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What Wellness Means in Senior Living

Older adult experiencing wellness in senior living

It’s long been thought that genetics and environmental factors largely determine a person’s life span. However, recent studies suggest genetics account for as little as 20% of a person’s life expectancy to age 85. It’s actually lifestyle choices—diet, exercise, smoking habits—that play an outsized role in determining not only how long someone will live but also how well someone ages. This explains why a holistic focus on senior wellness is so important.

If you’re looking for a retirement community that supports senior wellness, call 214.225.6197 to speak with someone from the caring and compassionate staff at Ventana about wellness in senior living and our VentanaFit program in Dallas.

How Retirement Communities Promote Senior Wellness

Older adults are increasingly choosing retirement communities based on the community’s focus on health and wellness because they see the numerous benefits firsthand:

  • Improved quality of life
  • Improved emotional health
  • Better social connections with others
  • Enhanced cognitive function
  • Greater personal independence

Older adults can undoubtedly pursue a healthy diet, maintain frequent social and spiritual connections, keep up with steady exercise, and stay mentally active all on their own while still in their homes. The advantage of senior living communities is that they have services and amenities such as fitness centers, chef-prepared dining, chapels with weekly services, continuing education courses and programs, and more, right on-site. Instead of driving around town several days a week to attend church, visit friends, get to the gym, shop for groceries at the farmers market and health food stores, and sit in on educational classes, members living at a senior living community like Ventana walk out their front doors and down the hall.

Another significant advantage senior living communities have is that short- and long-term care are offered on-site. While older adults can have these services brought to their homes, at a community like Ventana, members enjoy their active and independent lifestyle knowing if they need it, they have access to assisted living, long-term skilled nursing care, memory care, and rehabilitation services.

The Ventana Approach to Wellness in Senior Living

Several senior living communities may boast about their fitness centers, tout their long lists of services and amenities, or discuss their dining programs at great length. At Ventana, the key differentiator is how all these things work together to promote overall senior wellness. It begins with VentanaFit, which thoughtfully integrates the community’s lifestyle and culinary teams to act as one for members’ overall health.

This unique senior wellness program is designed to inspire better health and happier living. When an older adult becomes a member at Ventana, they meet with the community’s lifestyle, wellness, and culinary teams to learn how these resources can be harnessed for their health and well-being. New members then meet with a personal trainer, who discovers the member’s health goals, preferences, and concerns, and each new member undergoes assessments of their fitness and functional movement. From there, a personalized exercise regimen is explicitly created to meet the member’s wellness goals.

Time-saving services include weekly housekeeping, all maintenance of residences and grounds, scheduled local transportation, and concierge and valet service. Our amenities—many of which dovetail perfectly into our focus on senior wellness—include:

  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Putting green and community boxes
  • Creative arts studio
  • Movie theater
  • Pet park
  • Library
  • Meeting and game rooms

Fine food prepared well is essential to our well-being and enjoyment of life. Ventana’s five dining venues each feature diverse menus and ambiances, but all focus on nutrition, freshness, and superb quality. Members always have the opportunity to request dishes prepared as they like that also reflect their special dietary needs. Services and amenities are also crucial in a senior living community. At Ventana, we harness the power of our services and amenities so each member can enjoy a stress-free, purpose-filled experience.

Experience a Focus on Senior Wellness in Texas at Ventana

Your choices—what you eat, how much you exercise, and whether you stay engaged mentally and socially—significantly impact your overall wellness. You can make a critical choice, right now, by contacting Ventana today at 214.225.6197 to learn more about our senior living community and possibly set up an appointment to tour our facility.