Social Lives Flourish at The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island

By April 12, 2018 June 15th, 2018 Activities

Situated on Hilton Head’s Intracoastal Waterway, The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island offers quintessential coastal living for uncompromising seniors. From the moment visitors drive down its tree-lined drive, it’s apparent that The Bayshore community is exceptional. Once they pass through the front door, they experience what The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is known for: being extraordinary.

Residents Make Memories While Making Friends

Life is a celebration at The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island! Both independent living and assisted living residents embrace cultural exploration, sporting events, concerts, games, trunk shows, and outings, surrounded by the local flavor of the island and fellowship with their neighbors. Whether it’s coming together for the regular Saturday Social or to view the Netflix original historical drama The Crown, residents savor the feeling of community, friendship, and connection.

Social Connections Produce Happier and Healthier Seniors

Researchers have long known about the health benefits of “social capital”— ties that build trust, connection, and participation—particularly for seniors, whose health and social capital tends to decline with age.

“It’s not uncommon for our social networks to shrink in size as we get older,” says Marilyn Albert, professor of neurology and director of cognitive neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Albert, who also serves as Chair of The Global Council on Brain Health–A Collaborative from AARP, refers to a study released last year, The Brain and Social Connectedness, and reports that people who are socially engaged have a lower risk for cognitive decline.

Debbie Everett, Life Enrichment Director at The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island, knows just how important social connections are to brain health and develops programs and events which reflect that understanding. Her unique approach is part social director and part memory maker; the events at the community are, by nature, bonding opportunities for residents. Connecting in this way is associated with increased longevity, health, and happiness.

Assisted Living Residents Just as Social, By Design

A recent highlight for residents was attending  500+ year-old treasure of Austria, The Vienna Boys’ Choir concert at Hope Church orchestrated by the Hilton Head Island Choral Society. Other events have included Oktoberfest, Fat Tuesday, and Valentine activities, as well as a bounty of holiday events from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve. The maiden voyage of Miss Bayshore, the community’s beautiful, brand-new boat, was a thrilling experience for the residents who set sail. The weather didn’t cooperate, but the local dolphins did, making their presence known and creating a magical and memorable day.

March brought basketball madness to The Bayshore! Residents filled out their NCAA tournament brackets and came together as a community to cheer on their favorite collegiate teams as they competed for the 2018 National Basketball Championship. The friendly competition on The Bayshore’s campus was a fun way for residents to connect—no doubt a slam-dunk for all!

The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island is a best-in-class community with premier services at every turn. All the benefits and advantages it affords with upscale independent living are also provided for those residents who need assisted living. Every resident experiences impactful and fulfilling social experiences whether they choose independent or assisted living options, as well as the same beautiful, spacious, and well-appointed apartments. The Bayshore on Hilton Head Island has thought of everything.

This concept is revolutionizing the way seniors are experiencing senior living. To learn more about the advantages of living at The Bayshore community, its expansive list of first-class amenities, or its well-curated social calendar, call (843) 342-2222. Come, experience the energy and vitality on Hilton Head Island!

https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/health/brain_health/2017/02/gcbh-social-engagement-report.pdf

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2017-02-20/staying-socially-active-nourishes-the-aging-brain