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10 guidelines of Ikigai


“Those who give up the things they love doing and do well lose their purpose in life. That’s why it’s so important to keep doing things of value, making progress, bringing beauty or utility to others, helping out, and shaping the world around you, even after your “official” professional activity has ended.”

Stay active; don’t retire.


“Being in a hurry is inversely proportional to the quality of life. As the old saying goes, “Walk slowly and you’ll go far.” When we leave urgency behind, life and time take on new meaning.”

Take it slow.


“Less is more when it comes to eating for long life, too. According to the 80 percent rule, in order to stay healthier longer, we should eat a little less than our hunger demands instead of stuffing ourselves.”

Don’t fill your stomach.


“Friends are the best medicine, there for confiding worries over a good chat, sharing stories that brighten your day, getting advice, having fun, dreaming . . . in other words, living.”

Surround yourself with good friends.

At MOAI, we encourage residents to keep doing what they enjoy by offering the enviroment they need and acomodating the space and amenities required to help them keep fulfiling their Ikigai.

At MOAI, we want each resident to take their time. With this in mind, we do not have forced schedules but offer structured flexibilty for activities and meals.

At MOAI, we emphasize hydration and being conscious of a healthy diet, allowing us to keep our mind, body and spirit in harmony. Importantly, we will work with your health professionals to ensure all dietary guidelines are satisfied.

At MOAI, the core tenet is a bond of like-minded people. By becoming involved with MOAI, you will become a member of a special network of people who are united to support each other.


“Water moves; it is at its best when it flows fresh and doesn’t stagnate. The body you move through in life needs a bit of daily maintenance to keep it running for a long time. Plus, exercise releases hormones that make us feel happy.”

Get in shape for your next birthday


“A cheerful attitude is not only relaxing – it also helps make friends. It’s good to recognize the things that aren’t so great, but we should never forget what a privilege it is to be in the here and now in a world so full of possibilities.”



“Are you familiar with the Japanese word shinrin-yoku. It translates to ‘forest bathing’ and means connecting with nature using the five senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. It is a mindfulness practice to help you reconnect with nature so that you can rejuvenate the body and give the mind a moment of peace.”

Reconnect with nature


“To your ancestors, to nature, which provides you with the air you breathe and the food you eat, to your friends and family, to everything that brightens your days and makes you feel lucky to be alive. Spend a moment every day giving thanks, and you’ll watch your stockpile of happiness grow.”

Give thanks


“Stop regretting the past and fearing the future. Today is all you have. Make the most of it. Make it worth remembering.”

Live in the moment


“There is a passion inside you, a unique talent that gives meaning to your days and drives you to share the best of yourself until the very end. If you don’t know what your ikigai is yet, as Viktor Frankl says, your mission is to discover it.”

Follow your ikigai

At MOAI, being active is easier because you have a partner, an activity partner who will help encourage and assist with daily activities. Additionally, group activities are a scheduled daily offering at MOAI.

At MOAI, a positive attitude is a contagious characteristic and it can go a long way to enhance the spirit of each member.

At MOAI, outdoor activities were central to the design. Enjoy the vineyard, smell the roses, or stroll through the orchard. Enjoying nature as much as possible will always be encouraged at MOAI.

At MOAI, as a whole is only possible because of the active participation of each member. For this, we are grateful. Each member needs to understand this dynamic and we hope that this understanding warrants a foundation for gratefulness.

At MOAI, you can take a seat and enjoy the scenery or put on your walking shoes and take a stroll through the park. Take a breath and focus on that breath. Enjoy the moment.

At MOAI, If your purpose is fuzzy, MOAI will bring you clarity.

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