Playful pups from the Humane Society of the Calumet Area are a welcome sight for patients and residents at Hartsfield Village Rehabilitation Center. Recently, Shelter Director Todd Howard brought a couple of frisky dogs to brighten the seniors’ day.
In recognition of the 2017 Cardiac Rehabilitation Week, Feb. 12 to 18, Jim Campagna and Margaret Hansen were crowned the “King and Queen of Hearts” during a special celebration at St. Mary Medical Center. Both Campagna and Hansen are active members of the hospital’s cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program.
Samuel West, MD, of Franciscan Physician Network, addresses the topic, Pathway to Healthy Living, during a Franciscan Health-sponsored, free Senior Health and Wellness Fair recently at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.
Rachael Hofer, an instructor at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness in Chesterton, demonstrates a sitting relaxation exercise to participants at a Senior Health and Wellness Fair, offered by the Franciscan Alliance Accountable Care Organization, at the Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville Sept. 14. She told the group that even a small amount of exercise is beneficial, and that it can be built upon over time to increase the benefits.
Hundreds of participants crowded the Showcase Tent at the Lake County Fair Aug. 8 to take part in the annual, Franciscan Alliance-sponsored, Senior Citizens Day. The program offered information regarding the Accountable Care Organization, Franciscan Senior Promise, Franciscan Senior Health and Wellness, Franciscan Insurance Services, outpatient services, stroke awareness and palliative care.
Tips for avoiding heat stroke and exhaustion.
Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem. In fact, a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40 percent of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over age 65.
Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, a medical fitness facility in Munster, offers a number of effective programs and classes led with guidance by certified, trained staff to help improve overall health and well-being. One of the newest classes is called FLEE (Functional Living Exercises for Everyone) that includes exercises specifically geared to active older adults.
EnhanceFitness is a proven community based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Its purpose is to help older adults become more active, energized and empowered for independent living. EnhanceFitness has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Administration on Aging and the National Council on Aging. The program consists of low impact exercise classes that are safe and challenging for older adults of all fitness levels. EnhanceFitness exercises focus on increasing cardiovascular endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility which can help reduce arthritis symptoms. A certified instructor leads classes at a pace that works for each participant. Classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere that promotes fun and laughter and provides lots of opportunities for the...
Hundreds of area residents once again took advantage of free health screenings, information, refreshments, giveaways, an apple-peeling contest and live music by the Goldtones Aug. 10 during the Franciscan Alliance-sponsored Senior Citizens Day at the 163rd annual Lake County Fair in Crown Point.