According to the Alzheimer’s Association one study of 800 men and women aged 75 and older showed that those who were more physically active, more mentally active or more socially engaged had a lower risk for developing dementia. For those who combined these activities the results were even better. Read the full article here.
At Willson House and Jason Lee Manor there are plenty of opportunities to stay socially active. Our residents can volunteer at the on-site Child Development Center, participate in the activity program facilitated by two life enrichment directors, or interact with the children who come up daily for an activity. Each building also has a beautiful lobby filled with board games and jigsaw puzzles and lots of books to read and TVs to watch with a friend. There’s plenty to do outside by tending a garden, clipping roses or walking along the beautiful Mill Creek that we are lucky to call “our backyard”!
No matter what a person does, staying socially engaged in activities that stimulate the mind and body may prevent or at least delay the onset of dementia. Call us at 503.585.6511 to schedule a tour of our beautiful building and grounds. See why we are the best kept secret in Salem with our first-of-its-kind intergenerational program!