Residents Thrive During Wintertime

Spending time with loved ones, enjoying nature and participating in activities can improve the quality of life for older adults. However, cold winter weather can create a barrier to regular schedules. It’s not just snow and ice that make winter a difficult season for seniors – additional factors include post-holiday isolation and the physical effect of cold weather that present challenges.

Resident and staff member from The Pines assisted living at The Glenwood Community #LiveIt by going on strolls around the property, sharing laughs.
Resident and staff member from The Pines assisted living at The Glenwood Community #LiveIt by going on strolls around the property, sharing laughs.

Living Abundantly in Community

Wintering at any one of our United Church Homes communities allows older adults to continue to live the abundant life they desire year-round. Whether that means feeling safe and sound within their home or neighborhood, staying connected to friends and neighbors, or having the time to explore their next chapter through engaging programs and events, residents at our communities truly Live It! during the winter months.

Feeling Safe & Sound

Residents can feel safe and sound in a United Church Homes community, thanks to our teams’ support.

“Safety in the winter months can be a big motivator to move into a community like United Church Homes, The Trinity Community at Beavercreek,” says Corrye Vaughan, sales counselor. “Our residents enjoy not having to shovel their driveway or sidewalks and can have their groceries delivered or dine here with friends three times a day. There are on-site exercise classes and programs of all kinds to stay active and engaged. Our residents have the freedom to spend their time doing the things they love.”

Engaging Programs & Events for Socialization

Our communities offer engaging programs and events that provide opportunities for socialization and finding joyful moments when it’s cold outside.

“At United Church Homes, The Harmar Place Community in Marietta, Ohio, we work together to ensure our residents continue to stay active long after the holidays,” shares director of community life, Rachel Jones. “From crafting and game nights to visiting entertainers and time spent with volunteers, the fellowship and connection our group events foster keep the winter blues away.”

There’s a heated indoor aquatic center at United Church Homes, The Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, for those who enjoy a touch of warmth during the cold months. “Entering the aquatic center is like walking into a tropical oasis,” said Laura Nemeth, director of marketing. “Our aquatic center is open for recreational use, so one day you might decide to use a paddleboard and swim leisurely back and forth and the next take a class taught by our volunteers or soak in the hot tub after a swim. The aquatic center is a perfect place to stay physically and mentally healthy during the harsh winter months.”

A resident sips on a cup of homemade hot chocolate on a cool winter afternoon.

Find A Community Near You

All the things that make life joyful and active at a United Church Homes community in the spring and summer are as plentiful in the long days of winter. If you’re looking to see how we Live It! at United Church Homes, we invite you to learn more about our communities and schedule a tour today!