Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 12, 2013
The VigR program, developed and sponsored by Friends Life Care, has been selected to receive the 2013 Innovation in Care and Services Award from Leading Age, a national association representing 6,000 nonprofit aging services organizations.
Leading Age recognized VigR, noting the enrichment program “is rooted in the latest aging science.” The VigR enrichment program is a transformative health and wellness initiative that has the potential to impact the trajectory of aging. According to Audrey S. Weiner, Chair of the Leading Age Nominations and Awards Committee and Board of Directors, “VigR makes the Continuing Care at Home model even more relevant to the future of long-term care as baby boomers age in great numbers and redefine the aging experience.”
Through a combination of assessment, education, coaching, and life planning services, participants are provided with resources needed to make measurable and positive life changes during 3-6 week courses offered during spring and fall schedules. Elise Lamarra, Vice President of Clinical Operation for Friends Life Care emphasizes that this means “participants in VigR workshops and classes are able to understand and expand on four essential elements of aging, all of which affect health and wellness: vitality, independence, growth, and resilience (VigR)”. Because most people want to age at home, “The VigR program incorporates a pro-active, research-based management of all aspects of aging in keeping with the Friends Life Care mission to provide affordable options for people who wish to remain in their own homes as they age”, reports Lamarra. “We find participants become very committed to pursuing more active aging choices when these choices may help them stay in their own homes at any age.”
Friends Life Care will accept the 2013 Leading Age Innovation in Care and Services Award at the Leading Age national conference taking place October 27-30, 2013, in Dallas.
The VigR program is open to the public. Workshop fees and locations vary. For additional information regarding the schedule or to register online go to http://www.friendslifecare,org and click the VigR icon. For information or to register by phone call 215-628-8964
With over 2300 active members, Friends Life Care is the nation’s first and largest Continuing-Care-at-Home provider. Friends Life Care has offices located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.