The Wellness Team at Northaven strives to promote successful aging via collaboration, education, relevant programming and creative engagement in the nine areas of the Wellness Wheel.
Staff and residents work together to make this happen through a Resident Council and a Life Enrichment Coordinator.
We want you to stay fit and be well.
Fitness classes and personal trainers
We have have a full array of fitness classes, including yoga, strength, flex, core, stretching, balance and meditation classes. We also offer classes in Tai Chi, ballet and dance. All our classes are designed to meet you at your level of fitness and help you grow.
We also have personal trainers who can work with you on a personalized fitness plan. They can also help you with a rehabilitation plan after a surgery.
Fitness of the mind
Staying physically healthy is key to living well, but we also give you plenty of opportunities to exercise your brain. People work on puzzles and quizzes together. You can participate in book clubs, current event discussion groups or attend an interesting lecture or join a Spanish class.
Resident Service Coordinators
Our Resident Service Coordinators can help you navigate Medicare and Medicaid benefits and transitions in care. They can make referrals for you and your family members to appropriate community resources and provide general education and support. They facilitate two monthly support groups for diabetics, pre-diabetics and people with low vision. They also coordinate monthly wellness programs such as garden club, book club and women’s political forum. Additionally, they bring relevant speakers to the community to present on topics such as hearing loss, fraud, and health insurance.
Our Wellness Nurses keeps office hours several days a week. They are also available by appointment or on a drop-in basis to consult with you or your caregivers regarding changes in medical status or condition. The Wellness Nurses are also available, upon request, to visit you in your apartment if needed.
When returning home from the hospital or a rehab stay is an excellent time to request a visit with one of our Wellness Nurses as you navigate changes with your medications and treatment regimen.
Routine foot care, blood pressure monitoring, medication management review, and blood sugar consultation are a few of the services offered by our Wellness Nurses. The Wellness Nurses collaborates closely with the rest of the Wellness Team in an effort to help you stay healthy and experience your highest level of independence.
Visiting care practitioners
You have access to acupuncture, audiology, dermatology and eye glass care and repair from trusted practitioners who come to Northaven on a regular schedule. One or two times annually, a mobile dental van provides dental care to residents who cannot afford regular dental care. And, with more Medicare plans covering dental care, we offer transportation to the Neighborcare Health Clinic in our neighborhood, which accepts Medicaid and also offers a sliding-scale fee structure.