First & Main Celebrates Active Aging Week

Published: September 28th, 2015
Author: First & Main
Category: Articles

It's well-known that a key to continued health is to maintain a habit of regular physical activity. Simple activities like going for a daily walk with a friend or gardening are great ways for the aging population to keep active. Active Aging Week, led by the International Council on Active Aging, seeks to promote a positive message for people over 50 that keeps them moving and active. By creating environments in which the aging feel safe and encouraged, healthy habits can be formed that will lead to positive advances in all areas of life. 

At First & Main, residents have the opportunity to get exercise in a variety of different ways. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, strenth training is one of the most important elements of exercise for men and women over 65 years old. As West Michigan's only assisted living community using the award-winning HUR fitness equipment, our residents use their HUR SmartCard to track their progress and create custom fitness programs that are flexible and easy to understand. 

The Courtyard provides a safe place for residents to go for short walks and enjoy the outdoors and gives those residents with green thumbs the opportunity to stay physically and mentally active by tending the gardens.