Your golden years don’t mean sitting back and watching the world pass you by. Sure, you may be aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to get “old” – or slow down and quit doing the things you love to do. That’s the philosophy embodied by the award-winning VIVA!SM programming at Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights.
“We believe that your senior years are the perfect opportunity to reinvent yourself,” says Diane Reier, Lifestyle Specialist at Aspired Living of Prospect Heights. “Finally, you’ve reached the point where you don’t have to worry about chores and responsibilities and other things you have to do. This is your time to do the things you want to do. Want to start off on a new adventure? Discover a new passion? Do something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time to explore? Our VIVA! programming will help you carpe the diem and live the life you want...every day.”
We know that no two residents have the same idea of what a “perfect” day is, so Aspired Living of Prospect Heights designs a lifestyle for you that’s personalized to your wants, needs and preferences. Do you enjoy lounging on the balcony with a cup of coffee before you start your day, or would you prefer to rise at dawn, eat breakfast and get out to explore? Do you want to attend a symphony performance or would you prefer to do the performing? It’s your choice, and best of all, it’s not an either/or situation. You can change your mind and try new things whenever you like ... it’s your life, after all.
“At Aspired Living of Prospect Heights, we’re redefining what the senior years can look, feel and sound like,” says Diane. “We accomplish that through our VIVA! Lifestyle. Our innovative programming encompasses the seven dimensions of wellness to create a high-quality, healthy, inspiring and exciting experience that doesn’t just change minds ... it changes lives.”Our Innovative VIVA!SM Programming
What makes our VIVA!SM programming so interesting? Well, it’s because it’s not just a program ... it’s a lifestyle threaded throughout every aspect of life at our community. It’s a mentality that encourages residents to embrace this as the best stage of their life to date. It’s about living your best life in such a way that everyone around you can’t help but join in.
Our parent community, Pathway to Living®, has been helping older adults fulfill their dreams and accomplish their goals since 1997. In that time, they’ve perfected a spectrum of tried-and-true programs that are uplifting, intriguing and meaningful and encourage our residents to live every day with fulfillment, purpose and fun. But that’s not all. VIVA! is about the personal path, so besides our signature programs, we have customized offerings that have been developed specifically to meet the talents, requests and interests of individual residents. Our programs aren’t the be-all-end-all ... they’re the starting blocks from which you can launch your best senior lifestyle possible.
VIVA! also encourages our residents to develop and lead activities that inspire them personally, giving them a chance to share their passions, skills and talents with their friends and new family. This creates a unique opportunity for everyone and shapes the lifestyle of our community in so many ways.
The Path to VIVA!SM
It would be impossible to list all the inspiring programs that VIVA!SM brings to our community. Here are some of the main tentpoles that shore up the VIVA! lifestyle and provide the framework for an inspired, healthy and happy life at Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights.
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.
Get out and have fun with Extreme VIVA!SM – our celebration of the great outdoors. Nature is the backdrop to this signature program, where our residents go out into the wild to appreciate the wonder, beauty and fun of nature. Fishing, horseback riding, hiking, camping and more – you’ll be inspired inside and out.
Explore your creative side with our drumming and vibration circles. Residents express themselves and inspire others using a variety of rhythm instruments from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Learning with Pathway to Living®
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.
See Spot Retire
At Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights, four-legged and furry seniors have the chance to be inspired and live a new life, too. Our canine companion program, See Spot Retire, provides senior dogs with a new home in our community, giving our residents the chance to enjoy pet companionship without having to deal with the care and upkeep by themselves.
Victory Garden Harvest
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 Garden, which are then harvested and used by our culinary staff to create mealtime masterpieces.
Sharing and Caring
Giving back to our community is an important part of who we are at Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights. We encourage residents to share their passions, expertise and talents with others both on- and off-campus. Volunteering, fundraising, creating workshops, working with children – we’ll help you find ways to make it happen.
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.
Live Well Beyond Ordinary at Aspired Living®
Offering Independent, Assisted Living and A Knew Day® Memory Support, Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights is a distinctive senior living community designed to offer seniors residing in the Chicago Northwest Suburbs area a fresh alternative to “typical” senior living communities.
Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights provides residents with the ideal balance of personalized support, dignified privacy and enhanced independence complemented by luxurious amenities and our life-enriching, award-winning VIVA!SM programming by Pathway to Living®.
Managed by Pathway to Living®, an innovator in senior living, Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights offers the choice of a private studio or a one- or two-bedroom apartment and the beauty of a brand new community, stunningly appointed and decorated for unsurpassed comfort and style by the award-winning senior living design firm, Thoma-Holec Design, Inc.
For more information, please call Diane or Janette, Lifestyle Specialists, at 224-300-4760.
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