Project 1,310: Park Springs, the luxury retirement community in Stone Mountain (GA) joined 57 other senior living communities managed by Life Care Services or CRSA to match or surpass the mileage attained by a woman marathoner, an employee of a community managed by Life Care Services, who overcame a personal tragedy through exercise.
Residents of Park Springs CCRC, Atlanta’s premier senior living community, participated in a nationwide challenge to surpass 1,310 miles of cardiovascular exercise between February 17 and March 18, 2014, according to Park Springs’ Fitness Center Manager Reggie Porter. Park Springs achieved a total of 1,500 miles during the four-week period. The community was one of 57 senior living communities managed by either Life Care Services or CRSA throughout the United States to participate in the challenge.
The challenge, Project 1,310, was inspired by Elizabeth Proffitt, marketing and sales director at a community managed by Life Care Services in Reading, Pa. After the untimely death of her husband in 2005, Proffitt sought a way to overcome her grief. With the help of a friend and the support of her employer, she made it her goal to complete 50 marathons in all 50 states before the age of 50. She completed her quest in the fall of 2013 at the age of 49. Project 1,310 is named in recognition of the number of miles Proffitt ran in 50 marathons: 1,310.
Life Care Services or CRSA, both LCS Companies, provide management services to 120 senior living communities throughout the United States.
“Project 1,310 fit right in with our lifestyle here at Park Springs,” said resident Avis Fox. “We live life to the fullest and aren’t afraid to challenge ourselves to achieve better, healthier lives.”
Project 1,310 guidelines allowed participants to log their 1,310 miles by walking, running, swimming or other cardiovascular exercise. Residents recorded their mileage using pedometers or other measuring devices for one month. A special Intranet site was created containing helpful Project 1,310 information, including motivational videos recorded by Proffitt, a performance-tracking database and a display of system-wide results. Project 1,310 achievements will be recognized on local and national bases.
According to Liz Bush, Sr. Vice President/Director of Senior Housing Marketing and Sales for LCS, , “Project 1,310 reflects the strong culture of wellness and fitness at LCS, where we promote Eight Dimensions of Wellness.” Part of The Lifestyle and Health Services Wellness program, the eight dimensions are intellectual, physical, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, vocational and health services.
“Through Project 1,310, thousands of seniors have reaped the physical, emotional, cognitive and social benefits that exercise can provide,” Bush added. “The program certainly built a sense of competition and camaraderie in the 58 participating communities.”
ABOUT PARK SPRINGS:
Park Springs, owned and operated by Isakson Living and professionally managed by Life Care Services, LLC, is a 54-acre campus-style Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) surrounded by Stone Mountain Park. Park Springs is a vibrant community of active adults 62 and above who live in spacious private homes and enjoy a club-inspired lifestyle.
Park Springs includes 398 Independent Homes; a Health Center (Cobblestone) with 42 Skilled Nursing rooms (Pebblebrook), 14 Dementia suites (Julia’s Suite) and 20 AL suites (The Bridges); Clubhouse with variety of dining options and common areas; and Fitness Center with lap pool, therapy pool and exercise room. Members live in a detached single-family home, cottage home or condominium-style villa. The community provides dining options in diverse settings and many social, educational and enrichment opportunities. Residential options offering a higher level of service and care are also available on campus. These include home health, assisted living suites, memory care or Medicare-certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation. As situations change, Members can move into the type of home or environment that best meets their needs.
500 Springhouse Circle, Stone
Mountain, GA 30087 678.684.3300