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Beyond Bingo: A Day In the Life of A Senior Living Resident

July 7, 2016

Beyond Bingo: A Day In the Life of A Senior Living Resident

You might have preconceived notions about what life is like as a senior living resident. Believe it or not, life in a retirement community is far more exciting than think!

It starts with all of our senior living communities in Indiana adopting our Lifestyle360 Program, a holistic approach to community living. As a Five Star senior living resident, you have access to activities and amenities that help support the five pillars of wellness and health: Intellectual, Social, Physical, Emotional and Spiritual.

Still don’t believe it?

See for yourself what a day in the life of a Five Star senior living resident is really like…

Rise and Shine

No matter what time you wake up in the morning, there are plenty of options for socializing or quiet time, depending on your preferences. For instance, if you enjoy peace and quiet in the morning, you can start your day with coffee in your private kitchen before heading out to join friends for breakfast and lively conversation in the dining room.

AM Activities

Get your day started off right with a little physical activity! You can work off your breakfast with a walk around the grounds, join a Chair Pilates class to help you stay flexible and relaxed, or even participate in an aquatic therapy class if you prefer to exercise in water. Senior wellness is an important aspect of senior living communities.

Lunch Break

All that physical fitness can work up your appetite, which means it’s time to take a lunch break. You can choose items off of a lunch menu designed by Celebrity Chef, Brad Miller. Having teamed up with Five Star’s culinary staff, Chef Brad has created signature recipes that incorporate local food trends into each community dining room.

Afternoon to Enjoy

Feeling recharged after lunch, you’ll have the afternoon free to focus on life enrichment for older adults with activities like reading a book in the Library or playing cards in the Game Room. If you’d prefer to add a little culture to your life, you can sign up for a shopping trip or special outing and use Five Star transportation to get there.

If you’re in the mood for some primping instead, you can visit the on-site beauty parlor/barber shop for a haircut, mani/pedi or even some spa services! You’ll look--and feel--like a whole new person when you walk out.

Who’s Coming to Dinner

Invite your grandchildren to join you for dinner! They’ll be able to choose delicious items off the menu, like lentil soup, Chicken Madeira and sides of rice pilaf and steamed broccoli. If you still have room for dessert, you can try the lemon meringue pie (or fresh fruit if you’re concerned about your sugar intake). There’s no doubt that your grandkids will be impressed with the restaurant-style dining and quality of food!

Movie Night

There’s no need to make the trek out to the movie theatre because being a senior living resident at Five Star gives you access to movie nights. Complete with roomy, comfortable chairs, movie nights at Five Star will make you wonder how you ever watched movies any other way.

Becoming a resident at Five Star Senior Living means making a commitment to senior wellness and life enrichment. Our commitment to your future is our promise that your senior years will be engaging, fulfilling, and comfortable.

So what are you waiting for? Call the community nearest you to schedule a visit today!