6 Exciting New Trends in Senior Living

Fun things to do at Davis Community retirement center

Senior living has come a long way—you can forget having to settle for a community that feels lifeless or dull. Today’s modern retirement communities in Wilmington, North Carolina, are vibrant, thriving environments that feel just like home (but have all the extra amenities you need).

5 Exciting Trends in Senior Living

From on-site dining to endless opportunities for social interaction, senior living communities can help you enjoy retirement to the fullest. Your experience goes far beyond the apartment or home you stay in, and these six senior living trends are taking everyday retirement routines to the next level:

1. Wellness Centers

Many retirement communities have top-of-the-line gyms or fitness centers where residents can exercise daily and socialize. But total wellness (mental and physical) requires more than just working out. An exciting new trend in senior living is the development of wellness centers. Modern centers often include:

  • Fitness assessments
  • Personalized exercise programs
  • Aquatic classes
  • Wellness seminars
  • Meditation rooms
  • Screenings

Wellness centers offer you the opportunity to take care of yourself from a holistic perspective. Best of all, you don’t have to travel far to take advantage of this service (hint: it’s basically in your backyard).

2. On-Site Spa and Salon

We’re all overdue for some extra rest and relaxation. And seniors deserve to spend their retirement days with back-to-back self-care sessions. That’s why we’re seeing more senior living communities build on-site spas and salons.

On-site salons make it easier to get haircuts, professional shaves, or other grooming and pampering services. Spas allow residents to relax and indulge in self-care without traveling far or breaking the bank—which can do wonders for your mental health. 

3. Music and Hobby Opportunities

It is so important for seniors to stay active during retirement. This time of life is perfect for exploring new hobbies and interests. That’s why many senior living communities invest in activities like music, craft, and hobby-focused spaces. 

Dedicating space that allows you to explore the arts can help you get out of your comfort zone and let your creativity shine. Some communities (like The Davis Community) even create opportunities to take on-site lessons, making it easier to pick up a new hobby or skill.

4. Libraries

Though many focus on staying active during retirement, seniors should also make time to curl up with a good book. A library within the community gives you easy access to explore new books, stories, ideas, and adventures, whenever you want. These spaces also offer a quiet escape where you can spend time in deep thought or meditation. And the library remains the perfect place to study for any lifelong learners.

5. Walking Trails

Senior living should enable residents to enjoy their indoor living spaces and facilitate outdoor time. It’s essential to not only get exercise but breathe in that fresh outdoor air! That’s why many senior living communities now include walking trails for residents.

Residents no longer have to drive or get a ride to a local park to enjoy a scenic walk. They can simply step outside and enjoy a walking trail close to their front door. Many communities even have walking clubs where residents can enjoy each other’s company while getting their daily exercise.

6. A Unique Calendar of Events

While many seniors want to stay active during retirement, you may not always want to plan out a complicated schedule of activities. Senior living communities are beginning to offer a variety of pre-planned events and programs, so you don’t have to do anything but show up!

Common types of programs include:

  • Off-site day trips
  • Fitness classes
  • Educational classes
  • Book clubs
  • Discussion groups
  • Art classes

Many senior living communities are also open to feedback from residents. If residents want to suggest a particular event for future programming, the staff are all ears!

Your Future at The Davis Community

The Davis Community is a leader in senior living in Wilmington, North Carolina—we’ve learned from the experts and are forging our own path in senior living. That person-focused support for physical, mental, and social health makes The Davis Community’s way of life remarkable. Want to learn more? Contact us today to learn more about our vibrant senior living community.

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