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Staying Healthy with Active Senior Living at Ventana by Buckner

Two seniors taking a walk in the park on a pleasant sunny day as a way of prioritizing active senior living

As we age, it’s important to prioritize our health and wellness. Active senior living communities can help individuals maintain their physical and mental health as they enter their golden years. The benefits of active senior living can ensure you or a loved one enjoys a healthy, happy retirement.

As a member of Ventana by Buckner, you have access to an active senior living community that prioritizes your health and well-being. Your member lifestyle will include exercise, recreation, and education opportunities to reap the benefits of active senior living. Call 214.225.6197 today to learn more about the importance of staying fit as a senior.

What’s the Importance of Staying Fit as a Senior?

Staying physically active is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle as we age. Regular exercise can help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. It can also help prevent falls and improve balance, which is especially important for seniors.

Mental health is equally as important as physical health. Staying socially engaged and mentally stimulated can help improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety.

Benefits of Active Senior Living

Various amenities and services can promote an active senior lifestyle in independent senior living. From fitness classes to cultural outings, there is always something to do.

Fitness and Wellness

Fitness centers offer state-of-the-art cardio machines and strength training equipment. They also offer a variety of fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, and water aerobics.

Physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available for those needing rehabilitation services. Licensed nurse clinicians can provide medication management and other health services.

Cultural and Educational Activities

Learning is a lifelong process, and individuals in an active senior living community can take advantage of various educational opportunities. Classes and workshops on various topics, including nutrition, technology, and art, can stimulate the mind and provide an impetus to go to museums and local markets or events for extra exercise. These outings are a great way to socialize with other members and experience everything the city offers.

Nutrition and Dining

Good nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dining services in active senior living communities offer a variety of healthy and delicious meals, with options for those with dietary restrictions.

Nutrition education and counseling services can help older adults learn more about healthy eating habits and how to make informed food choices that complement an active lifestyle.


Pets are important to many seniors’ lives and can contribute to overall wellness. A pet-friendly senior living community allows individuals to bring their furry friends when they move in. Walking dogs or playing with cats can get seniors moving, helping them stay active.

Explore Ventana’s Programs and Services

Ventana’s senior living options include independent living, assisted living, memory care, long-term care, respite care, assisted health services, rehabilitation, and life care/continuing care. Whichever options you choose, you will have access to a range of therapies, including physical, occupational, speech, and medication management.

In addition to the standard programs and services, the VentanaFIT program can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle among residents. With its comprehensive approach to fitness, members can enjoy a range of exercise classes, wellness seminars, and personalized training sessions. The program is led by certified fitness instructors working one-on-one with residents to develop a customized workout plan that meets their needs and goals. With easy access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, members are empowered to reach their fitness goals and maintain an active lifestyle throughout their golden years.

Prioritize Active Senior Living With Help From Ventana

Joining the community at Ventana by Buckner means saying “yes” to an active senior living lifestyle that prioritizes your health and wellness. From group outings to nutrition counseling, the Ventana team ensures members feel empowered to live their best lives.

If you’re interested in learning more about the senior living options, programs and services, and the community at Ventana by Buckner, please contact us by calling 214.225.6197 or completing our online form. Our team can answer your questions and help you navigate the enrollment process to join our active senior living community.