At Ovation Heartwood Preserve, ‘retirement’ is a verb

February 22, 2022

Forget the tired definition of “retirement.” The word takes on brand new meaning when it comes to life at Ovation Heartwood Preserve, the upscale urban lifestyle community in Omaha, Nebraska. There’s simply too much living to be done here.

With an atmosphere more like a hybrid high-end resort and a university campus than a traditional retirement community, Ovation Heartwood Preserve has redefined the notion of “activities” for residents. The 300-unit development is nestled on the site of the former Father Flanagan’s Boys Town and will eventually include a $500 million town center filled with apartments, stores, offices, hotel rooms and fine dining options.

High-end amenities and rich culture abound

With a warm water indoor pool and spa, fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and an on-staff fitness physiologist, 8 miles of walking and biking trails and new putting green, Ovation Heartwood Preserve offers a wide range of exercise opportunities. Plus, residents get to choose from among a unique array of clubs, classes, lessons, lectures, games and hands-on art experiences.

Elevated custom-designed social experiences

Life Enrichment Directors in each of the three residential buildings curate custom-design activities and experiences for residents. Every month, the directors create experiences based on residents’ wishes.

A closer look at activities for the assisted living residents reveal the richness of life at Ovation Heartwood Preserve.

Find a new passion

In the jewelry class, residents work with high-quality beads, metals, stones, crystals and pearls to fashion handmade, wearable art to accent everyday wardrobes.

Journaling is an important activity in the community, and art journaling allows residents to exercise self-expression through drawing and painting that is playful as well as beneficial for improving focus and staying in touch with emotions.

Armchair sleuths band together as members of the Mystery Club to solve crimes — and have fun suspecting one another of evil deeds!

With many of the staff coming from various areas of the hospitality industry, they’re eager to deliver a resort-style experience to all residents, regardless of the level of care. It’s telling that the two-week onboarding process for new hires at Ovation Heartwood Preserve is modeled on a luxury resort process for incoming employees. Ovation has one of the longest such processes in the industry.

Be active, vibrant and adventurous

And where else could retirees get to live out their culinary dreams than by participating in a cooking workshop and creating fabulous meals with renowned local chefs — or by simply enjoying an amazing dinner with new friends at one of the multi-cuisine restaurants on the grounds?

Ovation Heartwood Preserve may be a maintenance-free community, but keeping up the buildings and grounds is perhaps the only thing that residents don’t do.

In fact, if there’s a complaint among residents it’s that there may be too much to do on the 500-acre site. And that’s a claim few if any “retirement” communities can make.

Come to Ovation Heartwood Preserve not to retire but to live your life to the fullest. You’ll be among fellow adventurers and soon-to-be new friends.

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