Wellness Means More Than Physical Health for Active Agers
Older adults desire a level of wellness that goes beyond physical health and basic nutritional and health needs. In response to this need and to increase the pipeline of potential new residents, many retirement/senior living communities have begun to integrate wellness and lifestyle options into their programs and facilities to improve the experience and satisfaction of their residents long-term.
This report explores what active agers think about wellness, their priorities while they age, and what factors they care about most when it comes to senior living communities.
Active agers typically think of wellness in terms of health, both in body and mind. Most active agers are at least moderately satisfied with their overall wellness, rating intellectual, emotional, and spiritual areas of their lives highly based on level of personal satisfaction. Top priorities as they age include staying healthy, being financially stable, staying active, and staying physically fit.
The majority of older adults want to stay in their own home for the long-term. There are a variety of factors that will influence their interest in moving into a senior living community and operators would do well to recognize and meet the needs associated with a broader wellness framework if they want to thrive financially and grow their resident base.
Active Agers in the Revolution 55 community (all ages 55+) were asked about their priorities when it comes to overall wellness and health, and whether they would consider living in a senior living community that focused on overall wellness.
745 respondents participated in the survey that was conducted between May 20 – June 2, 2022.