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Living Active and Engaged

Mar 8, 2023

three women lawn bowling

Becoming a neighbor in the Applewood continuing care retirement community in Freehold, N.J. opens the door to a lifestyle filled with engagement opportunities that keep you fit and involved, hobbies that peak your interests, and outings that fulfill a yearning for discovery, fun and adventure. It’s a lifestyle where many of the burdens of homeownership are completely gone, leaving you more time to focus on the things you truly enjoy. Here is a list of just some of the ways Applewood residents are living their best life in our community.

What does an active engaged life look like?

  1. Lots to do close to home. At Applewood, residents are just steps away from everything happening on campusThe calendar is full of engaging opportunities, including line dancing, poker games, musical performances and much more. Residents gather for game nights and parties, and they enjoy movies in our on-campus Performing Arts Center. They work in our woodworking shop, peruse the shelves for a good book in our library, tend to our community garden, and tap into their creativity in our artist studio and craft room. Residents also stay involved in the Freehold community life by grabbing lunch with friends at their go-to restaurants or visiting their favorite stores. Getting out and about means looking your best, so residents here also take advantage of our hair and nail salon.
  2. A perfect starting point. Our centrally located campus in Freehold, New Jersey, is the ideal place from which to begin exploring sites up and down the East Coast. Applewood organizes day trips to New York City with its world-class restaurants and shopping and over to Atlantic City. The historic sites in Philadelphia are also just an hour away from our community.
  3. Opportunities to explore on your own. Applewood residents also have plenty to see and experience here in Monmouth County. There are historic sites, antique stores, lighthouses, local museums, and a variety of parks just minutes away from Applewood. A dozen golf courses are nearby where you can enjoy a day with friends while working on your swing.
  4. Holistic wellness. Applewood nourishes every aspect of your health through our Engaged Living , which supports each resident’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social, vocational, and nutritional wellness. Residents here take tai chi, dance lessons, and classes on how to craft their own cuisine. Every resident here is offered a well-being assessment that our certified trainers use to develop a personalized plan for staying in shape, reducing stress and living your healthiest life.
  5. The ability to stay fit while having fun. At Applewood, we know just how important it is to get the daily exercise that keeps you healthy and on the move. Members of our community take advantage of our fitness and indoor aquatics center, that’s open around the clock. They stretch, lift weights, meditate, and take laps in our heated 75-foot junior Olympic pool. Our group fitness classes are opportunities to meet and chat with neighbors while staying in shape. We offer basic strength training, core exercise instruction, aqua fitness, and a program for people with arthritis to help improve joint mobility. If you want some insight into what an active life at Applewood could be like, just ask Spencer. He biked 85 miles on his 85th birthday.
  6. A lifelong approach to learning. We offer a constant dedication to learning  in our community. Professors from Rutgers University and other area colleges regularly visit campus to give lead discussions and teach courses that continually expand the knowledge of residents here. Applewood residents also stay involved through Applewood University, which features lectures from residents.
  7. A wellness clinic near your home. Doctors at our on-site Medical Suite are here to give check-ups and do lab work. There’s also a gerontologist, ophthalmologist, and podiatrist right here on campus, so you don’t have to travel far. And we are also close to CentraState Medical Center, an Atlantic Health partner, and all the comprehensive medical services the hospital promotes you to keep living well.

Contact us to learn more

We are pleased to bring you this list of ways to stay active and engaged when retiring in Freehold, New Jersey.  Are you ready to take advantage of all that Freehold has to offer? Get in touch with us today. Call us at 732-303-7416 to learn more about the Applewood lifestyle and schedule a tour.