Welcome to Thrive Pavilion

The Thrive Pavilion is the first-of-its-kind community for older adults. Thrive provides social connection via group-based Virtual Reality activities to improve all aspects of personal wellness and reduce loneliness.

Visit the Thrive Pavilion in Horizon Worlds

There’s always something happening at the Thrive Pavilion. See our complete event calendar on the Thrive Pavilion Facebook page.

Sign up for our email list and gain access to news, updates, and events that will keep you engaged and entertained. Join the thriving community of seniors discovering virtual reality’s power!

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Watch the WRAL-TV News story on the Thrive Pavilion and see how our community enables older adults to maintain social connections and overcome loneliness.

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Why Thrive

The joy of independence

It can be harder to do the activities we enjoy as we age 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 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 severe 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. Open the Horizon Worlds app from your headset and search for “Thrive Pavilion” on the world’s tab.