How to Tour Senior Living Virtually

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. 

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Although each of us has seen how much life can change seemingly overnight, there will always be some constants like the importance of family and helping our loved ones to live their best lives. For many seniors, that means more support than you may be able to get at home. That’s why we are committed to providing support in a safe, vibrant senior living environment. We realize that in considering senior living right now, the confidence you need can only be gained through a firsthand look. So, we’ve created a way to do just that even without being here physically. Here’s how to tour senior living virtually in Vitality communities.

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The Benefits of a Move Now

Even if the need is there, it’s natural to have some hesitancy about moving to senior living during the pandemic. We’d like to help put your mind at ease that our communities are following stringent protocols based on federal, state and local guidelines to limit exposure to COVID-19 for our residents, families and team members. In fact, versus home, we may have better ability to do so by:

Here’s how to keep connected:

  • Providing residents everything they need under one roof so they don’t have to risk contact with public touchpoints.
  • Limiting access to visitors and performing safety checks for everyone who enters the community.
  • Having team members in place who are experienced with outbreaks and also providing ongoing safety training.

But perhaps one of the greatest benefits is that residents are a priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccine which offers tremendous peace of mind! Learn more here.

What to Expect When You Tour Senior Living Virtually

You’ll schedule your virtual tour in much the same way as you would for an in-person one. Simply contact the community directly or schedule through the community’s website. From there, we’ll get to know you better and gain an understanding of your needs so we can personalize the experience, then we’ll set a time for your virtual tour in addition to walking you through the quick, easy steps to connect with us.

During the tour you will:

  • Virtually meet staff and residents who will share what makes the community special.
  • See our beautiful grounds, spacious accommodations and some of our most popular amenities.
  • Get familiar with the full range of social, fitness and enrichment options residents enjoy each day.
  • Ask questions you may have about making the decision, how pricing works, and setting next steps.

Move-In with Confidence

Our communities are making sure the move-in process is safe and smooth with a range of safety precautions in place including performing COVID-19 testing 72 hours prior to your move-in date and on day seven, as well asking all new residents to shelter in their apartments until after the second COVID-19 test is negative.

See how senior living could benefit you or your loved one at Vitality, contact us today to schedule a virtual tour!

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