Older adults living at Vi Aventura, a continuing life-care community at 19333 West Country Club Drive, aren’t content to sit back and let the world go by. They proved it by taking part in a full calendar of special events held to celebrate Active Aging Week.
The festivities were part of a nationwide program for people aged 60 years and older using the theme “Be Active Your Way.” Active Aging Week is part of an annual health promotion organized by the International Council on Active Aging.
“Today,” says Mark Beggs, executive director of Vi Aventura, “it is known that staying physically and mentally active leads to better overall health, improves mood and brain health, and encourages older adults to continue to contribute to society, their communities and their families. Vi Aventura has been built on the philosophy that older adults enjoy life more when being active.”
What being active means varies from person to person, says Marjorie Aloni, Vi Aventura’s community relations manager.
“For older adults,” she says, “staying active can mean reading the newspaper, tweeting a friend, walking to the grocery store or joining a group of volunteers picking up litter. With our program, there is a way for everyone to choose activities that are appealing to their personal interests. The great side benefit is that staying active through the years makes life enjoyable.”
Vi Aventura’s part in the national campaign included hosting an Active Aging Reception and Happy Hour, Aloni says. That was followed by a week of activities that included art classes, choral groups, water aerobics, exercise classes and health-related lectures—to name just a few of the activities residents could choose from.
Vi Aventura is a continuing life-care community offering luxury independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. For more information, visit online at ViLiving/Aventura or call 305-692-4829.