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4 Ways Wellness Matters at The Village

Posted on
October 13, 2020

Wellness is one of the most crucial aspects of life for older adults. Countless research studies have shown the connection between staying active in body, mind and soul, and the resulting health benefits. For instance, according to the National Institute of Aging, exercise helps you reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, lower the risk of falls, sleep better, lower anxiety, increase energy and more.

 At The Village at Woods Edge, we strive to provide an environment where our residents can thrive and enjoy the retirement they’ve always dreamed of, and we have consciously designed our amenities and activities to support the different dimensions of wellness. Among them are:

 Healthy bodies: Our seniors love to stay active. Thanks to a partnership with the local YMCA, we are able to provide classes such as yoga and water aerobics, as well as equipment for cardio and resistance training. Beyond the gym, however, our seniors love being able to walk and bike around our campus or take a stroll through friendly town Franklin, Virginia, which is a little slice of heaven. Any day of the week, our residents are staying active.

 Healthy hearts: Diet goes hand-in-hand with exercise, and food is the connection to the soul. Our chefs are constantly experimenting to find an array of heart-healthy menu items that taste scrumptious, nourish the body, and provide incentives for folks to get together and break bread. While we are still social-distancing due to COVID-19, we are looking forward to resuming dining as usual as soon as it is safe to do so. We’re very excited that our popular restaurant The Back Porch & Grille, is open again for residents with safety measures in place. Let the good times roll!

 Healthy minds: Activity is the name of the game, and you can always find something to do here. Whether it’s bingo nights or book clubs, kayaking, crafting or curling up with a good book in our library, you are free to take up a new hobby or refine your skills as an old passion. From lively debates (socially distanced, of course) to card game strategy, our residents always have something cooking.

 Healthy souls: A well-nourished spirit provides a strong foundation for life at The Village. As a not-for-profit community, we take seriously the business of service and its connection to the soul. We welcome residence of all faiths, and since Franklin is such a small, close-knit community, worship houses of all kinds are just a short drive away. We love that our residents are able to spin their energy nurturing their soul as well as their bodies.

 In the TV series Friday NightLights, the coach’s optimistic battle cry was, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” When it comes to wellness at The Village at Woods Edge, we’d modify that to say: “Healthy mind, healthy hearts, can’t lose!”