Bridges Care Community Wellness Department provides exercise programming for our residents. The Wellness Coaches have had extensive training with the intent to enhance quality of life for each resident through promoting exercises to increase strength, flexibility, balance and endurance. The exercise programs focus on individualized wellness protocols in a group setting, which also increases social and group interactions. Each resident is tested by an Exercise Physiologist who then writes an exercise prescription based on individualized results. Strength and Balance classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; while Stretch and Balance classes are performed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the day. The strength portion of the class focuses on maintaining or gaining muscle strength in the greater muscles of the body. The stretch portion of the class gives those muscles a day to rest and heal, while increasing resident's flexibility. The balance class is offered everyday and is an intense fifteen minute workout providing a safe area for each resident to increase or stablilize their gait. 23 out of 43 residents are able to participate at this time. Out of those 28 residents 100% have shown an increase in at least one of the following areas: strength, balance or flexibility. Many have exhibited increases in all three areas.
For more information about the Wellness Programs,
contact Erin Aaneson, Wellness Director
at 218-784-5576 or firstname.lastname@example.org