The Centers for Disease Control cites a New Zealand study that found women 80 and older had 40 percent fewer falls with strength and balance training. Research shows strength training increases bone density and lowers the fracture risk in women older than 50.
Exercising also provides similar improvements in depression as anti-depressant medications. It isn’t known if this is because people feel better when they’re stronger or if strength training produces a helpful biochemical change in the brain. Our rehabilitation experts tell us it is most likely a combination of the two. When older adults participate in strength training programs, their self-confidence and self-esteem improve, which has a strong impact on their overall quality of life.
If you haven't been active in a while, be sure to visit with your doctor before starting an exercise program.
Topeka Presbyterian Manor residents have an opportunity to take part in a wide variety of individual and group activities.
Wellness activities for residents include exercise and yoga classes each week. Individual massage therapy also is available upon request.
Residents who prefer to work out on their own may use exercise equipment on site. In addition, a walking path that surrounds the fishing pond on our beautifully landscaped 17-acre campus afford walkers an opportunity to get some exercise while enjoying the outdoors.
A new calendar of activities is posted every week to keep residents apprised of times, locations and additional opportunities to stay active.