Wellness initiatives continue to be a larger part of workplace and living environments. This is also true in the senior living environment. There are many excellent programs and ideas meant to increase the wellness of residents, including:
- Dietitians on staff
- Cooking classes
- Health screenings
- Encouraging physical exercise
- Health education
- Yoga and meditation opportunities
Blake Management Group recently published the below article on efforts made to encourage healthier eating by their senior living residents, while still providing for an enjoyable eating experience. Experts in the culinary field have been hired by a variety of institutions to provide these healthier eating opportunities. There is also a push to integrate fitness programming with the food component.
This is another example of how owners and operators need to continue to provide a full, healthy experience for their residents – it it isn’t the norm yet, it will be in the immediate future.
By: Brendan Lynch