Debunking the Myth: Loneliness and depression are a normal part of aging

by | Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Senior Living

It’s a misconception that it’s normal for older adults to experience loneliness and depression. According to the National Institute on Aging, most seniors feel satisfied with their lives despite having more illnesses or physical problems than younger people. Though depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues can occur in seniors, it’s not as common as some people believe.

Aging has its challenges, but it can also have tremendous benefits. Seniors have had a lifetime to foster long-term friendships and relationships with family members. Being older also means having more time to spend with those loved ones as well as more time to pursue their hobbies and interests. It also means having an appreciation and acceptance of oneself. 

Senior living communities like Navion provide a welcoming and comforting environment where residents can continue to thrive in their later years. They frequently host special events, have a variety of activities and classes, and provide plenty of opportunities to socialize with fellow residents. By keeping residents engaged and providing them with compassionate care, communities can play a pivotal role in helping seniors maintain their physical and mental health.