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4 Videos That Show How Much Fun People Are Having in Senior Living

Aug 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM / Rebecca Smith Rebecca Smith

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If you are considering moving to a senior living community, you may be wondering what it will be like. As much as tours and community marketing professionals show you the ins and outs of living in a community with other older adults, you may be wondering what it is really like. Will it be fun? Will you make friends? Will you experience new things?

Sometimes you need more than a tour or a brochure of retouched photos of happy seniors to get the real feel of a senior living community. In fact, videos can show you so much more from seniors who are actually living the lifestyle that you want. Take a look at a few videos that show just how much seniors are having fun and living their best lives in senior living communities.

Seniors in the Sky

Worried that you won’t have a chance to try new things or continue a special hobby once you move into a senior living community? You definitely don’t need to stress about it, as most senior living communities offer a calendar full of events, trips, and learning opportunities that will keep you busy and making friends. Check out this video of a senior trying out indoor skydiving—how’s that for something new and exciting?

Get Moving

Most excellent senior living communities are devoted to providing wellness activities to their residents. For you, wellness may look like regular doctor visits, eating healthy foods, or exercising. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a marathon runner or avid athlete to keep up with senior fitness activities throughout a community; most exercises can be adapted for your abilities. Check out these residents enjoying an exercise class with a favorite instructor.

Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences

If you are lucky enough to move into a senior community that values the history and unique preferences of its residents, you may get to pursue the chance of a lifetime through the careful planning of staff members. Check out this video of seniors experiencing race car driving, piloting a plane, and more! What would you choose to do if you had the option to do something amazing? A senior living community may be your best bet in achieving that dream.

The Best Car Ride

A bunch of seniors singing pop tunes like Call Me Maybe? That’s definitely not the typical bingo lifestyle that some associate with senior living communities. Take a look at these seniors singing their hearts out during a round of car karaoke.

Your days in a senior living community are never boring, and you will have staff members planning opportunities for new learning, exciting trips, and entertaining socials every month. If you are a social butterfly, or even an introvert who is seeking meaningful relationships, you will find plenty to do in your new senior community. If you are still curious about what a typical day may look like for you as a resident in a senior community, check out this video.

If these videos have you curious about senior communities near you, the next best step is to experience this lifestyle yourself. Call a few communities and ask if you can stop by for lunch or to participate in an activity. You’ll love having the chance to see the community’s culture and lifestyle firsthand. Chances are, you’ll be ready to become a part of the family sooner rather than later!


Topics: Senior living, Lifestyle

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca is the Regional Vice President of Sales at The Arbor Company.

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