[Updated: January 25, 2021 | Published: January 22, 2021]
Spiritual wellness is a top priority for many Columbus seniors. In fact, a University of Chicago study found belief in a higher power increases as we age, regardless of where we live. The research showed that spirituality becomes even more important after we reach age 68.
At Friendship Village of Dublin, spiritual wellness is one of 9 wellness dimensions we call The Village Way. This holistic approach helps our residents live their best lives at every age.
Defining Spiritual Wellness
The National Wellness Institute broadly defines spiritual wellness as, “the search for meaning and purpose in human existence.”
There may be as many paths to spiritual wellness as there are people. Whether your faith tradition dates from childhood or you’re exploring spiritual dimensions for the first time, wellness is within your reach.
Spiritual Practices Support Mental and Physical Health
Spirituality can help us find the inner calm and peace needed to get through whatever life brings.
Among many benefits, spiritual practices have a positive impact on mental health, healthy behaviors, and even risks of coronary artery disease and cancer, according to researchers at Harvard University and other top academic medical centers.
Enhancing Spiritual Wellness
At Friendship Village of Dublin, we help enhance spiritual wellness through faith-based practices and a wide variety of activities, such as
- Connecting to nature on our walking paths
- Compassionate touch and massage
- Journal writing
- Spending time with close friends
- Playing music
- Creating art
- Giving back to the community
- Taking Yoga and other fitness classes
Non-denominational Chaplain Ken Dillman, MDiv, ministers to the spiritual, emotional, and family needs of our residents. You can view a few of his sermons on our YouTube channel.
Your personal pastor or spiritual leader is also welcome for safe, socially distanced visits.
Putting spiritual practices into place helps you age well in body, mind and spirit. You’ll find everything you need for your spiritual journey at Friendship Village of Dublin.
Are You Living Life to the Fullest?
If you’re searching for more serenity, adventure, and connection, you owe it to yourself to explore The Village Way—where it’s healthy to have fun!
We invite you to schedule a safe, socially distanced visit to learn about all we offer!