20 Jun Focus on Wellness: A Greater Quality of Life at Park Springs
As Colin Milner, Founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), notes in his recent article Achieving a Greater Quality of Life, continuing care retirement communities like Park Springs, an ICAA ‘Champion for Positive Aging’, need to make sure that they create a ‘wellness culture’ to help Members age more successfully.
Milner writes that various wellness programs can have a profound impact on quality of life, such as:
Wellness for Functional Independence:
“Higher levels of physical activity among residents of retirement communities were associated with a slowed rate of mobility decline.”
Wellness for Mental Health and Cognitive Independence:
“Available evidence indicates that cognitive health is supported by intellectual activity, social interaction and physical activity. Intellectual activity also is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Aerobic exercise is particularly associated with cognitive functioning.”
Wellness to Reduce Falls:
“Exercise programs aimed at falls prevention lower risk of falls and the rates of falls. (…) The incidence of falls was significantly reduced for exercisers engaged in calisthenics, balance training, muscle power training, and walking ability training 3 days a week.”
For the full article, see: http://www.long-term-care.advanceweb.com/Columns/Quality/Achieving-a-Greater-Quality-of-Life.aspx
As Lisa Kiely, Director of Wellness and Community Life Services at Park Springs says: “Together with ICAA, we aim to bring a greater quality of life to our members at Park Springs by incorporating new programs that change the way we age.”
To learn more about Park Springs, its wellness culture and the overall quality of life at this premier retirement community, please call the Sales Department at (678) 684-3300.