Helping residents stay healthy in mind, body and spirit

Residents at our full-service communities are offered a variety of Active Aging options.

Our Active Aging program helps residents to keep healthy – physically, socially and mentally. We consider both input from residents and research into these six dimensions of wellness:

  1. Physical: regular exercise, healthy eating habits and management of minor illness
  2. Social: contributing to your environment and community, interdependent with others and nature
  3. Intellectual: expanding knowledge and skills through lifelong learning and cultural events
  4. Emotional: awareness and acceptance of your feelings
  5. Spiritual: search for meaning and purpose in human existence
  6. Occupational/environmental: satisfaction and enrichment in your life through meaningful work

Opportunities to keep active

Sometimes visiting experts share their knowledge with residents, or we go out on guided excursions. Other activities are self-directed. Varying themes each month ensure new opportunities for learning, and resident feedback helps direct programming. 

Some of the activities and classes residents can enjoy may include: 

  • Comedy and short story clubs; writing classes
  • Nature talks and walks; community design and horticulture
  • Trivia, geography, current events and crosswords
  • Strength and balance classes (sitting and standing); floor bowling; hockey skills; nutrition
  • Hand bells; cooking classes; volunteer opportunities
  • Card games; outings; arts and crafts; visiting with friends and family
  • Tai chi; faith-based services; mindfulness exercises