Close to two-thirds of the nation’s older adults have reported feeling shut-in or isolated over the past year, creating a profound impact on overall health and wellbeing. Continuing care retirement communities bring seniors together, fostering fellowship, wellness, and support. Today, senior living communities have pivoted to include online oﬀerings in addition to distanced, in-person gatherings. In fact, each week more than 145 wellness classes are held across Asbury’s eight retirement communities!
Our success in vaccinating associates and residents is rapidly expanding opportunities to safely resume in-person dining, wellness classes, and other programs. Since January, Asbury has vaccinated 94 percent of older adults living at our communities, partnering with local providers to extend that protection to residents living independently, not just to those residing in assisted living and nursing. Further, Asbury maintained an outstanding record of safety during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, conducting more than 64,000 tests in 2020 with a positivity rate of just 1 percent – compared to a national rate of 8.5 percent.
Asbury’s beautiful campuses provide many opportunities to enjoy nature in solitude or with a friend through walking paths, bike trails, butterfly gardens and nature preserves. Access to fresh air and sunshine has essential health benefits for brain health and emotional wellbeing, two primary factors that can help defend against immune system deficiencies.
Spring is on its way, so get outside and try these immune-boosting strategies today!