Creating a Vivid Life When Retiring in Elizabethtown, KY 

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When it comes to healthy aging, quite honestly, there’s a lot to do. You’re supposed to make sure to keep your body active and your brain engaged all while maintaining your social connections as well. Sure, the benefits to your overall well-being are worth the effort, but retirement is supposed to be a time with less responsibility on your plate, right? Well, it turns out that in senior living you can have your cake and eat it too, so to speak. Here’s how programs like our Vivid Life make keeping active, engaged, and connected easy and fun! 

Benefits of Healthy Aging 

Good things happen when you focus on healthy aging. In addition to feeling better overall, which in and of itself is a win, other benefits of keeping active, engaged, and connected include:  

  • Improved ability to do everyday things ​ 
  • Reduced impact of illness and chronic disease​ 
  • Enhanced mobility, flexibility, and balance
  • Improved sleep
  • Increased energy level
  • Reduced feelings of depression and stress
  • Increased feelings of happiness and self-confidence
  • Reduced risk of cognitive decline 
  • Increased mental adaptability and cognitive reserve 
  • Improved memory recall and problem-solving skills 
  • Improved concentration and attention to detail  

How Senior Living Can Help 

At home, particularly when living alone, it can be hard to stay as active, engaged, and connected as you’d like. From lack of opportunity to lack of motivation to lack of transportation to mobility challenges, and more, it’s tough, we get it! That’s why we created the Vivid Life program in our senior living communities. It’s composed of three parts: Vibrant Body, Vibrant Brain, and Vibrant Connections. Here’s what each entails:  

Vibrant Body We offer amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, a pool, walking trails, gardening opportunities, and even a dog park to help you stay active. A sample of activities includes:  

  • Walking club – Daily walks at different outdoor locations using pedometers to measure steps. 
  • Yoga – At least once per week for gentle yoga, and once per week for mindful breathing. 
  • Fitness classes – At least two times per week using a variety of hand weights, resistance bands, and circuit-type exercises. 
  • Tai Chi – At least once per week with a live instructor. 
  • Non-traditional exercise – Dancing, gardening, etc. at least two times per week. 
  • Physical games and sports – Golf, putting, bowling, croquet, bocce, and ping pong available daily with organized events one to two times per week. 

Vibrant Brain We offer monthly calendars filled with classes, events, creative arts, and enrichment opportunities to help keep you engaged. A sample of activities includes: 

  • Visiting lecture series – Twice per month with topics such as cultural, historical, local interest, career-oriented, etc. 
  • Creative art series – At least one per week with a theme that runs 3-6 weeks, such as poetry writing, storytelling, painting, digital photography, etc. 
  • Learning series – At least three times per month with an emphasis on learning something new such as foreign language, sign language, technology, hobbies, etc. 
  • Games – At least one time per week and may include poker, bridge, Scrabble, etc. 
  • Mindfulness – A meditation class once per week and gratitude discussion group twice monthly. 
  • Church service – At least once a week through visits by local churches. 
  • Stress reduction – At least once per month class that offers deep breathing exercises, nature walks, music appreciation, spa-type treatments, etc. 

 Vibrant Connections We offer resident-led clubs, social events, outings and volunteer opportunities for any interest to help you stay connected. A sample of activities includes: 

  • Outings – At least twice per month and may include going to concerts, art shows, museum visits, theatre productions, etc. 
  • Intergenerational programming – At least once per month and focuses on building relationships between young adults/children and residents. 
  • New resident welcome party – At least once per month to formally introduce all new residents, and includes ice breakers, social games, etc. to encourage connection. 
  • Philanthropic program – At least once per month provide residents the opportunity to give back to the community, such as volunteering for a local food bank or pet shelter. 
  • Resident-led clubs – May include game clubs, professional clubs, common interests, etc. that meet at least monthly.  

What’s more, it’s all right outside your door (or transportation is provided offsite) and all in a supportive environment with home maintenance, housekeeping, and restaurant-style dining freeing your time to make it even easier to stay active, engaged, and connected. 

Learn more about Vitality Living’s Vivid Life programs. Or find a Vitality Living community near you today to schedule a tour. 



