Wellness

A Sterling Life in Marietta, GA, is a commitment to health. Let us help you make it.

The more you let us help you care for your health now, the less senior care you’ll need later.

It takes hope and determination to actively engage in a personalized wellness program on a consistent basis, but the benefits are substantial and well-documented. Not only does it increase one’s longevity, but also one’s quality of life. You’re less prone to debilitating falls, heart and circulation issues, and better able to handle stress and care for yourself. You’re less likely to develop dementia and more likely to stay engaged in physical, social, and intellectual pursuits. Simply said, you just feel and look better!

There’s nothing more important to us at Sterling Estates in Marietta, GA, than the health and well-being of our residents. With over 25 years of experience in caring for seniors, we believe our Sterling Way wellness programs are very effective if followed, in improving your physical and mental wellbeing. Our Sterling staff is fully committed to helping residents maintain their wellness by providing support, counsel, and professionally designed testing and training programs that help them meet or exceed their wellness goals.

You can download our current Wellness Program calendar here.

If you’d like to learn more about life at Sterling Estates or arrange an appointment, click here to contact us online or call 1-678-946-4454.

  • Sterling Way Wellness Programs

    • A staff that is dedicated to helping you live a healthy lifestyle and is knowledgeable about senior care
    • A personal fitness trainer for hands-on, customized individual fitness programs
    • SciFit aerobic equipment and LifeFitness strengthening machines
    • Water therapy and water aerobics classes
    • Dance fitness classes
    • Circuit training classes
    • Chair yoga
    • Stretching and balance classes with our very own BioDex balance machine
    • Fall risk assessments
    • Indoor, heated saltwater pool
    • Dakim Brain Fitness Program
    • Beauty Salon, equipped with nail, pedicure stations, foot massage station (“Happy Feet”)
    • Concierge: chiropractor, massage therapist, podiatrist, PT/OT, acupuncturist, estheticians, audiologists, and all other outside health care professionals
    • Annual Fitness Fair
    • Quarterly Wellness Testing Day
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  • Creating your personal Sterling Way Wellness Plan

    When a resident moves into our community, he or she is given a wellness evaluation by our in-house Wellness Director. The evaluation includes, but is not limited to: a Balance Assessment, Flexibility Tests, Gait Analysis, overall Health Review, and overall summarization of lifestyle goals.

    After the initial assessment is complete, a personal wellness plan is created for and with the resident, whether it is starting with the basic activity classes above or one-on-one training to work toward a more specific goal, including:

    • Walking
    • Reduction of Parkinsonian syndrome symptoms
    • Stroke recovery
    • Post-surgical rehabilitation
    • Strength
    • Balance

    The resident Wellness Plan is communicated to and reviewed by the resident’s physician if appropriate. If home health care is the initial recommendation, our Wellness Director is in communication with the PT/OT/ST. When the insurance coverage lapses, there is a smooth transition from the home health therapy to our wellness program.

    If overall strength and balance is the goal, our residents will start with the one-on-one sessions with our Wellness Director. After short-term goals are reached through the one-on-one sessions, integration into our group health and fitness classes and water aerobics program is recommended.

    Residents who need general maintenance of strength and balance or senior care are recommended to start with our chair classes (Sittersize, Chair Yoga, Chair Tai Chi) as well as our Water Aerobics Class. Residents are frequently reassessed for short-term goals.

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We’re proud of all of our residents’ healthy living efforts, which lessen their chances of requiring senior care later, and the way that we’ve been able to help them achieve their personal goals.

If you’d like to read a case study, please click here.

Some of our more popular exercise classes:

  • Sittersize: Seated Chair Aerobics

    Seated chair exercises are designed to benefit someone who can withstand body weight on their joints. By sitting in a chair we eliminate any pounding on the joints. A light aerobic exercise is needed daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Chair aerobics helps to increase strength through light resistance exercises, increase mobility, and increase heart rate. Coupled with fun energetic music, Sittersize is great for anyone!

    It can help those suffering from diabetes and offers these benefits:

    • Increases circulation
    • Keeps ankle joints flexible
    • Lubricates joints
    • Increases mental alertness
    • Improves balance
    • Increases energy level
    • Improves metabolism
    • Increases joint flexibility and muscle strength
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  • Chair Yoga: "Gentle Yoga"

    Offers you the ability to improve your health without needing to stand. You are supported by a chair, so you can receive yoga’s healing and restorative benefits that have been known for thousands of years.  Yoga clients can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair.

    Benefits:

    • Relaxes your body and mind
    • Improves musculoskeletal fitness
    • Improves flexibility
    • Elevates overall health and well-being
    • Helps people with:
    • Hypertension
    • Anxiety
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Arthritis
    • Vertigo
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Clinical depression
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  • Dance Fitness

    60-minute class

    Seated aerobics class to the beat of music from the 50s and on. Uses multiple types of equipment to encourage movement.

    Benefits:

    • Increases circulation
    • Keeps ankle joints flexible
    • Lubricates joints
    • Increases mental alertness
    • Improves balance
    • Increases energy level
    • Improves metabolism
    • Increases joint flexibility and muscle strength
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  • Water Aerobics

    Workout provides a cardiovascular burn with light resistance. Water provides resistance against the body preventing any of your joints from moving too quickly. The buoyancy of the water helps to support a portion of your weight, reducing the load on your joints. Exercising in water makes you feel about 90% lighter, and water produces 12 times the resistance of air on your body.

    Ideal for those with: Arthritis, back problems, foot and leg injuries, and knee conditions.

    Benefits:

    • Can help prevent hyperextension and repetitive stress injuries
    • Reduces blood pressure
    • Improves artery health
    • Increases circulation
    • Higher metabolism
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  • CTSB (Circuit Training and Strength Building)

    30-minute class

    Helps to improve mobility, strength, flexibility, and balance for those who can exercise independently and do not require elder care. Includes exercises that target improvements throughout your body.     

    Benefits:

    • Balance
    • Cardiovascular
    • Lower and upper body strength
    • Flexibility
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  • BioDex Balance Challenge

    15-20 minute personalized sessions

    Helps to increase control and balance. Program is individualized to help with balance issues such as vertigo, extreme supination or pronation, weak ankles, little to no proprioception, weight bearing, total lower extremity joint replacement rehab, plantar flexion & extension and much more.

    Machine assesses balance and fall risk acuity, tracks progress and conducts progress notes of patients.

    Benefits:

    • Balance
    • Walking
    • Reduces Fall risks
    • Reduces need for Walker
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  • Dakim Brain Fitness Program

    Daily, 30-minute sessions

    With the interactive use of a touchscreen computer, our Dakim Brain Fitness Program engages our residents in an easy-to-use, personalized mental workout on a regular basis. The findings of Dakim’s peer-reviewed clinical trial, conducted by UCLA School of Medicine and published in the July 2013 issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, confirm Dakim Brain Fitness produced significant improvements in memory, both immediate and delayed, and language abilities, as users strengthened attention, focus and concentration. It lessens the chances of later requiring elder care.

    Benefits:

    • Maintain or Improve Mental Acuity
    • Improve Happiness and General Well-being
    • Cognitive Exercises can help Delay or Reverse Dementia illnesses

    If you’d like more information about the Dakim Brain Fitness Program, please download this brochure here.

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We have so much that we’d like to offer you at Sterling Estates of East Cobb. Maybe it’s time to come in and discuss your particular health or senior care needs. It’s all part of a Sterling Life in Marietta, GA. Click here to contact us online or call 1-678-946-4454.

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