What Families are Saying About Vitality Senior Living

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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. 



here are so many benefits to life in one of our senior living communities. Whether it’s in retirement living, assisted living or memory care, we empower our residents to live their best lives. But you’ve heard that all before right? You don’t have to take our word for it. Get it straight from the source as our families describe their experiences with us.

Vibrant Living at Any Age

Yes, it can be done. We know because we’re committed to making it a reality for residents with our Vibrant Living Program. In our communities you can expect:

  • To be energized with health and well-being services, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, yoga and tai chi classes, even onsite spa and salon experiences.
  • To be nourished with chef-created meals that use fresh, locally-grown ingredients and dining options such as the bistro, pub or restaurant in which to enjoy them.
  • To be fulfilled with opportunities to continue what you’re passionate about and find new interests to love through a variety of classes, clubs and activities.
  • To be inspired through formal services, meditation and connecting to nature as well as volunteer opportunities to serve, teach or share your experiences with others.
  • To be connected and have fun with ongoing social offerings as well as a game room, theater and other common areas perfect for fostering new relationships and nurturing those with family and friends.

For more information on senior living in our communities, check out our Family Guide to Funding Senior Care & Housing!

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Vitality in Action

So, do our residents’ and families’ experiences match up with what we’ve described? See for yourself!

“The staff is excellent. They have a lot of different activities, like bingo and crafts. They ask the residents’ input about different places they want to go. They have exercise classes, movie nights and trips to the senior center. The food is good, and my mother likes it.” 

 Daughter of Resident [Texas Star]

“My mother is very happy with her new friends and the staff.”

 — Family of Resident [Gardens of Germantown]

“The staff has been great, the activities great, the layout reminds me of a hotel on the beach – beautiful ‘front porch’ area to enjoy the outdoors. I was concerned about her going to senior living, but my fears have gone away as I have seen her here.” 

— Son of Resident [Traditions of Athens]

“I am so pleased with the way Dad is doing. He has a group of cronies that he dines with that are interesting, and he has a routine that suits him well. I am delighted to share in meal times and am impressed with the elegance of the preparation and services. For many residents, meals might be the event of the day and it is done very well. I certainly appreciate all the personal touches.”

 — Family of Resident [Vitality Court]

“Mom had her friend join for lunch. It was a sweet moment for them to have special time together. My sibling shared how impressed they both were right from the moment they walked in the door. My mom’s friend raved about the great lunch and attention all the way home.” 

— Daughter of Resident [Vitality Court]

“It’s bright and cheery and the large courtyard is very beautiful. You feel like you are in a park. The staff has been fantastic!” 

— Family of Resident [Your Life Tallahassee]

“When the receptionist, office staff, housekeepers, and even the plant supervisor all know the residents, one can be sure this is a staff who truly cares! I truly could not have found a better home for Mom!”

— Family of Resident [Maristone of Franklin]

“My mother has been here for almost two years, and she is treated like a member of the family. There is so much one-on-one care, lots of warmth and humor, and plenty of attention paid to mom’s health and well-being.”

— Daughter of Resident [Maristone of Franklin]

“My parents are doing very well here. They have adjusted well to it, and so far, they like it. I know they are safe and in good hands here. They have good staff; they are good at what they do. They do have activities offered. They are pleased with the meals. Overall everything has worked out very well.” 

— Family of Resident [Maristone of Franklin]

“Mom’s experience has been great, especially the friendly staff who know her well and get her involved. It’s been wonderful. She has lived here almost a year and is thriving. The community differentiates on this side of things: warmth, love, friendliness.” 

— Son of Resident [Maristone of Providence]

“My mom and dad are both here. My father likes to watch the birds in the courtyard. My mom loves music and she gets to participate in the musical events. It is wonderful to see her so delighted!” 

— Daughter of Resident [Maristone of Providence]

“The plan was for mom to stay here for two weeks, while I moved. She loved it so much she wanted to stay – and now she’s too busy for me! When I call her, she doesn’t have time to talk because she’s doing exercise of listening to music or it’s time for Bingo! What a blessing!” 

— Daughter of Resident [Maristone of Providence]

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