June 12, 2023 —Age is just a number, but a healthy lifestyle is essential for any age group. Kendal is dedicated to supporting health and wellness across the system. On May 31st, we celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day, a day for older adults to stay active and motivated to lead healthier lives. Kendal offers a variety of activities, events, and programs that promote an active lifestyle.
Staying healthy is a journey, not a destination. Kendal communities and Kendal at Home support older adults in maintaining their physical, social, and emotional well-being. On-site community opportunities include many options for staying active, including fitness classes, yoga, strength training, swimming, and more, with state-of-the-art fitness centers, hiking trails, and outdoor recreational areas, providing residents plenty of opportunities to stay active.
Research has shown that exercise can help older adults reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. It can also improve cognitive function and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety. At Kendal, mental and cognitive health is as important as physical health.
Kendal Health and Fitness
Kendal at Lexington recently held a field day, a fun event where residents and staff gathered for wiffle ball, corn hole, bocce and other fun, active games and sports.
Kendal at Oberlin truly values high-quality wellness programs provided at no additional charge for its residents. From water yoga and tap-dancing classes, about 40 hours of land and water fitness classes are offered weekly.
Kendal at Ithaca offers a variety of classes such as Zumba, Yoga, Fitness for Cognition, Individualized aqua training and even Bellydance! They host a Parkinson’s Fitness program with the Department of Health.
At The Admiral by the Lake, wellness is a priority to help residents live life to the fullest, with healthy meal options in the dining room, an onsite fitness center, group exercise classes, and an indoor heated pool.
Recently, after honing her pickleball skills on Collington’s courts, resident Norma Taylor medals at the Maryland Senior Olympics!
Kendal is committed to promoting health and wellness for residents and staff. Older adults can lead an active and vibrant lifestyle, and Kendal supports them every step of the way. On National Senior Health and Fitness Day, we encourage everyone to explore the fitness and wellness benefits of Life Plan communities and Kendal at Home and learn about all the possibilities for staying active, engaged, and healthy.