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Vivante Newport Center elevates the senior housing experience, from personalized wellness plans that help keep residents healthy to a bowling alley for a little fun.

The 99-unit community in Newport Beach, California, provides three types of housing and care—independent living, a memory-care wing for residents with dementia or other cognitive impairments, and respite stays for seniors who need temporary care while recovering from an illness or surgery.

The high-end residences range from 750-square-foot one-bedroom units to 2,500-square-foot penthouse apartments and feature Wolf and Subzero appliances, solid wood cabinetry, quartz countertops, walk-in closets, and balconies and terraces to enjoy the ocean breeze.

The memory-care wing offers both studio apartments and shared rooms that are all furnished along with trained staff to support residents’ needs.

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Built on the former site of the Orange County Museum of Art, the 99-unit community by Nexus Development boasts a gallery of special features with 184,000 square feet worth of amenities.

“Vivante Newport Center has set the stage for senior living, offering new amenities like a regulation bowling alley with arcade games and a photo booth for family members of all ages to enjoy,” says Hailey Harrison, senior associate and project manager, at StudioSIX5, an interior design firm.

“The culinary program is unmatched, and residents have day-to-night options that support a healthy lifestyle.”

While there’s plenty of fun and games, Vivante Newport Center is serious about keeping residents healthy through a wellness program that caters to cognitive improvement and stimulation along with strength training and social interaction, according to Harrison. The project utilizes such sustainable features as Kelliwell air and water filtration and a water recycling system that captures used water from showers and sinks and treats and reuses it in the sanitation system. The Kelliwell system ensures the air residents breathe and the water they drink is of the highest quality.

A subterranean level where many of the amenities are located features skylight-inspired ceiling panels that can mimic natural cycles of daylight for circadian rhythm support. This system is also used in the memory-care wing. The system not only promotes resident health but also saves energy.