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Bend’s Sunshine Retirement Living Presents 3rd Annual Wellness Month at Its Senior Living Communities Across the United States

Bend’s Sunshine Retirement Living Presents 3rd Annual Wellness Month at Its Senior Living Communities Across the United States

Wellness Month

During August, Each Community Will Offer Free Wellness Events and Expert Seminars Aimed To Help Residents and Local Community Seniors

 “Get Informed, Get Fit, Get Restored, and Give Back” 

BEND, OR (August 4, 2015) – Bend, OR based Sunshine Retirement Living, owners and operators of retirement communities in eight states, announces the launch of its 3rd Annual Wellness Month. During August, each of its communities will offer a series of free health and wellness events, where residents and local seniors alike are empowered to “Get Informed, Get Fit, Get Restored & Give Back” through numerous wellness-focused activities, inspirational events including insights and advice from informative, expert speakers.

New this year at several of the communities will be “Superfood for Super Seniors” events, which have been organized to help both residents and seniors in those markets learn more about the ways that certain foods can improve their overall wellness. These free, special events will feature Farmers Markets, presentations by local medical or nutrition experts, healthy cooking demonstrations by the in-house executive chefs, free Superfood and lunches, and food drives for local food banks.

This year, Sunshine Retirement Living has also incorporated an Employee Wellness Challenge as part of the Wellness Month initiative. Each of the 830 employees in the corporate office and at its communities will receive a digital pedometer to participate in a Pedometer Challenge, with the winners receiving various health-related items including a FitBit personal health and performance device for the overall winner. Additionally, Sunshine Retirement Living has partnered with Yogaworks, offering all employees free access to Yogaworks’ online library of more than 700 yoga and fitness videos for six weeks.

“Today, there is an abundance of research that underscores the importance of healthy eating for people of all ages,” said James Matthews, CEO, Sunshine Retirement Living. “At each of our communities, we place significant importance and resources toward helping our residents achieve the healthiest lives possible and that starts with a healthy diet. Our dining program, developed by our expert chefs, is an integral element of our entire focus on health, wellness and active living.”

“Eating well is important for everyone at all ages, yet as we mature it becomes increasingly beneficial to incorporate nutrient-rich foods into our diet to promote a variety of health benefits,” said Denise Park, director of wellness for Sunshine Retirement Living. “When you combine healthy eating with ample exercise, plenty of sleep, and a positive environment, research demonstrates that seniors can enjoy longer and more active lives. Each of our events, including our Wellness Month ‘Superfood for Seniors’ event, are geared toward educating and empowering seniors to seek out the best options to live the healthiest lives possible.”

Wellness month activities at each community include:

  • Get Informed: Superfood for Super Senior events, Health Fairs, Blood Pressure & Hearing Checks, Fall Prevention, Pain Management Clinic, Hydration & Heat Safety, Stroke Prevention, Healthy Foods Seminars, Lifeline Screenings and more
  • Get Fit: Happy & Healthy Bones, Healthy Bingo, Line Dancing, Wii Bowling, Pool Aerobics, Beanbag Baseball, Hula Dancing and more
  • Get Restored: Meditation, Tai Chi, Laughing & Humor Presentations, Art Therapy, Massage, Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Acupuncture, Musical Entertainment, Mental Fitness Games, and more
  • Give Back: Food Drives, Clothing Drives, School Supply Drive, Homeless Veterans Supply Drive, and more

Local seniors interested in attending these events can access a calendar online at www.SunshineRet.com or can call their local Sunshine Living Retirement community directly. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling each community.

About Sunshine Retirement Living

Based in Bend, OR Sunshine Retirement Living manages retirement communities in several states, offering senior apartments, independent living, assisted living and memory care. A family-owned business with years in the senior housing industry, Sunshine Retirement Living’s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider offering value, choice and independence while promoting health and social interaction that exceeds residents’ expectations and enriches the lives of both residents and staff. By providing meals, housekeeping, activities, transportation, utilities and in-house management staff, Sunshine Retirement Living continues to build an unparalleled community feeling in each property. For more information, visit www.SunshineRet.com or connect with us socially.

*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living

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