March 27, 2014
Atlanta Senior Living Community Encourages “Whole-Person” Wellness
ATLANTA (Mar. 25, 2014) – Lenbrook, Atlanta’s only senior living community to achieve national accreditation by CARF-CCAC, is expanding its resident enrichment services and has named Lisa Kiely to the position of Director of Enrichment. Kiely will be responsible for the design and implementation of whole-person wellness and resident-centered programs to serve the varied interests of Lenbrook’s nearly 500 residents.
“Lenbrook’s mission as a community is to enable our residents to live as fully as they desire within all dimensions of wellness,” said Chris Keysor, President and CEO of Lenbrook. “Lisa brings the collaborative leadership experience needed to align our services in engaging and meaningful ways for our residents onsite and also within the greater Atlanta community around us,” he said.
“With our focus on whole-person wellness, we want to provide enrichment in all seven areas of wellness -- intellectual, physical, spiritual, vocational, educational, environmental, and social,” said Lisa Kiely, Director of Enrichment. “Our services extend far beyond traditional fitness programs and social events and we seek resident input and involvement regularly to ensure we stay on target,” she explained. In her new role, Kiely will oversee all enrichment services from the programs and events department and salons to the fitness center and onsite chaplaincy programs.
Leading researchers in the area of healthy aging report that individuals who adopt a whole-person wellness approach and active aging philosophy in their senior years report better moods and health for more years than those who adopt a sedentary and less socially connected approach in later years. (See recent study by Dr. Becca Levy of Yale School of Public Health.)
Kiely brings more than 20 years’ experience to Lenbrook, most recently consulting on retirement community life services and whole-person wellness programs for Life Care Services and its multiple senior living communities. During her tenure with LCS, she also served as Director of Wellness and Community Life Services for one of its largest continuing care retirement communities.
Prior to LCS, Kiely was Activities Director for Lake Forest Good Samaritan Village for four year and Wellness Director with the Decatur YMCA for 10 years. Kiely currently serves on the boards of the Georgia Institute on Aging and the Emory University Center for Health in Aging.
A graduate of Texas Woman’s University, Kiely is also a Certified Activities Director, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.