What is LivingWell™?
We all have the power, individually and collectively, to make retirement fulfilling. At Delmanor, we believe that enjoyment of life includes attention to body, mind and spirit. Our unique LivingWell™ program encourages individual empowerment to improve overall health and wellness.
LivingWell™ programs not only help you set goals, but also helps you reach them.
That means more mobility, agility, flexibility, balance and stamina. Research has shown that older adults with active lifestyles are often as healthy as people fifteen years their junior. Physical activity contributes to prolonged good health, resistance to illness, and independence. Regular exercise increases the oxygen flowing to the muscles and the brain; that makes for a happier and healthier you. You’ll work at your own pace to reach your goals. A personalized program geared to your needs, can help reduce your risk of falls, improve flexibility and an overall sense of well-being.
LivingWell™ events designed to stimulate your mind and enrich your spirit.
Join a discussion group, wine tasting, cards, hobby or art group. They’re all LivingWell™ events designed to expand your mind and stimulate your thinking. Share your experience with others, or just sit back and listen to a guest lecturer. But it doesn’t stop there. You can let your spirit soar with individual or group meditation, nature walks, outdoor excursions or yoga.
Our LivingWell™ coaches carefully develop a program just for you. With their support you’ll work at your own pace to reach your goals. Your program can help reduce your risk of heart disease, increase bone density, rehabilitate back pain, minimize the risk of falls, adult-onset diabetes and develop an overall sense of well-being. You’ll also find events and activities that are designed to enrich your spirit, expand your mind and stimulate your thinking. Along with exercising the body, challenging the mind is becoming increasingly important to maintain mental alertness and focus.
- Niagara on the Lake, Boat Rides, Performing Arts
- Culinary Events:
- Alfresco Dining, Chef Demonstrations, Dining Out
- LivingWell Lecture Series
- Therapeutic Art Workshop
- Balance & Strength, Gentle Fitness, Brain Gym
- Classic Film Nights
- Game Nights:
- Bridge & Euchre, Quiddler Card Game, Rummikub, Bingo
- Cocktail Hour
- And much more…
For a full calendar sample, CLICK HERE.
Our monthly LivingWell™ articles are designed to promote health and wellness among our residents and team members. Each article aims to provide insights and inspire our communities to achieve a sense of well-being while maintaining balance with mind, body and spirit.
Monthly LivingWell™ Articles
- Best activities for a healthy mind and body | Link
- Essential tech for seniors | Link
- Healthy eating tips for seniors | Link
- Living with dementia | Link
- School isn’t just for the young | Link
- Why 80 is the new 70 | Link
You’ll find LivingWell™ is all about fun, no matter which programs you choose to experience. We made it that way on purpose because, as Mark Twain said, “he who laughs, lasts.” Our residents find the LivingWell™ program works for them:
Every day, we have opportunities to take small steps that could lead to something big. Here are two examples of the power of simple friendliness. I am part of a growing market called "seniors". Many corporations are seizing the opportunity of buildin...
Every day, we have opportunities to take small steps that could lead to something big. Here are two examples of the power of simple friendliness.
I am part of a growing market called "seniors". Many corporations are seizing the opportunity of building communities to serve this segment of the population. Large sums of money are spent describing how wonderful each new building is. Accordingly, it is common for prospective residents and their children to visit different places to see if they match their advertisements.
A resident who recently moved into Delmanor Northtown, told me that she had visited several places where she felt unwelcome. In contrast, she said that the first resident whom she met upon entering our community, greeted her with a friendly "Hello!"
This resident said that she immediately decided that she should move here, and has been happy ever since. All the expensive marketing campaigns were less powerful than the small step of a person greeting a stranger in a friendly manner.
Once a month, our General Manager has a meeting with the residents to inform us of anything significant. One of his announcements seemed somewhat strange to us - he requested that we smile and greet the mailman who delivers our mail faithfully throughout the year. He explained that the mailman had said that he likes coming to our building because the residents are so friendly and make him feel welcome. Sadly, he said that this was not the case in other buildings that he serviced. Our manager encouraged us to keep up the good reputation.
The challenge for me and you is to keep spreading God's love in positive ways. Small steps like a smile or a simple greeting may seem very insignificant, but they certainly are easy steps to take.
Reprinted in part with permission by Author. Originally printed in PresbyCan.
I am astounded at how much better my legs feel since I have been using the NuStep machine and doing the hamstring stretches my LivingWell coach suggested I do.
My neurologist was amazed at how well I was doing and I feel it’s because of LivingWell™ program goals I’ve set on the stationary bike and the affect of the fitness classes I’m attending.
I suffer from back pain. I'm really amazed at how my personal exercise goals in the LivingWell™ program always seem to reduce the pain.
After touring Delmanor last year, I know instantly that this would be the right retirement home for me! I am ever so happy to be living here. The team/staff are all very helpful + caring towards me. The meals are so delicious; i'm able to participate...
After touring Delmanor last year, I know instantly that this would be the right retirement home for me! I am ever so happy to be living here. The team/staff are all very helpful + caring towards me. The meals are so delicious; i'm able to participate in regular beneficial exercising programs; enjoy many musical programs, and we will soon have a new movie theatre!! I have made many new friends. When people ask "How do you like living at Delmanor?" I always say, "It's one of the best decisions I ever made."
I settled into Delmanor over 11 years ago in a smooth transition from home living due in no small part to the caring, friendly attitude of the staff. I became involved in some of the activities and have remained so over the years. I have made friends...
I settled into Delmanor over 11 years ago in a smooth transition from home living due in no small part to the caring, friendly attitude of the staff. I became involved in some of the activities and have remained so over the years. I have made friends with many of the residents and staff. In the early years I enjoyed 2 trips abroad with a family member and had summer vacations to the Cedar Grove Lodge in Ontario. Without question, I have never felt that I would be happier living elsewhere.
The Delmanor Experience
There’s something that makes The Delmanor Experience unique. It’s not just our buildings, or suites or ambience. It’s our team. Many of our team members have been with Delmanor from the very beginning. Others have just picked up the calling. But we’re all devoted to one common ideal. We come to work every day knowing we’re coming into your home, not just a building. And we are the better for it.
We know change can be hard. We want to get to know you, and we want you to know us. We know we’ve been invited to become part of a community that each and every one of us has a responsibility to enhance every day, in every way.
We’re focused on enhancing that daily experience by offering dependable, personalized attention you can count on – the way friends count on each other. We know it’s important that we each do our part, because this is where we’d want our parents to live.