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Low-Impact and No-Impact Exercises to Elevate Your Heart Rate

active woman over age 55 exercising at ovation retirement community


Don’t let the term “low-impact” fool you – these exercises are a great way to get in a good workout and increase your heart rate. From a technical perspective a low-impact exercise is one in which one foot is always planted on the ground. No-impact exercises are those where both feet stay on the ground at all times or your body is supported by a machine or water during the workout.

Health and Wellness Tips for Seniors Looking to Stay on the Go

active seniors riding bikes


“Retirement community” doesn’t always feel like the most accurate term for Ovation by Avamere due to the vibrant, active lifestyles of our residents. Many people currently retiring or recently retired still feel young and healthy enough to continue their favorite activities, whether that’s mountain biking and hiking or swimming laps and golfing.

Ovation is a different kind of retirement community, which is why we’ve designed and built all our communities to make it easy for residents to maintain their activity level, or even increase it with all their newfound free time.

Adjusting to Retirement

Retired Man Relaxing In Hammock


Are you a recent retiree who doesn’t know what to do with all your newfound free time? Don’t worry – that’s a completely normal reaction. Many people feel surprisingly negative in the weeks or even months immediately following their retirement, especially if they haven’t thought ahead about what exactly they would do to fill up their obligation-free days.

Movie Night: Nostalgic Movies from the (Not So Distant) Past

Cool Hand Luke Hardboild Scene


Every cohort has their own generation-defining movies. When making best-of classic movie lists, it can be too easy to get caught up in the artistry and early craftsmanship of the old black and white movies, many of which don’t resonate as much with Baby Boomers and people who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s. The movies that defined the currently retiring generation are significantly different, thematically and tonally, than the movies their parents grew up with.

Where their parents may have idolized James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, they have Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Hairy or drifter with no name was taking over from John Wayne’s many Western roles.

It’s not as if those older movies weren’t appreciated by all younger audiences at the time, but some of the following films were much more aligned with their younger sensibilities and tastes.

Preparing for Retirement: What You Need to Know When Planning for Retirement

retired couple actively riding a scooter


There are several contributing factors that have been dramatically changing the way people think about retirement the past few decades. Maybe the most important factor is longevity and improved health at older ages.

Back in 1935 the United States picked age 65 as the retirement age. It made sense from a sustainability standpoint. At that time, life expectancy in the country was roughly 58 for men and 62 for women.

Senior living lifestyle options: Are you making the right choice?

Ovation by Avamere joined Reagan and Surae on Good Things Utah to talk about their new campus opening in Southern Utah in the Fall of 2020.

Ovation is a hospitality company that offers senior housing, not a senior housing company that offers hospitality. There is a massive difference. Ovation is the culmination of our 25 years of experience in senior housing. Their new two-building campus will feature amenities and services new to Southern Utah – so residents can enjoy an active lifestyle in one of the most beautiful places in the country.

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Reservation showroom opens for Ovation senior living campus at Heartwood Preserve

Ovation by Avamere is accepting reservations for its first senior living campus in Nebraska, expected to open in west Omaha in autumn 2020.

The active lifestyle village, a two-building campus called Ovation Heartwood Preserve, will be part of the 500-acre Heartwood Preserve at 144th and Pacific Streets. The master plan for that development includes parks, walking paths, retail, restaurants, office space and 2,000 housing units of various sizes and styles.

Ovation’s developer, Avamere Family of Companies, is bringing 300 independent senior living, assisted living and memory care residential units to its campus. The newly opened Reservation Showroom in the Pepperwood Village shopping plaza offers a preview of the complex, inside and out.

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