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The Life Changing Benefits of Active Senior Living

We all want to live a healthy and happy life. But how does one do so? Especially as we age? Staying physically active and having meaningful social connections are certainly two key areas that contribute to a healthy and happy life. As we age, it becomes even more vital to maintain an active lifestyle and connect with others. What better way to achieve this than by moving to an active senior living community like Clark where the spaces, activities, and the entire community are designed around an active senior lifestyle?

The Benefits of Staying Active

The benefits of staying physically active as you age abound. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, staying physically active offers a plethora of health benefits including lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Maintaining an active lifestyle can also improve mood and improve the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Keeping active also improves strength and balance which can prevent injury and allow for an independent living lifestyle.

The Benefits of Community

While physical activity is important to our health and well-being, so too is social connection. Research shows that social isolation can have a significant impact on the health of older adults. Social isolation has been linked to higher blood pressure, susceptibility to the flu and other infectious diseases, and early onset of dementia. Belonging to a community is vital to health throughout our lifespan and the impact is measurable. People with meaningful social connections live longer, healthier, and happier lives. Being part of an active community is not just something nice to have—it’s a critical part of our health and well-being. 

Active Senior Living at Clark

Clark’s vibrant community and active lifestyle allows you to fully enjoy life. Our independent living residences span from spacious towne homes to cozy and luxury apartments with a wide selection of amenities that make life convenient.

Pamper Yourself with Amenities

Clark offers a wide range of amenities and services that make living at Clark a truly pampered experience. Services include housekeeping, laundry and medication reminders. Don’t feel like cooking on a regular basis? We’ve got you covered with dining plans for regular meals in one of our bistros or restaurants. Here is just a taste of the amenities offered at Clark:

  • Indoor pool and hot tub
  • Salon
  • Wellness Center
  • Art Gallery
  • Walking Paths
  • Greenhouse
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Library
  • Chapel
  • Bistro and Restaurant
  • On-site Primary Care

Activities & Socializing 

Life is vibrant at Clark. Our life enrichment opportunities and active social calendar expand your community and bring joy, relaxation and adventure to life. There is always something happening at Clark and neighbors to share the experience with. 

Following are just a sampling of activities at Clark:

  • Fitness classes like barre, yoga and cardio drumming
  • Art and book clubs
  • Meditation and aromatherapy
  • TED Talks
  • Coffee with the Chaplain
  • Social events
  • Workshops on writing, art, floral arrangement and more
  • Chapel services and Bible Study
  • Outings to museums, theaters, films, sporting events, restaurants and shopping

A Community Designed Specifically for Older Adults

Having a community and living spaces designed for active seniors is an important perk of a senior living community. Walking paths, parking and gathering areas are all planned with the unique needs of seniors in mind. Creating innovative spaces like our Wellness Center which offers fitness equipment and classes for seniors and our Piazza at Keller Lake which allows our residents to socialize over coffee or a cocktail. Making sure residents can quickly and easily access these spaces from their homes is another consideration that was intentionally designed. Even the spaces within our apartments, towne homes and suites are also designed around older adults’ current and future needs.

Peace of Mind

One of the most powerful benefits of Clark’s active senior community is it is a Life Plan Community. Life Plan Communities are retirement communities with an important added benefit: a continuum of care, which ensures that you can “age in place,” having planned ahead in terms of access to additional services and the cost of long-term care. As a Clark resident, you will always have a home in our community, even if your financial resources are depleted through longevity or illness. Think of it as having peace of mind for you and your loved ones. 

Keller Lake Apartment Homes

Our newest community at Keller Lake features luxury, independent-living apartment homes for active adults 62+. The contemporary apartment homes offer spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom options. Keller Lake’s town-square model is bustling with activity as residents enjoy outdoor gatherings at the Piazza, contemporary and fine dining, a fully equipped wellness center, walking trails and more!

Talk with a Senior Living Advisor

Are you ready for an active senior living community? Talk with one of our Senior Living Advisors at 616-278-6520 or or fill out the form below to learn more about our vibrant community and all that Clark has to offer.

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