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Inside the safety and protection of the Silvergate San Marcos retirement community, seniors are finding creative ways to have fun and be active despite the new normal of the outside world. At Silvergate, residents are focused on staying healthy, spending time safely with other residents, and enjoying each day fully by taking part in regular physical activity throughout the week.
“I love the exercise we do here at Silvergate,” said Merrio Izor, a new resident at Silvergate San Marcos who takes full advantage of the community’s activities as they are announced and offered. “They have all kinds of activities. You can pick and choose what you like. If I were at home, I’d stay inside all the time…here I walk every morning which I love. It’s invigorating and I really enjoy it.”
With a dedicated Activities Director planning creative and fun events daily, there are always opportunities for residents to get moving and be active. Silvergate’s staff continually plans and leads a variety of fitness classes and physical activities to help residents strengthen their bodies, improve their cognitive abilities, and maintain a greater level of independence for a longer period of time.
“We’re not letting the pandemic hamper our ability to offer fun and fulfilling activities to our residents,” said Judy Salazar-Soto, Activities Director for Silvergate San Marcos. “We offer so much more than just socially distanced card games and puzzles. We want our residents to enjoy activities that keep them physically active and mentally agile. We try to switch up our fitness classes regularly to give residents new activities to try and enjoy.”
Wide Variety of Activities Offered at Silvergate San Marcos
Each month, Silvergate’s fitness classes and wellness activities focus on cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance to help improve overall physical well-being. The opportunities to participate in physical activities change regularly with new offerings that currently include:
- Sit & Be Fit Classes
- Dance For Health
- Yoga Lessons
- Tai Chi Instruction
- Walking Club
“I’ve lived here at Silvergate for a long time,” said David Leese, who participates regularly in the Sit & Be Fit class at Silvergate. “We have all kinds of ways to stay active here, but I really enjoy the workout we get in this class. It’s fun and it gets you going.”
“I like to be doing things,” said Gordon Chaves, a resident at Silvergate who served as a community advocate in Palm Springs for many years and now volunteers to help bring new activities into his retirement community home at Silvergate. “I like to be busy and the people and staff here are great. I like the activities we have going on and because I’ve always been active in my local community, I’ve gotten involved here, too.”
“While movement plays an important role in any healthy lifestyle, those over the age of 70 experience greater wellness by embracing a well-rounded daily routine that includes physical activity, proper nutrition, socialization, and vigorous mental stimulation. We offer all of that here at Silvergate,” said Joan Rink-Carroll, Executive Director for the senior living community.
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Silvergate residents are transforming their health and experiencing greater positivity by living more actively than they were before moving into the community. When combined with time spent socializing with friends, the activities at Silvergate are part of an overall health and wellness lifestyle that residents at Silvergate are embracing.