What are your options for living well when retiring in Elizabethtown, KY? There are more than you can imagine in a Vitality Living community! At Vitality Living Elizabethtown in Elizabethtown, KY, we focus on three pillars that make up our Vivid Life Program: Vibrant Connections, Vibrant Brain, and Vibrant Body. We believe these cornerstones—connection, purpose, and energy—are the key to a satisfying life, and our goal is to empower residents to achieve them each day. Here’s how. 

Retiring in Elizabethtown, KY 

It’s the setting that helps our Vivid Life Program come alive. And you couldn’t ask for a better one than Elizabethtown located in central Kentucky, near Fort Knox and Louisville. Elizabethtown is the 11th largest city in the state of KY (with about 30,300 residents) and the county seat of Hardin County. With hot summers and cool winters, Elizabethtown is a great place to live and have fun, indoors and out, year-round. There are many reasons to consider retiring in Elizabethtown, KY, from an abundance of cultural events to a variety of fitness opportunities in this vibrant city.   Our community in Elizabethtown, KY features the highest quality in living accommodations, maintenance-free living which includes home and yard upkeep and housekeeping, amenities such as a salon/barbershop, concierge services, and transportation, and health and well-being services all performed by knowledgeable and caring team members.  

Vibrant Connections in Elizabethtown, KY 

Retirement is a time of more freedom, more time to relax, and more time to connect. Through Vibrant Connections at Vitality in Elizabethtown, KY, we offer resident-led clubs, social events, and creative arts for any interest onsite in addition to offsite outings that may include: 
  • Destinations – Brown-Pusey House, Kentucky Stonehenge in Munfordville, Old Bardstown Village, and General Hal Moore Military Museum in Bardstown 
  • Festivals – Festival of Trees and Trains in Ashland, ROMP Fest in Owensboro, and Thunder Music Festival in Gallatin, Tennessee  
  • Arts – Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center for live dance, concerts, and theater, Swope Cars of Yesteryear Museum, and the Lincoln Museum in Hodgenville 
  • Religious organizations – Severns Valley Baptist Church, St. James Catholic Church, First Apostolic Church (Pentecostal), First Presbyterian Church, Metropolitan Community Church (non-denominational), Christ Episcopal Church, Elizabethtown Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Evangel World Prayer Center-Elz, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Mandir Hindu temple, Islamic Center of Elizabethtown, and the Vietnamese Buddhist Temple Association 

For more information on retiring in Elizabethtown, KY, download our Guide to Living Well During Retirement today!

Vibrant Brain in Elizabethtown, KY 

We’re focused on healthy aging at Vitality in Elizabethtown, KY, and the benefits of keeping your brain active go hand-in-hand with that. That’s why we offer monthly calendars filled with classes, volunteer opportunities, and enrichment opportunities onsite to give you purpose in addition to local offsite opportunities such as: 
  • Learning – The Society for Lifelong Learning, located at Western Kentucky University, offers courses, special events, and interest groups on the Bowling Green campus. 
  • Volunteering – The Elizabethtown, KY area offers plenty of options including, Feeding America Kentucky’s Heartland, United Way of Central Kentucky, Hardin County Habitat for Humanity, and the American Legion Post 113, a veteran organization with volunteer opportunities, or we can help you find opportunities through the city’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program 

Vibrant Body in Elizabethtown, KY 

Physical activity and eating well are a big part of healthy aging. When retiring in Elizabethtown, KY at Vitality you’ll find amenities such as restaurant-style dining with chef-prepared menus, a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga, and tai chi classes, a pool, walking trails, gardening opportunities, and even a dog park that help you do just that. Plus, residents also enjoy these local opportunities: 
  • Fresh foods – Hardin County Farmers Market offers produce, as well as meat, eggs, baked goods, and more, and Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market offers fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, food products, gift items, Christmas trees, and fruit baskets. 
  • Fitness – Etown Swim & Fitness, Emerge Health & Fitness, Planet Fitness, KARMA Yoga, and Tranquility Yoga and Massage LLC 
  • Nature – The Greenbelt Trail system, Buffalo Lake Walking Trail, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Freeman Lake Park trail system, Elizabethtown Nature Park, Louisville Nature Center, Yew Botanical Gardens in Crestwood, Lincoln Trail Golf Course, and the municipal American Legion Par 3 Course at American Legion Park
For more information on retiring in Elizabethtown, KY, download our Guide to Living Well During Retirement today! Or contact us today to schedule a tour. 
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