Advice Independent Living

A Healthy Retirement, and New Year, Can Start at Meadow Ridge

Two senior couples playing tennis

As we age, the importance of regular exercise can often be in conflict with our physical limitations. For most, those back-to-back soccer games that were a breeze as a teenager look daunting in your 30s, and downright comical in your retirement years. Maintaining a sound body and mind as we age doesn’t look the same for everyone. While some older adults may still enjoy a 10-mile hike each week, others prefer a few rounds of golf or activities with a slower pace.

At Meadow Ridge, supporting a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle is foundational. So is understanding that each resident might not want, or be able, to participate in the same activities.

Each week, Meadow Ridge offers more than 60 different programs and opportunities to stimulate and challenge residents both physically and intellectually. Whether it’s hopping on the recumbent bike at our full-service gym, reconnecting with nature along the trails of our 136-acre campus, or participating in a group aquacise class in the community pool, there’s truly something for all levels of fitness and motivation.

With New Year’s and its inevitable resolutions just around the corner, here are a few options at Meadow Ridge you may consider adding to your 2017 routine:

Tai Chi and Qi Gong

With an instructor coming to campus weekly to lead classes, Tai Chi and Qi Gong are two disciplines that help residents with posture, circulation, energy and mood by focusing on controlled breathing and slow, purposeful movements.


Another weekly class offered by an instructor, Pilates is an additional low-impact option for residents who want to improve their overall strength, balance, posture and flexibility.

Bocce Ball

A recently renovated bocce court means residents can enjoy a spirited game with friends and neighbors just steps from their front doors. A wonderful activity for those who have a bit of competitive fire and like to be outdoors, bocce tests strength, balance, coordination and patience – depending on how your game goes.

Want more information on these or other fitness opportunities at Meadow Ridge? Interested to see a particular class or activity for yourself? Give us a call at (203) 544-1000 or stop by and see us at 100 Redding Road in Redding, CT.

Independent Living
Senior Living Lifestyle, Health and Wellness
Health is a lifestyle. Live better with life elevated.