Brookdale Westlake Village embraces fitness and social connections

Brookdale Westlake Village residents have a "ball" in their balance and strength training class. Photo by Julie Mooney

The independent living residents of Brookdale Westlake Village stretch into the New Year with a daily dose of fitness. A line in the classic song that we all ring in our New Year singing, "Auld Lang Syne," says “And there’s a hand my trusty friend, and give me a hand o’thine!” Our residents realize the importance of social connection and the benefits it pays on physical health and psychological well-being.

The feeling of being connected, having that support system, a feeling of belonging, a purposeful day which ignites a cooperative spirit and blossoms an empathetic nature is all part of the path. This path in turn supports good health, strengthens the heart, brings forth a joyful mind and increases longevity. The residents are proud to share with you the power of exercising in a group setting as it is a contagious and energizes the entire being.

We invite you come “take a hand o’thine” and attend a morning weekday class at Brookdale Westlake Village for a fit start to your day and a great way to find new social connections, too. Classes are held every morning at 9:30 a.m. and all are welcome.

Julie Mooney

Julie Mooney is the Director of Resident Programs of Brookdale Westlake Village, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Memory Care campuses. Julie is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a focus on communications and gerontology. Julie has dedicated her career to embracing the purpose of senior living with many years in the field including a QDCP in dementia care. Julie is a free-lance creative writer in her spare time and is an active mother of three daughters.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 9:48 AM, 01.08.2019