The Glebe celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

06/13/17

DALEVILLE, Virginia —The Glebe, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Daleville, joined an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) May 31. More than 80 attendees at The Glebe joined with an estimated 100,000 seniors across the country to promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care.

“The festival is a great opportunity for seniors to renew their commitment to health and fitness, and The Glebe is proud to be a host site,” said Rachel Carson, The Glebe’s fitness manager.

The goals of National Senior Health and Fitness Day are to make exercise fun, increase awareness of the benefits of a regular exercise program for older adults and encourage all older adults to take advantage of the many health and fitness programs offered at The Glebe, Carson said.  Activities included nine healthy living presentations and 10 field day stations during lunch time, including corn hole, a “rethink your drink” station and a “learn a yoga pose” station.

“We hope today’s events inspired residents and future residents to be more physically active and to pursue healthy lifestyles centered around wellness,” Carson said.

About National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held the last Wednesday in May in support of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The program, the largest of its kind, is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults. For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day, visit fitnessday.com.

 

Ann Lovell is Corporate Director of Communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email alovell@lifespireliving.org or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.

 


Compare us with other CCRCs

Choosing a continuing care retirement community is one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and knowing and comparing your options is an important part of the selection process. “Where you live matters,” a website sponsored by the American Seniors Housing Association, has developed a CCRC visit checklist to help you identify the amenities and services that will best fit your lifestyle in your retirement years. We encourage you to download and print this resource and bring it with you when you visit The Glebe and other CCRCs. We think you’ll find we have everything you need to make your next move your best move!

Schedule an appointment with one of our retirement counselors for a visit today!

 


National Institute of Fitness and Sport assumes management of The Glebe’s wellness program

09/07/2016

By staff

309732RICHMOND, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes, is advancing its relationship with the National Institute of Fitness and Sport (NIFS) as NIFS assumes management of the fitness program at The Glebe, a LifeSpire continuing care retirement community in Daleville. NIFS currently manages the fitness program at LifeSpire’s Lakewood in Richmond and The Chesapeake in Newport News.

“NIFS now manages fitness in three of our four communities,” said Mick Feauto, LifeSpire’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We are pleased and excited about the level of professionalism NIFS brings to a comprehensive wellness program.”

NIFS is an industry leader in designing and executing holistic wellness programs for seniors. In January, NIFS signed an agreement with LifeSpire to provide the following services:

  • Personal training, personalized exercise programs, fitness testing, and equipment orientation
  • Group fitness classes
  • Data analysis
  • Health-related educational sessions, life-long learning opportunities, nutritional coaching, and weight-loss programs
  • Cross-department collaboration
  • Implementation of incentive and wellness programs

Research shows that an active lifestyle can lessen the challenges and increase the opportunities associated with aging. LifeSpire seeks to provide an environment within its four communities that offers aging adults programs, guidance, and support for healthy aging. The partnership with NIFS helps LifeSpire residents take charge of their health and wellness and improve their overall quality of life.

For more information on NIFS, visit wellness.NIFS.org.


Ann Lovell is corporate director of communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email alovell@lifespireliving.org or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.