Living Life Without Limits

In this time of social distancing and forced isolation, it is more important than ever to love where you live and live where you love. With that in mind, we are finding new ways of using technology to foster connections and stimulate positive thinking and hope for the future.

In our current health environment, attending to our physical health and staying within the safety guidelines is paramount. But what about the other aspects of well-being? Living a good life filled with moments of happiness requires striving beyond physical health. We want to provide an environment where residents can enhance their social, emotional and intellectual health, stretch themselves and continue growing and learning.

Technology once viewed as a barrier for active agers, has become a gift for our community. But we were also aware that there was a learning curve we needed to address. We met the challenge to help our residents stay connected by designing and hosting a webinar on how to use the technological tools that would make connectivity possible. Participants learned how use Go To Meeting, Zoom, and FaceTime. Imagine the thrill of being able to see the smiles and laughter of your children and grandchildren once again. Our hearts were full listening to the stories our residents shared.

We have designed free webinars for residents and the wider community which focus on learning how to practice living a positive life. Participants can learn to practice the skills of positivity which can lead to a greater sense of control over their sense of well-being. Practicing positivity helps in moving forward when confronted with adversity, reduces uncertainty and increases confidence. Most importantly, the practice of positivity provides the means to live in an uncertain world with less anxiety and more hope for the future.

These are just a few examples of the programs we are creating as we adapt to the challenges of a new way of living. We have successfully sheltered through many storms at Plantation Village and COVID-19 is just “one more” storm. Leading a happy, fulfilling life is about more than just being safe.

What better time to focus on learning or selfimprovement than now? Now is the perfect time to learn and grow, to evolve into better, stronger, kinder, and happier versions of ourselves.

To learn more about how we are helping residents stay connected, informed and entertained, visit our website at www.PlantationVillageRC. com. Like us on Facebook by visiting PlantationVillageRC.

Susan Katz is the Life Plan Consultant at Plantation Village, a non-profit continuing care retirement community that offers independent living on a 56-acre campus in Porters Neck, minutes from downtown Wilmington and area beaches. Residents enjoy first-class services in a wide variety of home styles, from oneand two-bedroom apartments to cottage homes and two-bedroom villas. Plantation Village is managed by Life Care Services™, the nation’s third-largest elder care management company. Visit their website at

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