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49 InnovativeHealthMag.com A beautiful veteran’s memorial honors those who have bravely served our country and those who died defending it. his job.” He finds it rewarding to see seniors have so many opportunities to socialize and network at the Woodlands with Bingo, card clubs, live music, movie nights, and arts and crafts. Support groups will meet at the clubhouse and, educational lectures will be offered by local colleges and universities, utilizing a retractable 16-foot video screen. For bowling enthusiasts there’s a Wii bowling league that provides all the fun of regular bowling without any chance of dropping a ball on a toe or wearing sweaty used shoes. Residents can eat any or all of their meals in the clubhouse dining room or prepare their own meals in their Club home. There is a coffee bar and a pub where residents can take their guests for “a cuppa Joe” or a cold beer. The clubhouse can also be used for private parties. Outdoors, residents can enjoy happy hour or “brown bag it” at the pavilion picnic tables overlooking a pond while the fountain shoots skyward. A gazebo and fire pit offer relaxing warm weather places to meet friends. Regularly scheduled parties and festivals include a Father’s Day party for fathers, sons and grandsons, and the very popular Fall festival which provides a carnival atmosphere for residents and the unlimited number of guests they may invite. A beautiful veteran’s memorial honors those who have bravely served our country and those who died defending it. Every building in the Woodhaven Senior Community is ground-level, with no steps. This reduces the fall risk for residents, and allows them the ability to easily walk outside their club home to get some fresh air without having to use an elevator. Even with this large expansion, there is still a large wooded area where deer and wild turkeys are often spotted. Ducks swim in the ponds and waddle on the shores and the courtyards are beautifully landscaped. Right on site there are a beauty/barber salon, library, computer nook, deli, and chapel but there is also a luxury van to transport resi-dents around the community for appoint-ments. Housekeeping, laundry and concierge services are available and the entire Wood-haven property is a “tip-free zone.” Employ-ees are happy to help all residents without any expectation of extra compensation. In case of a power outage, the clubhouse/ wellness center has a backup generator so residents can enjoy the full use of that facility while awaiting to have power in their club homes restored. There is a 24-hour security service, and a gate is being installed at the Woodhaven entrance to provide the enhanced benefit of a “gated community.” There our bus outings to such places as Dow Gardens; fresh fruit and vegetable markets like the Flint Farmers Market, and Joe Randazzo’s Market in Roseville; and restaurants such as Annabelle’s Own and Wawel’s in the Polish Cultural Center in Troy. Active seniors are sure to enjoy The Woodlands environment, from their executive club home, to the clubhouse/ wellness center, to the grounds, and to the outings outside of Woodhaven. The Woodlands Woodhaven Senior Community 5201 Woodhaven Ct., Flint, MI 48532 www.woodhavensenior.com 810.230.1070 “ “ Lindhout Associates Architects did a beautiful job designing the buildings that include freestanding duplex-style homes for residents, and also a 12,000 square-foot Clubhouse/Wellness Center. Manager David Dixner is proud of the expansion and explained to Innovative Health readers how The Woodlands attracts seniors ages 55 and over who want to stay as active as possible. The Community offers much to promote wellness and vitality. The grounds feature nature walkways meandering around the property, and raised gardens where residents can grow their own flowers, herbs, and vegetables. There is a 40-foot deep fishing pond soon to be stocked with bass, bluegill, and perch; and even a putting green. The clubhouse has an exercise room with special impact-absorbing flooring, a planned aquatic therapy pool, and a hot tub. Showers and a fresh supply of fluffy towels complete the experience for the senior athlete. Each 1600 square-foot club home has an open floor plan and features two bedrooms and two full baths, a two-car garage with ample storage and electronic door opener, a fully-equipped “eat-in kitchen,” bathtub/ shower with assist bars, abundant walk-in closet space, individually controlled heating and air conditioning. Additional features are neutral-colored wall-to-wall carpeting, a private patio space, and an emergency call system. Each club home is in close proximity to the new clubhouse. Executive Director Mark Hawkins “loves


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