Why do we have a BEACH INSIDE our Amazing Memory Living Neighbourhood?
Because it makes our residents much Happier, Healthier, Relaxed and Engaged.
Here are the 4 proven benefits our memory living residents get to enjoy EVERY DAY!
Waves gently crashing along the shore. Sunlight streaming from a softly clouded sky. Miles of endless sand joining the horizon. Sounds quite peaceful, doesn’t it? Water brings back fond memories for many of us who spent much of our free time at a cottage in our youth. Soothing, relaxing and calming are all feelings evoked by the sound of water. To simulate the sound of the waves we incorporate a realistic sound machine which also includes birds singing and other nature sounds
Natural environments like beaches offer more restorative benefits to people than gyms, entertainment venues and the built-up urban environment.
The soles of your feet have more sweat glands and nerve endings per square centimeter than any other part of your body? Why not kick off your shoes and experience real beach sand between your toes any time you want?
Not only are you stimulating nerve endings when you walk on the sand, but you’re also strengthening the muscles in your feet, which don’t get used nearly as much when you’re wearing shoes. This assists with decreasing falls and provides an overall feeling of well-being.
Sun exposure has been proven to offer many more benefits than just vitamin D production . Sunlight increases endorphin production and may even prevent autoimmune diseases. Our care partners encourage our residents to get outside in natural sunlight on a regular basis. For cloudy days or days with inclement weather, we brought the sun inside to our beach! A soothing heat lamp installed in our beach room means that our residents can get their daily dose of sunshine no matter what.
Fish and Marine Life
Watching fish going about their daily lives, swimming and meandering over their aquarium’s terrain, is oddly soothing and hypnotic. And, according to studies it’s good for your health too.
After watching the fish, we notice our residents have a reduction in both heart rate and blood pressure. Our residents are captivated by the small microcosm of life that’s constantly changing in our beach room. The brightly colored fish on display make our residents merrier and more upbeat every time they spend a bit of time peering into the little aquatic world.
Why spend time in front of a boring TV when you can enjoy the great outdoors-INDOORS, every day of the year at Lakeridge Seniors Residence. Our beach room is just one of the many unique themed areas of our facility that help keep our residents occupied, calm, and happy.
We invite you to drop by and see why our facility that is known across the country for excellence in memory living.