Every day is filled with fun when you choose senior living in Herndon, VA. From dawn to dusk, there are countless ways to spend your time and create the retirement lifestyle you’ve been dreaming of. Although you are always welcome to travel beyond your neighborhood, there is plenty to do without driving anywhere.

Read on to see what a day could look like at Arbor Terrace of Herndon, remembering that any of these activities can be changed or moved because you are in control of how you spend your time.

Get Ready for the Day

Whether you’re an early bird or prefer to sleep in, you decide when and how to start your day. Many residents within our expansive community create a morning routine to consistently start the day off in a positive way. Part of this routine often involves looking at the community event calendar to help determine which activities you would like to do that day.

Morning Walk

Take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens and walking path. One thing about Herndon, Virginia, there is plenty of nature and fresh air to enjoy! If the weather is not to your liking, there is plenty of space to walk within the buildings to get those steps in while you’re feeling the freshest.


Begin each day with a full heart and a full plate. There is something for everyone at mealtime. From lighter options to hearty entrées, residents are sure to find their favorites as well as new, seasonally inspired options on the menu.

Book Club

Discuss literature with friends who are all on the same page. Analyzing what you’ve read helps keep your memory sharp and strengthens your intellectual abilities.

Coffee with a Friend

Pause for a mid-morning pick me up while catching up with a neighbor. To add an extra layer of fun, you can play cards or birdwatch on the patio. There is always something to do and someone to enjoy it with in a Herndon, VA senior living community.


You can go grab lunch out on the town or savor a chef-prepared meal down the hall. Whichever you choose, your body will feel refreshed as you refuel for an active afternoon ahead.

Art Class

Try your hand at oil painting, decorate a birdhouse, or learn how to crochet. Some art classes occur regularly and some change from season to season. If there’s a skill or craft you’ve been wanting to try, ask a team member if it could be added to the upcoming calendar – we love hearing suggestions of what you want to learn next!


Staying active and connected are two of the most essential aspects of healthy aging. Senior-friendly group exercise classes are offered on-site so you can focus on feeling your best.


Take time to rest in your luxurious apartment, video chat with your grandchildren, solve a puzzle in the library, or get your hair styled in the salon. However you choose to spend your time, savor the freedom you have to choose precisely what you’d like to do without worrying about daily household chores.


Build community around the table while savoring simple staples and seasonal specialties, prepared by chefs and expert nutritionists each night just for you. Don’t forget dessert!

Movie or Game Night 

Wind down with your favorite beverage and a game of checkers or rummy. Arbor Terrace of Herndon also features a pool table and various card playing tables for an elevated experience. Not a fan of games? The movie room features showings of classic cinema, modern movies and everything in between.

Rest and Repeat

After a day spent with good food and good company, you’ll go to sleep refreshed and excited for tomorrow. With daily housekeeping tasks like laundry, cooking, and cleaning done for you, there’s more time than ever before to do the things you love most and live the retirement of your dreams.

Ready to experience the new signature of senior living for yourself? Click here to check out our calendar of events. We’d love to have you join us!

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