As a leader in extraordinary senior living lifestyle choices, Willow Valley Communities has an almost 40-year history of providing outstanding options for our Residents’ personal wellness journeys. Residents enjoy almost limitless possibilities to enhance their sense of wellness and well-being with innovative programming, world-class entertainment, inspiring classes, and engaging activities.
At Willow Valley Communities, we understand that being in a healthy state of wellness means that the many dimensions of the whole person work in unison: mental, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual, and occupational, along with the physical. Our Renaissance programming provides Residents a multitude of options to be engaged in all these dimensions; we call it Mind, Body, and Spirit.
In the year 2000, Willow Valley Communities designed and constructed our innovative 80,000-square-foot Cultural Center as a hub of Resident wellness engagement. The award-winning Cultural Center (across the street from the newly constructed SouthPointe community) houses a 500-seat performing arts theater, art gallery and art studio, Day Spa, Fitness and Aquatics Center, and much more.
The education rooms at the Cultural Center host the thoughtprovoking classes of The Socrates Café and other Life of the Mind programs, with a wide variety of intriguing discussions taking place. The Vitality Café, located on the lower Vitality level of the Cultural Center, is a culinary gathering space offering nutritious meals and snacks perfect for after a workout, swim, art class, or soothing Day Spa treatment.
Willow Valley Communities Fitness Center
And although Willow Valley Communities recognizes that physical fitness is not the only dimension of wellness, we were among the first senior living communities to offer truly innovative weight training and fitness programs for those over 55. Pam Schorr, Willow Valley Communities’ Wellness Manager, along with her team of professional fitness trainers, leads these programs with the mindset that everyone can get stronger.
Pam recalls the research presented many years ago by renowned fitness research director Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, at a Willow Valley Communities Health and Fitness Expo. Dr. Westcott is a strength training consultant for numerous national organizations, and an author and editorial advisor of many fitness publications. As the expo keynote speaker, in his address, he explained to Residents of Willow Valley Communities and their guests the astounding age-reversal effects of resistance exercise.
Pam enthusiastically concurs. “The Willow Valley Communities Fitness Center, with our state-of-the-art equipment and programming, along with the expertise of our team of fitness professionals, can train any athlete at any age to any level,” she says. “We even have a fitness center at our supportive living communities.”
At Willow Valley Communities, our philosophy is that the wellness journey is ageless and involves the whole person. Since 1984, we’ve provided opportunities for seniors to engage in their cherished passions — whether they’re rediscovering those from the past or exploring new ones for the future.