While many people may think of retirement living communities as a place for older adults to live quietly, one such center is attempting to change that perception. The Gwinett Daily Post reports that Garden Plaza in Lawrenceville, Georgia, offers senior citizens and local residents a number of actives that keep them engaged in the community.
The staff of Garden Plaza regularly has created a number of events that range from frank panel discussions of the Harper Lee classic To Kill a Mockingbird to a classic car show.
"We'll have a lot of cars ranging from the 1930s to 1970s, from model–Ts to T-Birds," sales director Wanda Dukes told the news provider.
"It will be a 1950s theme and everyone can dance to 50s music by the Class Act Band. And you can expect to see a lot of poodle skirts and pony tails."
Programs such as those offered by Garden Plaza may help encourage the residents to practice an active lifestyle. According to the Centers for Disease Control, evidence suggests that physical activity in older adults may improve quality of sleep and reduce cognitive decline.