Wellness Advisory Team to Assist in Development of Defining Wellness

Posted on August 21, 2016

Over the next six months, a team of community mem­bers will work together to help the Lakeside staff de­fine a comprehensive well­ness program that can be offered to residents and guests in 2017 and beyond.

The team was assembled as a result of individuals who came forward at vari­ous small group gatherings held this summer to discuss the Pool & Wellness Cen­ter. Each expressed a desire to assist Lakeside by shar­ing their respective skill sets related to wellness and a passion for healthy living.

The importance of well­ness has been at the fore­front of many discussions this summer. This team will be processing the feedback gathered from Lakesiders.

Additionally, research will be shared as the team begins to define wellness and de­velop action steps, including exercise classes, educational lectures, nutrition, Farmers’ Market events and spiritual renewal opportunities. The team will be meeting monthly by confer­ence call and will use tech­nology tools like Dropbox to share research documents.

The team will define short and long-term objectives for the community and will be analyzing wellness models such as the one documented in the New York Times best seller, The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer by Dan Buettner. Dan and his brother, Tony, led a Na­tional Geographic research team across the globe to discover the secrets of the world’s longest lived people.

The Lakeside community will have a special opportu­nity to hear directly about their research when Tony speaks at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 in Hoover Auditorium.

In addition, the Wellness Advisory Team will formally kick off its research by having a private dinner with Tony on Saturday, following his Fri­day lecture. They will also be receiving a copy of another Blue Zones book, entitled The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People.

If you have input you would like to share with the team, please email Gretchen Co­lon, Senior V.P. of Advance­ment & Communications, at gcolon@lakesideohio.com.