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How Our VIVA!SM Lifestyle Helps End Isolation and Build Relationships

How Our VIVA!SM Lifestyle Helps End Isolation and Build Relationships

After the social isolation of 2020, many seniors are ready to find ways to build relationships and be less isolated. For seniors in the Windermere area, the lifestyle at Azpira at Windermere may be the perfect opportunity to receive the care they need and the support they want in a picturesque resort setting.

“One of the things we’ve heard from our residents is that being in our community has greatly helped them throughout the pandemic,” says Ashley Lodi, Executive Director of Azpira at Windermere, an Assisted Living and Memory Support community providing thoughtful and award-winning care to seniors. “Our VIVA! lifestyle provides not just security and stability, but also inspiration, excitement and socialization opportunities – all great things for seniors who are trying to remain safe yet also engaged in the world around them.”

Ashley says that Azpira at Windermere’s team of specially trained wellness professionals has thoughtfully designed a structure and routine that is focused on optimal health as well as optimal emotional wellness. “We’re passionate about building unique relationships with every resident, even during this time of pandemic,” says Ashley. “Our goal is to guide today’s seniors as they set new goals, forge new relationships and live life at their own pace.​”

How do we accomplish this? How do we get residents excited about the path they want to live, whether that’s enjoying their city, exploring new locales, spending time with old friends or spearheading a program of their own? Why, it’s accomplished through the innovative VIVA! SM lifestyle.

“VIVA! is based on the belief that this stage of life is the perfect time to learn, experience and discover,” says Ashley. “To that end, we create an environment and lifestyle with fewer responsibilities and chores, allowing our residents the freedom to do just what they want to do, day in and day out.”

So, what is it about VIVA! that’s so innovative? Let’s start with the fact that it’s not just a program ... it’s the heartbeat of life at our community. It’s all about Live Well. Age Well. Be Well! It’s about embracing every stage of our lives as the best yet, celebrating life and getting everyone to join in with you. It’s about connecting, caring and building relationships that help change the way you think about aging … while also building a better future.


How VIVA!SM Inspires and Connects

At Azpira at Windermere, VIVA!SM is the lifeblood of our community. With the Pathway to Living® approach and a focus on Seven Dimensions of Wellness, we believe that seniors can not just live well, but thrive each and every day. Here are just a handful of ways why and how Azpira at Windermere is connecting and inspiring, even in these trying times.


Expanding Minds

Learning new things is at the heart of staying and feeling young at heart. But for those who feel isolated, it may be hard to break out of the norm and do something different. Enter the Lifelong Learning VIVA!SM Programming. What have you always wanted to do, accomplish or learn? Have you always wanted to learn how to paint, or play the piano or anything else? Whatever your passion, you’ll discover opportunities to learn new skills, hobbies and interests.


Expressing Oneself

Art is not just to be admired, but also created. Every person is an artist, and art is not just in the end result – it’s in the creation. Within each individual beats the heart of an artist, and at Azpira at Windermere, that talent can be set free in our ArtPATH VIVA!SM Programming. Learn the same techniques the masters used to express yourself, discover your inner talent and connect in so many ways.


Growing Gardens

Caring for living things fills us up in very unique ways. Gardening is one way of doing that. It’s an enjoyable activity that gets you outdoors, gives you a daily dose of vitamin D and is a great form of exercise – plus, you can eat the end results! The Victory Garden at Azpira at Windermere provides residents the opportunity to grow vegetables and fruits that we use to create seasonally inspired dishes at our mealtimes. It’s not just delicious – it’s a sensory experience that inspires all year long.


Visiting the World

Although traveling to different countries is difficult during this time, seniors can still explore the world thanks to our VIVA!SM World Tour. Every month, residents enjoy a deep dive into a different country around the world every month, learning the language, exploring the culture, listening to music, dancing and, of course, tasting the food. It’s the best of the world – our world – without ever having to get on a plane.


Dance It Off

Dancing is a great form of exercise as well as expression. The VIVA!SM Good Vibrations program enables residents to use their bodies and instruments to create music, connection art and fun ... all while working up a sweat. It’s an amazingly cathartic experience that people of all ages will enjoy!


Caring for Four-legged Friends

Research has shown that connection – even if it’s with a pet – can help boost one’s lifestyle and enjoyment. See Spot Retire, the senior dog adoption program at Azpira at Windermere, enables our resident to enjoy the benefits of pet ownership without the hassle. We adopt senior dogs from local shelters to become the “community pet,” giving everyone the benefit of pet ownership without having to deal with the responsibility. It’s a new lease on life for an old dog ... and a new friend for all our residents.


“None of us know what 2021 will bring, but one thing is for sure – this is the time of your life, and there's no reason to wait to make your desires, aspirations and dreams come true,” says Ashley. “At Azpira at Windermere, seniors will find luxurious services, gracious amenities and innovative programming that inspire connection, improve social interactions and provide an overall sense of well-being and happiness ... every day!”


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. ​