Paula time-tests Mae in her walking and gait
Mary times Don on bicep curls with 8 pound weight
Mary and Donna do bending squats together
On a recent snowy day in February, 34 Primrosers came to the Rendezvous room to participate in Legacy Healthcare Services Senior Fitness Testing, which included 6 fitness stations. Resident received a functional score at each station and were able to see how their scores measured up compared to age and gender. There was some healthy competition going on and some remarks of the benefit of attending the myriad of fitness classes offered at Primrose, as well as some lamenting of the need to attend more classes and “get back” to the Wellness Center. The residents received free blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation check-ups. Residents who completed the fitness stations received a medical information bag full of goodies from Legacy. Everyone had a great time working out, eating fresh fruit, and hydrating their bodies with water. The Senior Fitness Test measures functional movement tasks, such as standing, bending, lifting, reaching and walking which points out that being able to perform everyday activities requires the ability to perform these functional movements. Legacy’s early identification of physical decline and appropriate interventions could help to prevent functional impairments, such as walking and stair climbing, which often result in falls and physical frailty.
Pueblo Senior Living has had the pleasure of having Legacy Healthcare Services provide a variety of therapy services “in-house” since last summer. This dynamic duo consists of, Rehab Director Mary Edwards, lead therapist in occupational therapy, and Paula Montiel, lead therapist in Physical Therapy. Primrose residents love the convenience and above and beyond service they skillfully provide. They also conduct weekly exercise and brain fitness classes, and both a monthly fun event and health talk that have all been well attended. Health talks have been on topics such as fall prevention, breathing better, hydration, low vision care and pain management. The services, events, and partnership has been appreciated by residents, staff and family members. Life Enrichment Coordinator Barbara Della Rossa has nothing but praise for both these friendly pros, “They help enrich lives and keep our residents at their highest level of function, while having fun.”
In-House Therapy with Legacy Healthcare is a Win-Win for Primrose….come see why this is living at Pueblo Senior Living.
by Barbara Della Rossa
Life Enrichment Coordinator