Health and Wellbeing
Active senior living at Heritage Community includes exceptional amenities and a consistent calendar of social engagements and enrichment opportunities to encourage socialization and intellectual exploration at every level. By taking a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, we help residents recognize the connection between mind, body and spirit while cultivating a healthy environment in which to live, work and retire.
Staying healthy as you age and enjoying peace of mind for the future are worthwhile goals for every resident, which is why our view of wellbeing encompasses a broad spectrum. Exercise programs, both individual and in group settings, are designed to improve balance, strength, cardiovascular health and other physical attributes. Social activities help residents build close, supportive and stimulating relationships with new friends and neighbors. We spark intellectual curiosity through cultural events, book clubs, lectures, discussion groups and classes. Shared knowledge and the experience of volunteering or participating in the arts improve vocational wellbeing and strengthen a greater sense of purpose. Weekly services and outer-community opportunities create connections on a deeply spiritual level. That serenity extends beyond our walls and into the greater environment where walks along peaceful trails, open meditation spaces and outdoor excursions to nearby natural and cultural destinations foster a closer tie to the space all around us.
Healthy living is a key piece of the Independent Living puzzle
From wellbeing programs to fitness centers, there’s plenty on campus to keep your mind sharp and your body active. At Heritage Community, you’ll be surrounded by friends and familiar faces, which helps combat the very real dangers of loneliness. Isolation has been identified as a serious health risk, one that contributes to a variety of health problems ranging from diabetes to high blood pressure, cardiac disease, depression and obesity.
For many, the number one concern when considering a move is the future cost of healthcare. When aging in your own home, your options are to either hire a private caregiver or rely on a friend or family member to take care of you if you’re no longer able to care for yourself. The alternative is Independent Living, where you can join a community while healthy and active. As your health needs change over time, your costs remain virtually the same, providing you financial predictability and removing the worry of where and how you’ll receive the necessary care.
Heritage Community has long been reputed for an outstanding approach to health and wellness, offering the full continuum of care services in affiliation with both Bronson Hospital and Borgess Medical Center, southwest Michigan’s leading health systems. If and when needed, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and rehabilitation services are all available on the campus of Heritage Community. For residents of Ridge Creek, those services are included under the terms of your Life Plan agreement.