Live longer. Stay more independent. Have more energy. Reduce your risk of falling. Sleep better. Manage and prevent disease. Keep your brain sharp. Be happier! If there was a pill for all that, wouldn’t you take it? Instead, what if a retirement community offered exciting opportunities to pursue this level of wellness—and have a ball doing it?
Welcome to the Exercise & Movement component of Senior Star Signature Programs. These fun activities are specially designed to positively impact the overall wellness and sense of well-being of our residents.
Movement & Exercise Programs: Vital for Healthy Aging
Exercise has been called the elixir of life, and with good reason. When we get moving, whether on our feet or in a chair, we are working our mind, body and spirit. Just a few benefits include:
- Better balance and flexibility for enhanced fall prevention
- Improved heart health and reduced risk of coronary heart disease
- Stronger muscles for more efficient use of oxygen
- Increased endorphins for better mood and reduced risk of depression
- Enhanced cognitive abilities
- Stronger immune system
- Reduced stress, improved sleep, increased bone density, the list goes on
That’s why choosing a retirement community focused on lifelong wellness is so smart.
Movement & Exercise Programs at Senior Star Retirement Communities
Safe, comfortable, easy: ShapeMaster can be used by all residents in Senior Star senior living communities. This is smooth, gentle, seated exercise that can be done in 5-minute sessions, without jarring motions. ShapeMaster is for anyone, regardless of weight or fitness level. Each machine assists residents with the specific exercise routine and as strength increases, residents can add their own resistance for improved conditioning.
Benefits of ShapeMaster include enhanced mobility and flexibility, improved circulation, and increased muscle tone and bone density. All these factors work toward fall prevention.
Exercise that feels like a party? Welcome to Zumba Gold! Zumba Gold Fitness classes use Latin-inspired and international dance rhythms such as Merengue, Salsa, Flamenco, and Tango to create a fun atmosphere with easy, exhilarating movements. Zumba Gold can be done standing up or sitting in a chair so no matter your fitness level, everyone can join the party.
Benefits include improved bone density, increased range of motion, posture, balance and coordination, stronger cognitive functions, and improved cardiovascular capacity. And don’t forget the fun factor—Zumba Gold makes you laugh and lets you connect with others.
They say Johnny Appleseed walked across 100,000 square miles planting seeds. You don’t have to go that far to get the amazing benefits of walking. Walking gets your heart pumping for a strong cardiovascular system. Walking boosts endorphins, which boosts your mood and concentration. It strengthens your muscles. Helps keep your weight in check. Reduces pain. And just as important, walking is a great way to engage with others.
At Senior Star, you can join the Walking Club daily for a pleasant walk around the grounds, greeting friends, and getting in your steps while having a good time. Knowing there’s a group waiting helps keep you motivated. And having a pleasant place to walk makes exercising more enjoyable.
Residents and Families Share Their Thoughts
Wellness is just one focus. At a Senior Star retirement community, we do everything we can to make a positive difference in the lives of residents. Just listen to what a few members of our Senior Star family have to say…
”My mother has found a home and community at Senior Star at Wexford. She has made friends and trusts the caretakers to provide a safe and friendly environment to live. It feels to her like she is living in a small town and she appreciates the community and the safety and reliability of her home there.”
– resident family member
“Thank you, Burgundy Place. Mom and Dad needed to go from independent homeowner living to assisted living very quickly two and a half years ago. They made the transition as painless and smooth as possible. They are so patient, helpful and loving to all of us and we feel like extended family.“
– the Johnson family
Signature Programs are Just the Beginning at Senior Star. Helping you achieve lifelong wellness is our goal. Download our free guide Step-by-Step: Successful Transitions to Senior Living for more helpful information.