Friendships Key to Aging Well
An important part of life at Azpira Place of Breton is the focus on making new friends and sharing life experiences with kindred souls. Whether attending a cultural outing with neighbors, dining with friends or working on a community service project, many programs are enhanced by sharing them with someone else.
Another “secret” to aging well lies in caring for the mind, body and spirit. The Azpira lifestyle addresses all three of these aspects of wellness. Residents exercise their minds with Lifelong Learning Classes, including Computers 101, photography classes and learning about different cultures! They exercise and attend fitness classes, including chair chi, bi-weekly yoga classes and aerobics strengthen the body. And they enjoy opportunities for camaraderie, charity, and reflection as well as religious services, all of which engage the spirit.
In the summer months, Azpira Place residents grow select vegetables and herbs in their Victory Garden. Team members and residents get involved in planting, growing and harvesting the produce that is then prepared at cooking class or in residents’ own kitchenettes. They love to see what grows and eat the food right off the vine!
Just Plain Fun!
When they aren’t gardening or reaping the benefits of their harvest, Azpira Place residents relax and have fun. Scrapbooking fond memories, visiting with girls from the local Daisy Troop, loving on visiting pet therapy animals and, of course, playing a raucous hand or two with the card club are some of the many ways Azpira Place residents have fun. Others who have a musical or artistic flair pick up a harmonica or drum and join the monthly drumming circle or participate in ArtPath programs. And family members join in the good times too with Wii bowling tournaments and monthly family nights.