Creating a Vivid Life When Retiring in Milton, GA

creating a vivid life

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 Milton, GA? There are more than you can imagine in a Vitality Living community! At Vitality Living Milton in Milton, GA, we focus on three pillars which 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 Milton, GA 

It’s the setting that helps our Vivid Life Program come alive. And you couldn’t ask for a better one than central-northern Georgia, where Milton is located in beautiful Fulton County. The city has diverse population of almost 40,000, is just 30 miles north of Atlanta, and as such, boasts both a rural heritage and a nearby urban connection. Not to mention, Milton is one of the wealthiest cities in the state. In 2019, it was ranked the best place to live in Georgia and is among the safest. The weather features hot summers and cool winters and lots of sunshine year-round.   Our community also 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.  

Click here to download, A Guide to Living Well During Retirement in Milton, Georgia!

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Vibrant Connections in Milton, GA 

Retirement is a time of more freedom, more time to relax, and more time to connect. Through Vibrant Connections at Vitality in Milton, GA, we offer resident-led clubs, social events, and creative arts for any interest onsite in addition to offsite outings that may include: 
  • Destinations – Archibald Smith Plantation in nearby Roswell, Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta 
  • Festivals – Crabapple Fest, Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival in Kennesaw, Atlanta Dogwood Festival 
  • Arts – Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University, Computer Museum of America in Roswell, Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell 
  • Religious organizations – The diversity of the greater Milton area embraces varied places of worship including, Alpharetta Church of God, Antioch Christian Church, Ashtalakshmi Hindu Temple, Bethany Baptist Church, Birmingham United Methodist Church, Community of Christ Atlanta North, Epiphany Of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Hamzah Islamic Center, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, Stone Creek Church, Temple Kehillat Chaim Reform Jewish, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Tikvat David Messianic Synagogue 

Vibrant Brain in Milton, GA 

We’re focused on healthy aging at Vitality in Milton, GA, 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 on-site to give you purpose in addition to local offsite opportunities such as: 
  • Learning The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Emory University offers full-courses, one-day courses, and online courses for those 50+, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Center at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina also offers international travel in the mix. 
  • Volunteering – The Milton, GA area offers plenty of options here including local humane societies, veterans groups, and hospitals, or we can help you find opportunities through the city’s volunteer matching service. 

Vibrant Body in Milton, GA 

Physical activity and eating well are a big part of healthy aging. When retiring in Milton, GA 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 Canton Street Farmers Market in Marietta for produce and other products, Halcyon Farmers Market in Alpharetta offers produce, baked goods, and live music, Sweet Apple Farmers’ Market in Roswell for produce, eggs, and meat, and Norcross Community Market in Norcross with produce (including Certified Naturally Grown) and artisan vendors. 
  • Fitness Workout Anytime Milton, Core 57 Milton, Crabapple Sports Club in Alpharetta, GOGA Goat Yoga in Milton, Sharp Venture Classical Yoga Oya Yoga Studio in Alpharetta, and the Roswell Adult Aquatic Center 
  • Nature Trails are available in Milton at Bell Memorial Park, Birmingham Park, Freedom Park, Friendship Community Park, and Providence Park, as well as Hickory Trails Park in Canton, Big Creek Greenway in Alpharetta, and Sweet Apple Park in Roswell, in addition to Chattahoochee Nature Center (a 127-acre preserve with wetlands, forest, and river habitats), Hawk Talk wildlife refuge, Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground (named number two on the list of “Best American Botanical Gardens” in 2020), and golf courses such as Crooked Creek Club in Milton, Echelon Golf Club in Alpharetta, and St. Marlo Country Club in Duluth 
For more information on retiring in Milton, GA, download our Guide to Living Well During Retirement today! Or contact us today to schedule a tour. 
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