Bringing Health & Housing Together for Seniors
March 10, 2015|
TNDC has launched a new Health & Wellness Program that supports our senior residents around healthy aging in place. We want to foster a society where our older adults, who are living in community dwelling settings, can live safe, healthy, and independent lives. By March, The Alexander Residence and The Antonia Manor will kick off a program called The Healthier Living Series.
By participating in this group facilitated program, our seniors will discuss how to manage health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, and other chronic health problems. Participants will engage in conversations around health concerns, thus building a safe environment where senior residents can create a sense of community that looks out for each other’s health and wellbeing.
In addition, TNDC will be implementing “A Matter of Balance”, a program addressing fall prevention to reduce falls in our senior buildings. 1 out of 3 older adults (65+) experiences a fall every year. Falls may result to serious injuries such as broken ribs, hip replacements, physical weakness, head trauma and depression, increasing the risk of early death. While falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can significantly limit their ability to remain self-sufficient, the opportunity to reduce falls has never been better. By implementing this program we are reducing the fear of falling with a new lens of self-confidence, increasing seniors’ strength and balance through a variety of activities, and discussing how to assess their living spaces for risks of falls. This matters to TNDC because it is part of our mission to support our senior tenants in living a life of independent healthy aging in place.