Wellness &  Health Management

Personal Finance & Employment Services

Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyles

Personal Character Development

Community & Enrichment

Health and Fitness

The health of our community is important to us. There will be an area for fitness and an onsite gym which is currently included in the site plan. Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. Villa de vida will provide guidance and reinforcement for selecting healthy habits.

Financial Security

Personal Finances

Community volunteers will help coach residents how to set up a budget. Residents may be able to learn how to pay bills, spend and save money accordingly.

Employment

Finding and keeping a job are essential for independent living. Villa de vida is developing relationships with employers in and around the residence. Those relationships are being established and efforts will be made to have appropriate employment opportunities available for our residents. The following enrichment activities will be available for use to resident as they choose.

Job placement services:
  • Assist residents in acquiring a paid job position outside of the residence, if desired.
  • Applications, references, interviews
Job skills and retention program:
  • Employment support
  • Work program (cluster or individual models)
Transportation coordination
Creative arts/activities to market and sell
Assesment/parent interviews to identify the strengths, weaknesses and interests
Within-site occupations (as available)

Eating and Exercise

Tracking Nutrition

Healthy eating habits will be nurtured. For some residents, reinforcement will be provided for documenting and selecting healthy foods. Residents will be coached to choose healthy snacks and meals daily.

Cooking and Meal Planning

Villa de vida will recruit community volunteers to teach cooking classes which demonstrate healthy and safe cooking practices. These classes would incorporate community visits to local markets, budgeting for food purchases, navigating the social nuances of purchasing items, and the storage, preparation and cooking of the food.

Physical Activites

Staying active is an integral element to a healthy lifestyle. There will be an area for fitness and an onsite gym which is currently included in the site plan. Regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. Villa de vida will provide guidance and reinforcement for selecting healthy habits.

Person Centered Planning

Villa de Vida facilitates and supports the pursuit of all residents to have options for integration and inclusion in the greater community and to be in charge of their life. Residents are provided opportunities to increase and enhance their independent living skills, decision-making, safety, wellness/medical management, employment, self-advocacy, community access, civic responsibility and "sense of self."

Community First

At Villa de Vida, we encourage each individual to contribute to the community through volunteer efforts and fostering individual interests and hobbies. The resident service coordinator can assist each resident in identifying each resident's interest and acquiring a volunteer position in the community.

Community Enrichment Activities

Some activities will be regularly scheduled. Additional activities will be created and input from surveys directed towards the staff and residents so as to facilitate social involvement via highly desired activities. See examples below;

Movie Night

Weekly or bi-weekly movies will be presented and a collection of movies will be available for rental as well.

Book Club

Many residents will enjoy reading and may choose to engage in discussions with others regarding particular books..

Community Events

Due to the location, several community events will be accessible if our residents so choose.

Community Game Night

A time for residents to invite community member and friends over for fun!

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