Sunshine Wellness Programs

The greatest wealth is health. Virgil

Everyone is interested in living a healthy lifestyle, but when living at a Sunshine Retirement community, you will find we help facilitate that goal through our comprehensive Wellness Program. We want you to achieve wellness in body, mind and spirit!

Body Wellness

We make it easy to get moving and stay active! Every conditioning program we offer accommodates a variety of fitness levels, so everyone can join in to improve strength, balance, flexibility, endurance, and overall well-being. Grab your sneakers for these classes:

  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Strength training
  • General exercise classes
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • And more!

Mind Wellness

The Activity Director in each community works with Sunshine’s corporate Wellness Director to develop classes, seminars, and informational events to educate you on:

  • How to improve range of motion
  • Ways to increase circulation
  • Techniques to decrease pain
  • Weight management
  • Medication education
  • And more!

Spirit Wellness

Nothing lifts your spirits more than giving back. Our Sunshine communities boast many volunteer opportunities and service programs within the local community, taking your sense of purpose and well-being to a new level:

  • Food and clothing drives
  • School supply drive for low income families
  • Household items for Women of Abuse
  • Penny drive in support of the troops
  • Letters to our troops
  • Go Green recycling program, including partnerships with Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
  • Crafts for a Cause: Teddy bears for the fire department, quilts for hospitalized children, stocking caps for soldiers
  • And more!

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Sunshine's Wellness Director

Denise Park
Sunshine Retirement Living’s Wellness Director

Wellness is much more than simply physical well-being. Discovering wellness is finding a healthy balance of those individual ingredients that both make us feel alive and give us a sense of purpose!

When Sunshine Retirement Living opened its doors in 2010, CEO May Hasso felt it was imperative to have a health specialist overseeing the design and development of our exclusive wellness program. She wanted someone who not only understood the fundamentals of active aging, but someone who had actually created a program that made a measurable difference within a community. She found those unique qualifications in Denise Park.

Denise started as a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine,
specializing in rehabilitative exercise, myofascial release, and a fusion of AIS and PNF stretching
techniques. While living in Jackson Hole, WY, Denise designed and implemented a city-wide wellness program that dramatically improved the health of hundreds of local residents. Denise then went on to found Reporting for Service, a nationwide volunteer program. She worked with a film crew to highlight powerful community involvement throughout the country, and won an Emmy as the Co-Executive Producer of that film. After that, Sunshine Retirement Living was lucky enough to hire Denise as our Wellness Director, so that she could develop the distinctive wellness program that makes our communities so unique and vibrant.

We are so proud to count Denise as an integral part of the Sunshine community since 2010. Keep up with Denise through her Wellness Blog: Wise and Wonderful.

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Sunshine Activities

Morning, noon, and night, there’s always something to do at a Sunshine Retirement Living community! Our varied programs bring people together to forge new friendships, with events, activities, and outings that are sure to entertain, enlighten, and empower you.

Each Sunshine community has an Activity Director whose sole job is to fill the calendar with fun pursuits. Pick up a new hobby. Engage in your favorite pastime with a group. Join a book club. If your To Do list isn’t jam packed, then you’re not taking advantage of all that our community has to offer:

  • Ice Cream Socials, Cook-Outs and Mixers
  • Music and Entertainment (Including Big Band music)
  • Movie Nights and Matinees (We’ll even Provide the popcorn!)
  • Outings to Museums, Cultural Events, Churches, and Local Libraries
  • Walking Club
  • Educational Seminars (VA Programs, Health & Wellness, Finance, and more)
  • Bean Bag Baseball
  • Bingo Nights
  • Cards, Chess, Checkers, Rummikub and Scrabble
  • Current Events and News on TV
  • Wii Fitness
  • And more!

Our managers and staff also get in on the planning, working around the clock to come up with event ideas that are new and exciting, including:

  • New Residents Welcome Program
  • Monthly Birthday Celebrations
  • Resident of the Month

Why not become a Sunshine Ambassador and take the lead in our New Resident Welcome Program! Sunshine Ambassadors are hand-selected and paired with each new resident based on compatible interest and personalities. You introduce the new residents to neighbors, show them around our beautiful community, and take them to dinner in our dining room at the special Sunshine Table. Or if you’d rather just be part of the Welcome Committee, you can help put together the baskets of goodies presented to every new resident. What a great way to get involved! That’s the Sunshine difference!

Sunshine Retirement living

Exceeding expectations with unexpected extras
Activities • Events • Entertainment • Food