Assisted Living in Fayetteville, North Carolina would like to express its appreciation for all its senior residents, many of whom are retired military or have ties to nearby Fort Liberty.

Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, Older Americans Month promotes the importance of independence and leading a fulfilling life to individuals as they grow older. This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, shines a light on ways to explore a wide range of aging experiences. One of these is Assisted Living like that found at The Carolina Inn, which provides a monitored environment where seniors receive support with daily activities and tasks such as personal hygiene, medication management, mobility, nutrition, and overall well-being.

Located in the multigenerational Village Green neighborhood in Fayetteville, The Carolina Inn is an integral part of the greater community. It not only provides senior living in a resort-style setting, life here reflects the core values of Aging Unbound.

Embrace the opportunity to change.
Find a new passion, go on an adventure, and push boundaries by not letting age define your limits. Invite creativity and purpose into your life by trying new activities to bring in more growth, joy and energy.

At The Carolina Inn, residents can enhance their lives by participating in stimulating Life Enrichment Programs such as music appreciation, arts and crafts, gardening, physical fitness, pet therapy, and more. Activities are carefully crafted to meet the needs and interests of seniors and they invite residents to discover new past times and pursue new passions.

It’s a proven fact that people who stay engaged lead richer, more satisfying lives. That’s why The Carolina Inn’s Life Enrichment Programs focus on the whole person and are specially designed to stimulate the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social, and vocational.

Explore the rewards of growing older.
With age comes knowledge, which provides insight and confidence to understand and experience the world more deeply. Continue to grow that knowledge through reading, listening, classes, and creative activities.

Staying intellectually challenged, learning new things, attending cultural events, and participating in mentally stimulating activities all contribute to better memory and slower cognitive decline. And seniors are more likely to participate in these activities when they are readily available, like at The Carolina Inn.

The community’s Activity Calendar is full each and every day with multiple events…from daily walking club to exercise classes, from movie time to game nights and trivia, from reading club and a mobile book cart to wine and cheese tastings. A variety of church or worship services are offered for spiritual support, as well.

Stay engaged in your community.
Everyone benefits when people are connected and involved. Stay active by volunteering, working, mentoring, participating in social clubs, and taking part in activities.

Multiple studies have shown that being socially active has a number of benefits for seniors—everything from feeling more upbeat and having a positive attitude to improved physical well-being. Finding the right combination of personal and environmental resources is key to aging well.

At The Carolina Inn, residents benefit from on-site entertainment like piano, singing, musical, and dance performances where artists visit the community and showcase their talents. Holidays are a time for gathering, too, as families and friends are invited to share special meals and activities. Off-site excursions like a day at the ballpark and trips to the symphony provide opportunities for residents to get out and involved in the community around them.

Form relationships.
As an essential ingredient of well-being, relationships can enhance your quality of life by introducing new ideas and unique perspectives. Invest time with people to discover deeper connections with family, friends, and community members.

This is one of the biggest benefits of Assisted Living at The Carolina Inn. Here, seniors can spend time with others in the same stage of life and share their experiences. Research shows that a greater sense of social cohesion is positively related to healthy behaviors—people tend to be happier and healthier when they connect on a human level with those around them.

Seniors who regularly participate in social relationships have been shown to have a reduced risk of depression and improved physical health. Time together can also boost the immune system. That’s why The Carolina Inn’s Life Enrichment Programs are designed not only to keep residents active, engaged and mentally stimulated, they also encourage social camaraderie.

The Carolina Inn
A boutique assisted living community, The Carolina Inn offers senior living in the Village Green neighborhood of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Spanning 100 acres, Village Green boasts mature tree lines, rolling hills, water vistas, and a secluded ambiance. It is close to doctors’ offices and medical services with Cape Fear Valley Regional Hospital less than one mile away. Fort Liberty and the PX are nearby, as well.

For the health and well-being of its residents, The Carolina Inn provides the highest licensed nurse-to-resident ratio of assisted living communities in the area with licensed nurses on each floor and trained staff available 24 hours a day.

To learn more about Assisted Living at The Carolina Inn, request a brochure or schedule a personal tour.

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