The holidays may be behind us but Old Man Winter is still treating us to some record low temperatures and challenging weather conditions making any unnecessary travel treacherous and risky. The residents of The Preserve at Briarcliffe are well-advised to stay close to home while they ride out these chilly New England days.
For many seniors, these dark and cold days can be especially lonely and isolating. Research has shown that this loneliness and isolation can have some very detrimental effects on people, but particularly on the elderly. Dr. Ronan Factora, a geriatrician at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, has said “One of the things we learned during the pandemic is that social isolation is a really big problem and is probably one of the most recognized contributors to mental health issues now in the United States.” He adds, “For older individuals, it’s a bigger deal.”
Dr. Factora further explains that loneliness can be a precursor for depression and that getting the chance to socialize with others can elevate a person’s mood. This socialization can also be beneficial to their cognitive and physical health. Some researchers also propose that regular interaction with others may actually improve memory and longevity as it reduces stress and isolation.
Briarcliffe President & CEO Akshay Talwar and his team at Briarcliffe Preserve, a state-of-the-art senior living community in Johnston, are completely committed to staving off the negative effects of loneliness and isolation, not only in the drab days of winter, but all year long!
A visit to this modern and exquisitely-appointed residence, with its myriad amenities, will allow one to see this commitment in full display. Planned activities for socialization are supplemented by a beautiful communal dining room where the residents enjoy restaurant style dining three times a day. There is always someone making note of who is present, who is well, who is lonely, who is feeling sadness, who needs companionship, who needs encouragement, who needs an extra dose of comfort and compassion.
The Preserve is dedicated to “preserving,” protecting, and prolonging the mental, physical, and emotional health of all of its residents. This overarching goal has informed every decision made at this Continued Care Retirement Community, from its conception to its completion.
Every detail of this senior living community was intentionally designed to make its residents and guests alike feel at home. This includes a wide array of highly personalized amenities and services such its weekly housekeeping, laundry and linen services, call and monitoring systems and scheduled transportation to appointments and outings. Regular and frequent contact with others is incorporated into every aspect of daily life at The Preserve.
Now is a great time to schedule your in-person tour of The Preserve at 54 Old Pocasset Road. To arrange for your tour, call 401.944.2450 or visit Briarcliffe online at www.briarclifferi.com.