Getting older may mean that you need a little extra help to live independently, but it doesn’t mean that you have to slow down. Far from it.
“You don’t have to sit back and watch the world pass you by, no matter how old or young you are,” Ashley Lodi, Executive Director of Azpira at Windermere. “Every day is a chance to learn something new, try something you’ve always wanted to try and see what the world has in store. That’s the VIVA! philosophy in a nutshell.”
Award-winning VIVA!SM Programming by Pathway to Living® is all about embracing each and every day to the fullest. Whether residents are building friendships and memories in the VIVA! Life Room or connecting with each other from the comfort of their apartments, they’re all focused on one singular goal: discovering new ways to learn, grow and enjoy the world around them.
“Our programs are ever-evolving and reflective of our residents’ diverse interests,” says Ashley. “Our on-site VIVA! Life Coordinator thoughtfully listens to feedback from our residents, discovers their passions, finds out what interests them and uses all that knowledge to curate a calendar that encourages purpose, fulfillment, fitness, education, discovery, spirituality and community.”
Ashley says that even COVID-19 can’t quash the VIVA! spirit. “Our gatherings look a little bit different, but you’ll find that finding purpose and staying engaged and active is still very much a part of our lifestyle,” she says. “While we practice social distancing, we’re remaining socially connected, which is an incredible gift during this trying time.”
Our Signature VIVA!SM Programming
What is it that makes VIVA!SM so enriching? For starters, it’s not just programming – although our signature programs are very much a part of VIVA! It’s not just a lifestyle, either. It’s a feeling that you get when you walk into our community and see our residents enjoying lives to the fullest. It’s the smiles on our staff members’ faces. It’s the way we help our residents fulfill their dreams and accomplish their goals.
VIVA! is about growing and walking along your own personal path. So, while we have signature programs, we also have customized offerings to meet each residents’ needs and dreams. We look at our programs as a launchpad, allowing our residents to develop their best senior lifestyle possible.
While it would be impossible to list every single program that VIVA! brings to our community, we have several evergreen programs that provide the pillars of VIVA! Here are the ones we use that provide the framework for an inspired, healthy and happy life at Azpira at Windermere.
Learning doesn’t end when we leave school. We believe that lifelong learning is an important part of the aging process. Every month, we give our residents opportunities to participate in collegiate-level classes ranging from art and literature to science and history and so much more.
We all have an artist inside us, and ArtPATH was designed to inspire him or her to sing out and be free. This signature program offers regularly scheduled, ongoing classes in a variety of art media for artists of all levels. Whether you want to try sculpting, oil painting, fiber art, performance art and more, ArtPATH is a cornerstone to helping you reach wellness through the arts.
Gardening is a fun experience for all ages, and it’s tasty, too. Our residents put their green thumbs to work growing tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables in our Victory Gardens, which are then harvested and used by our culinary staff to create mealtime masterpieces.
VIVA!SM World Tour
Through VIVA!SM World Tour, our residents can see the world without ever having to leave our community. Every month, we dive into the culture, language and cuisine of a new country, learning more about the world around us and expanding our horizons.
A favorite program among residents, Ageless Allies bridges relationships between seniors and our local community. Working with generations of all ages, learning and growing remains a two-way relationship. Residents embrace the opportunity to learn new ideas and connect with our youth while offering their own lessons and wisdom. Through video and virtual communication, this program remains essential to resident engagement.
Music has endless potential to boost your mood, reinvigorate the brain and stimulate positive emotions. Learning a new instrument, joining a virtual choir or partaking in concerts from favorite artists encourage residents to feel the rhythm, sing loud and dance like nobody's watching.
“Ultimately, we want our residents to be excited about life at Azpira at Windermere,” says Ashley. “Our team is eager to guide our residents on the VIVA! path, whatever that means to you. This is the time of your life – enjoy it, along with the luxury you deserve!”
For more information or to schedule a visit to Azpira at Windermere, please contact us at 407-278-8508.
Live Well. Age Well. Be Well.
At Azpira at Windermere, located in Windermere, FL, we’re redefining how older adults Live Well. Age Well. Be Well. Our lifestyle is far from “typical.” Our vibrant and engaging Assisted Living and uplifting A Knew Day® Memory Support inspires our residents to live passionately with purpose, every single day.
Step outside your apartment and you’ll experience a community offering thoughtful and award-winning VIVA!SM programs that are proven to enhance your life spiritually, mentally and physically. Azpira at Windermere’s team of specially trained wellness professionals are passionate about building unique relationships with every resident and guiding older adults as they set new goals, forge new relationships and live life at their own pace.
Azpira at Windermere is all about creating an environment that is ahead of the curve in wellness, fitness, spirituality, technology and preventative care. As the times and technology are changing, so are we. Residents and their families, along with our Resident Care Manager, will meticulously build a wellness plan that addresses medicine distribution, fitness objectives, nutrition needs and socialization goals.
Get excited about life at Azpira at Windermere. Our team is eager to guide you on the path you want to live – whether it’s enjoying your own city, exploring new ones, spending time with old friends, or spearheading a program of your own, this is your time to live the life you want with the luxury you deserve.