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7 Dimensions of Wellness: A Holistic Program for You

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Wellness is defined as “the quality or state of being in good health, especially as an actively sought goal.”

At Monroe Village, we encourage wellness through programming and amenities designed to inspire. Because wellness isn’t a destination — it’s a journey that involves constant attention. LivWell is the holistic wellness program in our community that works to address the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual, and vocational. By offering services and amenities that fit into each of these dimensions, residents can actively participate in the journey of wellness in day-to-day life in the community.

Exploring the Seven Dimensions of Wellness

At Monroe Village, residents delve into the profound concept of holistic health, which encompasses the seven dimensions of wellness. These dimensions represent the seamless integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. By embracing wellness for seniors, residents at Monroe Village embark on a journey of self-discovery and fulfillment. Each dimension of wellness intertwines with the others, collectively shaping their overall well-being and enriching every aspect of their lives.

  1. 1. Physical Wellness: Recognizing that a healthy body lays the foundation for a fulfilling life, we encourage residents to lead active lifestyles and make informed choices about their health. From personalized training sessions with certified fitness instructors to invigorating laps in the pool and engaging tai chi classes, our community empowers individuals to embrace vitality and longevity.
  1. 2. Emotional Wellness: In the tapestry of human experience, emotional wellness weaves threads of resilience and self-awareness. At Monroe Village, we provide nurturing environments where residents can explore healthy outlets for stress and cultivate inner peace. Through mindfulness classes and supportive group sessions, individuals learn to navigate life’s challenges gracefully, fostering emotional well-being and a renewed sense of purpose.
  1. 3. Intellectual Wellness: The mind finds nourishment and growth in pursuing lifelong learning. At Monroe Village, intellectual wellness flourishes through a myriad of stimulating opportunities. From thought-provoking Brain Fitness Classes to captivating TED Talks and enriching documentaries, residents embark on a journey of intellectual discovery, expanding their horizons and enriching their lives with knowledge and curiosity.
  1. 4. Environmental Wellness: Amidst the splendor of nature, we find solace and renewal. Monroe Village embraces environmental wellness as a sacred duty and a source of pride. From guided nature walks to communal gardening projects, residents connect with the natural world, fostering a deeper appreciation for our environment and nurturing a sense of stewardship for future generations.
  1. 5. Social Wellness: In the warmth of community, bonds of friendship and belonging flourish. Monroe Village celebrates social wellness through vibrant gatherings and meaningful connections. From spirited Happy Hours to themed parties and enriching day trips, residents come together to share laughter, stories, and companionship, creating a tapestry of joy and camaraderie.
  1. 6. Spiritual Wellness: In the quiet depths of the soul, spiritual wellness finds its sanctuary. Monroe Village honors the diverse spiritual journeys of its residents, offering sacred spaces for reflection and connection. From vespers to guided meditation classes, individuals are invited to explore their faith, deepen their values, and find solace in embracing community with a chaplain on-site.
  1. 7. Vocational Wellness: As stewards of wisdom and experience, we find purpose in serving others. At Monroe Village, vocational wellness flourishes through meaningful engagement and contribution. From volunteer opportunities to acts of kindness and compassion, residents discover the profound joy of giving back, enriching their lives and the lives of those around them.

LivWell: Springpoint’s Award-Winning Wellness Program for Seniors

At Monroe Village, our comprehensive, award-winning senior wellness program, LivWell, goes far beyond traditional senior living activities like fitness classes and bingo. Recognized for innovation by LeadingAge New Jersey, our LivWell philosophy is “to provide the opportunity to engage in experiences which support a high quality of life, personal choice, lifelong development, and an optimal sense of well-being.”

The LivWell programming includes various activities guided by the seven dimensions of wellness: 

  • On-Site Health and Wellness Education
  • Aquatic Classes
  • Brain Fitness Activities
  • Tai Chi
  • Stand Tall, Don’t Fall – Balance Classes
  • Community Connections and Local Volunteer
  • Opportunities
  • Guided Meditation
  • Resident Scholar Lectures

The reason LivWell at Monroe Village is a successful wellness program? Resident opinion drives the programming. Residents are asked to fill out a survey asking for feedback about aspects they like and don’t like about community activities. The LivWell team uses these findings to find quality activities and interests that satisfy the community as a whole. Steve Wean, the LivWell Program Manager, shares that one of the most successful programs to date is a sing-along recommended by a resident. Music is powerful with memory, and coming together to enjoy the tunes increases socialization opportunities.

Our entire LivWell staff undergoes specialized training and works hand-in-hand with residents to develop our programming, ensuring all residents enjoy an engaging, stimulating life full of activities that mean the most to them. The fact is people can grow stronger, healthier, and more engaged in life at any age — it’s never too late!

Work Toward Your Wellness at Monroe Village

At Monroe Village, in Monroe Township, New Jersey, there is something offered for everyone to improve their overall wellness. By practicing the 7 Dimensions of Wellness explained in this blog, we believe that you’ll be able to transform your health routine and live a healthier and more vibrant life. You can also learn more about holistic wellness and our LivWell program by downloading our FREE guide The 7 Dimensions of Wellness in Retirement. In this guide, we dig even deeper into holistic wellness, the 7 dimensions of wellness, and what they mean, and Springpoint’s award-winning wellness program LivWell. Contact us today to learn more about our community and all of the wellness opportunities that are available! 

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