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8 Amenities to Look Forward to in Senior Living accent

July 25, 2023 | By

What stands out most when you envision the next chapter of your life? Is it more freedom to do what you want? Less stress? More fun? Deeper relationships? No matter who you are or what you love, the right senior living community can help you paint the life you desire. 

Many senior living communities include a range of amenities that can be inconvenient or even impossible to access in your home. For example, you might be able to pay for a gym membership, but can you enjoy a gym just outside your door? You may be able to find live music and fun events, but are they happening for free in your neighborhood? 

As you consider your options for your next act, begin by thinking about the things that matter most to you. How do you want to spend your time? What amenities could reduce your stress so you can focus on what matters most? 

Here are some senior living amenities to look for in your ideal community. 

Food and Dining Options

Healthy eating is a major predictor of long-term health. Your diet can influence your risk of cardiovascular disease, help you attain or maintain a healthy weight, and affect how you feel each day. Good food is also one of life’s great pleasures, with the best food finding a balance between flavor and nourishment. Unfortunately, planning, preparing, and budgeting for healthy eating can be tough.

This is precisely why the right senior living community offers: 

  • Delicious meals in various settings, from casual dining to restaurant-style date nights. 
  • All-day access to meals that you don’t need to plan, shop for, or prepare. 
  • Meals tailored to your culinary preferences and health needs. 

A Rich Programming Calendar 

Many older adults find that the second half of life offers more control over their schedule. You’re probably not raising kids anymore, and you may be retired. 

WesleyLife offers robust and diverse daily programming. Some examples include: 

  • Community game nights. This doesn’t just mean Bingo! Enjoy poker, casino nights, board games, and more. 
  • Live entertainment. Enjoy live music and shows from magicians, comedians, and other entertainers. 
  • Community connections. Form connections with your neighbors through community chats and discussion groups. Enjoy Men’s Early Morning Chat, for example, or World Topics Discussion. 
  • New passions. Master interests new and old with garden clubs, book clubs, and special classes to help you gain new skills. 
  • Identity celebrations. Celebrate Black History Month, LGBT History Month, and everything that makes you uniquely you.
  • Fun excursions. Enjoy a day trip to a museum without all the planning. Take in a concert with your friends. We offer lots of outings.

In our communities, you can easily find something fun to do every day! You can also enjoy more than just planned programming. Informal gatherings spring up all the time, thanks to the fact that you’ll be living among active friends and neighbors who are interested in nurturing new connections. 

Wellness Amenities

The right community can inspire and empower you to live a healthier life. Senior living amenities make it easy to go to the gym and move your body by ensuring you don’t have to reserve a slot, pay a monthly membership fee, or drive across town. Look for amenities such as: 

  • Walking trails
  • Plentiful greenspaces 
  • Fitness center
  • Fitness classes and groups 
  • Active clubs such as a walking club 
  • Pool 

Daily Conveniences and Services 

You shouldn’t spend all day running errands. Strong communities offer much of what you need in a single location, making life more convenient and giving you back your time. Look for access to daily services and senior living amenities such as: 

  • Salon
  • Spa
  • Banking
  • General store 
  • Additional conveniences, such as a concierge desk 

Opportunities to Connect 

You can connect more deeply with yourself and your values with the right community. Everyone is different, and your preferences and needs may vary, but you should know that quality communities offer a wide range of services, such as: 

  • Religious services, including mass, chapel, and synagogue services
  • Spiritual support, such as prayer groups or the counseling of a chaplain 
  • Self-help and personal growth options, such as support groups 
  • Pet-friendly communities for your four-legged best friend

Outdoor Living 

Spending time outside can connect you to nature, encourage you to move your body, offer a meaningful activity to do with your pet, and give you a healthy dose of vitamin D. Look for a well-designed community that helps you spend more time in the great outdoors with: 

  • Inviting community gardens
  • Outdoor seating 
  • A well-landscaped, well-maintained neighborhood
  • Safe walking trails


Location is everything! No matter how great a community is, you won’t live your best life if you’re isolated from loved ones or if accessing the events that matter most to you is difficult. Some hallmarks of a great location include: 

  • Access to cultural touchpoints, such as museums
  • A safe, inviting neighborhood
  • A thriving local community with offerings such as golf courses and farmers markets
  • Quality housing, in case loved ones want to move closer

Are you ready to explore options for a great and inviting community? Find a community here!

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