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10 Mental Health Tips Every Senior Should Know

10 Mental Health Tips Every Senior Should Know

A smiling senior man poses near a window
February 6, 2024

Unlocking the key to mental well-being during your senior years is paramount, and Symphony Pointe is here to guide you through it. As the newest addition to the senior living community landscape in Elkhorn, we’re thrilled to offer you a roadmap to nurturing your mental health, while showcasing the exceptional services and amenities that make Symphony Pointe the ideal destination for your journey to find top-notch senior living in Elkhorn. Continue reading to get all the details!

#1.) Stay Socially Involved

One of the most important aspects of senior mental health is staying socially connected. At Symphony Pointe, we understand the significance of social engagement, which is why we offer a life enrichment program designed to keep our residents active and involved. From curated events to our Players Game Room, where you can play pool, shuffleboard, poker, and cards with friends, we encourage you to maintain meaningful connections within our community.

#2.) Prioritize Physical Activity

Physical health and mental health are closely intertwined. Our Wavelength Pool and Movement Gym provide excellent opportunities for seniors to stay active. Whether it’s swimming laps, enjoying water aerobics, or working out with free weights, maintaining an active lifestyle can greatly benefit your overall well-being.

#3.) Embrace Creativity

Discovering your creative side is a wonderful way to enhance your mental well-being. At Symphony Pointe, our Artisan Activity Room is the perfect place to get started. Here are some creative activities seniors can try:

Painting and Drawing: 

Whether you’re an experienced artist or a beginner, painting and drawing are great ways to express yourself. Create landscapes, portraits, or abstract art, and let your imagination run wild.


Explore various crafts such as knitting, crocheting, or making jewelry. Craft projects not only stimulate your creativity but also offer a tangible result to be proud of.

Pottery and Sculpting:

Working with clay and sculpting materials can be therapeutic. Create sculptures, pottery, or decorative pieces, allowing your hands to mold and shape your ideas.


Express your thoughts and memories through writing. You can start a journal, write poetry, or even begin a memoir to share your life experiences with loved ones.


Capture the beauty of Symphony Pointe and your surroundings through photography. You don’t need fancy equipment; a smartphone can serve as your lens to the world.

#4.) Seek Relaxation

Don’t forget to unwind! Our Tranquillo Spa offers massages and facials, providing a tranquil retreat where you can relax and rejuvenate. Bel Canto Salon is also available, offering haircuts and styling for both men and women right on-site. These are just a few of the luxury services 

available at our premiere senior living in Elkhorn.

#5.) Cultivate Hobbies

Engaging in hobbies you love can significantly improve mental health. Our residents have access to Presto Market for convenience and The Encore Bar for pre- or post-dinner drinks. These amenities ensure that you have more time to pursue your passions.

#6.) Connect with Nature

As the vibrant colors of spring approach, it’s the perfect time for seniors to embrace the great outdoors. Connecting with nature has a profound impact on mental health for several reasons:

Stress Reduction: 

Spending time in natural surroundings can reduce stress levels. The tranquility of Symphony Pointe’s outdoor spaces, including our fire pit, outdoor kitchen, and pet-friendly walking paths, offers a calming escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Physical Activity:

Nature encourages physical activity, whether it’s strolling through our garden, playing pickleball or bocce ball, or simply enjoying the fresh air on our outdoor patio. Engaging in outdoor activities improves physical health and contributes to a positive state of mind.

Vitamin D: 

Exposure to sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D, which plays a crucial role in mood regulation. Our outdoor spaces, complete with chaise lounges, provide the perfect spot to soak up some sunshine.

Mindful Reflection: 

Natural surroundings promote mindfulness and reflection. Sit by the fire pit, take in the beauty of our raised bed planter for gardening, or simply relax on our outdoor patio. These moments of quiet contemplation can have a significant impact on mental clarity and well-being.

A happy older couple enjoying a hike outdoors near the senior living in Elkhorn

#7.) Attend Group Activities

Participating in group activities fosters a sense of belonging and purpose. Our Harmony Multipurpose Space provides the perfect setting for events, chapel visits, or group movie nights. Joining our community events is a fantastic way to stay engaged.

#8.) Maintain a Healthy Diet

A balanced diet is essential for both physical and mental health. Our Independent Living community offers fine dining options, complete with concierge services, ensuring you have access to delicious and nutritious meals.

Here are a few foods and nutrients that can contribute to your well-being:

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: 

Fish like salmon, mackerel, and trout are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to improved mood and reduced risk of depression.

Leafy Greens: 

Spinach, kale, and other leafy greens are packed with folate, a B vitamin that helps regulate mood and may reduce the risk of depression.


Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are high in antioxidants, which can protect brain cells and enhance cognitive function.

Nuts and Seeds: 

Almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, and chia seeds are excellent sources of healthy fats, fiber, and nutrients that support brain health.

#9.) Foster Relationships

Building strong relationships with fellow residents is a cornerstone of senior living at Symphony Pointe. Our upscale furnishings in private residences provide comfort and elegance, making it easy to host gatherings and strengthen your social connections.

10.) Stay Informed

Finally, staying informed about mental health resources is vital. Symphony Pointe is here to support you with a wealth of information and a welcoming community where you can find the assistance and guidance you may need.

Focus on Mental Health at Our Senior Living in Elkhorn

At Symphony Pointe, we are committed to promoting the mental health and well-being of our residents. Our resort-style senior living in Elkhorn offers a plethora of amenities and services to make your senior years fulfilling and vibrant. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our community and schedule a tour. Experience the difference at Symphony Pointe, where elegance meets aging, all in one place. Your journey to a fulfilling retirement starts here.