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You senior wellness program should address total health

At Marjorie P. Lee, we’re dedicated to creating a senior living experience where residents can age gracefully with independence.

We know that many older adults often move into senior living communities to live in a place where they will be respected, have access to a variety of senior services, and to take advantage of the social opportunities that can be found in these communities.

 

Aging is an inevitable fact of life, but it doesn’t stop you from living well.

We do our best to ensure that Marjorie P. Lee is a senior living community where older adults have purpose, health, and a sense of belonging, so we’ve created an environment that promotes holistic senior wellness.

You can find senior wellness programs right in your retirement community.

Senior wellness programs don’t have to be bare‐bones or boring.

In addition to offering exercise classes and state-of-the-art equipment, the Fitness Zone at Marjorie P. Lee boasts an interactive computer system that addresses every aspect of senior wellness.

It’s Never 2 Late (iN2L) computer systems both augment and offer an alternative to traditional programs.

Adopting the iN2L system has opened up new avenues and opportunities to promote senior wellness. The assistive technology offers older adults new experiences and the chance to learn new life skills that enrich senior living. From digital simulations to exploring the internet and sharing files, the interactive system has opened a new world for residents at Marjorie P. Lee.

iN2L has an interface that’s easy even for the most technologically challenged to utilize.

An intuitive design allows seniors, regardless of experience or physical and intellectual abilities, to enrich their lives. With just a press of a button, older adults can launch their personalized wellness program.

Each resident gets their own individual homepage on the system which displays their favorite personal options and tracks progress through the various programs.

Social

Senior living where older adults feel a connection not just to other residents, but to a larger community, creates opportunities for enrichment. Being involved in community can enhance senior living, and the community also benefits when older adults are able to share their abilities and experience.

It’s Never 2 Late provides an easy way for residents to interact with peers and other users outside of Marjorie P. Lee. The safe and easy to use email and web cameras allow older adults to connect directly with others on the iN2L system, while programs like Tell Your Story and the Reminisce section help create a sense of community.

Spiritual

Spiritual health is an integral part of our senior wellness program. You can be in top physical and mental condition, but you won’t be living well unless your spirit has been nurtured too.

In addition to the services provided at Marjorie P. Lee, spiritual wellness is promoted by interactive opportunities on the It’s Never 2 Late system. Residents can listen to sermons and inspiring messages, sing along with their favorite hymns, take part in a virtual Bible study, or just sit and unwind with therapeutic music and relaxing scenery.

Physical

Engaging in regular physical activity as an older adult promotes the kind of aging that everyone wants—senior living that is independent, robust, and free of chronic illness or disability. Exercise helps fight a number of diseases and conditions that encroach on senior wellness like heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, certain forms of cancer, and even mental decline. The list keeps on growing.

Establishing an exercise routine also enhances senior living by promoting good health—better circulation, lower weight and less stress, as well as building stronger muscles, bones, and organs.

It’s Never 2 Late offers a variety of simulators and activities that allows any older adult to reap the benefits of exercise— from Tai Chi to a virtual bicycle, iN2L has something for seniors of all abilities.

Cognitive

Maintaining good mental fitness, intellectual strength and acuity is just as important as staying physically fit. While the brain does change with age, creative and intellectually rigorous endeavors help slow the decline of mental capabilities as we age.

iN2L users can work on their brain fitness with exercises, educational videos, interactive games, puzzles, and trivia.

Bryan Reynolds
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May 29, 2013
Bryan Reynolds is the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Bryan is responsible for developing and implementing ERS' digital marketing strategy, and overseeing the website, social media outlets, audio and video content and online advertising. After originally attending The Ohio State University, he graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a Bachelor of fine arts focused on electronic media. Bryan loves to share his passion for technology by assisting older adults with their computer and mobile devices. He has taught several classes within ERS communities as well as at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute run by the University of Cincinnati. He also participates on the Technology Team at ERS to help provide direction. Bryan and his wife Krista currently reside in Lebanon, Ohio with their 5 children.

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