Vitality: The Secret To Successful Aging

At our village, we adhere to a number of values that we believe play an important role in our residents’ well-being. We focus on one of these values every month. For September, we will explore the importance of vitality in our lives and how it can benefit us as we age.

Vitality Is The Fullness Of LIfe

It is said that “youth is wasted on the young?” Many of us do not appreciate our vitality until it begins to wane.

Being involved in a community that is vibrant and energetic is an excellent way to ensure that we remain active, mentally sharp, and socially engaged.

If you don’t have to worry about home maintenance and gardening, you can focus your energy on doing what you love.

As you get older you have less energy but you now have more time. You can use the energy to do the things you want to do, rather than the things you have to do”.

Understanding Vitality

Vitality derives from the Latin word ‘vita,’ meaning life. Vitality is not just feeling energetic; it’s a mix of physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. At a physical state, it refers to feeling energetic, capable, and healthy. Psychologically, it provides a sense of meaning and purpose.

At Settlers Lifestyle Village, we believe that vitality is essential for a full and rewarding life.
Vitality is one of the five key strengths that are most highly correlated with happiness and well-being. The other four strengths are curiosity, optimism, gratitude, and the ability to love and be loved.

Ours Is A Vibrant Community

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As the saying goes, ‘variety is the spice of life,’ and that’s exactly what we strive to provide for our residents. Whether you want to join us for a friendly game of table tennis, get creative with some tinkering in the blokes shed, join an art class or take up Tai Chi – there’s always lots to do. Our activities are designed to provide excitement and joy to our residents.

  • Activities to suit every interest
    Our residents can choose from five to ten activities each day.
  • For the mind
    Painting, Chess, Art, Crafts, Mahjong.
  • For the body
    Walk n Talk, Lawn Bowls, Indoor Bowls, Croquet, Table Tennis, Yoga, Darts, Line Dancing,
  • For the soul
    Tai Chi, Ukulele, Happy Hour, Coffee and Games, Shopping. So come join us at one of our open days and see for yourself how vibrant life can be!

There are many activities each day – check them out here.

Age With Gusto: The Secret To Successful Aging

Having the freedom to pursue what you love goes beyond enjoyment. New research reveals an intriguing link between living a purposeful life and brain health.

The study suggests that finding meaning in life can contribute to better cognitive function and potentially reduce the risk of dementia in older adults. Check out our blog on the ‘Many Benefits Of Lifestyle Living’ to learn more about this connection. While previous studies focused on lifestyle factors, such as exercise and diet, this research sheds light on the impact of psychological well-being in slowing cognitive decline.

By understanding how mental well-being is linked to cognitive function, researchers are uncovering the keys to maintaining a healthy and sharp mind as we age. Source: Psychcentral

Interested in learning more? Check out this article Time Magazine, 2017

Purpose in life also plays a significant role in longevity, leading to longer, more fulfilling lives. By pursuing passions and living with intention, older adults can enhance their overall vitality and, in turn, their happiness. Our vibrant community provides ample activities allowing residents to do exactly that!

Have You Lost Your Mojo?

As we age, it’s easy to fall into a rut and not participate in activities as much. This can impact cognitive and emotional well-being. Some seniors limit pursuits to just the basics because it’s easier than getting out. Budgetary concerns can also weigh heavily on their decision to pursue hobbies and activities.

Coming into a community like ours can help you regain your zest for life. It’s so much easier to stay active and pursue interests when they are literally on your doorstep. Our community offers a range of activities, classes, and facilities at no additional costs, so you can pursue a vibrant lifestyle without worrying about financial constraints.

But it’s not just what’s on offer here, or how easy it is to participate in a range of activities, it goes much deeper than that. Our community thrives on the power of togetherness, where residents are encouraged to engage in activities and events that keep them vital and energized. It’s a vibe and energy that contributes to feeling vibrant.

Positive Energy – ‘It Just Feels Right

Our villages have that special something that draws people in. So many of our residents said they immediately knew this was the right village for them. There’s an energy pull, an inexplicable vibe that just feels right. It’s that feeling you get when you know you’re in a place where you truly belong.

Staying Active, Fit and Healthy

At Settlers Lifestyle Village, staying active isn’t a chore, it’s a way of life. With many quality amenities like a pool, spa, gym, and landscaped gardens, you’ll never be short of options to get moving. And the best part? You have a community of friends to cheer you on, and a raft of resident-led activities to choose from.

Staying active can do wonders for your overall health, from managing blood pressure and weight to lowering the risk of diabetes, cancer, and even dementia. Staying active is important for vitality. But you are more likely to exercise if you live in an environment that makes it easy and enjoyable for you to do so.

“There’s so much to do here. We had no intention of going into a lifestyle village. But once we saw what was here we changed our mind about it.”

“We are more active here than before we came.”

“The old-olds are in their 90’s, and they are just so with it and so fit and healthy.”

Key Takeaway

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In conclusion, vitality is a crucial component in living a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. By embracing vitality and living with purpose, older adults can enhance their physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing, leading to longevity and overall happiness.

Our vibrant community takes pride in offering activities that keep residents vital and engaged, promoting a life that’s rich and fulfilling.

Time To Put A Spring In Your Step?

September marks the start of spring. There’s no better time to put a spring in your step!

Would You Like More Vibrancy In Your Life?

If so, then we encourage you to take a visit to our village during our open day. It’s not easy to explain what it’s like to live in a lifestyle village like ours, so take a tour and see what’s on offer. You’ll be guided by residents and able to ask them questions first-hand about living here. Many people who move in say they wish they had done so sooner.

Come see for yourself – book a tour today!

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