Finding Connection and Purpose During Retirement in Ashland

Two elder women clinking coffee mugs during retirement in Ashland.

There’s a saying that “A good friend is a connection to life.” That’s especially true for older adults in assisted living or skilled nursing who often see their social network fade away. Yet the benefits of connecting with others never grow old—which is why aging well in Ashland is an ideal choice.

Opportunities for building deep bonds abound in this thriving community, through spiritual institutions, senior-specific activities and events, and the many facets of senior living. You and your family will find it easy to join your older loved one in experiences that bring you together and create special memories.

It’s why at LSS Lutheran Village and LSS The Good Shepherd, we say aging in Ashland is an opportunity to come together as a community…to care for, nurture and support one another.

Connection and purpose: why it is so important

There are many benefits associated with staying engaged and involved, no matter a person’s age. Here are just a few:

  • Older adults who maintain stronger ties with family members are more likely to live longer
  • Connecting with younger adults can help increase communication, improve memory and boost confidence in older adults
  • Seniors who regularly connect with their peers may be less likely to experience depression, stress or anxiety
  • Having a sense of purpose helps foster a feeling of self-worth and builds self-esteem for older adults

The good news is, living in Ashland makes it easier for your loved one to realize these benefits—and you and your family can join them.


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 ”A Guide to Living Well in Ashland, Ohio.”


Aging in Ashland: places for seniors to come together

Make friends and have fun at the Ashland County Senior Citizens Center, whose mission is to assist every adult 50 years of age or older in realizing their full social, emotional, physical and educational potential. The Center offers social, recreational, cultural and educational activities for seniors including bus trips that are open to the public.

Other activities include monthly dinners, chair caning, bingo, trivia, Bible study, movies, a clothing/variety shop, and musical entertainment by the Golden Serenaders.

Aging in Ashland also means building connections at LSS Senior Living communities

A goal at all LSS communities is to bring residents and families together to connect, socialize and share positive moments. The result can be a feeling of belonging and a sense of purpose, which is good for everyone involved.

At LSS Lutheran Village, there’s always something on the calendar for your older loved one to enjoy, as well as the whole family. Bingo tournaments. Card clubs. Movies and popcorn. Ice cream socials. Football tailgates. Milkshake Mondays. Birthday parties. Wii bowling. Bible studies. Music therapy. Lots of ways for the generations to come together and celebrate the wisdom and experience of one another.

Life at LSS The Good Shepherd Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is also filled with engagement. For example, Mom or Dad can enjoy bingo, Yahtzee night, Euchre/Rummy tournaments and movie night. There’s also pet therapy, sing and stretch, Bible study, devotional reading and services. And don’t forget trips to the county fair and concerts at the Ashland bandshell.

Senior living, the LSS Senior Living way

At LSS Senior Living, our goal is to offer seniors quality care and comfort in a friendly and warm environment that feels like home. We offer a continuum of services to lend a helping hand when you need them. Find out more about our communities:

LSS Kensington Place

LSS Lutheran Village

LSS The Good Shepherd

Speak to an advisor today. We’re here to help. We’re here to help. Learn more retiring to Ashland in our free guide, ”A Guide to Living Well in Ashland, Ohio.”

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