Importance of a wellness program in CWPV

Sue Schwartz

Excuse: I’m too old for exercise to make any real difference. Many years of doing not much has doomed me forever.

Think on this: It’s never too late to improve your health. No magic date occurs when you suddenly stop being a work-in-progress and become frozen in time. Why do we tell our children and friends that it’s never too late for them to chase their dreams, yet we tell our bodies it is?

Results: Proof exists that even 96-year-olds using walkers can walk unassisted again with moderate strength training. Our bodies respond to the demands we place on them as long as we’re alive.

Join the Recreation Committee in the Phoenix Room on Monday, August 7, at 1:30 p.m. Sue will share tips and tidbits learned in the recently-held Matter of Balance class facilitated by Dignity Health, Chandler Regional Hospital.

“Turns out that fear of falling starts to haunt us as we hit middle age. Either directly or out of concern for our aging parents, we start seeing more risk of hitting the ground and adjust our lives accordingly. Unfortunately, ‘adjust’ usually means shrink our world. We baby boomers (and our parents) stop doing things we once enjoyed as we fear injury. Have you discontinued an activity you once considered fun and now look at as risky? Then it’s time for some Fall Prevention.” – unknown

CWPV homeowners continue to face serious health issues, including rising rates of chronic disease, falls, an increased prevalence of sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition habits. By helping homeowners to be fit and active, wellness programming like a Matter of Balance makes a major contribution to homeowners living long, healthy and happy lives in their homes.

If you have any questions, you may contact Sue Schwartz at 480-529-8088 or [email protected]