As you consider a move to assisted living, you may fear having to give up beloved activities. At The Village at Gainesville, we encourage residents to continue the pastimes they love and we offer new activities to try.
Assisted Living at The Village at Gainesville is focused on maintaining as much independence as possible. We interviewed Andrae Ware, assisted living activities supervisor, to help explain the importance and type of purposeful activities offered at your new home.
A Commitment to Wellness
In assisted living, you’ll find opportunities for both individual and group exercise. In many communities, classes like tai chi, yoga and stretching are available to provide a fun and social way to stay active.
The Village employs exceptional fitness coordinators that lead extraordinary aerobics classes such as Leg Strength, Balance Fitness, Piloga-Chi and FunFit Exercise with music. We also have offer Zumba Gold, a senior specific Zumba program, which incorporates chair exercises instead of standing.
If you don’t have a fitness routine, a move to assisted living is a great time to get started. You’ll experience many benefits, including lowering your risk for fall and becoming ill while boosting your mood.
Leisure as an Art Form
If creating art, music, or poetry is among your hobbies, you can continue your pursuits once you move in – and share your creations with others.
Musical performances and volunteer groups from local schools are the most well attended activities at The Village.
By partnering with United Way, the American Heart Association, North Florida Regional Medical Center, the City of Gainesville Recreational Department and various entities within the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, we are able to offer something different that creates an enriching culture for our residents at The Village.
Valuing Your Experience
You have a lifetime’s worth of knowledge and experience to share, and you’ll find numerous opportunities to do so in assisted living. Your talents are put to great use as you offer new inspiration for activities and programming to your fellow neighbors.
Your experience makes you unique. At The Village, we encourage residents to offer suggestions for outings and activities based on their interests. Residents have inspired trips to Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Micanopy Historical Society Museum and St. Augustine and formed new social groups for happy hours, poker night, bridge tournaments, and knitting groups.
One of the many benefits of an assisted living is a sense of community. Your privacy is important, but in the moments you wish to socialize, opportunities to engage with your neighbors are outside your door.
A sense of community is driven by opportunities to identify common interests and build long-lasting friendships.