Physical fitness is important to residents at Presbyterian Manor. Staying active can help prevent or lessen heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, dementia and more. Studies show that seniors who live in a senior living community are more likely to extend their life span than those who live alone. The reason is because of socialization, access to balanced meals, and the accessibility of fitness/wellness opportunities.

No matter your physical condition, you can take steps to improve your health. Numerous research studies show that it is possible for older adults to maintain or improve their strength, flexibility and physical conditioning.

Here are some examples:

  • When we're strong enough, we can stand from a chair without help from others or lift a grandchild. Strength training results in stronger muscles.
  • Flexibility allows us to get dressed without assistance and reach for things on a shelf. Stretching aids in flexibility.
  • Being physically active can help you stay fit enough to keep doing the things you like as you get older. Aerobic exercise, like walking, can help build your endurance and overall physical conditioning.

Wellness Activities

Wichita Presbyterian Manor offers multiple opportunities to keep mind and body fit. Residents have an opportunity to take part in a wide variety of individual and group activities. From daily exercise and fitness classes to weekly canasta and domino games. From scheduled lunches at area eateries to shopping trips, ice cream socials and monthly birthday parties.

The new Health and Wellness Center houses a variety of exercise and wellness activities, including structured workouts and space for independent workouts. The center includes an indoor, year-round water exercise and therapy pool, an exercise/fitness area with age-appropriate equipment, locker rooms, and a reception lobby. Supervised and unsupervised aquatic rehabilitation are offered, plus a variety of group aquatics classes and free access for individual use.

Multi-purpose spaces throughout the campus offer opportunities to participate in group exercise, no matter where you live on the campus.

If you haven't been active in a while, be sure to visit with your doctor before starting an exercise program. Upcoming events may be found on TV monitors throughout the campus.