How to build a strong SeniorFITness program at your community
The United Methodist Homes of New Jersey recently began offering SeniorFITness at The Shores at Wesley Manor in Ocean City, New Jersey. This wellness program is designed to be both fun and functional for older adults – and our SeniorFITness staff has created some great recognition programs to help promote it to residents!
The "Workout Superstars" program creates a spirit of friendly competition among residents by recognizing the resident who participates in the most SeniorFITness activities during a month.
The SeniorFITness team also gives away free t-shirts to each resident who completes his or her first workout card. To achieve this, the participant must complete cardio and strength training activities twice per week for the equivalent of 12 weeks.
"One day we may play volleyball and the next we may do chair yoga," says SeniorFITness Specialist Jessica Martin. "Each activity focuses on helping the residents maintain a good quality of life and stay as independent as possible."