When you or a loved one is considering moving to an independent living community, you know that they can provide a safe environment with regularly scheduled meals and comfortable living. What many don't realize is that today's senior living communities have a variety of activities that extend far beyond the cliché "bingo nights" to ensure that their residents have a fun, energizing social life in the community.
Evolution of independent living activities
Years ago, activities in a senior living community may have only included safe, easy activities such as bingo, but today's facilities understand the importance of living life to the fullest, no matter what age. Activities keep people in good mental and physical shape and enhance their enjoyment of the world around them as they offer something for everyone.
In an independent living community, residents can often go out on their own or with family, but Sarasota Bay Club also offers group outings and field trips to concerts, museums, sports and theater. Seniors can be more social on these group outings and learn more about each other. They also make great memories to laugh about later.
Along with trips to local attractions, senior living communities also offer excursions to outside destinations so that residents can enjoy the beautiful Florida weather. The excursions keep people's physical limitations in mind and ensure that everyone has a safe, enjoyable time among trees, plants, birds and other amazing aspects of nature. These trips may entail a visit to the local park, arboretum, butterfly sanctuary or aviary.
Classes and clubs
It's never too late to learn a new skill, which is why classes and clubs are usually a favorite among Sarasota Bay Club residents. Classes teaching knitting, crocheting, painting, writing, computer skills and other hobbies keep residents engaged and add new interest to their daily routine. By learning something new, residents never feel left behind or forgotten in the modern world.
Staying physically active can be challenging for some residents of an independent living community, but fitness of any kind can help promote good physical and mental well-being. Sarasota Bay Club caters to all levels of abilities with our fitness programs that may include activities such as water aerobics or Tai Chi, designed to keep seniors moving without causing injury or strain.
Residing in an independent living community like Sarasota Bay Club can often offer seniors a more active lifestyle than they had access to while living at home. Contact us today to schedule a tour and luncheon!