Elkhorn, NE: Enjoying Fitness at Any Age

Enjoying Fitness at Any Age is an important subject that we were excited to educate our residents on. Angels Care Home Health provides a Community Classroom on a wide variety of subjects. For this class they brought in a Physical Therapist, their Executive Director and an Account Executive (who is also a former BSN Nurse!) to speak about the benefits of staying active.

This class was customized to our audience, providing some new exercises the group could perform. We learned that while 30 minutes a day is ideal, we can break that down into shorter 10-minute increments. A misconception is that to get our heart rate up we need to run or swim, but anything that raises our heart rate will benefit us physically and mentally. This could be something as simple as repeatedly transferring from chair to wheelchair.

One lucky attendee won the gift basket raffle, a huge basket full of goodies to help keep her motivated and stay strong!

Quality Life-We will create a living environment that radiates love, peace, spiritual contentment, dignity and safety, while encouraging personal independence.

Submitted by Michele Magner, Public Relations Coordinator

Brookestone Meadows, Elkhorn, Nebraska