Sarasota Retirement Community shares, Staying Active during Retirement
In senior retirement communities, people still have the same basic needs—they need to laugh and have fun, sing and dance, learn and explore, play and compete. In short, to be able to live life to its fullest, our activities are important as we age.
Village On The Isle recognizes that our residents’ tastes and abilities will vary, and we try to offer something for everyone by allowing residents to choose from a wide array of enriching and sometimes unconventional activities. We frequently host field trips to the Ringling Museum, Tampa Bay Rays games, Venice Symphony and the Venice Theatre. We even took a trip to Arcadia Rodeo last month. Residents enjoyed sitting up close to the action and ended up with a lap full of dirt. In the end, everyone had a great time! Coming up on Friday, April 24, we have an exotic eco-adventure scheduled to Giraffe Ranch in Dade City. Residents will experience firsthand, the lives of giraffe and other species from around the world living under huge live oaks and open grasslands in a setting that is right out of Africa. We will learn about exotic animals from an expert guide in the comfort of a specially designed 4-wheel drive vehicle.
After the event, lunch will be at Lunch On Limoges which is described as like eating in a fairyland. It is a former clothing and dry goods store owned by the Wilson family for about 100 years. It will be a unique shopping and dining experience—eating in the center of a general store.
On Sunday, April 26, we are planning a trip to the Tampa Bay Rays game vs the Toronto Blue Jays. Then on the first weekend in May we will witness the beauty and grace of the Original Lipizzan Stallions of Austria.
Learning is a joy, and lifelong learning opportunities are a crucial ingredient in any great senior activities program. Last month we had 13 iPad graduates! Coming soon is a Windows 8.1 class in May. For the literary side of things, our residents read a different book each month with the VOTI Book Club. As you can see we are not just sitting around in this retirement community, we are enjoying life to the fullest!
Now let’s move on to our entertainment. Of course entertainment is a big event every week in this place! We have had a Frank Sinatra impersonator, a Broadway play singer and much much more. For those who love to laugh, we have a stand up piano comedian coming up that is sure to be a hit! Later this summer, July 23rd to be exact, we will hold our big Volunteer Gala.
As you can see, there is always something happening on our calendar. Our goal is to keep residents active, happy and involved.
Any of our upcoming calendars can be found on our website http://villageontheisle.com/active-adult-communities-sarasota