Whether residents are coming together in the VIVA! Life Room or connecting with each other from the comfort of their apartments, discovering new ways to learn, grow, dance and have fun is the VIVA! way.
Pathway to Living’s award-winning VIVA! programs are ever-evolving and reflective of the diverse interests of residents. The VIVA! Life Coordinator thoughtfully listens to residents’ passions, inquires about their curiosities and closely curates a monthly calendar which encourages purpose, fulfillment, fitness, education, discovery, spirituality and community.
Resident-led programs are organically born from residents’ expertise, hobbies and interests. From hallway history lessons to mobile karaoke sessions, personalized programming is delivered to every resident.
Social distance does not come at the cost of socialization. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are regularly reviewing standards and protocols in order to protect the health and safety of every resident. While VIVA! programming might look a little different, finding purpose and remaining engaged and active is made possible with proper safety measures. As we look towards the future, small group programs of 6 to 8 people are scheduled to begin soon -- from a safe distance with every team member and resident wearing medically approved surgical masks.
Lifelong Learning -- Residents engage in programs from college level courses on various topics to adult educational series on photography, literature and cultural and current events. Through virtual engagement and online resources, residents embrace new ideas and further their education.
ArtPath -- Unlike arts and crafts, Pathway’s ArtPath program introduces sophisticated techniques from renowned artists while encouraging individualism and expression. When working on collaborative pieces, residents can create their own masterpieces from their apartments and contribute to the community’s final product. Whether making multimedia designs or abstract canvases, artists are abundant at Victory Centre of Joliet.
Victory Gardens -- Sowing seeds, nursing herbs and tending the greenhouse are year-round efforts for residents and team members. While our outdoor garden is a community effort, residents proudly show off their blossoming gardens from their own apartment homes. And the culinary team is always eager to incorporate the healthy and fresh grown ingredients into seasonal meals!
World Tour -- Traveling the world is at our fingertips with the World Tour program. Virtual visits to neighboring countries and road trips to untraveled states create experiences for residents that can only be appreciated from the comfort of home. Every month, residents are introduced to new ideas. By using optimal technology and thoroughly studied resources, culture around the world is accessible to every resident.
Ageless Allies -- 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.
Encore -- 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.