If you need a massage or a free blood pressure screening, you’ll appreciate the Avenidas Health & Wellness program.
Taking Steps Toward Feeling Good
Wellness is an active process of learning about and making choices that lead to a healthy and fulfilling life. It is more than just physical health—it also involves the body, mind and spirit. Research on healthy aging shows that older adults who embrace wellness as part of everyday life receive significant benefits.
Avenidas is a well-respected provider of health and wellness classes and activities. We offer many fitness classes aimed at all levels of strength and flexibility. People can choose from a gentle stretching class or a Total Body Conditioning session, or dance their way to health with Zumba.
Others might want to try our “Sit Down and Shape Up” class or a workshop on walking. We also offer yoga, Tai Chi and other choices of movement.
I feel comfortable taking fitness classes from Avenidas because I know they’ll help me modify the movements so I don’t further aggravate my knees. And I love the camaraderie of my fellow exercisers!Pat W.
Getting a massage at Avenidas not only gives me instant pain relief, but I find I sleep better at night too. And the below-market rates don’t cause a strain on my wallet!Chris M.
One-Stop Shop for Health Therapies
Many Avenidas participants enjoy the various alternative health therapies we offer, such as Reiki, which is a hands-on-body healing, or sound baths, acupuncture, and meditation.
Relaxing massages are also available at greatly reduced prices compared to local spas, and our therapeutic Nail Care service earns rave reviews and repeat customers.
Folks who have an illness or injury can use the Avenidas Medical Equipment Loan Closet. Whether you require a walker, shower chair, cane, or other equipment, you can borrow it for free and return when you no longer need it.
Screenings & Lectures
The other area where Avenidas greatly supports older adults is with our screenings and health lectures. We offer screenings for blood pressure, hearing and oral health. We also bring in experts to provide the latest information on topics such as nutrition, sleep, medications and more.
Because studies have shown that falls are the number one cause of injury among people age 65 and older, Avenidas offers a fall prevention course that attendees have found to be very beneficial in reducing their risk of falling.