WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Williamsburg Landing has won the 2020 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, which recognizes and honors the Top 25 'Best in Wellness' senior living communities in North America. Williamsburg Landing is among those recognized as best-in-class for successfully fostering a wellness-centered environment to benefit all who live and work in their community. The award was created as a joint effort between International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) and NuStep, LLC, a major manufacturer of recumbent cross-trainers used in healthcare, senior living and fitness, already mentioned above.
Wellness is typically defined by seven key dimensions: emotional, physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, vocational and environmental. When each of these dimensions is equally nurtured and prioritized, it can enhance a sense of well-being among residents. It is this commitment and acknowledgement of how important wellness is for older adults that elevates resident health to new heights.
“Williamsburg Landing is devoted to its vision of living fully beyond ageism by weaving the 7 dimensions of wellness into the culture on campus for the residents and staff,” says Britnee Cason, Director of Wellness. “Through innovative technology, an award winning employee wellness program and vibrant, whole-person centered programming, we have laid the foundation for a community that can thrive. We are very excited about the future of wellness for our campus.”
The ICAA is responsible for leading, connecting and defining the active-aging industry. CEO and founder Colin Milner says, “Senior living communities have long been aware of how important wellness is for the health and well-being of their residents, but in recent years, wellness has evolved from being a programming option to becoming a way of life” This evolution, says Milner, is also reflected in a survey recently conducted by the ICAA. The survey found that 59% of senior living communities state their business model will be wellness-centered with care services by 2023.* Williamsburg Landing has successively partnered with its residents and staff to create relevant, meaningful opportunities and inspire participants to improve their quality of life.
As the older adult population continues to grow and more individuals seek a better, longer life, where they choose to live is becoming increasingly important. How communities structure their wellness culture can have a significant effect on health and longevity. It’s more than just practicing wellness; it’s about having it permeate all aspects of life. As winners of the Beacon award, Williamsburg Landing is leading the way.
Williamsburg Landing is the first and only accredited Life Plan Community in the region. The independent, non-profit organization provides a gracious, socially enriched environment and full continuum of care including independent living, assisted living, memory support, short & long term nursing and adult day services to accommodate seniors’ needs through every stage of life.
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