At Chester Village West, we are committed to providing everything you need for a vibrant and healthy lifestyle.
As an active retirement community for seniors, we believe that:
- Taking a proactive approach to health improves physical health and provides an overall feeling of confidence
- Staying active is one of the most important factors for maintaining your health
- Proper diet and good nutrition are fundamental pieces of a healthy lifestyle
- Continual intellectual engagement and lifelong learning promote fulfillment and overall well-being
- Your relationship with a beloved pet can provide comfort, connection, and emotional well-being … that’s why Chester Village West is a pet-friendly community
These beliefs are reflected in our HealthyLife® Services, a comprehensive independent living program that takes a whole-person approach to health by focusing on the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. The goal of the program is to help ensure you stay healthy and independent longer, so you can enjoy your time, friends, and active lifestyle at Chester Village West.
At Chester Village West, we take a proactive approach to your health. You’ll have access to informative health talks with guest speakers, blood pressure checks, fitness education and wellness classes, nutritional consultation, and personal training. And our Health Care Navigator, a registered nurse, is always available to connect you with the health and wellness professionals and services you need to help you reach your health goals.
By remaining active, eating a healthy diet, and avoiding harmful habits, you can maintain and even improve your health as you age. At Chester Village West, our certified fitness instructor offers a variety of group fitness programs, aquatics classes, and personal one-on-one instruction, to help you meet personal fitness goals. Love to walk? Enjoy the inviting walking paths that traverse our grounds and extend into the nearby state forest.
We know emotional wellness goes beyond managing and preventing emotional distress. Here, we foster a culture of care and compassion. We host a number of support groups and offer a variety of educational health and wellness discussions to address any challenge a resident may be facing. Our resident ambassador committee helps you acclimate to your new home and community, so you can begin forming close relationships with your neighbors, and with our staff, right from the start. At Chester Village West, you may live alone, but you are never alone.
Nestled on 26 beautiful acres in the lower Connecticut River Valley, our setting inspires our commitment to the environment. We know by making ecologically-conscious choices, we benefit not only the environment, but the ultimate well-being of our residents as well.
We know strong spiritual wellness can help you find a vital sense of peace and security. Chester Village West provides access to the spiritual outlet of your choice with transportation to off-site places of worship. We also offer support groups for those who have lost a spouse or loved one and for those living with a loved one with a chronic or challenging disease.
At any age, it’s important to maintain your sense of identity and purpose. Many Chester Village West residents become volunteers or even pursue part-time employment. We’re committed to providing numerous opportunities to engage in your personal interests and to help others, too, including taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, volunteering at Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries, and tutoring local elementary school children.
We realize participation, communication, and understanding are the keys to social wellness. That’s why we promote an active social lifestyle and offer numerous ways for you to enjoy the company of your neighbors, including daily activities, cards and games, cocktail parties, resident meetings, and community committees. At Chester Village West, we know we’re better when we’re together.
Exercising our brains has proven health benefits. That’s why we team with renowned institutions such as Wesleyan University and Middlesex Hospital, to offer a professional lecture series exploring a wide variety of timely topics. Residents also enjoy our book club and our Great Decisions discussion group. At Chester Village West, we know you can always learn something new. And our LifeSTYLE Promise® guarantees an exceptional level of choice, flexibility, and control. What you choose to do is always up to you.