It's a partnership made in Candyland-like heaven. During National Nutrition Month, the fitness, dieticians, and dining teams at Friendship Village senior living community in Schaumburg have launched a special initiative. Pairing good nutrition with healthy activity, the program is called Navigate Nutrition.
Julie Hubbard, SeniorFit Program Exercise Physiologist at Friendship Village, explained that the fitness center designed and presented a gameboard that is reminiscent of Candyland. Over the month of March, participating residents complete small incentives and challenges, each of which takes them one step closer to the "finish line." Progress can also be made by attending nutrition-related events such as dietician presentations and even by ordering a heart-healthy meal. Approximately 40 residents have participated.
"There's really no single winner. Everyone who participates and takes the initiative to live a healthier lifestyle is a winner," said Julie. "There are no shortcuts to being healthy, so we're dedicated to making this fun."
Friendship Village is a leading Life Plan retirement community offering independent living garden homes and apartment homes, as well as assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing care, and short-term rehabilitation services. For more than 40 years, Friendship Village has been providing Chicago area seniors with exceptional retirement living options. For additional information, visit www.FriendshipVillage.org.