At Lutheran Life Villages, when we say “wellness,” we mean more than just “being healthy.” Instead, our wellness strategy embraces life at every level. We don’t have to tell you that physical activity and eating right are important to your health and well-being. Everyone knows that. What you might not know is that even if you’re already feeling fit as a fiddle, there’s a lot more to achieving overall wellness—and the benefits it brings.
What’s overall wellness? It’s a harmonious, balanced blend—wellness of body, mind, and spirit.
We believe that overall wellness is so important that we have an entire department devoted to promoting it. We have a wellness director, whose staff of talented professionals has special training in helping older adults realize their full potential. Those professionals—wellness coaches, actually—are focused on one thing: helping you live life to the fullest extent by showing you how to remain active, connected to the community, and engaged in your personal interests.
We truly believe that when people stop setting goals, they stop living life. That’s why our wellness coaches create an individualized wellness plan for each resident, regardless of his or her physical, emotional, or intellectual abilities.
They’ll help you, too, setting goals based on areas of your life that you think need enrichment so that you can live the lifestyle you want. Part of your plan may include linking you to social networks or matching you with activities that you’ll enjoy. There’s a good chance you’ll discover things about yourself and activities you hadn’t considered. Through your plan, you’ll gain a sense of identity and a sense of accomplishment.
Lowered cholesterol, increased mobility, stabilized blood sugar—even greater memory recall, deeper friendships, and enriched spirituality—are just a few of the benefits our wellness program can provide.
And, we practice what we preach. Lutheran Life Villages was one of 14 Fort Wayne-area organizations recognized during the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne’ s 2011 Workplace Wellness Awards. We provide wellness programs for our employees because we feel that staff members should take care of themselves if they’re to be fully capable of taking care of others. Our employees also participate in quarterly health-related challenges, such as holiday weight-loss competitions and walking programs.
Our team of wellness experts is also available to speak to community groups on a variety of wellness topics, such as “Keeping Your Independence,” “Fall Prevention,” “Coping with Arthritis,” and “Memory Loss Prevention.”
To learn more about wellness at Lutheran Life Villages, or to schedule a wellness presentation for your organization, contact Andrea Sliger at (260) 447-1591, ext. 2176, or email@example.com.