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HOW OLD ARE YOU?

 
Does it really matter? We see people doing incredible things every day regardless of their age. That’s why, at Columbia Pacific Communities, we only care about how old you feel! Positive ageing as a concept is open to interpretation.

For some, it’s a way of dealing with ageing, but for us, it’s a way of approaching life. Because, what defines us are not the years we’ve clocked, but the experiences we’ve had and the adventures we seek.

Positive ageing for senior citizens - changing the mindset



We don’t believe in the stereotypical retirement life. We believe in a life beyond rocking chairs, strictly scheduled meals, and routines. We believe in lives lived to the fullest. Finding new hobbies, starting new businesses, growing new networks… There are always new worlds waiting to be explored, with arms wide open.

an ode to positive ageing

Frequently asked questions

How do residents of senior living communities at Columbia Pacific deal with ageing?

At our senior citizen homes in India, we encourage our residents to embrace positive ageing. The concept of positive ageing for senior citizens is to accept the changes that age brings in while taking a proactive approach to stay healthy, mentally as well as physically.
 
  • Physical activity is a part of daily routine: For our residents, staying physically active is part of their daily routine. At our residences for seniors, we have regular yoga sessions and gyms with senior-friendly equipment.

  • Keeping themselves socially busy: At any age, it is vital to spend time with like-minded people. That is what our residents do. At our retirement homes, residents pursue hobbies such as photography, dancing, art and craft with like-minded people.

What are the common causes of loneliness amongst the senior citizens?

Loneliness in seniors has been a growing concern. Several studies have indicated that loneliness is linked to a variety of physical and mental conditions. Some of the common causes of loneliness in seniors are:
 
  • Living alone
  • Transition from busy work life to retirement
  • Children moving away
  • Diagnosis of an illness
  • No family close by
  • Death of spouse
  • Lack of opportunities to engage socially

Our retirement homes in India help our senior residents embrace positives of ageing and fight loneliness by:
 
  • Organising community events: At our retirement homes, we have an active social calendar. From morning yoga sessions to music lessons, and cultural events to competitions, we organise different activities that give residents a sense of camaraderie.
  • Keeping seniors physically active: Loneliness and physical health are closely interlinked. Seniors who feel lonely are less likely to exercise and this affects their physical and mental health adversely. Our retirement homes have fitness centres, jogging paths, indoor games rooms, and yoga sessions that allow our residents to stay fit and at the same time meet new people and make friends.

What is positive, active, and healthy ageing?

Positive, active, and healthy ageing is about developing a good outlook towards life. In other words, positive ageing for senior citizens is accepting ageing as a healthy, normal part of life and embracing it like any other phase of life, regardless of challenges or opportunities. At our retirement homes in India, we enable seniors to embrace positive ageing by offering them a lifestyle where they can:
 
  • Stay physically active
  • Pursue hobbies
  • Stay connected to other people
  • Enjoy life without sweating over daily chores
  • Keep a tab on their health through regular check-ups

Our senior-friendly retirement homes offer a wide range of services that help residents embrace positive ageing in the company of like-minded people.

What are the benefits of healthy ageing?

Positive, active and healthy ageing is a continuous process of making choices that help seniors maintain and improve physical and mental health, independence, and quality of life.

One of the key benefits of healthy ageing is that seniors stay physically active - and as a result they enjoy better fitness levels and improved sleep quality. Our residences for seniors have gyms and jogging paths to encourage seniors to stay healthy. Another benefit of healthy ageing is reduced chronic disease risk. By making healthy lifestyle choices such as having a balanced diet and staying physically active, seniors can reduce their risk of chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and anxiety.

How do you know if you are ageing well?

Here are some signs of ageing well:
 
  • You are physically active
  • You do not need assistance with everyday tasks
  • You are engaged in learning new skills or pursuing hobbies
  • You love connecting with family and friends
  • You are well connected to your community and friends.

There are many positives of ageing but sometimes the hassle of maintaining a house and doing daily chores do not leave much time for seniors to enjoy their life as they wish to. At senior homes in Chennai, we offer a wide range of senior-friendly amenities and services that frees our residents’ time. This gives them the freedom to focus on their overall well-being, be it physical, mental, or spiritual.

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