Finding The Right Tribe – Living out the Blue Zones Principle of Connection


Westminster Village has proudly earned the prestigious “Best of the Valley” award for six consecutive years, a testament to its outstanding commitment to excellence and resident satisfaction. But don’t just take our word for it—discover what our residents have to say about life at Westminster Village. A consistently praised aspect of Westminster Village is its warm, community-focused atmosphere.

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to overlook the importance of genuine human connection. However, in the world’s Blue Zones—regions known for their high concentrations of centenarians—social connectedness is a key factor contributing to longevity and overall well-being. One of the Power 9 principles, derived from studying these areas, is “Right Tribe.” This principle emphasizes the importance of building and maintaining strong, meaningful relationships with a few close people around you. At Westminster Village, this principle is at the core of what we do, and according to our residents, it’s what makes us Best of the Valley.

The world’s longest lived people chose–or were born into–social circles that supported healthy behaviors, Okinawans created ”moais”–groups of five friends that committed to each other for life. Research from the Framingham Studies shows that smoking, obesity, happiness, and even loneliness are contagious. So the social networks of long-lived people have favorably shaped their health behaviors.

Here’s how Westminster Village makes finding your Right Tribe easy –

Creating a Welcoming Environment

From the moment you step into Westminster Village, you’re greeted with warmth and friendliness. Our staff is dedicated to making everyone feel at home, fostering a sense of belonging from day one.

Engaging Activities and Programs

We offer a diverse range of activities and programs designed to bring people together. From group exercise classes and art workshops to book clubs and social events, there’s something for everyone. These activities not only keep residents physically and mentally active but also provide opportunities to forge new friendships.

Supportive Social Networks

Building a strong social network is crucial for mental and emotional well-being. Our community encourages residents to form close-knit groups, providing support and companionship. Whether it’s sharing a meal, enjoying a hobby together, or simply having a chat, these interactions create a sense of community and purpose.

The Impact of Connection
The benefits of a connected community are profound. Studies have shown that strong social ties can lead to better health outcomes, including lower rates of chronic diseases, improved mental health, and increased longevity. At Westminster Village, we see these benefits firsthand. Our residents are happier, healthier, and more engaged in life, thanks to the strong connections they’ve built.

Incorporating the Connect principle into our daily lives isn’t just about extending longevity; it’s about enhancing the quality of life. It’s about creating a supportive, vibrant community where everyone feels valued and connected.

Join Our Community

If you’re looking for a place where connection and community are at the heart of everything, Westminster Village is the place for you. Join us and experience the transformative power of genuine human connections. Here, you’ll find more than just a retirement community—you’ll find a family.

Connect with us today to schedule a tour and experience the six-year winner of Best of the Valley’s Retirement Community along with the first retirement community in Phoenix to adopt the Blue Zones project.

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