By Lisa Stephens
Florida may be the Mecca for Senior retirement, but it certainly is not the honey pot of resources for older adults who reach a time in life when they fall between the cracks of living independent, active and alone and those who may need a care model such as assisted living or even private duty home care. Many seniors are still healthy enough to enjoy active programs and social opportunities but don’t know where to turn or have yet to realize the answer for boredom, socialization, friends, fun, great food and purposeful days is here! The opportunity to build a new story to their life journey is here and has been since September of 2018. No one wants to speed up the aging process, so “La Bella Legacy Senior Day Program and Social Club” was built in 2018 by William and Janice Lindmar to deliver an active senior program that focuses on not only the physical aspect of delaying aging but also the cognitive, social, sensory and lifestyle domains of life. A family-owned and operated country club, non-institutional style, social club center Located in Trinity, Florida in Pasco County but servicing seniors in surrounding counties of Hernando, Pinellas with transportation options; La Bella Legacy has broken the Blueprint for Senior Social Programs and the stereotypical licensed “Adult Day Care”. The 2019 Trinity “Best of the Best” Award-winning Day program and A+ rated and accredited business with the West Coast of Florida Better Business Bureau, is continuously developing a non-cookie cutter approach to its Program with state of the art amenities and active, engaging, and stimulating activities that even offer daily prizes such as Cash, Lottery tickets and a stash of amazing gifts like jewelry, perfume, colognes, mystery gifts, and gift cards,
La Bella Legacy Senior Day Program is quickly becoming a community and household name due to the incredible 5-star reviews on every media outlet, including their active Facebook page, their google business page and the Better Business Bureau. .The family behind this golden opportunity for seniors has over 40 combined years’ experience in the industry. Owners William and Janice Lindmar wanted something more for families to consider when it came to looking for help for their aging loved ones. Coupled with their own personal experience with aging loved ones,, they knew exactly what they didn’t want when it came to establishing their business. “Smack in the middle of our careers, we knew we could do it better,” William said. He and Janice originally entered the eldercare field as a result of their own experiences with their own family. Over the years, William and Janice worked their way up the senior living career ladder. They realized the higher level the position, the less contact they had with the people they wished to serve. After many years of planning, they opened a senior social center that would have been exactly what they preferred to have had for their own family when they needed it. La Bella Legacy is an active senior day program that is designed to change the landscape of daytime senior care and socialization options. You won’t find members just sitting around in this modern 3,000 SF facility. If they are sitting, it’s likely because they are engaged in their daily senior specialized chair fitness and strengthening programs such as Zumba, Strength and Agility Training and evening light weights class, intense cognitive sessions or a specialized therapeutic breakout program for those members who may have some short term memory loss.
Members range in age from 66 to a very active 95. This groundbreaking program caters to seniors that are just seeking companionship and socialization as well as those who may have a mild memory loss, however, every member is active, social and ready for days filled with fun, entertainment, outings, catered meals and a sense of living and loving life each day. An all-inclusive social club offering various full or part-time schedules with no long term contract commitments and a simple membership plan that’s easy to understand and actually affordable, especially for those needing full time and daily services makes La Bella Legacy the Premier option for daytime senior fun and safety. Safety is always at the top of the list. “If we feel that the program might be too much for a member, we let the family know,” William said. “Keeping seniors engaged and participating in activities and social opportunities is key to enabling them to continue to be active and enjoy their time spent at La Bella. Staying at home all day, in front of a television or alone, can sometimes hasten their ability to maintain good mental and physical health”.
“Every detail was considered when it came to designing our center,” William advised. Each lounge is visible from around the center and easily accessible to everyone. They even have a boutique movie theater complete with leather recliners and a popcorn machine! A large open area in the middle offers a place to enjoy bowling, corn hole, and fitness! When it’s time for a little rest, members can take a breather in the relaxation lounge, thumbing through magazines that date back to the 1920s or go for a massage in the TITANPOD chair located in the exclusive Sensory Suite. Members listen to all music genres from the Juke Box in the Gaming and Music Pub or try their luck at slots, poker, shuffleboard competitions and so much more. From Jeopardy Challenges and exciting competitions for prizes to Cash winning BINGO and Crafty Creations, the social and physical activity never ends at La Bella Legacy! Whether a modest introvert or an outgoing extrovert, there is something for everyone
Janice advised their program is one of the most affordable on the market and has the research to back that claim. If their program isn’t the right fit for you, they will help you find the right match. “We want to be a resource for all families who need help, even if we can’t be the answer,” Janice stated.
La Bella Legacy is located at 2051 Little Road in Trinty’s Premier Medical Center. Call 727-267-4051 today as there is limited membership availability. Also, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/labellalegacy for photos, videos, and reviews. It’s a New Year, Why not Try a New View of Life with friends, fun and Great Food!