A Spectacular View of Wellness
At Plymouth Harbor, we understand that taking good care of yourself goes beyond eating your leafy greens and getting adequate sleep. Our view on whole person wellness emphasizes a multi-dimensional approach maintaining broad interests and a healthy lifestyle for an active mind and body.
The seven dimensions of wellness include:
- Emotional – optimism, humor, moods, etc.
- Vocational – learning new skills, pursuing interests and passions
- Intellectual – memory, stimulation, learning and interacting
- Physical – healthy fitness and nutrition habits, preventive care and screenings, safety, mobility
- Spiritual – aligning your values, prayer, meditation, balancing life issues
- Social – warm and respectful interactions, emotional support, relationships with others
- Environmental – good stewardship, respecting resources, choosing processes that re-use and recycle goods, and use of the natural environment for active living
The amenities and programs offered at Plymouth Harbor have been designed with this multi-dimensional philosophy in mind. Our choices include the intellectual stimulation of books, lectures, computer instruction, and workshops. Our chapel provides a sanctuary for mediation and reflection and hosts observances for major religious occasions. Our grounds incorporate the beauty of nature with the opportunity to sit and reflect, and a walking path that outlines the entire campus. Residents are encouraged to continue hobbies and interests and are provided space to do so. Special studios and areas are set aside for various pursuits such as woodworking, art, horticulture, and dance. Our wellness center offers a variety of fitness classes such as water aerobics, yoga, tai chi, bocce ball, line dancing, sit fit, and more. Our environment is pleasing to all the senses with its beautiful surroundings, delicious dining experiences, and polite and caring staff.
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The Wellness Center – A Closer Look
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Many of the exercise stations are equipped with televisions and ports for tablets, cell phones, MP3 players, readers, and other electronic devices to make workouts enjoyable. Mirrored walls aid in monitoring proper form. Natural lighting through floor to ceiling windows look out on the gorgeous Bay view to the south and west.
THE GROUP FITNESS AND DANCE STUDIO
This handsome studio also features floor-to-ceiling windows along the south wall, cushioned floor, mirrored walls, and an audio system. As the dedicated space for group fitness and dance classes it hosts Line Dancing, Tai Chi, Sit Fit, Functional Fitness, Total Body Challenge, Better Balance, Body Moves, Yoga, Meditation, Feldenkrais Method®, Zumba Gold®, and Ballroom Dancing.
POOLS – INDOOR & OUTDOOR
Two pools, indoor and outdoor, collectively offer choices for aquatic exercise. The 94 degree warm water indoor Therapy Pool, with newly refurbished deck, is frequently used by residents for therapy and mild exercise. A brand new hydraulic lift chair can assist in entering and exiting the pool. The 55’ outdoor pool is perfect for lap swimming and group aquatic exercise classes. Equally enjoyable may be simply relaxing poolside to enjoy nature and the beautiful Bay views.
The Art Studio features 20 artist stations, each equipped with a table and taboret. Enhanced track lighting, studio lights for artist models, a teaching area, and a dark room complete this creative new space.
This 1200 SF space is dedicated to wood working and features an impressive collection of hand and power tools. An exterior door provides easy access for delivery of wood and materials.
The indoor gaming area features a ping pong table and a large flat screen TV with an xBox 360 Kinect gaming system. Residents can play tennis, golf, bowl, and dance, as well as engage in many other virtual sports.
A seating area with comfortable furnishings is situated near the center of the activity. Residents can meet their friends and gather before or after a class, workout, or activity.
CREATIVE WELLNESS STUDIO
A comfortable space dedicated to private, one-on-one consultations and fitness assessments conducted by Wellness Staff, as well as a conference room space for staff collaboration.
WELLNESS CENTER STAFF
CHRIS COOPER, WELLNESS DIRECTOR,
Holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and has spent her career working with a wide range of individuals with chronic diseases and disabilities. Chris is a member of the International Council on Active Aging and is a Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-CES) and a Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist (CWWS) through the National Wellness Institute (NWI). She also is a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and an Aquatic Fitness Professional, Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA).