Active Lifestyle Programs

Staying active physically, socially and mentally is important to your quality of life. Be as active as you choose with what Capstone Village offers.

EXERCISING

Through Resident Services, seven in-house exercise programs are offered on a weekly basis including: Strength Training, Village Movers, Get Up and Go, Line Dance, Rhythmic Walking, and Bosu Balance. Both Rhythmic Walking and Bosu Balance are balance exercise programs unique to Capstone Village. Distance Walking programs are offered several times a year. Information sheets on the six programs are available upon request.

Capstone Village sponsors physically active residents for membership in the UA Student Recreation Center, located just across the street, with minimum usage requirements. Some residents use the walking track, while other concentrates on the cardio and strength training equipment or take water aerobics. For an extra fee, residents can also enjoy Pilates Reformer or personal training.

SOCIALIZING

Group events such as the Mardi Gras Party, Mid-Winter Dance, Crimson Kickoff, etc. bring residents together and create a sense of community. Religious activities such as church and Bible study are offered. Access to music, drama, dance and other activities are provided throughout the year, at Capstone Village, at UA and in the community

Part of the fun of socializing is being with people of all ages. At Capstone Village you may choose to interact with UA students or with preschoolers from the campus Children’s Program, located just next door to us. Big Al, the UA elephant mascot, is a regular (and popular) visitor.

LEARNING

Capstone Village offers lectures and speakers as an opportunity for learning something new. In addition to our relationship with OLLI, we provide residents with transportation to lectures at UA, hold craft workshops, and encourage bridge clubs and other card games.

STUDENT GROUPS

Capstone Village is served by organized student groups from the University, including Voluntary Service organizations such as Crimson Kindness, and the Alabama Bridge Club. Activities for the residents are sponsored by professional student organizations such as Alpha Kappa Psi, and also the Greek system. Students from these organizations socialize with residents in Dance parties and socials; join in with the residents of games, Bingo, and a multitude of other events such as Pizza and a Movie.

VOLUNTEERING

You will always be needed. Resident Services offers multiple opportunities over the year to volunteer. Whether it’s collecting items for Pack-A Purse to help inmate mothers returning to the community, creating tied fleece blankets for shelters, washing the music toys for the toddlers, or making soup for fundraisers, you can still contribute to the community.

THE ARTS

Capstone Village offers access to the arts including: dance, music, theater and opera. Various professors and students perform at Capstone Village during the year. A 15 date summer concert series at the Village has offered weekly music to the residents each year. In addition, Capstone Village offers local transportation to 60 performances at the University and in the local community each year. Resident are responsible for their ticket purchases. Ticket purchases are facilitated by a ticket fair at Capstone Village for Season Tickets to local and University Venues in August.

SPORTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

Capstone Village offers access to University sports through transportation to home football, baseball, softball, volleyball and basketball (men and women’s) games.  In addition, the Village hosts several social functions with access to some coaches and athletes at the Village.  Access to Booster and Alumni Organization events are facilitated by ticket sales at Capstone Village and transportation to many local Alumni events. Resident are responsible for their ticket purchases and Organization Memberships.