Senior Wellness Programs

What is Wellness at Trail Ridge?

At Trail Ridge, we know staying healthy and active is a priority for seniors, and for most, the key to successful aging. The cornerstones of our senior wellness programs are strength enhancement, center of gravity, mobility, and postural training. These exercise approaches are important, however, our philosophy is based on the individual; we create goals to meet your wellness needs. Whatever the situation, we are committed to your personal growth & progress.

The physical part of wellness for seniors is just the beginning. Wellness is a process of growth that integrates the mind, body, and spirit throughout life's journey. It is the blending and balancing of the six dimensions of wellness to promote and improve one's health and quality of life. More simply stated, what you do, think, and believe has an impact on your health and wellbeing.

Wellness for Seniors: Functional Assessments to Determine the Individual Needs

Before starting a senior wellness program, we provide age appropriate Functional Assessments to determine residents’ individual needs. The benefits of these assessments are:

  • Creates a baseline to determine physical progress.
  • Used to evaluate resident needs.
  • Provides data so Wellness Classes can be altered quarterly to ensure training focus is appropriate.
  • Provides a reference point for new residents to start Wellness Classes safely.

Opportunities for Improving the Physical Dimension of Wellness in Seniors

Here is a breakdown of the opportunities we have identified to help improve seniors’ physical well-being:

  • Our residents needs vary. We have developed 3 distinct levels of class difficulty to provide an opportunity for all senior wellness needs.
  • Over 20 classes per week are available.
  • Classes emphasize functional strength & balance, along with gait training, flexibility, postural control, & center of gravity training.
  • Our main target is fall prevention & preservation of the independent lifestyle. However, if you have other personal goals we will provide assistance and advice on reaching them.
  • Nature Walkabouts provide an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors at numerous area attractions.

 

More Facts about Senior Wellness Programs at Trail Ridge

  • Trail Ridge is registered by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA). The ICAA is the premier organization that specialized in exercise for the 50-plus population. Our community follows the ICAA age-friendly facility recommendations.
  • Staff qualifications include college degree in Exercise related field, certifications in NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association), Arthritis Foundation, CPR, First Aid, and Automated Defibrillator.
  • We offer age-specific Functional Assessments to ensure our residents receive appropriate exercise prescription (cardiovascular, strength and balance training, with a warm-up and cool-down period) based on an individual's level of function and desired goals.
  • With over 20 classes per week, we are able to evaluate and address individual functional levels appropriately. All programs are age specific and suitable for various physical concerns.

Trail Ridge Physical Outcomes
(Based on initial 6 months training)

Static balance    +51.4%
Dynamic balance    +14.3%
Lower body strength +43.1%
Upper body strength +39.2%

Trail Ridge Confidence Changes

Ability to provide self-care  +4.5%
Outlook on Life     +4.2%
Desire to learn & grow     +8.9%
Sleep quality   +5.9%