In addition to private apartments, our residents have access to our common areas which includes: a front porch area, a small library, two common living areas, a dining room, atrium, beauty salon and laundry rooms.
Front porch — We have cockatiels that one of our residents cares for and wild birds enjoy several feeders placed outside. There are lawn chairs set up to watch them all and the radio is usually playing. Sometimes we have a feral kitty come by to sun on the front lawn, but they don’t stay long when the dogs come out to play. We have an automatic front door for easy entrance when both hands are occupied.
Library – Our library space is small, but we have a wide collection of books that residents may use at their leisure. We also plan trips to the New Braunfels Public Library and the Westside Community Center, and the branch library is across the highway from us.
Common living areas – in the library we have a sofa and loveseat and big TV. This area can be used for reading, watching television, or for family and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company. Our second living area is in our atrium with a sofa, loveseat, big screen TV and several recliners. We use this place for our movie night and some community tele-time.
Dining room – We serve home cooked meals, breakfast, lunch and supper. We have a pot of coffee brewing in the morning hours for our residents who like to greet and meet the day with one another. We provide a monthly menu to our resident, so folks know ahead of time whether they want to cook for themselves or join us. Lunch is our main meal and a social situation where you can meet new people and enjoy good food with old friends.
Atrium – The back part of our large community area looks out onto a yard where we bar-b-que and hold fish fries. A couple of our residents have added birdbaths and lawn sculptures to brighten the view. Inside we have tables set up for our parties, there is an area for Vesper service, and on the other side we have sofas and recliners in a comfortable conversation pit. It doubles as the Thursday night movie gathering spot.
Beauty salon – Our beautician has been at Vista Village Senior Living for more than a decade. She caters to our elders with cuts, color and styling. She also does manicures and shaves. The salon is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 3 pm.
Laundry room and service – A coin operated laundry is available for those who want to wash to their own clothes. For residents who prefer, we have a wash and fold service where we pick up your “dirties” and return them clean and folded. We also offer a linen/bedding change semi-monthly, weekly and for one-off situations.
Parking – we have spaces next to our side doors, multiple handicapped designated spots and a large parking area out front for residents and visitors.