A Day in the Life of Dora at Park Place by Alavida Lifestyles - Alavida Lifestyles


Featuring our resident Dora from Park Place by Alavida Lifestyles; Illustration by Krisanne Gonsalves

Say hello to Dora! One of our lively residents who has truly embraced life at Park Place. Here you’ll get an insider’s look into Dora’s daily life, as she shares her experiences and routines at our cherished community. Discover how she’s made Park Place home!

Mornings: A Healthy Start 

On a typical day, I rise bright and early, all set to attend the 10 am exercise class. I like that class! The instructors are fantastic, and I usually get a great workout in. I also make sure not to miss the yoga classes on Wednesday mornings, right after the exercise session. It’s such a gentle practice, and what’s even more wonderful is that we incorporate valuable moral values and lessons to live by into our classes. 

Following my morning exercise routine, I head back to my room where I indulge in some reading until around 11:30 am. By that time, it’s lunch, and everyone looks forward to gathering in the dining room. Lunchtime is a delight for me because I wouldn’t be able to whip up such delicious meals for myself on my own. Back in the day, I’d settle for a plain sandwich, but here, I have an abundance of options to choose from. I love the salads here. 

Afternoons: Socialize and Unwind

After our lunch, I usually take a leisurely stroll to the pond at Park Place, accompanied by my table mate, who also happens to be my partner that I met here! It’s such a tranquil and beautiful spot to visit. We spend some time together watching the ducks and admiring the surrounding nature. 

Early in the afternoon, I make my way to social hour. I love talking and meeting people so it’s a great opportunity to engage with residents and, of course, savour the snacks and punch that are always on offer. I’m hardly ever in my room during the day because I’m always engrossed in various activities and events here. Sometimes, though, I do return to my room to read, tidy up a bit, or water my plants. Following all these activities, I often take a short nap to recharge.

Evenings: Delights and Entertainment 

At Park Place, we usually have an early lunch and a late supper. So, I typically attend the 5:30 pm supper. Afterward, I head back to the pond for another delightful walk and to enjoy the walking trails and nature. 

Later in the evening, I make it a point to catch a movie every night, complete with some delectable snacks – it’s so relaxing. My partner and I usually wind down by watching some TV together and indulging in a bit of junk food.

Beyond these daily routines, there’s so much to explore in the area, and I find myself spending a lot of time biking around and discovering the surroundings. On Sundays, I usually ride my bike to church! 

The Park Place Community

I’ve been fortunate to have made quite a few friendships here. Being the outgoing person I am, I enjoy being around people and having conversations. I’m genuinely content with the wonderful individuals I’ve met since I moved here. The residents are exceptionally friendly, which makes it a welcoming and comfortable place for newcomers or anyone adjusting to life at Park Place.