Let’s Celebrate Wellness at Every Age!
It’s Active Aging Week, a great time to celebrate the importance of living life well at any age. What does this mean for you? At Westminster Canterbury Richmond, we embrace proactive, overall wellness, a vibrant vision of healthy aging emphasizing each person’s unique independence at any stage of life. Our talented Wellness team partners with residents and staff to integrate comprehensive wellness into our lives in many dimensions – emotional, spiritual, occupational, environmental, intellectual, physical and social.
There are so many exciting things happening in the world of wellness programming, including the growing field of senior wellness. Recently, Colin Milner, CEO of the International Council on Active Aging, presented an inspiring look at the current and future state of senior wellness services with a webinar for Westminster Canterbury Richmond trustees, staff and residents. He shared encouraging and exciting information. People are living longer and generally are enjoying better health than a generation ago. There is so much opportunity in elderhood! Once thought of as a time to “wind down” life, older adults are now redefining what it means to age: a time of purpose and meaning. And the field of senior wellness services is here to help make this happen. New and exciting developments are happening every day, such as seniors enjoying very personalized wellness programs based on their unique health needs And more than ever, we are realizing the nurturing effects of spending time in nature. Innovators are finding ways to bring the positive aspects of spending time outdoors to the inside, to those who may not be able to physically go outdoors. Imagine the possibilities!
Here at Westminster Canterbury, wellness is a lifestyle and an intentional pursuit. That’s why we offer so many ways to inspire the mind, nurture the spirit and strengthen the body. Part of our Vibrancy! overall master campus plan includes the building of an excellent new Vital Living Center complete with specialty fitness equipment, technology to support your wellness, instruction for fitness class variety, education focused on healthy aging and the opportunity to have an individualized, goal-based wellness plan tailored to your unique goals. We invite you to learn more about all the excitement Vibrancy! is bringing. We hope you will join us this week in thinking of additional ways you can incorporate overall wellness into your life. Share your ideas with others. We are all on a wellness journey together!