1470 South Havana Street, Aurora, Colorado, 80012Independent Living
Imagine waking up every day in the comfort of your very own luxury apartment. You wake with ease wondering what fun activity you will partake in that day. You head down the hall to the common area to meet up with your friendly neighbors and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea while discussing the morning paper or maybe a show. Now it is time for the challenging part of your day, deciding how you will spend the rest of it. At Bella Vita, a 55+ community, we will take care of all of the things that have been causing you headaches for years. All of those chores are always lingering in the back of your mind and not letting you live your life to the fullest. Let us take care of the trash, the yard work, and yes even the housekeeping while you enjoy a life full of purpose and fun.What amenities and activities do we offer?Bella Vita makes it easy for residents to enjoy what we like to call a beautiful life. Enjoy the views with your friends on our 3rd-floor terrace. You can soak up some of our famous Colorado sun and grill a delicious dinner to enjoy together. Take the party inside to our multi-function room and gather together around the large-screen TV for the big game or a quiet movie night. Staying fit and healthy is very important to us at Bella Vita. Our fitness center is indoors and open 24-hours. No matter the weather or the hour we are open and ready to help you stay healthy and fit. Maybe working out inside isnt your favorite? Take a stroll with your furry best friend outside and maybe even down to our new dog park. We want you and your pets to stay in shape and happy here at Bella Vita. Have you ever thought you had a green thumb or maybe wanted to find out? Our residents tend to our lush community garden just a few steps from your apartment. After a long day of activities, you are probably feeling a little tired. Take a break and relax at our coffee bar and cafe area. You can break out some board games and finish up those crafts you have been working on. There are countless activities and amenities for residents with a wide range of interests at Bella Vita.We understand that sometimes it is nice to get out and explore the attractions around our community as well. Bella Vita is conveniently located right next to the Havana Business District, we are within walking distance from everything you need, including department stores, grocery stores, delicious international cuisine, and much more!Why do you love living at Bella Vita?Our residents love calling Bella Vita home. From the family feel to the countless activities Bella Vita truly is a great place to live. Terri and Ron have lived at Bella Vita for about a year now. Terri describes Bella Vita as bright, modern, fresh and clean. She was skeptical about moving into a 55+ community before visiting Bella Vita, but was pleasantly surprised by the look, feel and very nice staff. She wants people who are interested in moving into a 55+ community, like Bella Vita, to know if you are interested in friendship, finding new friends, and being around people from your generation then it is definitely the right move for you.Another resident, Pat, has called Bella Vita home for 3 years now. She says it was the best move she has ever made! Anyone who wants to have a good life and fun, she recommends moving on in. Our team members and residents, like Pat, Ron, and Terri, truly are what makes Bella Vita such an amazing place to live.What all is included at Bella Vita?Bella Vita is an inclusive, affordable luxury 55+ community in Aurora, CO with just one monthly fee that covers everything from trash collection, cable/internet, and even housekeeping service. We are committed to providing exceptional service to our residents. Audra Parker, our Community Director, started about 3 months ago. She could tell right away that the team members who care for our residents were different. They dont care for the residents because it is their job, it is truly genuine and from the heart, Audra explains.
Are you exploring the different senior living options? Are you having trouble understanding all the new lingo and what it all means? Dont worry youre not alone if you answered yes to these questions.When many people first start their search, it is a challenge to understand the difference between all the options what is an Active Adult community versus Independent Living, Assisted Living versus Memory Care, or Skilled Nursing? When you first start your search, the American Senior Housing Associations suggest you ask yourself a few questions:How much can I afford?What level of care do I really need?These two basic questions will help you to refine your search to the area of senior living that will best meet your needs.Explore the many different floor plans available at our senior living community. Make sure to contact us to see what we have available to fit your needs and lifestyle.Some people determine that they do not need additional services but rather would prefer not to have all the responsibilities and stress of homeownership. An Active Adult Community like BellaVita is a great stepping stone into senior living as a space that is age restricted to 55 and better. Bella Vita is an Active Adult apartment community that provides a safe, secure, maintenance-free atmosphere for those seeking the comforts of home, new friendships and the chance to explore new life opportunities. Choosing the right senior living community can be challenging and confusing at times, but by educating yourself, it can be a positive learning experience.
