Welcome to Thrive Pavilion

The Thrive Pavilion is the first-of-its-kind Social VR community for older adults. The Thrive Pavilion provides group-based activities and events to improve all aspects of personal wellness and overcome the negative impacts of social isolation.

Visit the Thrive Pavilion in Horizon Worlds

Watch the WRAL-TV News story on the Thrive Pavilion and see how our community enables older adults maintain social and physical activity.

Please Join us at our next activity or view our full activity calendar.

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Vignettes Opening Night

Vignettes Opening Night

Mar 28, 8:00pmMar 28, 9:00pm

Join us for a unique and unforgettable experience as we bring the past to life in a whole new way! Vignettes celebrates the tradition of sharing stories from our elders, but with a modern twist. We've partnered with talented 3D artists to create immersive environments that bring these tales to life.

From the comfort of your own home, step into these vividly crafted worlds and experience the memories for yourself. Don't miss out on this special opportunity to connect with our history and honor those who came before us. Join us now in Horizon Worlds!

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Thrive Book Club

Thrive Book Club

Apr 5, 7:00pm

Join our monthly book club event and dive into the captivating world of "Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow" by Gabrielle Zevin! This thought-provoking novel explores the idea of what it means to truly live in a world where technology has advanced beyond our wildest dreams. Come to the Thrive Pavilion in Horizon Worlds to discuss this beautifully crafted story and the complex characters that inhabit it. Don't miss out on the chance to share your thoughts and connect with fellow book lovers!

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Why Thrive

The joy of independence

As we age, it can be harder to do the activities we enjoy due to physical or other limitations. Can’t drive anymore? No problem. Regain your independence and participate in social activities from the comfort of your own home in a fully immersive environment designed for older adults. Go bowling, golfing, take an art class, or attend the theater. Stay active and engaged even if it’s hard for your to get around physically.

Age in place without loneliness

Medical studies have shown loneliness and social isolation can lead to serious health conditions including dementia, depression, and premature death. With Thrive, you can get out, participate in activities, and interact with real people. It’s like having a Community Center in your home!

Transcend distance and socialize with your loved ones

Connect with the people who matter the most; children, grandchildren, siblings, and old friends. Spend time with them, physically, doing activities like attending a play, playing games, or just visiting. Thrive removes the physical distance between you and your loved ones so you can be with them more often.

Getting to Thrive is easy

1. Meta Quest

Thrive is available on the Meta Quest 2 VR Headset. You can purchase a Meta Quest 2 directly from Meta or from online retailers like Best Buy and Amazon.

2. Horizon Worlds

The Thrive Community Center is located in Horizon Worlds. Download Horizon Worlds from the App store on your headset.

3. Visit Thrive

Visit the Thrive Pavilion in Horizon Worlds. Launch Thrive from your browser or open the Horizon Worlds app from your headset and search for “Thrive” on the world’s tab.

The custom of sharing stories from our past is coming alive like never before. We are matching elders with 3D artists to build a special moment from their past through environmental storytelling.

Learn about the Vignettes Project and how we’re capturing these stores in Horizon Worlds.