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High Adventure Club Takes Senior Living to New Heights

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Some might not think of skydiving, ziplining or paragliding as activities for seniors, but the adrenaline-loving residents at Casa de las Campanas would beg to differ.

Residents founded their own High Adventure Club, illustrating why the best time to make the jump to senior living is while you’re still healthy, vibrant and have a zest for life. And they’re debunking the myth that senior living communities are only for those who need care, one horseback riding, jet skiing and parasailing adventure at a time.

A Variety of Fun and Something for Everyone

One of the many benefits of retirement communities is they offer tons of things for seniors to do in a place where you have plenty of time to do them.

Casa de las Campanas, a Life Plan Community located in Rancho Bernardo, has a playground of possibilities in the surrounding region you might not have even considered or had the chance to experience. Activities like jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet. Or waking up before dawn to watch the sunrise over Temecula wine country from a hot air balloon. Or soaring along San Diego’s breathtaking coastline in an open-cockpit biplane.

The High Adventure Club empowers residents — including those who might need a little assistance — to venture beyond their comfort zone and show that when it comes to a choose-your-own-adventure story, the sky’s the limit.

Of course there are benefits of retirement communities like Casa, aside from these high-octane senior activities. There are plenty of amenities, services and whole-person wellness opportunities right at your doorstep.

  • Indulge in dining experiences that’ll tantalize your taste buds.
  • Dive into our all-season indoor pool for a refreshing swim. Or head outside to soak up the sun and take leisurely laps in our heated outdoor swimming pool.
  • Stay active and fit in our fully equipped fitness center and exercise studio, followed by a relaxing and rejuvenating massage.
  • Unleash your creativity in our woodworking and hobby shop or explore your artistic side in our arts and crafts studio.
  • Head to one of our libraries for some quiet reading and relaxation.
  • Engage in friendly competition with friends at our putting green, bocce court, ping pong tables or billiards lounge.
  • Watch your furry friends romp and play at our on-campus dog parks.

Timing Is Everything: When To Move to Senior Living

Choosing to move to a senior living community while you’re in good health and leading an active lifestyle allows you to build meaningful connections with fellow residents and helps you become familiar with the community and cultivate a sense of belonging and support.

“The response I often hear (from friends) is they feel it’s too early for them to move into a senior living community because they’re healthy and don’t need assisted living or a helping hand,” said Steven d’Adolf, resident and High Adventure Club member.

“My wife and I adopted the opposite approach. We purposely moved in while we were healthy and active, allowing us to take full advantage of the wide range of physical and social activities, clubs and events available at Casa, and to make many enjoyable social connections and friendships.”

Another benefit of senior living and moving sooner rather than later is that it gives you ample time to downsize and organize belongings, reducing stress and allowing for a smoother transition.

Being proactive about moving to a continuing care retirement community like Casa – while you’re still active – gives you more control and peace of mind for your future. If your health needs do change, you can seamlessly transition to higher levels of care with your choice of Type A Continuing Care Plan options.

Bottom line: The ideal time to move to a senior living community is while you’re still at the peak of your health and vitality, and you can pick and choose from an array of activities — on campus or up high in California blue skies.

Learn more about independent living at Casa de las Campanas, where every day is brimming with exciting opportunities to enrich your life.