The search for the right senior living community can be a challenge. There are so many factors to consider; cost, location, and amenities being just a few. But one important element that’s often overlooked is religion and spirituality. With the rise of faith-based senior living communities across the country, it’s worth asking: how important is spirituality to you?
Garden of Palms is proud to offer a traditional Jewish Home senior living community with a person-centered approach to care. In this article, we explore some of the benefits of living in a faith-based retirement community.
Comfort and Familiarity
The move to a senior living community can be a chaotic and stressful event, so familiarity and tradition can go a long way toward helping you feel more at ease. Choosing a faith-based senior living community ensures that you’ll be surrounded by familiar elements and rituals. It also means you’ll have easy, on-site access to spiritual guidance and support, which is especially valuable for those with mobility issues who can no longer easily travel to a place of worship.
Social and Health Benefits
Another benefit of moving into a faith-based senior community is knowing you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people; it’s easy to make friends with those with whom you share similar values and beliefs. This encourages social connections and prevents loneliness and isolation. Being part of a spiritual or religious community also provides a strong sense of purpose and belonging, along with many health benefits.
In a faith-based retirement community, religious services are a part of daily living, and provide the stability and comfort of regular routine. Holiday celebrations become community events, and dietary preferences are never a concern – for example, at Garden of Palms, our kitchen and menu are both fully kosher. Along with standard amenities, a faith-based community may offer cultural and religious activities; Garden of Palms hosts regular Jewish music concerts, as well as visits with students from neighboring Jewish schools.
Living in a faith-based senior living community offers many potential benefits, including social benefits, religious activities, and accessible spiritual guidance. Faith and spirituality are an essential part of many seniors’ lives, and that doesn’t have to change just because you’re moving into assisted living.
Garden of Palms is a kosher senior living community with a warm, haimish atmosphere and person-centered approach to care. If you’re looking for a Jewish retirement community in the Los Angeles area, reach out today to learn more about us.