October 19 at the Stardust Event Center at the Blue Chip Casino was not just another Friday. There was a special event happening there that was well. It was the Second Annual Senior Wellness Day! The event was hosted by Brookdale Senior Living, which is the largest operator of senior living facilities in the country. With over 645 assisted living and retirement communities in 33 states, they are the leading provider of senior-related services in the nation.
Rob Clark, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Brookdale Senior Living, shared a reason behind the event.
“We’re trying to open up seniors eyes to different ways to experience wellness,” Clark said. “At Brookdale, we have a program that focuses on six dimensions of wellness: spiritual, social, physiological, intellectual, emotional and physical. These are different areas that help them achieve their goal of wellness. There are all different kinds of senior services here today ranging from home health care to hospice care, anything having to do with memorials, financial planners, things like that.”
Things got rolling at 7:30am with registration and the Senior Wellness Day began promptly at 8am. Quite a few businesses were present at the Senior Wellness Day event. Programs, presentations, and guest speakers were scheduled throughout the day as well so that all avenues of information were opened and attendees could get the most out of the event. Admission was free and lunch and refreshments were provided.
Carol Cummings, Director of Optimum Life Development for Brookdale Senior Living, was one of the guest speakers. She talked about how the senior service industry is changing for the better.
“I get to develop programs for wellness for our residents and our associates,” Cummings explained. “We believe that movement really is medicine. If we move our bodies every day, we’re going to take less medicine, we’re going to be healthier and we’re going to live longer.”
Young or old, you should take care of yourself. Not only for your sake, but for the sake of those who love and care for you. What you do throughout your life affects everyone and everything around you, and the individuals at Brookdale Senior Living as well as everyone else who was at the Senior Wellness Day are aware of that fact. We look forward to next year. This event was and is a good idea, and if you are a senior or you know someone who is, please make it a priority to take care of you.
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Photos provided by Richard Warner of ValpoLife.
Sponsors for the Second Annual Senior Wellness Day:
Vitas Innovative Hospice Care; Golden Living Valparaiso; Tudor Cleaning and Restoration; Body Maxx; Harbor Light Hospice; St. Agnes; Eric Marshall, Attorney and CPA; Innovative Senior Care; Century 21 Executive Realty –Dawn Collins; Dignity Memorial; IU Health La Porte Hospital; Residence at Deer Creek; Center for Hospice Care; Real Services; Real Services; Boling Vision Center; Inwood Hills Estates; Rittenhouse; Visiting Nurses Association; Hamilton Group; Bright Star of Valparaiso; Airey Financial Group; Unity Hospice; Miller’s Health Systems; Great Lakes Senior Care; Comfortkeepers; The Arbors of Michigan City; WSBT; Home Helpers; Life Care Michigan City; Geisen-Carlisle; Alicks Home Medical; Walgreens; Alzheimer’s Association; Physicians Hospital System; Alzheimer’s Services of NWI; LTF Eye Clinics; Pharmore Drugs LLC; Hallmark Home Mortgage; Franciscan Home Care/St. Anthony Hospice; Oak Woods Manor; Town Centre; Lifecare Center of the Willows; Aseracare Hospice; American Red Cross of La Porte County.