We Put Mind, Body and Spirit into Our Wellness Approach
We believe wellness and vitality are influenced by more than physical health. So, we look at wellness as incorporating eight different dimensions: physical, social, intellectual, vocational, spiritual, emotional, environmental and health services.
Physical: We have a full-time wellness coordinator on staff, whose goal is to improve residents’ quality of life, working with each person’s ability level.
The fitness center features senior-specific exercise equipment. Residents can join organized classes or work out at their own pace on programs created specifically for them.
Some fitness features to enjoy include:
- New fitness center with treadmills, recumbent ellipticals, weight machines, physioballs and more
- Organized and instructor-led classes including yoga, Tai Chi, aerobics
- Heated outdoor pool
- Walking trails
Here’s how we address the other seven important dimensions to wellness and vitality:
Social: Foster relationships through activities such as birthday nights, travel club, movie nights, theatre, shopping trips and musical concerts.
Intellectual: Solve problems, think creatively and stay challenged mentally through our book club, library, lectures and expert guest speakers.
Vocational: Share your wisdom, experience and knowledge through volunteer opportunities, garden club, woodshop, ceramics and the Village Crafters.
Spiritual: Maintain a connection with inner values while finding peace and purpose in life. Opportunities include religious services, nature discussions, chapel and musical programs.
Emotional: Maintain a positive outlook, be happy, and feel good about yourself and others. Experience all this through our poetry groups, arts and crafts, and lectures.
Environmental: Preserve our land and care about our environment. Our 76 acres of green spaces and open areas are a great place to put this dimension into practice.
Health services: Enjoy peace of mind in knowing on-site assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and on-campus in residence health care are all available to you through LifeCare at East Ridge.
Living well goes beyond physical health – it also includes mind and spirit. Which is why our wellness philosophy addresses all parts of your life. Wellness Coordinator Suzana Delgado explains how we bring that philosophy to life.