Recently, residents of The Legacy Willow Bend came together in recognition of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The interactive and fun events were designed to raise awareness of the importance of health and fitness for older Americans. The residents welcomed the celebration as a part of their already active lifestyle. The senior living community participated in the national movement by hosting various activities throughout the day to get everyone moving. Residents learned how to enhance their lifestyles and incorporate exercise to further improve strength, balance and flexibility. Events such as a one-mile fun walk, tai chi demonstration, aqua toning and a happy hour with line dancing showcased The Legacy Willow Bends’s emphasis on whole-body wellness.
“At The Legacy Willow Bend, we surround residents with healthy options that fit their individual physical, spiritual and social needs,” said Alice Carpenter, wellness coordinator at The Legacy Willow Bend. “The national movement to celebrate wellness fits perfectly with our community’s philosophy. Throughout the day we highlighted several new activities, and many residents walked away with an overall sense of well-being.”
Studies by the National Institutes of Health show that Americans aged 65 and older who stay physically active improve their balance, strengthen their bodies, increase mobility, reduce their chances for depression and remain independent longer. The Legacy Willow Bend works to provide residents with the best and most comprehensive wellness programs available.
“We offer a variety of innovative fitness options that keep up with the latest trends. There really is something for everyone,” said Brian Barnes, COO/CFO of The Legacy Senior Communities, parent organization of The Legacy Willow Bend. “At The Legacy Willow Bend, we are inspired by the residents each day, especially by their dedication to continually challenging themselves to reach their personal fitness goals. We hope to show residents of Greater Dallas that fitness is an option for everyone regardless of age.”