Wellness Center Calendar
Opportunities at Manor Park
Many programs are provided to the entire community so residents can be involved as much as possible within the 7 dimensions of wellness, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, environmental, physical, social and emotional. For example, as residents participate in games, sewing groups, exercise classes or serve on the resident council, they engage in intellectual, social and emotional dimensions. A major goal is to help residents transition to a new neighborhood as smoothly as possible and keep residents in independent living as long as possible.
At the Wellness Center, we offer many different forms of exercise ranging from strength equipment to exercise classes.
- Strengthening equipment - Nautilus strength equipment, hand weights, resistance bands, (doctor approval needed)
- Cardiovascular equipment - Treadmills, bicycles, elliptical, X-Ride, row machine
- Fit Mix (full body workout) M/W/F 10:00am
- Balance T/TH 3:00pm
- Get Limber (stretching and yoga) T/TH 8:30am
- Walk Group M/W/F 8:00am (meet in front of Wallace building)
- Wii games - the Wii is for all to enjoy! Watch for tournaments throughout the year and come by for some lessons!
- National “Active Aging Week”/Wellness Fair - Yearly participation the last week of September, which will bring new and different ways to stay active.
Wellness Center Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need a doctor’s release?
A: Yes, it is important to talk with a doctor before beginning any type of exercise. Staff will need to be aware of health conditions that may require restrictions on certain exercise programs. Staff can also assist in obtaining a doctor’s release form.
Q: Is there a fee to participate in the Manor Park Wellness Center?
A: No. The Wellness Center membership is one the benefits of being a resident at Manor Park.
Q: Is there transportation to and from the Wellness Center?
A: No. Residents must make arrangements with family if assistance is needed.
Q: Are special clothes or equipment needed for the participation in the Wellness Center?
A: No equipment is needed but loose, comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes with good support must be worn.
Q: What are the benefits of exercise?
A: Exercise will help maintain and improve the ability to stay active and engage in an independent lifestyle.
Q: What is the best way to begin an exercise program?
A: To begin, obtain a doctor’s release in order to participate in any physical activity and to rule out any restrictions. Wellness Center staff will modify activities that are best suited to the needs and abilities of the resident.
Contact the Wellness Center Coordinator for more information - (432) 699-3411.
Benefits available at Wellness Center
Manor Park’s Campbell Wellness Center offers programs and activities to enhance an active lifestyle:
Strength training – People lose muscle tissue as they age, but strengthening exercises can build muscle tissue and help slow the rate of age-related loss. Muscle-building exercises may also be referred to as resistance training, weight training or strength training. In addition to building muscles, strength training can promote mobility, improve health-related fitness and strengthen bones.
Although strength training can be valuable by itself, even more benefit can be gained from an overall physical activity program that also includes the following activities:
Endurance training – Aerobic activities should be of at least moderate intensity and increase the heart rate and breathing for extended periods of time. They can help improve stamina for daily tasks and the health of the heart and circulatory system. Examples of endurance training include walking at a brisk pace, riding a bicycle, rowing and dancing.
Stretching activities – These activities help keep the body limber and flexible by stretching muscles and the tissues that hold the muscles in place.
Balance exercises – Balancing exercises can help prevent falls and fall-related injuries.