Legacy Residents Stand for a Cause
During Active Aging Week, the Legacy Retirement Communities (www.legacyretirement.com) residents and employees set a goal to accumulate over 25,000 chair stands in one week. Not only did they surpass their goal, they were able to donate $1,000 to the National Parkinson’s Foundation.
Active Aging Week is an international campaign to promote wellness activities for adults over the age of 50 in a safe and supportive environment. Chair stands, going from a seated to a standing position, are an excellent way to build overall strength, and aid in balance and fall prevention. This exercise is widely used in their fitness center programs and classes. The Legacy Retirement Communities have held various events within the past few years to promote Active Aging Week and continually strive to incorporate creative ways to for their residents to lead an active, healthy lifestyle.
This year, the Legacy Retirement Communities combined their quest to keep active with their commitment to one of the company’s values: Community. CEO Greg Joyce added an incentive to push everyone to reach the 25,000 chair stand goal. If they met their goal, the company would donate $1,000 to a charity that serves the aging population. By the end of Active Aging Week, Joyce was signing a check to the National Parkinson’s Foundation for $1000 for the 29,623 chair stands that were performed.
Legacy Retirement Communities are leaders in the Senior Living Industry and provide independent living, assisted living and memory care at the Legacy Arbors. For more information, please visit www.legacyretirement.com or call (402) 436-3000.
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