One of the biggest perks of residing in an independent living community is the access to a wide range of activities available. At Discovery Village At Twin Creeks, our Celebrations Activities and Events lifestyle program ensures that residents are never bored in our community. Aside from keeping residents entertained throughout the day, our activities allow them to mingle around and form new connections, which are particularly helpful for newcomers looking to gain friendships. As such, here are some popular pastimes in an independent living community.
Playing Classic Games
If you find yourself more comfortable playing classic games, you’ll have no worries in an independent living community. From Scrabble and Bingo to a range of board and card games, these activities can do no wrong and are especially popular among the older crowd. What’s more, such games can stimulate and engage the minds, which help in strengthening cognitive health in the long run. This is because these games encourage participants to think creatively and out of the box at times, as well as promote memory and learning skills.
Take Part in Sports
Regardless of age, it’s important to lead an active lifestyle and be physically engaged in order to maintain good health. However, for older adults, this becomes more of a priority as they are more prone to developing health conditions that prevent them from being fully independent. As such, besides keeping yourself busy, taking part in sports and doing exercises are great ways to get the heart rate going. Many residents enjoy tennis and golf as these activities allow for networking opportunities, though yoga, bowling, and aerobics are also popular. In an independent living community, you have the freedom to do whatever you want, as long as it’s safe.
Trips to Town
If you’re feeling cooped up, you can take trips to town with your friends and neighbors. At Discovery Village At Twin Creeks, we enjoy a convenient location in the city that allows our residents to visit and explore popular lifestyle destinations. For example, a few minutes drive away is where you can find various top restaurants, such as Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar and Lupe Tortilla Mexican, and retail establishments like Target, Best Buy, and TJ Maxx & HomeGoods. There’s also a Whole Foods Market for those looking to do some grocery shopping.
As you know what they say: we’re never too old to learn. At our retirement community, our residents are always encouraged to take a proactive approach in picking up new skills from time to time. Therefore, you’ll find that some older adults fill up their schedule with educational classes, such as cooking classes, writing classes, arts and crafts classes, and more.
Every Monday and Wednesday evening, you can look forward to joining the other residents in our communal living spaces, where you can catch a movie. Our movie nights is one of the favorite activities among residents as it allows them to unwind and catch up after a long day. Of course, you’re also free to head to the nearby cinemas to catch a show whenever you want.