Wellness at Arbors

Rejuvenating Body, Mind & Spirit

The road to good health starts with our wellness programming.

The management at Arbors of Hop Brook is committed to encouraging positive life choices and sustaining a culture of wellness for our residents, staff and community. We know that when you embrace wellness you improve quality of life, help avoid illness and thrive! 

Intellectual, spiritual, physical, vocational, social, emotional and environmental wellness opportunities abound at Arbors!

Intellectual Wellness 

Stimulate your mind with our many fun, interactive programs, including seminars, guest speakers and special presentations, such as US History classes taught by a professor from Carnegie Mellon University. See our activity calendar for current programs. 

Physical Wellness

Residents can reach a new level of fitness using the on-site fitness center, as well as by participating in:

  • Yoga classes taught by our certified yoga instructor three times a week
  • Stretch and Tone classes
  • Balance programs

Emotional Wellness

Meeting like-minded people is only the beginning. One look at our inviting programs, performances and places to mingle and you will understand that a sense of community and emotional wellness is found and fostered at Arbors. Music is especially important here, and we are pleased to offer:

  • Performers including:
    • Luiz de Moura Castro, concert pianist, Hartt School Professor of Piano
    • Avery Ensemble
    • Paul Bisaccia, Concert Pianist whose work has been featured on PBS
    • Arts for Learning Connecticut, whose vision is for people of all ages and abilities in Connecticut to actively participate in the arts. Arts For Learning CT serves as an essential resource for arts engagement.
    • The Green Jazz Band – a local favorite
    • Jacqueline Schwab, a Grammy- and Emmy-Winning Pianist
    • Harmonia Mundi, Women’s Chamber Choir
  • Several on-site concerts per month through our partnership with the Hartt School of Music’s faculty, students and alumni

Vocational Wellness

Our residents like to keep in touch with activities where they can offer their services, often branching out to the greater Manchester area. Our residents enjoy and participate with our many long-term associations, such as:

  • Manchester Historical Society
  • Manchester Art Association
  • Lions Club International
  • Manchester Road Race Committee
  • Connecticut Poetry Society
  • Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Manchester Board of Education’s Adult and Continuing Education Program 

Additionally, Arbors residents volunteer in our local school system as Reading Mentors to help improve literacy of young learners.

Our Knitting Committee dedicates hundreds of hours to creating warm and colorful hat and mitten sets for the children of Head Start every year.  

Environmental Wellness

Our award–winning gardens and landscaped grounds provide a lovely haven for all to enjoy. They are inspiring! The gardens provide a lovely backdrop for many picnics, concerts and holiday gatherings – or for just sitting and relaxing in the outdoors! 

Social Wellness

Meals are a wonderful opportunity to connect with other members of the community and make new friends. Our talented Chef and Dining Services Committee create delicious and nourishing meals.

Enjoy our not-to-be missed Social Hours. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres are offered three times per week before dinner.

Our full-time chauffeurs take residents to doctor’s appointments, shopping centers, local churches, cultural events and destinations all over Connecticut on our wheelchair-accessible lift bus.

Spiritual Wellness

We strive to meet the ever-changing needs of our community. People of all religions are honored and welcomed at Arbors.

Arbors provides transportation to most local worship sites.

Religious services are also available onsite, including Sunday services, confession and celebration of religious holidays.

Alternative spiritual experiences, such as guided meditation, meditation bowls and tai chi, are also available.