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Aging in Rural America

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Aging in Rural America

December 18, 2019

Aging away from the stimulating bustle of the city can present a unique set of challenges. Seniors in rural areas are more likely to encounter mobility and transportation concerns, social isolation, and food insecurity, according to a recent AARP survey–and these challenges carry serious implications for your health and happiness.

The United Health Foundation cites inaccessibility to support services as the main predictor of these issues: with seniors facing an increased risk of falls, poor dental health, less physical activity, and less opportunity to make social and spiritual connections. The World Health Organization identifies eight domains of "livability," which influence the well-being of senior living.

  • Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Social Participation
  • Respect and Social Inclusion
  • Civic Participation and Employment
  • Communication and Information
  • Community and Health Services

At Country Living at Westview Commons, our community strategy includes age-friendly activities and services at home and off-site that address each of the eight domains. Westview Commons boasts beautiful walking trails, gardens and a cozy gazebo to gather–safe and accessible for residents of all ages. Daily shuttle service provides door-to-door service for scheduled shopping trips as well as doctor visits, while residents with vehicles will find convenient and safe parking onsite. We have a range of housing accommodations that are designed to include options for differing life stages and varying budgets.

At Country Living at Westview Commons, we create a community where people feel valued. Our Events Calendar will contain a variety of daily social activities, aimed to facilitate social connections and community engagement. Our reliable internet access and wi-fi coverage ensures that our residents can connect and communicate with friends and family across the world. Our in-house daily newspaper will keep you up to date with facility activities, menu options and entertainment.

It is important that care is available nearby; Westview Commons offers a range of health and community support services for maintaining and restoring health. For more information about our features and amenities, please feel free to contact us at 860-428-2230 or email us at info@westviewcommons.com.