Chicago, IL (October 10, 2019) – Leading national developer, owner and operator of high-end continuing care retirement communities Vi has won the 2019 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, honoring the “Top 25 'Best in Wellness' senior living communities in North America.” Vi is recognized as best-in-class for successfully fostering a wellness-centered environment to benefit all who live and work in their communities. The award was created as a joint effort between the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) and NuStep, LLC, a major manufacturer of recumbent cross-trainers used in healthcare, senior living and fitness.
“We are honored to have earned the coveted title of ‘Best in Wellness’ from the ICAA,” says Jolene Moore, Corporate Director of Lifestyles. “Wellness permeates all elements of life at a Vi community, as our Living Well philosophy is foundational to who we are. Vi is dedicated to providing the utmost quality of life to our residents, and that starts with encouraging a holistic approach to their health and wellbeing.”
Vi’s Living Well philosophy is focused on nurturing mind, body and spirit for the residents. Vi arranges intellectually stimulating activities, such as discussions on current events, learning lectures, trivia contests and science-based memory training classes, as well as a variety of exercise programs and nutritional classes. Vi’s Living Well program also provides residents with social activities including art and music classes, resident clubs, volunteer opportunities and a myriad of other gatherings and events that encourage social connection and interaction.
ICAA CEO and founder Colin Milner says, “Senior living communities have long been aware of how important wellness is for the health and wellbeing of their residents, but in recent years, wellness has evolved from being a programming option to becoming a way of life.”
With a burgeoning population of older adults seeking a better quality of life, decisions about where to live is of critical importance as wellness can have a significant effect on health and longevity. The 2019 ‘Best in Wellness’ Beacon award is an acknowledgement by ICAA that Vi is leading the way in the wellness sphere. By continually partnering with residents and staff, Vi cultivates meaningful opportunities for seniors to invest in and improve their health and wellness.