Myths about senior living communities sometimes prevent older adults from making a move that will improve their quality of life. Some believe they will be bored, while others think they will sacrifice their freedom and independence.
Misconceptions about senior living can prevent older adults from living their retirement years to the fullest. Let’s take a look at what daily life in a Five Star Senior Living community looks like.
A Day in the Life of a Five Star Senior Living Resident
Start the Day on Your Terms
No matter what time you wake up, breakfast will be ready! With our MyChoice dining program, you can choose where, when, and how much you’d like to eat. It might be a quick bite in the community’s café or a full breakfast in the dining room with friends.
At Five Star Senior Living, residents benefit from our Lifestyle360 program. Daily activities and programs are designed to engage each of the five pillars of wellness and health: intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Get your day started with physical activity. Join your neighbors for a yoga or chair Pilates class to keep core muscles strong. Wellness is an important part of our senior living communities and programs are scheduled throughout the day.
Lunch with Friends
Socializing is another important part of aging well. Invite a friend over and the two of you can enjoy lunch in the dining room. Meals are designed under the direction of our Five Star Executive Chefs. Each one is healthy and delicious!
After lunch, you might be ready for a game of pool in the billiard room or a watercolor class in the activities room. You may prefer to curl up with a good book in the library. You are always free to decide how many—or how few—activities you’d like to participate in each day.
If you need a special gift for a loved one or a new outfit for an upcoming family event, you can use Five Star transportation services to head to the mall. Before you leave, consider scheduling an appointment for a little pampering in the on-site beauty parlor/barber shop.
Dinner with the Family
At Five Star communities, dinner guests are always welcome! Invite the grandchildren over to celebrate a good report card. If you’d like to invite a group, a staff member can help you reserve a private dining room and create a menu.
Your guests will be able to select from a variety of tasty meals. From soup and salad to delicious entrees, like Coconut Almond Chicken Stew and Sautéed Shrimp. If you have room for dessert, the grandkids might enjoy an ice cream sundae while you enjoy a slice of apple pie—there are options to please everyone.
Game Night with Friends
Once your family leaves, join fellow residents in the game room for a round or two of Monopoly or Euchre. Game nights are one of many informal activities residents can participate in every day.
Tour a Five Star Senior Living Community
Sounds like a lifestyle that is anything but boring, right? If you’d like to learn more, we invite you to stop by for a private tour. Call the Five Star Senior Living community nearest you to schedule an appointment!