How community looks in a Chadwell Heath residential care home

As we grow older, there’s a big focus on staying physically active and looking after our health. But what about our emotional wellbeing?

With smaller social circles and a potential increase in mobility issues, the social calendars and social communities of older people diminish significantly. This can have a huge negative impact on mental wellbeing. After all, we don’t stop requiring connections just because we’re older. 

Keep reading to learn more about the importance of community and how residential care in Chadwell Heath, Romford may be the right community for you. 

The power of community 

Being part of a social community offers big benefits for cognitive and physical functions. Keeping the mind and body healthy leads to a longer and happier life. There are several benefits of being part of a community:

  1. Cognitive benefits. Being part of a supportive community where it’s possible to participate in social activities keeps the brain emotionally engaged and mentally stimulated. This helps combat cognitive decline, such as memory loss and forms of dementia. 
  1. Physical health benefits. Ageing adults who live a social and active life are less likely to experience a decline in motor function or develop a disability in activities of daily living (ADLs). A healthy social life also reduces stress and anxiety which can improve cardiovascular health and immune systems. 
  1. Emotional health benefits. A fulfilling social environment combats the risk of isolation and can help reduce the risk of depression. By boosting a sense of belonging, purpose and self-worth, a healthy social life has a significant impact on emotional wellbeing and outlook on life. 

Our caring community

Here at Rowallan House, community is at the heart of everything we do. We’re proud to have a dedicated events and activities coordinator who ensures there’s never a dull moment. Along with other staff and residents, you can choose to take part in activities such as bingo, quizzes and other games. There are also plenty of arts, crafts and drama activities that we encourage you to join in on. If you prefer a change of scenery, there is no shortage of opportunities to join us on a trip to the seaside, an afternoon at the theatre, or lunch at the pub. Not to mention we host an annual summer fete in conjunction with the National Care Homes Open Day, as well as other events in our beautifully-landscaped garden throughout the year.

Welcome to your home away from home

We’re a cosy, family-run care home that’s been providing exceptional care to residents for over 40 years. The care we provide is specifically tailored around every individual’s needs and we always respect our residents’ dignity, choices and the right to control their own lives as much as possible. From our on-site chefs who prepare three nutritious meals a day and our hairdresser and barber facilities, this truly is a place where you can feel at home. 

Get in touch 

Our compassionate carers and friendly residents are to welcome you to our Rowallan House community with open arms. Please do not hesitate to get in touch or give us a call on either 0800 999 8499 or 0208 597 4175. We would be happy to answer any of your questions or provide more information on what life is like here. We look forward to welcoming you soon.