We’re excited to provide a fun, competitive way to encourage physical activity through the use of these pedometers. We’ll record our steps each week and collectively make that simulated journey to Okinawa, Japan.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 11, 2014
Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, invites members of the Scottsdale Area and East Valley communities to register for the “Walk to Okinawa.” Registrants will receive a free pedometer to track their steps each day as the entire group makes its way from Scottsdale, Arizona, to Okinawa, Japan in a 6,750-mile virtual walk. The “destination” — Okinawa — is home of the healthiest and longest-living people on Earth.
“Staying active is one of the primary reasons that the people of Okinawa, Japan are some of the healthiest, longest living people on Earth,” said Ted Holmgren, owner of Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale. “We’re excited to provide a fun, competitive way to encourage physical activity through the use of these pedometers. We’ll record our steps each week and collectively make that simulated journey to Okinawa, Japan.”
Home Care Assistance’s exclusive Balanced Care Method™, a holistic approach to care, is based on scientific studies of the elder population in Okinawa, Japan. Individuals in Okinawa embody “healthy longevity,” living longer and healthier lives than any other population in the world. Inspired by this community, The Balanced Care Method seeks to capture some of the lifestyle factors that go toward creating such long-lived and healthy people by training its caregivers to promote regular physical activity, healthy eating, mental stimulation, socialization and purposeful activities among their clients. The “Walk to Okinawa” program aims to promote healthy independence and encourage participants to strive for optimal quality of life by adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Based on growing research showing the important role of self-tracking in promoting behavior change, the Walk to Okinawa campaign is an excellent example of the company’s ongoing commitment to using technology and empirical evidence to promote healthy behaviors. Registrants will submit the total number of steps they take each week to Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale. A weekly email will track personal accomplishments as well as total mileage for all participants.
This project is in line with the excellent, intentional caregiving philosophy that Home Care Assistance embodies. The company provides hourly and live-in services to seniors, allowing them to remain safely and comfortably in their homes as they age. Home Care Assistance staff is available 24/7 to provide experienced, trustworthy caregivers to help with all home care needs. Caregivers are trained to engage clients in physical, mental and social activities, in addition to assisting with meal preparation, personal hygiene, medication reminders, transportation and more.
To register for “Walk to Okinawa” and receive your free pedometer, call 480-499-4944 or email AZpedometer(at)homecareassistance(dot)com. For more information about Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale’s superior in-home care services, visit http://www.HomeCareAssistanceScottsdale.com. The office is located at 9301 E Shea Blvd, Suite 112, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Home Care Assistance also invites you to “Like” their Facebook page.
ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2014 Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.