Villages of Santa Fe
Healthy Aging in the Time of COVID
In April 2020, in response to COVID, Villages of Santa Fe began online exercise classes for the senior community across New Mexico. Our programs provide regular, online exercise classes that support physical health and mental resiliency for our senior community. In 2021, we had over 19,200 registrations and 1670 participating customers.
The need is to keep our senior community healthy, active, and energized. It is about a safe space providing regular, scheduled exercise, a place that fights isolation and supports both physical health and mental resiliency. Our instructors personally promote healthy and active lifestyles.
Falls are THE leading cause of death for seniors in New Mexico (Christus St. Vincent CHNA). Regular physical activity is vital for healthy aging. It can help delay, prevent, or manage many costly chronic diseases faced by adults 50 years or older. Physical activity can also reduce the risk of premature death (CDC.gov).
And we are a leader. Our programs build a culture of trust and respect — none of which is possible without a culture of inclusion. All participants, including instructors and moderators, are encouraged to bring their perspectives, identity, and life experience to every class. We created a focus group of class participants that strive to ensure that all participants are equally engaged and invested, sharing power and responsibility for our mission.
What our clients say:
I have told everyone I know about these classes, and also people I don’t know, like people in a grocery line who are in my age-group and we start talking. These classes have made a HUGE difference to my emotional and physical well-being, and I really like being able to do this from my home. It is SO convenient. I also REALLY like that the instructors are in my age bracket. I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these classes and the instructors.
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