Who doesn’t love to go on a trip to the bowling alley and spend some time with your pals? On January 30, we recently took a few of our residents to the local Bowlero for a fun outing, where they were able to spend some quality time with one another in a community setting and challenge each other to some friendly competition while having a blast! Taking our residents out into the community and participating in social activities is influential for their overall wellbeing, which is why we emphasize our activities programs here at Mountain Vista.
One of our residents that attended the bowling outing spoke up on why she feels socialization is beneficial to her own physical and mental well-being. She expressed, “When I get the chance to go on an outing here at Mountain Vista, I feel like an active community member. On the bowling trip, I was able to socialize with individuals in our community and see people from all walks of life. It gives me a deep sense of meaning and purpose.” This resident also mentioned how her socialization levels are interconnected with her physical, mental, and cognitive well-being. “When I socialize with others it gives me the chance to be more physically active, learn about others life experiences, and even keep my mind busy. I feel like socializing has allowed me to be more cognitively active, which is crucial for my health.”
Through our scheduled activities and outings that take place here at Mountain Vista, we aim to improve all aspects of well-being, including social health. Our scheduled activities and outings, such as the recent excursion to the bowling alley, are beneficial for our residents in so many ways. Not only are they fun, but they also foster meaningful connections and promote the overall health of our residents. It sounds like going bowling is right up our alley!