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Dimensions of Wellness Contribute to Healthy Lifestyle

Mar 27, 2018 | News

East Ridge at Cutler Bay, a life plan community for active retirement living, offers residents key components to overall health and wellness through a philosophy known as Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

The Wellness Dimensions are incorporated into the community’s lifestyle. Each month, a planned activity calendar is designed to bring residents many options for a full integration of these dimensions. These include social, vocational, intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional and environmental, and health services.

“These dimensions interrelate to improve residents’ quality of life,” said Hoppy Sell, director of sales and marketing.

Studies show that activities to help one flourish increase the vigor of the mind, body and spirit. According to a study from Harvard Medicine, social relationships provide not only emotional sustenance but also bring physical benefits, easing stress that can affect the arteries, the immune system and other body functions.

According to Sell, a resident may find health and wellness lectures available as well as the convenience of blood pressure checks without leaving East Ridge. The Wellness Center offers supervised use of fitness equipment as well as instructors teaching fitness classes including Yoga, Zumba and Tai Chi.

Diversified social activities offer the benefit to interact with others with similar life experiences. Get-togethers, classes and parties mean a person doesn’t need to find activities and friendship on their own; things are available each and every day including Sundays. And, special opportunities exist for the community’s men too. There’s a monthly Veterans lunch bringing together those who have served in the armed forces and a Home Depot sponsored men’s craft workshop.

The Salon and Spa at East Ridge offer many spa services for residents enabling them to have personal services without leaving the community.

Since reading is considered a healthy option for mind, body and spirit, East Ridge offers many opportunities. A wonderful library is stocked with a variety of books, a mobile library regularly visits and a book club lead by residents reviews a book each month. There are visiting guest book reviewers too.

The community has an extensive variety of volunteer opportunities through committees, enabling residents to continue making contributions. Their wealth of experience is appreciated and valued by fellow neighbors and staff alike.

“It’s not uncommon for a resident to say they never thought they would be as busy as they are since they moved to East Ridge,” added Sell.

East Ridge practices many green recycling efforts and this fits into the environmental dimension, enabling residents to show concern and care for their environment.

A unique life care community, East Ridge draws from the rich neighborhood charm of suburban Cutler Bay and the vibrancy of Miami in a lush tropical environment. East Ridge, located at 19301 SW 87th Avenue, offers a continuum of care, including independent living and through Three Palms Assisted Living respite care and skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. For more information or a personal tour, please call (305) 256-3564 or visit