About 83% of the largest not-for-profit senior living communities have some type of faith-based affiliation. Why is faith-based senior living so prevalent – and how does it benefit residents, even if they don’t ascribe to a particular belief system?
The National Wellness Institute defines spiritual wellness as “the search for meaning and purpose in human existence.” Simply put, it’s about being connected to something greater than yourself and having a set of values that guide your actions. It can mean participating in a specific religious practice, but it isn’t limited to that.
Research continues to show that older adults experience higher levels of well-being and better health when they integrate mind, body and spirit activities into everyday life. That’s why so many communities – whether faith-based or not – include a spiritual component to their wellness programming.
As you explore senior living options, you’ll find Catholic-, Protestant- and Jewish-affiliated communities, as well as some Buddhist and other faith-based communities. They may still be affiliated with a particular religious organization. Or the designation could mean they were founded by a religious organization, but they now operate as an independent entity while still honoring those founding principles.
Here’s a sampling of what these communities offer:
We strive every day to live out these values in everything we do, and for every level of living we offer. We welcome residents of all faiths to our Chesterfield and Sunset Hills senior living campuses.
If you’d like to learn more about our mission-driven communities, use the contact form to reach out with your questions.