When the Wellness Center had to close in late 2020 our residents stayed strong in the face of adversity. One of our residents approached the Foundation with a compelling idea - to provide hand weights to interested residents followed by a friendly competition to motivate everyone to "work their weights" at least three times a week. The Foundation complemented her idea by also offering an exercise DVD.
73 residents expressed interest in some aspect of the program. The Foundation delivered 38 exercise videos, over 225 total pounds of weights, and enrolled over 35 residents in the "Work Your Weights" New Year challenge.
To add a social component, Foundation Director Lenee Kruse holds weekly check in meetings where residents can report their progress, share advice or roadblocks, and socialize. The challenge has turned out to be a fun way to bring our community together in a separate and safe way.
What residents are saying:
Thank you so much for all you do for us.
Thanks for making this program possible.
You all are offering wonderful things and ideas to keep us going during this difficult time.
Thank you very much. It's a wonderful idea.
Thanks very much for doing this.
Thank you for the book and the weights, all of which should keep me busy.