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Choices that make each day delightful

Connection, engagement, purpose – check, check, check. Each day, you’ll find opportunities to explore new interests, connect with neighbors and give back to the larger community. Programs are thoughtfully planned to fully support eight quality-of-life attributes – or dimensions of engagement – essential to well-being of all people, regardless of age.

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The Eight Dimensions of Engagement

Programs at our community are thoughtfully planned to support eight quality-of-life attributes – or dimensions of engagement – essential to the well-being of all people, regardless of age.

These dimensions are collectively represented by a “cairn” – rough stones stacked in a balanced, interdependent way to create a landmark to help find one’s way and stay on course.

Click each cairn to learn more about each of The Eight Dimensions of Engaement.

  • an orange and black background Social
  • a blue circle with white dots Spiritual
  • a yellow circle with white dots Occupational
  • a pink and black background Emotional
  • a purple oval with white spots Intellectual
  • a blue and black circle with white spots Environmental
  • a pink oval with white dots Physical
  • a blue sky with white dots Creative

Hover over each stone to learn more

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Connecting with one’s support system, and meeting and engaging with new people, reducing risk of depression and anxiety

happy hours • live entertainment •games • celebrations • family meetings • collective event planning

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Connection to faith and values, and communing with something greater than ourselves to create a sense of peace and meaning

religious services • prayer circles • scripture •study groups • mindful meditation • yoga •nature walks • inspirational readings• intentional gratitude groups • drumming circles

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Connection to the roles developed through our work and personal lives that define us and give us purpose through sharing our knowledge and experience, along with continued personal growth into new roles

mentoring • tutoring •intergenerational art • volunteering• new learning opportunities

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Accessing and expressing present and past moments of joy, sadness, pride, contentment, disappointment, grief and other emotions

comfort food creation • wistful reminiscence end of life celebrations • animal interactions • intergenerational activities •reminiscent musical experiences

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Keeping your brain active and nimble by learning new things, and engaging challenges to prevent memory impairment and develop cognitive reserve

continuing education classes • book clubs • lecture series• current issues discussions

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Connecting with our immediate environment and making sense of the world around us, as well as having periodic opportunities to step outside the immediate world for a change of scenery

gardening • virtual travel •outings to parks • community art projects

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Eating nutritious foods, exercising each day and getting restful sleep to maintain physical stamina, core strength, flexibility, range of motion and muscle tone

yoga • tai chi • walking clubs • stretching •benevolent ballet • dance • Obie gaming •heart-healthy food tastings​

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Expressing one’s ability to create something out of nothing, contribute beauty to the world and create a legacy

writing workshops • art classes •floral arranging • woodworking •bonsai making • poetry creation

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See the eight dimensions of engagement in action – join us for an upcoming event.