Contrary to popular belief, new findings shows that healthy older adults, like our residents at Parc Communities, report getting more restful sleep every night with fewer difficulties and interruptions as compared to the reports of young adults. The results of a large survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia showed that compared to adults 80 and over, those between the ages of 18 and 24 were more likely to report sleep disturbances. The findings, which were published in the journal Sleep, disprove the common belief that older adults don’t sleep well and are always tired throughout the day.
Along with the survey, researchers went back through studies completed in 2006 in which over 150,000 participants were asked how often they had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep within a two-week period. That evidence supported their findings with reports of tiredness highest for the youngest group surveyed.
What does this mean? The notion of grandma or grandpa needing an afternoon nap is outdated. For active seniors like our residents, Parc Communities knows that retirement is more than just a time to relax. It’s also a time to try new things and have fun! This is one reason we offer a full schedule of activities ranging from fitness classes to trips around Georgia and delicious meals out.
Our residents like to stay busy learning new hobbies, meeting new friends, and exploring. They enjoy painting classes and poker nights as if they’re on a year-long vacation. Parc Communities is designed to provide a fun and active lifestyle for seniors looking to retire in luxury.
We invite you to peruse our website to learn more about the lifestyle our residents enjoy on a daily basis. Based on the standards created by Horst Schulze, former President of Ritz-Carlton Hotels, we strive to provide our active residents with the best life—the Parc life.
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