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New Experiences Essential to Long-term Happiness

Blog Date: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Researchers found that having new, diverse experiences on a regular basis enhances happiness.[i] Our desire to create positive new memories is intergenerational, a universal trait spanning all ages. Forming bonds with others is part of the human experience, and as we get older, retaining existing relationships while making new ones becomes ever more important. New experiences are a key part of the journey to maintaining good health and well-being.

Immanuel in Omaha, Nebraska, is well-versed in meeting these life-changing expectations of older adults. The 134-year-old organization balances safety with the well-being of its residents, with retirement services designed to empower older adults to live a lifestyle of freedom, dignity, independence and safety. Immanuel offers a complimentary guide to leading healthy lifestyles in retirement. One of Immanuel’s communities recently launched a health and wellness class, “Gold ‘N Beats,” where residents explored their musical skills and discovered unearthed talent! Innovative programs like this earned Immanuel’s The Landing community the designation of best senior living community in Lincoln, Nebraska, through Lincoln’s Choice Awards.

As we transition toward a post-pandemic environment, the staff at Immanuel continues to support residents with check-ins, care packages and other ways to boost their experience and happiness.

Immanuel is a member of Lutheran Services in America, a network of 300 health and human service organizations located in more than 1,400 communities across the United States. Together, the network makes a difference in the lives of one in 50 Americans every year.

Learn more about Immanuel.


By Christopher Findlay, Senior Marketing Manager


[i] Stieg, C. “A change of scenery can boost your well-being and mood — here’s how to do it safely.” CNBC. June 14, 2020. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/14/study-new-experiences-and-scenery-can-boost-your-well-being.html.

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