Stayin' active and keepin' movin'

Across the country, seniors are still having fun keeping fit

New visitors to retirement homes often remark at how active seniors are, there. Life includes daily exercise classes, enthusiastic participation in Zumba classes, and more. That love of fun activity together hasn't changed with the onset of coronavirus. The appearance may be a little different, but it still looks like they know how to have fun! Here are some examples from social media and elsewhere on the web, showing seniors continuing to enjoy sports, exercise, and other activity. 

Redefining "personal fitness trainer"

In April, Ottawa's Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence made local headlines with a story of Martine Menard exercising with her father. She planned on celebrating her father's 84th birthday with more exercise! Watch the heartwarming video below, showcasing her daily devotion to her father and her trust in the caring staff at Promenade.


Back to nature at Lynde Creek Manor

Now that summer's finally here, Lynde Creek Manor seniors enjoyed a beautiful day in the sun early in July, catching some rays together, while staying safe.


TikTok stars!

This June TikTok video from McCowan Retirement Residence has over 16,000 views and 100 shares on Facebook alone, and it's an even bigger hit on TikTok!


Verveful and vibrant!

Community members at Verve Senior Living's Lake Bonavista Village, in Calgary got out for some garden fun in early June.

What do you get when you cross social distancing with dance? Would you call it social disdancing*? And we have to say that "Jailhouse Rock" is an interesting musical choice, too!  Regardless, it looks like they're having fun at Thornebridge Gardens in New Westminster.


Mask, Gloves, Soap, Scrubs!

Watch this entire video from Riverside Glen in Guelph to see how much fun you could be having with quarantine measures.


Balcony dancing at Tapestry

At Tapestry at Arbutus Walk, in Vancouver they've found a way to combine wellness with physical distancing, in an utterly unique way. Zumba-dancing residents were so good they made the local news! Read more about wellness at Tapestry


Check out the video below:


At Delmanor communities, inspired living continues

Delmanor Glen Abbey is one of the most spectacular golf retirement communities in the country, but alas, residents have been unable to get out on the course and enjoy the game they love. This gentleman, for example, really wanted to at least work on his putting game. 

No worries, said team members! They sprang into action and installed an impromptu golf green right in his suite! It was the perfect solution, and he was thrilled with the ability to work on his putting. Suffice it to say that he looks like he's enjoying his social isolation as well as possible!

You can find many similarly happy posts on the very lively Delmanor /blog


Esprit Lifestyle Communities is keeping spirits high

Esprit Lifestyles has regularly shared LinkedIn posts during the situation. We love this video of residents and staff keeping their spirits—and knees— high.


Oh! Canada, from the Ravines

At the Ravines in Ottawa, residents made headlines in March, by singing the national anthem from their balconies.


Signature video

Kingsbridge Retirement Community by Signature Living Corporation accepted the #safehands video challenge and created a bit of a avalanche of hits on YouTube. #togetherathome #bewell #kingsbridge #catchthebeat #kingstonontario #Quarantineworkout #safehands

Watch the video below!:

*Yes, I am a dad, why do you ask? - editor

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