What’s it like to live in Melbourne, FL?

Troves of urbanites, families, professionals and retirees enjoy Melbourne, Florida, one of the Space Coast’s most populated metro areas. It’s no accident that residents here love anything that produces lift. On clear days, you can see sky-rumbling satellite launches and spacecrafts containing cargo en route to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral. But it’s […]

Frequent mental activities reduce risk of cognitive decline

Frequent mental activities reduce risk of cognitive decline Research has mounted that physical, mental and social activity help maintain brain health (Cognitive Aging, National Academies). Noting that there are few studies relating participation in mentally stimulating activities to the risk of mild cognitive impairment, a research group explored the association. STUDY: Over an average four […]

Reach for 900 steps

Why 900 Steps A Day May Be Magic Number For Older Adults Monday, January 9, 2017, 11:00am By Dr. Zorba Paster You’ve heard the mantra – 10,000 steps a day. But if you’ve tried to get to that 10,000 number, you know it’s not that easy. If you’re working at a sit-down job, you’ll often […]

Those 85+ at high risk of social isolation, study finds

Suggesting one way in which senior living communities can offer a solution to an aging-related issue, new research published in the journal Social Policy and Society finds that people aged more than 85 years are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those aged 65 to 84. In a study of more than 10,000 people aged more than […]

Heartfelt Gratitude

It’s such a pleasure to read the letter below from the adult child of a resident at Viera Manor.  It shows just what our staff is asked to do, simply help or residents have a better life. “Dear Doug, We are sending our heartfelt gratitude and thank you to you and the entire group of professional […]

Veterans’ Day Celebration at Viera Manor Senior Living

Our Veterans’ Day celebration began on Thursday, November 10, with a rousing celebration by Vitas Hospice.  Each of our veterans received a certificate of appreciation for their service, and a big cake was shared by all.  Bill Welser of the Space Coast Honor Flight spoke about upcoming opportunities for World War II and Korean War […]

Another happy resident in Melbourne

Viera Manor received this feedback recently and I love to share how well our staff works with residents and their families: “Five weeks ago, my husband and I realized that my mother was no longer capable of living alone in her West Palm Beach home. We contacted Mike and began our journey of bringing Mom […]

Viera Manor receives an excellent review!

I am a friend or relative of resident (5 / 5 Stars) My mother and father in-law have lived in Viera Manor for more than 2.5 years. I assessed over 100 assisted living facilities in Florida and California. I then visited about 20 facilities before we selected Viera Manor. The management and key staff have […]