Are you newly retired? If so, youve entered a period of the greatest freedom that life has to offer. To make the most of retirement living, its important to know which parts of your previous life to embrace, and which parts to leave behind. Here are three helpful points to consider, as you sort through all your options:1. Your home shouldnt become another jobBack when you bought your first home, you were probably content to clean gutters, shovel snow off the front steps, or refinish the deck. Doing these things meant you had achieved home ownership, a milestone of adulthood. Now, however, all that upkeep probably seems less appealing. You may not need that large yard, or extra rooms to heat and maintain. Many older adults are ready to give up the grind of seasonal chores, instead spending their time instead doing what they enjoy. This is the luxury of maintenance free living.2. You can say goodbye to sitting in trafficHow many years have you spent commuting to a job? Or getting into your car every time you wanted to buy groceries or visit friends? Retirement living in centrally located senior apartments means that almost everything you need is just a short walk away. Feel like meeting friends at a game room? Taking your dog to the park? Heading out for shopping, or dinner? Hosting a meeting for your organization? All those options and more are easily accessible when you live at Bella Vita.3. You have time to nurture your body and mindBeing retired means you can exercise or nap! on your own schedule. At Bella Vita, you can sit down with friends for a leisurely conversation, enroll in a continuing education class, or go for a solitary bike ride. The skys the limit retirement is a beautiful opportunity for exploring new experiences!
Christian Living Communities continues our commitment to disrupting ageism. CLC President & CEO Jill Vitale-Aussem recently hosted a live discussion with Penny Cook from the Pioneer Network to talk more about the importance of community and citizenship in combating ageist practices and believes. Watch the recording hereAgeism is all around us just look at your neighborhood greeting card aisle. Shifting from the ageist practices and beliefs we are taught growing up takes time. It starts with each of us first shifting our internal dialogue, and then shifting our expectations and how we operate in our lives.Read additional content on AgeismOne way to combat ageist beliefs, such as older adults have less to contribute and arent as valued, is to create a strong sense of community and citizenship for yourself. Community can be your neighborhood, your interest group, your friends, your family or a senior living community it really is open for interpretation. What is important is to create or seek out community; somewhere you belong, are expected and are celebrated.Once you have your sense of community then practice good citizenship, contribute to the greater good, create self-purpose. This doesnt have to be something as grand as serving on a leadership counsel or volunteering at the local school, although both are great, it can be as simple as sharing your simple gifts. For one CLC resident it is as simple as sharing her passion for baking rum cakes. Yup, rum cakes. Jean makes delicious rum cakes. She contributes to her community by baking cakes and donating them to fundraising efforts, to recognize an employee for an outstand achievement, to give to a neighbor who is feeling blue. This act of citizenship gives Jean purpose, she is very appreciated for her contribution to her community.
President Abraham Lincoln said, Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. I share this same philosophy when advising my clients who are downsizing and moving time spent planning to downsize and move makes it all manageable.Having a plan and timeline in place is important for any downsizing and move. Outlining what needs to be done and when it needs to be done by helps relieve stress and make the process less overwhelming.Regarding dos and donts of downsizing and moving I recommends the following:Do:Keep the best and let go of the restLet family and friends know you are downsizing and you have items they can takeThink and stay positive be confident with your downsize decisions, dont second guess yourselfDo it when its your choice and you have a say where your possessions goEnlist help (e.g. friends, family, church group or professional help) youre not in this aloneStar small- make a plan to go through 1 drawer a dayDont:Put it off for a rainy day otherwise it wont happenDont donate immediately what you think may not have value could pros can give you an overall assessmentDont assume family will want everything or anything for that matterDont try to downsize in a rush or when you are in a crisis
One of the great benefits of college life is being surrounded by people in a similar age group who share interests, experiences and excitement about the next chapter in life. Though its impossible to get those days back, a 55+ active adult community can provide many of the same benefits. For older adults ready for their next adventure, this type of environment can be the perfect place for forging new friendships while taking advantage of great amenities andlow-maintenance living.Life after 50 can bring big changes. When the house is now an empty nest, or when retirement comes, it can mean a loss of connection and every day interaction. A strong sense of community is one of the most valuable benefits ofa 55+ community, as having this impacts a persons well-being and quality of life. Those looking to make new friends will find like-minded neighbors with common interests. Whether its continuing to find satisfaction in working, easing into retirement, or diving into pursuits like hobbies or travel, there will be others to share the experience. Residents can also enjoy terraces for grilling and gatherings along with multi-purpose rooms and private spaces for family get-togethers and business or club meetings.An active lifestyle is typically emphasized in 55+ communities, with the amenities playing a large part. From happy hours and outings to continuing education and fitness classes, there is likely something for everyone. Additionally, most communities are located within a short drive or walking distance to shops, restaurants, theaters, churches and medical facilities. Transportation and walking paths are often nearby, so cars can be left at home. And, after a full day, there will be no loud teenagers or babies crying at 2 amonly peace and quiet.After years of yardwork and home maintenance, a 55+ community will offer a reprieve! Floorplans and features accommodate active adults and contribute to a low-maintenance lifestyle. Independence can be enjoyed while not having to mow the lawn, clean the gutters or paint the house. Some communities even offer housekeeping services. Every day living is simpler.At a 55+ community, opportunities to thrive and engage with others are abundant. At Bella Vita, a 55+ active adult community in Aurora, Colorado, youll enjoy full-time concierge services, convenient amenities, and an all-inclusive monthly rental fee.