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Getting Started

Thinking about where to spend the next phase of your retirement? You probably have a few questions. And we’re here to help!

In this section you'll find an overview of the senior living landscape, the ABCs of Life Plan Communities, the details around financials, and more.

An introduction to senior living

“Senior living” may seem like a simple phrase, but there’s a whole world of options out there as you embark on the next phase of your retirement.

The senior living landscape has three main categories: aging in place at home, rental communities, and Life Plan Communities like Vi.

How you decide which is right for you will depend on a wide variety of factors, from location and cost to lifestyle programming and amenities. You’ll also want to consider the cost and availability of care, should you need it in the future.

If you’re feeling like there’s a lot of information to digest and consider, you’re right! But we hope this page is a helpful starting point.

Vi Living at Aventura Understanding Life Plan Communities

Live for today — with a plan for tomorrow

Also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (or CCRCs), Life Plan Communities are a type of senior living that offer inclusive services and amenities to let seniors enjoy retirement on their terms, while having a plan in place for future care, should they need it. 

How we’re redefining senior living

Vi is more than a place to spend the next phase of your retirement. It’s a welcoming home infused with what you need to not just age but age well. Here’s how we do it.

A commitment to the highest standards.

Our residents are everything and deserve the best in senior living.

Vi’s roots are in hospitality, and it shows: White-glove service and world-class amenities come standard, along with beautifully appointed homes, gourmet restaurants, top-quality wellness programs, professional and compassionate care, and more.

We’re grounded by our commitment to operational excellence, with a thoughtful approach to service, care, and support that conforms to the changing needs of our residents—and the world around them.

A close-knit community.

Simply put, Vi is home.

From our spacious private homes to our tasteful common areas, our residents have all the spaces they need for gathering and entertaining, celebrating special moments or just finding a moment of quiet. When you move to Vi, you’ll meet new friends who continue to lead remarkable lives in their retirement — and have the ability to stay connected to the most important people in your life.

Our staff members are part of our community, too: No matter their role, they’re dedicated to going the extra mile to make Vi feel like home for each resident.

A philosophy of wellness.

We believe wellness begins the moment you walk through our doors.

Living Well, our holistic approach to wellness, is a thread that runs through everything we do. It includes a wide range of programs and activities designed to foster wellness in mind, body and spirit — as well as a comprehensive approach to expert health care tailored to our residents’ evolving needs.

We’re dedicated to making our residents’ lives better by continually offering opportunities to engage in new and old passions — and live every day as fully and as richly as possible.

Articles, infographics and more to guide your journey

Tackling big questions and little details

While some people like to connect with the sales team immediately for answers to their questions, others prefer to educate themselves at their own pace. If you’re one of those people, Vi has written a series of articles just for you.

Check out our Resources section, where you’ll find comprehensive information from Vi on finances, downsizing, caregiving, your senior living must-haves list, how to deal with information overload and more.
Q: What is a Life Plan Community?

A: In our Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), residents enjoy independent living while having a plan for continuing care, consisting of access to assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing. Our residents enjoy meals prepared daily by our in-house Executive Chef, an array of lifestyle and fitness programming, and much, much more.

In a Vi Life Plan Community, your monthly fees do not increase from the monthly fees* you pay in independent living should you move to our care center for assisted living, memory support or skilled nursing (except for any ancillary fees for items used in the care center and extra meals).

*Annual, community-wide monthly fee increases also apply. Ask our Sales Team for a history of monthly fee increases.

Q: How do I qualify to live at Vi at Lakeside Village?
A: There are a number of steps to becoming a resident at Vi. The first step is to visit our community and take a tour. You will work closely with our sales team to discuss your specific needs and questions about Vi.
Q: What do the entrance fees and monthly fees cover?
A: Your entrance fee and monthly fee pay for your apartment home, as well as access to our on-site continuum of care. Additionally, your monthly fees -- which are directly tied to the floor plan you choose -- also cover a range of services including: maintenance of your home, housekeeping, dining, transportation, and more.
Q: What levels of care are offered at Vi at Lakeside Village?
A: We provide assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing care.
Q: Does Vi offer any support during the moving process?
A: Vi at Lakeside Village has partnered with Moving Station to offer the Home Sale Program, a resource designed to help you sell your home and provide moving resources to you. Once you visit our community and meet your sales counselor, ask for more information on this program to see if it can help you.