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Covia

Covia Communities Make It Easy to Stay Active and Involved

If the past year has taught us anything, the importance of staying involved and engaged is certainly near the top of the list. Thankfully, our residents have no shortage of opportunities for involvement, always on their own terms. Whether it’s digging deeper into personal interests or hobbies, volunteering or engaging at the community level as a voice for fellow residents, there’s no limit on the capacity for involvement and engagement.

For many of our residents, being a life-long learner is an essential part of who they are. Helping to feed this hunger for knowledge shapes many of our programs. A great example of this is our partnership with the University of California Retiree Learning Series. In May residents across all of our communities will participate in a lecture by distinguished UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Richard A. Walker about the New Deal and our nation’s history of public works.  In June, a panel of local experts will provide a real estate reality check to separate fact from fiction about the current housing market. Across all our events, our goal is to support different interests and inspire great conversations. Add to that local programs, exercise offerings, cultural events, and community interest activities, and a well-rounded, involved life at our communities is easy to achieve.

As the world around us begins to slowly open up, the science of socialization and involvement is top of mind. The past year has been difficult and frustrating, but it’s also demonstrated the creativity of Covia residents and our staff when it comes to staying involved and connected. Thanks to the vaccine, we’re looking forward to the days when the pandemic is in the rearview mirror and more of what we can do can be in person. But the reality is, involvement is really a sort of “booster” to the important role of engagement in healthy aging. Here are some interesting facts worth sharing:

According to the CDC, the link between an active lifestyle and involvement is directly tied to our overall physical and mental health. This only increases as we age.

The CDC also reports that learning or getting involved in a new activity provides a form of “insurance” against memory loss. While there’s no cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia, staying active and eager to learn is the best preventive care you can find.

Even now, one of the most common phrases we hear from residents is, “I wish I’d moved in sooner.” The opportunities across our communities to get involved and connected is a key reason for that. Most of our residents have lived active lives full of social events, raising families, volunteer activities, meaningful careers, and varied interests.

The stereotype that a senior living community is for those who are slowing down couldn’t be further from the truth, and our residents demonstrate that every day.

As we begin to move towards a post-pandemic world, there’s no better time to get involved. Join us for one of our upcoming lectures. Or come visit one of our communities. We’d love to be part of that journey with you, and to continue to provide the very best in senior living lifestyle options that we truly believe are second-to-none!