Sneak Peek: See How Residents in an Assisted Living Community Spend their Day

Considering an assisted living community for yourself or a loved one and wondering what life will be like as a resident?

If you’re picturing a room full of solemn seniors watching TV and playing chess, you’d better think again. 

Today’s seniors are socially active, living longer, and determined to maintain their health and independence.

Many assisted living communities are adding health and wellness programs, including everything from yoga classes, senior-focused fitness classes, educational opportunities, and wellness clinics. 

Although many seniors cannot live alone, they still want to pursue hobbies and enjoy time with their peers.

Residents in assisted living communities can receive help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like getting out of bed, bathing, dressing, and medication management while enjoying planned activities, amenities, outings, and social events with other residents.

Assisted living communities and their staff help residents live maintenance-free, stress-free, fun, and active lifestyles.

Ready to see the possibilities of living in an assisted living community? Let’s take a look at how residents in an assisted living community spend their day!

Maintenance-free Mornings

Whether you’re a morning person or love sleeping in, your day begins at your leisure.

If you need assistance dressing, bathing, or even light housekeeping, a team member is available to help. But, of course, if you don’t need assistance, that’s ok too.

If you’re health-conscious, start your morning with an exercise class, go for a long walk, or use the fitness center.

Enjoy a cup of coffee in your apartment, or meet friends for a delicious breakfast in the dining room.

After breakfast, take up a new hobby or participate in a class or activity or attend Mass. 

The point is your morning is entirely up to you!

Afternoon Activities

A maintenance-free lifestyle is one of the many advantages of living in an assisted living community.

Yardwork and housekeeping are no longer your responsibility, allowing residents to spend their time doing things they enjoy.

Residents spend afternoons pursuing new hobbies, participating in recreational activities, planned social events, clubs, and various classes.

Many assisted living communities also provide outings to offsite attractions such as museums, shopping malls, and theaters.

Delicious and nutritious lunches are prepared daily for residents to enjoy.


Evenings in assisted living communities are a time to relax! Residents can be seen taking an evening walk in spring or summer or warming up by a cozy fire in winter.

Some residents may choose to unwind after a fun day by curling up with a good book in their cozy apartment.

Others may prefer to catch up with friends over dinner in the formal dining room

For residents who want to try something different, most assisted living communities offer transportation to local restaurants of interest for lunch groups.

About Notre Dame Health Care 

Moving to an assisted living community is a significant life change. Knowing what to expect can make the change easier. Interested in finding out more about Notre Dame Health Care’s senior living options? Schedule a tour ( or call us at (508) 852-5800. We look forward to welcoming you home.