Central Florida is known for its tourism, amusement parks, and entertainment, but it also boasts mild weather and natural beauty and is called home by Floridians of all ages. Retirees, in particular, gravitate to the consistently warm climate that allows them to maintain a wellness lifestyle all year through.
You might be asking yourself, what exactly is a “wellness lifestyle”? According to Windsor at Celebration, a senior living community in Celebration, Fla., it’s a comprehensive approach to health, safety, and wellness. At Windsor, a Health & Wellness Navigation™ program is offered, made up of professional wellness navigators who partner with residents for day-to-day nutrition, fitness, and life-enriching activities, as well as its innovative EverSafe 360° signature program.
This integrated program allows Windsor to take supportive care, along with residents’ wellness, to a whole new level. Services and care are tailored to meet an individual’s specific needs. This individual-centric support, coupled with welcoming apartments of various sizes and designs, allow seniors to keep their independence.
Linda Vermette is the Health and Wellness Navigator at Windsor at Celebration and has spent several years assisting residents with their wellness needs so they can continue living fulfilling and meaningful lives. When helping residents, Linda utilizes the skills she learned during her more than 50 years of experience as a nurse.
“Seniors today thrive on being active and independent and being surrounded by other like-minded seniors,” shared Linda. “At Windsor at Celebration, we offer all-inclusive living with ultimate vitality and independence and multiple options for fitness, entertainment, and leisure activities. This creates a liberating and stress-free lifestyle, which is sometimes rare for seniors to find.”
Linda also offers these four ways you can live a wellness lifestyle:
Eat Healthy. And one healthy diet is not the same for everyone. At Windsor, we offer a variety of options that help residents meet their healthy-eating goals, with heart-healthy and gluten-free options considered standard fare. Residents also enjoy fine-dining experiences and find we’re always flexible in accommodating any special dietary requests.
Get Physical. Our residents have a variety of opportunities to be physically active. Many enjoy swimming in the heated indoor pool, walking and taking in the sights of our beautiful neighborhood setting, or taking their best friend for a walk at Central Bark, our fully fenced dog recreation area. In addition, they can take classes at The LiveWell Aerobics & Yoga Studio or Fitness Studio.
Exercise Your Mind. A wellness lifestyle must also integrate plenty of opportunities to nourish brain health and mental well-being. While physical activity helps, we offer plenty of other ways to keep our residents’ minds sharp. They can explore their creativity in The Artists Den and take in daily entertainment offerings, like movies in our theater and nightly fireworks. Residents also enjoy plenty of games and the use of technology solutions to stay engaged.
We also offer Engage, a voluntary and confidential component of EverSafe 360° that addresses concerns affecting mental and emotional well-being, including stress, depression, isolation, and grief, to name a few.
Make And Keep Healthcare Appointments. As part of EverSafe 360°, telemedicine technology is utilized to provide an overall health and wellness platform and ensure residents at all care levels have on-demand access to physician services.
Additionally, our medical advisory board continuously works to identify the latest technologies, innovations, and care delivery models to direct and guide our community, ensuring we provide best-in-class healthcare services.
Seniors can take the initiative to embrace a wellness lifestyle no matter where they live. In a community like Windsor at Celebration, that wellness lifestyle is seamlessly incorporated into every aspect of daily life, where residents desire an ongoing purposeful life with fun, entertainment, good friends, and opportunities to focus on total well-being addressed.
“At Windsor at Celebration, we celebrate many things such as magic and enchantment, but our residents’ wellness always tops that list,” Linda said
“The wellness coordinator is so valuable.” Lynda S.
“We are both most thankful to be in a community we need where we feel pampered and safe after all our years of working hard.” Thomas & Judy P