Felicita Vida is a beautiful and welcoming assisted living San Diego area community. In Escondido, California, Felicita Vida provides seniors with a safe and supportive place to live and connect with others, with daily activities and professional assistance on housekeeping, transportation and more.
Learn more about its peaceful and vibrant San Diego assisted living atmosphere that enables seniors to live their best lives, while getting the professional support they need.
Fun Things for Seniors to Do in Escondido
Escondido is a great location for seniors because it’s conveniently located near many enjoyable attractions and destinations. Escondido is around 30 miles northeast of San Diego. It’s also around 100 miles south of Los Angeles and around 50 miles away from Mexico. While Escondido lies inland, it’s less than 20 miles away from beautiful beach views.
For those in assisted living at Felicita Vida, the following are some of the fun things seniors can do in Escondido.
- California Center for the Arts, Escondido: The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, is a multicultural space filled with live theater performances, museum exhibits and educational programs. The space includes a 1,500-seat concert hall, a contemporary art museum featuring up to 100 or more artworks in each exhibition, a 400-seat theater and dance and art studios. The space hosts free community events and festivals, including music series and holiday gatherings.
- Escondido History Center: The Escondido History Center gives Escondido assisted living residents a unique view into the city’s rich heritage. The center is in the historic Grape Day Park, Escondido’s oldest park, which hosted an annual Grape Day Festival throughout much of the early 1900s and re-introduced the event in 1990. In addition to community events like car shows and movies in the park, visitors to the Escondido History Center can see exhibits on Escondido history, including the Railroad Depot Office, the Freight Room, a model train, the Bandy Blacksmith Shop, an exhibition on World War I/Spanish Flu epidemic and Escondido’s first library.
- EcoVivarium: The EcoVivarium is a reptile attraction close to the Felicita Vida assisted living location. Visitors can tour the EcoVivarium on weekends to see a collection of rescued and donated reptiles, arthropods and amphibians in the 10,200-square foot facility, one of the largest reptile rescues in the U.S. Special experiences like private turtle feeding, snake feeding and big snake encounter tours are available, making this a great place to visit with family and grandkids.
- Deer Park Monastery: Deer Park Monastery in Escondido offers unique mindfulness experiences in a beautiful nature-filled setting. There’s no cost to book a Day of Mindfulness, which typically includes an outdoor walking meditation, a meditation and well-being talk, mindfulness sharing and ceremony, and a mindful meal. The space also hosts mindfulness seasonal group retreats of three to five days.
- San Diego Archaeological Center: The San Diego Archaeological Center in Escondido contains archaeological artifacts that date back 12,000 years. The center hosts adult programs and tours that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the center’s curation lab. There are also lecture screenings on the second Saturday of every month, which are included with museum admission, featuring archaeologists, authors and other experts. A walk through the museum presents historical information on the Escondido and San Diego area, covering topics like ancient pottery, anthropology and rock art.
Escondido is also home to breathtaking wineries, restaurants, a community garden and so much more. Whether you’re interested in history or you love relaxing in nature, the area has so much to offer and plenty more in nearby San Diego, Los Angeles and Mexico.
A Look at Assisted Living Programming Offered at Felicita Vita
In addition to excursions and attractions off-site from Felicita Vida, the Escondido location has programming on-site every day for residents, plus an on-site spa for relaxing and a library with reading materials. You can walk a few steps away from your home and enjoy a delectable meal, socialize with other residents, play games or do a whole host of other activities. Below is just a sampling of what we offer.
- Aerobic workouts
- Anagrams games
- Artist talks
- Bingo games
- Blackjack and poker card games
- Book clubs
- Canasta card games
- Chair exercise classes
- Cocktail happy hours
- Comedy shows
- Dominos competitions
- Educational lectures
- Floral arrangement crafts
- Group talks
- Live music concerts
- Movie screenings
- Painting classes
- Resident council meetings
- Storytelling presentations
- Trivia competitions
- TV screenings
- Yoga classes
Plus, we also offer off-site transportation for shopping trips and outings to local wineries, zoos, theaters and parks. If you need church transportation or a ride to the doctor, we provide transportation for that, too.
We also hold special events for holidays and seasonal gatherings. For example, our Oktoberfest celebration featured live music, dancing, world-class beer tasting and themed food, like bratwurst.
Every day, guests can take part in elevated dining experiences. Chef-prepared meals offer something delicious to enjoy all throughout the day, while residents can socialize in our spacious and welcoming dining rooms or bistro.
See What Life Is Like at Felicita Vida
Felicita Vida is an amazing place to live out your golden years, with so many things to do, delicious food and beverages, and all the amenities you could want from a residence. Our assisted living services enable residents to live the life they want, while getting the support they need. We also offer memory care services, depending on residents’ needs.
Pets are welcome, too. We have a variety of floor plans available for singles or couple residents. Find out more about Senior Lifestyle, or schedule a tour today.