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Living In Vitality: Our Focus on Resident Wellness

Dec 18, 2023 | Senior Living, Health & Wellness

In the golden years of life, embracing wellness becomes paramount for older adults seeking longevity and an enhanced quality of life.

Recognizing the importance of a wellness-focused lifestyle in retirement, The Terraces at Bonita Springs has curated an exclusive Vitality Program to ensure residents enjoy an active and fulfilling retirement.

According to the Wellness Coordinator at The Terraces, Cheri Helmink, “The Vitality Program is a comprehensive Wellness program designed to keep active adults active. It places a thoughtful emphasis on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, including Spiritual, Emotional, Financial, Intellectual, Environmental, Occupational, Physical and Social. We find that focusing on the different Dimensions of Wellness allows us to provide well-rounded programming throughout the year, throughout the entire continuum of care.”

The All-Inclusive Approach

The Vitality Program at The Terraces goes beyond traditional senior living fitness and exercise programs. It is a holistic senior wellness initiative designed to address the multifaceted aspects of aging, including physical activity, mental stimulation, safety, and independence across the entire continuum of care.

seniors playing tennisPromoting an Active Retirement

The community at The Terraces offers a plethora of programs to promote both physical and mental well-being. These include:

  • Daily check-ins and personal help buttons, providing residents with the assurance that assistance is always within reach
  • A personalized vitality assessment and wellness plan for each resident, ensuring a tailored approach to staying active physically, mentally, and spiritually

“Our comprehensive plan includes important facets such as daily check-in, fitness assessments, incident, hospitalization, and rehabilitation services, plus the program covers emergency information updates to families when an issue arises. We also focus on a wide array of activities that cover support groups, community-wide events, and resident-led events. Residents can pick and choose which event meets their physical, social, and mental needs and desires,” said Cheri.

Ensuring Comprehensive Health Care

The Terraces takes a proactive approach to health care, staying on top of residents’ well-being through incident, hospital, and rehabilitation center follow-ups.

Emergency information updates are promptly communicated to designated family members, fostering a sense of security and community support.

Community Engagement and Resources

Residents are introduced to a wide array of activities and events, ranging from support groups to community-wide gatherings and resident-led initiatives.

Our robust activities calendar includes something for everyone:

  • Chair yoga
  • Cardio drumming
  • Bridge
  • Group crosswords
  • Fitness center activities

Residents also get to enjoy wine tasting to relax, socialize, and try some delicious drinks.

Cheri added, “The residents love the variety of events that are offered. We listen to the concerns and wants of the residents and act on them in a timely manner. Our primary goal is always an attentive response to the community’s needs.”

a personal trainer helping a senior with weight trainingFitness Center and Group Exercise

The Vitality Program places a significant emphasis on physical well-being, offering fitness programs, classes, and strength training sessions. This commitment to physical activity is a testament to The Terraces’ dedication to promoting an active and vibrant lifestyle for its residents.

Wellness Education and Programs

Residents benefit from ongoing wellness education initiatives, providing valuable health information to support them in living their best lives.

Cheri said, “We offer lectures of all kinds and social outings to a variety of local destinations that appeal to all. When it comes to physical fitness, our one-of-a-kind fitness program is always evolving and changing; we never have the same workout session!”

The commitment to senior wellness is evident in the diverse offerings of the Vitality Program, tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of each resident.

At The Terraces at Bonita Springs, the Vitality Program stands as a testament to the community’s dedication to senior wellness.

With endless opportunities to live well and stay vital, residents can enjoy a retirement filled with purpose, engagement, and a robust sense of community.

“We look forward to seeing how the program can grow and evolve in 2024,” said Cheri.

Vitality Program at The Terraces at Bonita Springs

If enjoying healthy and active golden years is a priority for your retirement, The Terraces is the right place for you. Give us a call at 239-208-6963 to schedule a personalized tour of our community.