Active at Any Age at Victorian Village


The Victorian Village campus offers a full spectrum of senior living services. The Life Enrichment Department at Victorian Village works to provide a variety of active aging options every resident, regardless of their age or care needs.

HOMER GLEN, Ill. (October 2016) — Active Aging Week at Victorian Village wrapped up recently, but residents at the senior living community will still have plenty of opportunities for an active lifestyle.

The community’s Active Aging Week included a “Balance Boot Camp” as part of the on-going Senior Fitness program. Exercise opportunities provided by Senior Fitness all year long are helping residents maintain their health and strength, so they can enjoy a more active retirement.

Not all the activities at Victorian Village require a regimen of cardio or weight training. There are classes — like the new American Sign Language class attended by several residents – and clubs, like the Knit & Stitch group that recently raised funds to support the Alzheimer’s Walk for the Cure.

The Life Enrichment Department at Victorian Village also gives residents a chance to get off campus, whether or not they have a car in the parking lot. They take trips to grocery and department stores, as well as field trips to places like the theater, the planetarium, or a forest preserve — all on their brand new bus. One new opportunity coming up for residents is the chance to travel to a local school and participate in a P.E. class alongside the students. The Victorian Village bus is on the road at least three days a week, so residents have plenty of opportunities to engage their surrounding community.

And there are always opportunities for the community to come to Victorian Village, too — such as the Holiday Bazaar, a vendor event coming up the second weekend of November. Families and friends often get involved in life at Victorian Village, and are invited to join in on any activities, outings, or events that they’re interested in.

The activities provided at Victorian Village don’t only keep people physically active, but socially active as well. It’s all part of living an active and healthy life, no matter what your age.

“The fellowship is key,” Life Enrichment Director Connie Jaros said. “If residents aren’t involved in the community, then they’re not getting any socialization — and that’s not very healthy. The fellowship is key.”

Victorian Village provides opportunities for an active lifestyle across all levels of care. The community offers a full spectrum of senior-living options: retirement living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and short-term rehabilitation. For more information, contact us at


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