The Roanoke – Salem Region is not only known for its historic past but also for the active lifestyle it offers, including endless outdoor recreation options in diverse local parks and the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as the arts, cultural events, and excellent shopping and dining. In fact, it’s listed in “Forbes Best Places to Retire” and the ShareCare Community Well-Being Index, ranking high in both for the feeling of community, physical well-being, purpose, social opportunity, access to healthcare, access to resources, housing and transport, and economic security.
Here's how retirement in the Roanoke – Salem Region can help you thrive.
The mental benefits of nature are well-known, but spending time outdoors also provides a host of physical benefits for retirees as well from increased energy to improved cardiovascular health to lower blood pressure. There’s no doubt the Roanoke – Salem Region gives you plenty of opportunities, including the following:
The National Institute on Aging recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity throughout the week for retirees. You can certainly break this down; however, you want—20 minutes per day, seven days per week; 30 minutes per day for five days per week; or 50 minutes per day for three days per week.
There are any number of locations in the Roanoke – Salem Region to get your in your minutes, including the following:
At Friendship Retirement Community, we empower retirees to advance their own health and well-being by creating vibrant lifestyles that inspire creativity, support choice, protect dignity, and celebrate experience. We feature three campuses in the Roanoke – Salem Region offering a range of services from independent and assisted living to memory care and more.
Healthy aging is a focus here, and our amenities include the following: