Summer should be the perfect time for seniors to get outside and get in a workout. But the St. Louis heat can quickly take its toll on older individuals, even when they’re just taking a short walk or a dip in an outdoor pool.
When Mother Nature decides to crank up the thermostat, you can still stay active by participating in Envision Health Partners’ senior service events at centers across St. Louis. Through our whole body Wellness Program, any senior can participate in exercise and enrichment classes for just $45 a month, giving you the chance to stay active all season long – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
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A study by Johns Hopkins University found that daily physical activity can help seniors reduce their risk of disease, prevent falls, and improve their ability to live independently. Unfortunately, only 28 percent of adults ages 65 to 74 are physically active – and for many, it’s by choice, not by physical limitations.
Envision created our Wellness Program to help seniors break out of their comfort zone with a series of expert-led group classes at area senior services locations. Every weekday this summer, seniors can join in a variety of fun-filled, action-packed activities, including:
- Exercise classes, such as Stretch, Strength & Balance, Chair Yoga, Active Aquatics, and Fun Fit Fridays, to improve flexibility, muscle tone and joint health, reduce pain, and advance cardiovascular health
- Mindful Movement, which combines weighted exercise with patterns and repetition for a holistic approach to exercise
- Gratitude Gathering sessions where you can learn to lower stress, boost positive thinking and manage everyday challenges
- Massage Therapy every Wednesday for the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation
- Special exercise classes geared to the specific needs of patients with Parkinson’s disease
Turning off the TV and turning up at class does more than keep your body in shape – it also fights off the loneliness many homebound seniors face. According to The AARP Foundation, social isolation is as dangerous to one’s health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. With Envision’s Wellness Program, you can make new friends in a warm, welcoming setting and build a social network to lean on when life feels overwhelming.
Start living a healthier, more active life today!
Membership in the Wellness Program is just $45 per month and allows you to access as many classes as you want each week. For most seniors on Medicare, participation is even eligible for reimbursement through the SilverSneakers™ program for greater cost savings. Public summer classes are held at St. Catherine Retirement Community in Florissant and at Park Place Senior Living in O’Fallon, Mo.
There’s no better time than now to get moving for better health! To join the Envision Wellness Program, just contact us today for your free, no-obligation assessment, and we’ll enroll you for the summer. We know every class you take will leave you feeling better inside and out!
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