Aging is inevitable! Getting old is optional!
The Oaks Wellness offers residents and clients a variety of fitness activities to improve health, function and well-being. Just few of our programs are:
- Strength Training – leg-based and chair-based
- Balance & Mobility – nationally recognized FallProof™ program
- Water Exercise – traditional and “boot camp” varieties
For clients who have re-gained or maintained their strength and balance we offer several more advanced programs to add a little excitement to the day. The programs are listed below with the areas that benefit from these activities.
- Dance - Zumba™ Gold and Line Dance – balance and coordination
- Kayaking – balance, strength, coordination and agility
- Hiking – strength, endurance, balance
- Balance Play – a class of games that challenges strength and balance
- Bocce – balance, agility and coordination
Overall health requires time to relax, replenish and renew.
- Weekly stretch and deep breathing
- Tai Chi
Want to do things on your own? We have a well-equipped gym and pool.Strength and mobility assessments are given to all new Wellness members.Orientation to the gym equipment or water exercise is included.If a client is in need of extra training then we offer 1- on-1 personal training for an hourly fee.
We are waiting for you! Come to The Oaks to live and live well!
Everyday tasks like tying our shoes, putting on socks, stepping into the shower can become a problem if we don’t keep our joints flexible. When we don’t maintain our flexibility, we increase our potential for an off-balance fall.
The best thing for arthritis is to keep moving. It will get better each day. Take it easy. Start slow and stretch a little bit at a time. Everybody watches ads on TV and immediately tries to tie themselves into a pretzel. It does not work that way. Those people on TV have been doing it for years. Start slow. Increase the movement slowly, hold it for a short period, and breathe. You want to be able to stretch out a bit and breathe normally.
- Work on every joint – ankles, knees, hips, wrist, fingers, elbows, shoulders.
Try to get as much motion as you can – BUT, don’t try to do too much too fast.
- One of the greatest hindrances to exercising and stretching is that people tend
to do too much too soon. Then everything hurts and getting back to the program
is really hard to do.
- Make a part of your daily routine to go through a stretching program. You may
never end up looking like a pretzel, but you will improve your quality of life
and help fend off a fall.