For Carol Axler, part of the vibrant lifestyle at The Manor at York Town includes the availability of programs that help her stay fit and active.
“Every morning at 7 o’clock until 7:30 I start my day by working out on the fitness equipment. Then I go into the Great Room, where we have exercise class from 7:30 to 8:00, and then from 9:00 to 10:00, I participate in water volleyball,” Carol explains, outlining an exercise routine that would put even most young people to shame.
I had never played volleyball before coming to The Manor. I really got into it once I moved in. Water volleyball provides a different way of exercising. I had a dog before, and I used to walk him for an hour-and-a-half every day. When I moved here I wanted to keep that level of activity up, and I’m really glad I can.
Carol Axler, resident at The Manor at York Town
Since Liberty acquired The Manor in 2017, the Volleyball group, along with staff, has set out a renewed focus to increase the size of the team, which once had numbers that allowed it to compete against other communities. Now, thanks to that focus, the team has seen an increased amount of interest from longtime residents, as well as those new to the community.
“Staying active is essential for older adults. At The Manor, our goal is to provide as many opportunities as possible to maintain the health and well-being of our residents, so they can enjoy retirement,” says Robyn Fine, Director of Community Life at The Manor. “Our volleyball team has grown over the past few months, and we’re always looking for new recruits. Water Volleyball is just one more reason our residents truly enjoy an active lifestyle at the Manor at York Town.”
Having lived at The Manor for more than six-and-a-half years, Carol shares, “The Manor has some really wonderful experiences and activities. There are a lot of opportunities for us to stay active and fit. I love it here. I love my apartment, and I’ve made a lot of really good friends. It’s wonderful to live in a place where people really care about you and show it by making it possible for you to stay active and independent.”