Top 10 Budget-Friendly Wellness Amenities
On its website NAA published an article with 10 wellness amenities that don't require a huge budget or a lot of space. Here's a sample:
1. Refreshing Water
Offering refreshments doesn’t have to be expensive, but details do matter. Encourage your prospective residents and residents to up their daily fluid intake with fresh water. Purchase a water dispenser to place in your leasing office, lobby or clubhouse area. Add fresh fruit daily to add a fun and tasty twist on this classic beverage. Strawberries, lemons and cucumbers are a few suggestions to rotate. Be sure to clean the dispenser routinely and refill as needed.
2. Natural Lighting
Natural lighting is proven to be good for the body and mind. Highlight areas of your community that offer the best natural lighting and share these places with your residents. Also invest in mirrors; they not only make great decor, but also reflect natural light around a room or area. For common areas, use bright colored furniture, rugs, flooring and walls to enhance the lighting and bring a cheery vibe.
5. Healthy Foods
Leave healthy snacks in the fitness center for special occasions. Items can include granola bars, protein bars, specialty water/juices and other health-conscious foods. Offer live cooking demonstrations in your community clubroom if a kitchen is available. Host a local chef to come in and prepare healthy meals while residents take down recipes and taste test food. This is a fun and inexpensive resident event. Also consider vending machines that offer fresh sandwiches and salads, even organic and low-fat options, as another way to provide healthy convenience for your residents. These are great ways to promote healthy living.
8. Adult Coloring Books
Adult coloring books are all the rage these days, so why not jump on the bandwagon and create a custom coloring book for your community. Maybe even purchase standard adult coloring books to offer residents. Coloring books offer a fun way to unwind, and they make great gifts and promote creativity. You can also take this one step further by putting together a resident paint night.