Senior Programs and Events

Signature Programs

Do what you love, love what you do

We believe residents thrive when they make their own choices, and choosing to live at The Waters offers a programming experience like no other. Each program is designed with our residents in mind, with a focus on quality, not just quantity. Our mission is to go beyond “activities” by creating programs and events intended to engage our residents on a physical, spiritual and emotional level—and we encourage families to join in.

Rooted in our holistic approach to care, our Active Life team inspires residents and families to explore, create, and renew their life purpose through our track programming model, highlighting our signature programs- available at all locations- in addition to unique offerings tailored to each Community.

Come experience life with all The Waters has to offer and see what opportunities are waiting for you to thrive on.

University of Minnesota and The Waters Wellbeing Model

Health and Security

Active Life with Purpose

Physical Wellbeing

Rise-n-Thrive
Wake up and enjoy this combination exercise class that focuses on all components of the fitness spectrum, Cardio warmup, flexibility, strength, balance, and mindful cool down. This class is appropriate for all exercise levels with seated and standing options. Exercises are designed to support residents with their activities of daily living.

Better Balance
Improve balance and help prevent falls. Balance exercises, along with certain strength exercises, can help prevent falls by improving ability to control and maintain our body’s position, whether moving or still. This class utilizes evidence based practices.

Additional Programs

Available at most Communities

Cardio: Joint-friendly, heart-healthy standing aerobics classes.

Light Weights: Gentle toning & conditioning help with strength, mobility and balance.

Personal Training: Work one-on-one with an Active Life staff member.

Stress Management & Relaxation: Stress reduction, meditation, essential oils and more.

Tai Chi: A gentle form of exercise that invigorates the body and mind.

Walking Club: Fun, guided, indoor and outdoor group experiences.

Yoga: Aromatherapy, massage and warm towels make our Yoga classes unique.

Community and Relationships

Community Engagement

Emotional Wellbeing

Social Hour
A gathering of residents, families, friends, team and community members to engage and create a stronger community. This event consists of various refreshments and light music for an upbeat atmosphere.

Conversations with the Chef
Group meeting with your community executive chef and restaurant manager to discuss your dining experience.

Excursions
Monthly experiences visiting a variety of intellectual, cultural, and interactive locations around the metro.

 

Additional Programs

Available at most Communities

Book Clubs: Read and discuss the book or books of the month.

Dances, BBQs & Holiday Parties: Organized throughout the year, check the calendar at your location.

Games: Billiards, bingo, board games, bridge, cards, Rummicube, Wii bowling, and many more.

New Resident Orientation & Resident Council Meetings: Get to know your neighbors and community.

Tea Parties: Tea attire is welcome but not necessary!

Purpose and Environment

Personal Growth

Intellectual Wellbeing

Waters Academy
The classroom comes to you! The Academy offers higher education courses taught by professors and experts within the area of subject.

Wellbeing Series
Monthly opportunities to engage in education on a variety of topics related to personal health and wellbeing.

Wisdom Legacy Circle
Group gathering to celebrate life’s story, explore new callings and adventures and to pass on a legacy for the future. The focus is to become spiritually radiant, physically vital and socially engaged.

Additional Programs

Available at most Communities

Art & Music: Experiences that delight the senses and exercise your creativity.

Bible Study: Informal and non-denominational fellowship group, facilitated by various spiritual leaders.

Current Events: Join in facilitated group discussions of current events and major news topics.

Hospitality Baskets: Get involved in giving back to your community.

Integrative Therapies: Learn how aromatherapy, massage, meditation & mindfulness enhance wellbeing.

Life Story Writing: A writing class where you explore your personal life story.

Men’s/Women’s Groups: Facilitated group discussions and support.

Nature-Based Therapy: Gardening, horticulture and nature-based therapies.

Nutrition: Learn how nutrition can impact your health and wellbeing.

Spiritual Services: A variety of ecumenical services offered weekdays and Sundays.

Virtual Field Trips: Experience other cultures and cuisines without leaving home.