Bored seniors are in danger
We've all heard the phrase "Bored to death." Typically you hear it from melodramatic teenagers, and maybe you've even said it yourself. However, boredom can be more than just bothersome—for seniors, boredom can be deadly.
Boredom often goes hand in hand with depression, which can lead to isolation, weight fluctuation, restless sleep, and many other symptoms that cause people to lose interest or pleasure in activities. Worse yet, bored seniors have been found to be two and a half times more likely to suffer from heart disease or stroke. Boredom isn't just annoying, it can actually kill you.
With so much free time, a loss of routine can throw seniors for a loop. Coupled with fewer social opportunities, and seniors can be especially prone to experiencing boredom. The best ways to prevent this boredom involve staying active and social, something that we strive to provide at Cherry Park Plaza.
Our life-enriching activities include exercise programs, engaging musical performances, community outings, and social and family nights that help our residents maintain ongoing connections and social interactions. Whether you're looking to get your body moving or you're looking to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, you'll be able to find a way to combat your boredom at Cherry Park Plaza.
With another winter like last year's on the horizon, why be at home alone? Stay out of the cold, in shape, and have fun doing it at Cherry Park Plaza. Visit us today!
Cherry Park Plaza
1323 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060