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Journey to a multidimensional wellness program

Meeting Description:

Your location may have classes and activities in place, but do they all work together as a unified program? In this case study, you will follow along as the program director brings to life the vision of a program based in eight dimensions of wellness by coordinating resident-led and staff-led programs.

With the goal of placing engagement/activities, recreation and fitness on a single schedule to balance offerings in each dimension, the building blocks include outreach, partnering and marketing. Learn how to overcome roadblocks and engage staff and participants. You’ll see how marketing and staffing can encourage residents to try water fitness (filling an almost-empty aquatics center) and discover how blending resident participation with staff support increases participation.

You will explore:

  • Key decisions when building a program based on eight dimensions of wellness
  • Marketing techniques to encourage participation
  • Approaches that build buy-in from senior management, staff and residents

Who will benefit:

  • Wellness or fitness directors and coordinators
  • Life enrichment or program directors and coordinators
  • Resident life directors
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Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Pat Ryan, ICAA
 Presenter Information
Sponsored by
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Laura Husak
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Laura Husak is the Life Enrichment Coordinator at Carolina Village, a continuing care community in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Husak brought 17 years of experience as an athletic trainer at Hendersonville Sports to her role. She graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s degree in health promotion and a minor in sports medicine.

Hosted by

International Council on Active Aging