What Is an Active Senior Living Community?

January 9, 2023

Retirement is the perfect time to explore your interests, work on your physical health and build new friendships. However, if your current home isn’t providing you with everything you need for an enriched retirement, it might be time to look for a better option that matches a more active lifestyle.

Learn the definition of active senior living and find out why communities like Summit Vista are just the ticket to the retirement lifestyle you’ve been searching for.


What Is Active Senior Living?

Active senior living is for those who want to make the most out of each day. While physical activities are a big part of active living, it also includes maintaining a robust social life, continuing to pursue your passions, and focusing on wellness.

Residents in active independent senior living don’t require assistance with daily activities, but still want to live in a community with like-minded individuals, and have convenient access to services and amenities that make living an active lifestyle simple and enjoyable.

Floor plans cater to different lifestyles in active senior living. For instance, some older adults prefer an easy-to-clean one-bedroom apartment perfect for those who like to travel. Others feature more space for residents who might like to entertain a few guests or need an extra room for a home office.

At Summit Vista, our active living community features beautifully appointed, maintenance-free apartment homes with a variety of floor plans to choose from and resort-style services and amenities such as:


  • Café and marketplace
  • Heated indoor pool and hot tub
  • Fitness center
  • Three exceptional restaurants
  • Creative arts studio
  • Woodworking shop
  • Private putting green
  • Hair and nail salon
  • Banking services
  • Home cleaning services


Summit Vista is also Utah’s first Life Plan Community, offering a full continuum of long-term health care services on-site. You have peace of mind knowing your health needs will be taken care of now and in the future. Whether you’re a resident in independent living, assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing, you’ll be able to enjoy a lifestyle that matches your needs, interests and preferences.


There Are Abundant Benefits to Active Senior Living

People in active living communities are always exploring opportunities to enrich their retirement, make new friends and live well. Activities, clubs, events, and programs are hand-picked to appeal to residents, encourage social interaction, and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Here are just 6 ways you can benefit from active senior living at Summit Vista:


1. Focus on physical wellness

One of the top priorities of independent senior living is to provide residents with a plethora of ways to stay physically active. At Summit Vista, residents can get moving in a variety ways, including yoga, strength training, group fitness classes and aquacise classes. Residents can also improve their balance and range of motion with advice from a personal trainer.


2. Enjoy maintenance-free apartments

It’s tough to achieve your retirement goals when your free time is spent contending with the hassles of homeownership. When you take advantage of maintenance-free living, mowing the lawn can turn into more laps in the pool, sweeping a large patio can change into swiping paint on canvas, and scheduling HVAC repair can be swapped with making an appointment at the hair and nail salon.


3. Develop your interests

When you’re busy with a career or raising a family, you rarely have time to spend on your passions. Active senior living offers abundant ways to spark creativity and pursue your passions. You can enroll in courses and classes from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, try your hand at painting, spend time in the community garden, refine your woodworking skills, or even start a resident-led social group.


4. Dine on nutritious food

Summit Vista features three restaurants with delicious and nutritious meal options to satisfy any tastes. Residents with particular requests or special diets, restrictions, or concerns can rest assured we’ll always accommodate their needs. Our community takes nutrition a step further by offering consultations with professional dieticians and nutritionists to help residents live a healthy lifestyle inside and out. Gather with a large group at Broadfork Bistro or have a more intimate meal with a view at The Olympian.


5. Find abundant social opportunities

While our community has incredible dining and many other appealing services and amenities, it’s our residents that make living at Summit Vista an extraordinary experience. Whether you’re in a group fitness class, on your way to the café and market, or just enjoying a cup of coffee in the clubhouse, you’ll always find a smile and the chance for friendly conversation.


6. Convenient location

The location of Summit Vista is a fantastic benefit for our residents. Our active senior living community in the Salt Lake area is just minutes away from gorgeous local parks, golf courses and shopping centers, only about an hour away from Utah’s famous Wasatch Mountains. Whether you’re in the mood to shop, take a scenic drive or spend time outdoors, you’ll always find something to do in or around our community.


Discover a Retirement Experience Unlike Any Other at Summit Vista

As Utah’s first Life Plan Community, it’s our responsibility to set the standard high for senior living. To learn how you can benefit from an active lifestyle at Summit Vista, call us at 801-758-3138 or contact our team online. We’d be happy to answer your questions or schedule an in-person tour of our vibrant retirement community.