What Is It Like to Live in a Retirement Home?
Published on February 8, 2019
If you or your loved one is considering retirement home living, you may be wondering what it’s like to live there from day to day. Visiting a friend or relative at their retirement community may give you an idea, but to know what really goes on behind the scenes, you’ll need to look into the services and amenities offered, take a tour yourself, and hear what current Community Members have to say. Here’s what you need to know about life at a retirement home.
Life at a Retirement Community
In the past, moving to a senior living community was primarily out of necessity, especially if someone required the additional care and supervision of a retirement home. Much has changed since then! Now, thousands of seniors are choosing retirement living as a lifestyle choice, so they can enjoy the services, amenities, social environment, and opportunities to have the best possible life in their later years. Retirement communities also provide seniors with access to health services that they may eventually need. Research has shown that retirement communities offer the following benefits to seniors:
A sense of happiness and well-being because of the socializing, working, volunteering, and exercise available;
Healthy social relationships that extend their quality and length of life;
Improved cognitive health and reduced rates of depression;
Increased physical activity, which has helped Community Members have lower rates of hearth disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and some cancers.
Senior living communities create numerous opportunities to engage in all areas that improve the quality of life. At our retirement communities, our Community Members enjoy comfort, security, and an array of opportunities. Here’s what you or your loved one can expect when you choose V!VA Retirement Communities.
Our Community Members find our retirement community an excellent alternative to living at home. We have comfortable suites that enable seniors to enjoy their own personal lifestyles, whether that means indulging in their favourite hobbies or spending time with visiting loved ones. Our retirement communities offer numerous activities to improve the physical and mental health of our Community Members, as well as provide entertainment. Through these activities and opportunities, seniors can meet new, interesting, and delightful people who become their true friends and companions. Our Team Members are helpful and respectful, which makes day to day life pleasant and comfortable.
Many seniors get to a point where they need to decide how much they can manage on their own, and what areas they need help with. Although living at home gives seniors independence and pride in their ability to take care of themselves, independence can still be found at a retirement community. Our retirement communities are ideal for seniors who treasure their independence but might need a little help with some housework and chores. In fact, seniors love that we help out with their chores because it gives them more time to enjoy themselves, spend time with their friends and family, and have the best quality of life possible.
Seniors with dietary issues will enjoy the variety of menu choices available at our communities. We strive to provide options that suit the needs of each person including dietary restrictions, so they can get the nutrition they need, while enjoying food that tastes great. Our menus are developed with the guidance of a certified dietician, who specializes in senior health, and meals are prepared by our Red Seal chefs. Community Members enjoy three meals daily and a selection of gourmet wines with each meal.
One of the primary benefits of living in a retirement community is the opportunity to meet all kinds of people who make it feel like home. The Team Members at our retirement communities truly care about each Community Member. Our team strives to build healthy relationships with all of the Members and ensure that their needs are being met. Whatever personality type you are, you can find a group of peers that shares similar hobbies, family history, and experiences. You can enjoy walks, play games, try new cuisine, and explore the areas surrounding the retirement community with new friends. The positive, friendly, safe environment is what makes retirement community living such a joy for many seniors.
No matter what age you are, staying active is key to having a healthy lifestyle. Staying fit, feeling your best, and having fun is our motto when it comes to the activities that we provide at our retirement communities. Our V!VAfit program includes a variety of activities that focus on four components that make exercise enjoyable and comfortable: cardio, balance, flexibility, and strength. Some of our programs include stretch classes, AquaFit, strengthening classes, and more. Our amenities also encourage active living!
You’ll never experience a boring day at V!VA. We have a heated indoor saltwater pool, a V!VAfit strength room and stretch room, walking paths, a massage therapy room, salon, and a golf simulator!
Choose V!VA Retirement Communities for a Better Life
If you or your loved one is considering which retirement community to choose, V!VA Retirement Communities is the best option. We strive to have uniformity across all our locations in terms of quality service, opportunities, friendship, and supporting the well-being of our Community Members. Your or your loved one can enjoy a relaxed, comfortable, and personal environment that provides the comforts of privacy and the fun of socializing in a safe community.
We pride ourselves on being one of the few strong and successful privately-owned and independent developers in the senior living field. But don’t take our word for it, read our Community Members’ testimonials about retirement living at V!VA, or visit one of our locations to see for yourself! You can experience all the benefits and perks of retirement living with us and get a firsthand experience with our Team Members and services when you book a trail stay. Choose to stay for a few nights, a week, or even a month at the community of your choice and try out the different features, food, events, and activities it has to offer.
We have locations in Barrhaven, Mississauga, Pickering, Thornhill Woods, Ancaster, Carleton Place, Oakville, and Whitby.
To learn more and find out if our retirement communities are right for you or your loved one, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-888-984-8482.