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New activities program a hit among staff members, residents

In late Fall, Emporia Presbyterian Manor, through its partnership with Aegis Therapies, began offering a new slate of activity programs entitled “EnerG” which by all indications have been a huge success.

“The resident participation level has grown in just a few short months,” said Wellness Activities Director Courtney Waldner. “Residents are anticipating and eager to exercise in the morning and are getting into a routine of staying active and tracking their progress through our wellness Wednesdays; the goal of these are to track progress and flexibly,”

Among the programs that Courtney and Wellness Instructor Tagan Ward have implemented are sessions focused on flexibility, yoga/meditation and cardio. However, the program aimed at improving the balance of residents has been especially popular.

“The balance program is great for all residents,” said Tagan. “Those who have participated so far love this one because it helps maintain or increase their balance which can help prevent falls.”

Beyond the programs offered as a part of EnerG, the community also offers its healthcare residents opportunities to keep moving through a daily walking/wheeling club along with daily exercise classes and group activities such as kickball, balloon ball and cornhole.

To learn more about all of the activities offered at Emporia Presbyterian Manor, check out the monthly activity calendar at  or stop by the activities office today.

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