senior man exercising in a fitness center at a retirement community

Active Aging at The Buckingham

Every year in early October, Active Aging Week celebrates the benefits of active living, regardless of age. It’s a spirit The Buckingham senior living community wholeheartedly embraces.

“We aren’t just active, but proactive through health and lifestyle education and preventive measures like flu shots,” said Shannon Schmidt, the community’s director of life enrichment. “As in past years, we’ve also partnered with Assured Imaging, a mobile digital lab, to offer bone density and mammogram screenings on campus in early November.”

The Buckingham’s wellness center and pool recently reopened for socially distanced exercise classes and water aerobics. Schmidt said they’ve also incorporated more digital wellness opportunities, such as Amazing Place’s virtual brain training programs.

“The last six months have really forced us to think about the type of programming we offer for residents,” she added. “Usually our schedule is very much in person, such as lectures in our theater or guest speakers. The pandemic has extended our comfort zone; we’re now hearing from residents we may not have normally reached, and technology has been an amazing tool for residents and staff to embrace.”

Are you interested in learning more about how The Buckingham proactively supports a healthy lifestyle and encourages active, engaged residents? Call us at 713-364-8959 to learn more about independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care.

As seen in the Houston Chronicle