pathways to wellness

Let the Whole You Shine

The key to a healthy lifestyle is having the best choices to enrich the human spirit. That is why our innovative Pathways to Wellness program is at the heart of all we do. 

Pathways to Wellness takes a more holistic approach to empower all our residents to reach their highest potential.

You can get your blood pumping in our fitness classes. Get in step in a group exercise class like yoga and feeling fit. Explore your artistic side in a variety of mediums. Savor delicious and nutritious dining.

At every turn, our dedicated team is here to help you get on your wellness journey from the moment you join us.

“Home is one of those words that you may not know how to define, but you sure know what it is. I am grateful that the staff is resident-driven, they keep my comfort and well-being at the top of their job descriptions and they knew my name the first day I was here!”
— Resident Simon B.
Ten pathways to enrich your mind, body and spirit:
residents working out
Strength & Endurance

Hermitage Richmond offers numerous opportunities to enhance your fitness level. From exercise classes to balance programs, they are a great way to build strength, improve self-esteem and keep you looking and feeling your best!

residents painting
Creative Expression

Even if you have never held a paintbrush, we encourage artistic expression for all our residents through programs such as oil painting, weaving, pottery, crafts and photography.

resident enjoying some time on his Ipad
Intellectual Growth

At Hermitage Richmond, lifelong learning is a way of life. We offer stimulating group lectures, museum trips, book clubs and more to keep the mind active and growing.

residents in a book group together

Spiritual well-being is all about sharing in the journey of life and the human experience. We celebrate all faiths and offer weekly worship services, Bible study and Mindfulness Meditation groups and more.

residents practicing yoga
Emotional Balance

Being emotionally well is more than just handling stress. It’s the ability to understand your feelings and cope with life’s challenges. At Hermitage Richmond, you can achieve emotional balance through opportunities such as our resident support groups, yoga, pet visits and connections with nature.

residents volunteering
Community Outreach

Many residents give back to the greater community by volunteering for causes important to them. You can also put your talents to work on campus by serving on various committees and clubs, including our Resident Council or Knitters’ Group.

cooking staff chopping greens and preparing meals for residents
Dining, Diet & Nutrition

We believe in nutritional foods to promote healthy eating habits for everyone through our renowned dining options.

residents playing a card game
Social Connections

Social wellness is achieved through building healthy relationships, connecting with those around you and a support system that includes family, friends and our Buddy Program. At Hermitage Richmond, we like to have fun and make it easy to stay connected throughout the community.

resident playing the piano
Brain Fitness

A healthy mind requires stimulating activities, creative endeavors, problem-solving and reasoning. Intellectual wellness can be maintained and improved by regularly exercising the brain through stimulating endeavors such as music, educational lectures and word association games.


This pathway encompasses the many meanings of cultivation—gardening, environmental stewardship, developing new skills, following passions, nourishing friendships and more. Whether it’s to create something or to help someone, using your abilities and talents provides a greater sense of purpose and happiness.