See a Day in the Life at Otterbein St. Marys [Video]

Posted by St. Marys on Aug 14, 2019 11:01:00 AM

What’s your favorite way to spend a day? Whether you enjoy being outdoors, volunteering, working up a sweat in an exercise class, or getting together with friends, you’ll find a way to do what you love at Otterbein SeniorLife.

We followed Otterbein St. Marys independent living resident Mary Lou around for a day to see how she chooses to spend it. Take a look at the video below to see more.

Otterbein Adventures: A Day in the Life

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9:00 a.m. - Mary Lou starts the day with a chair yoga class on campus to stretch out and get ready for the day. 

10:30 a.m. - The front desk at Otterbein always has a phone ringing and people asking questions, so Mary Lou sits down to volunteer some of her time there.

11:30 a.m. - It’s time for lunch on campus! Mary Lou meets some friends at the cafe. With restaurant-style dining and delicious meals throughout the day, you never need to leave campus to eat if you don’t want to!

1:00 p.m. - Mary Lou takes advantage of the beautiful day and paths on campus and goes for a bike ride. Plenty of green space and wide-open views of the lake make for a scenic trip.

3:00 p.m. - It’s getting warm outside, so Mary Lou takes a quick cool-off break and ducks into the campus library to read her favorite newspaper. 

7:00 p.m. - To cap off her afternoon, Mary Lou takes a few moments to sit and reflect on a lakeside bench. It’s a wonderful pause in her busy day.

“Being here is the nicest part. There are so many things to do and the people are very friendly,” she said. “Whenever I have people come here to visit, they just love it.” 

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Lifestyle Choices at Otterbein SeniorLife

At Otterbein, you’re free to spend your days however you choose. Whether it’s volunteering and bike-riding like Mary Lou, taking part in an off-campus adventure, or just curling up with a book in your apartment or patio home, there are choices for everyone.

Living a purposeful and fulfilling life is our goal for each and every resident at Otterbein SeniorLife. It’s all part of achieving complete wellness, which we promote through all of our programs and activities on every campus.

Complete wellness goes beyond eating healthy and exercising. The nine dimensions of complete wellness include:

  • Physical
  • Environmental
  • Social
  • Intellectual
  • Cultural
  • Emotional
  • Vocational
  • Spiritual
  • Creative

Learn More About Complete Wellness

You can learn more about these nine dimensions of wellness, how we promote them at Otterbein, and how you can start improving them in your own life today when you download our free guide.

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Topics: Otterbein Adventures, Independent Living