Memory Care Community Insider

A Monthly Look Inside Aravilla Clearwater

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to 2024! Out with the old and in with the new. This year we strive to bring new fun ideas and activities to Aravilla Clearwater. Our newest activity, Cooking Class, has been a very successful activity for our memory care residents. This will proceed with taking place every Monday at 1:45pm in the Promenade. As well as our Arts & Crafts Class every Friday at 1:45pm in the Promenade.

For the next few months, we will also be bringing back our Tournaments! Our senior residents have been eager to get their game faces on and compete for Bowling, Cornhole, and Putt Putt Golf. Tournaments will take place on Wednesdays. We will also be exploring new Aravilla Adventure locations this year starting with the Dunedin History Museum and more! Stay tuned with our calendar for upcoming events, activities, bus trips, birthdays, and more!

Aravilla Clearwater memory care residents sitting

Aravilla Residents Enjoy Outings & Adventures

Aravilla Clearwater memory care residents cooking class

Our Memory Care Residents ‘LOVE’ their cooking classes!

Aravilla Clearwater memory care residents outing

At Aravilla Clearwater Residents have fun!

2024 Bowling Tournament

This month here at Aravilla, we will be hosting our 2nd annual Bowling Tournament. Our competitive residents are pumped and eager to get this season started. Don’t be late! Our Bowling Tournament games will be held in the Promenade every Wednesday at 1:45pm. During our weekly games our activities team will keep record of all points to be gathered and calculated at the end of the month. Special prizes will be given to our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Schedule of Events:
Event begins January 3rd at 1:45pm
Games held every Wednesday at 1:45pm
Event ends on January 31st at 1:45pm

Aravilla Clearwater memory care resident bowling tournament
Aravilla Clearwater memory care residents bowling
Aravilla Clearwater memory care resident holding winning prize

Successful Christmas Bus Trips

For this past month in December, Aravilla Clearwater designated every Tuesday and Thursday night for nightly bus trips to see Christmas lights with our Aravilla Family! From Largo Central Park, to The Ultimate Christmas Lights House in Clearwater! We even got to do some drive by light watching while singing Christmas carols and sipping on hot chocolates with marshmallows! Our senior residents had a lot of fun and got to enjoy the spirit of Christmas this past year. We can’t wait to do it again next year!

Aravilla Clearwater memory care residents
Aravilla Clearwater familiy
Aravilla Clearwater memory care residents on Christmas lights tour

Resident Spotlight Betty E.

We want to take a moment to recognize Betty E. as a part of our Aravilla Clearwater Family! Betty was born in 1926, in a small farm town called Keota, Iowa. After graduating high school, she proceeded to study for her degree in Home Economics at the University of Iowa. Betty worked for a short amount of time as a bookkeeper before meeting her Husband, George. Together they were married for over 60 years! They moved around the country quite a bit but finally settled in Florida around 1960. Together they have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl that now have kids of their own making Betty a very proud grandmother of 2. Betty loved to volunteer! She volunteered for many years at a National Women’s Service Organization called “TRI T”, as well as Hospitals, Library’s, and VA Clinics. Apart from volunteering, Betty’s favorite hobbies include reading, arts & crafts, and traveling. She’s been all around the world! Europe, Germany, Ireland, Scottland, Austria, China, Russia and more. Her and her husband even owned an RV for many years and loved to travel all over the US, Canada, and Mexico. We are so very blessed to have Betty E. here as a part of our Aravilla Family. You can’t miss her beautiful smile around our community! Be sure to stop and say hello to Betty.

Aravilla Clearwater memory care resident Betty and Santa
Aravilla Clearwater memory care resident Betty
Aravilla Clearwater memory care resident decorating


1/1 New Years Day
1/2 Countryside Mall
1/4 Resident Council Meeting
1/9 Safety Harbor Pier
1/11 Steak n’ Shake
1/15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/16 Dunedin History Museum
1/18 Ice Cream Outing
1/23 Men’s Only Bar Outing
1/25 Ladies Only Adventure
1/30 Honeymoon Island

Join our Exercise Class with EmpowerME every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 10:30am.

Join our weekly afternoon Cooking Class every
Monday at 1:45pm  in the Promenade.

Weekly Arts & Crafts Classes now offered every
Friday in the Promenade at 1:45pm