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14 10, 2016

Active Aging and Bone Joint Health

Bone / joint health is an important issue in the Active Aging community and one we take seriously here at Passport For Wellness.

Our #1 fitness video streaming program is designed specifically for seniors. Our low impact exercises are beneficial for those suffering with common ailments such as joint damage and inflammation. Learn more below.


By 2040, a whopping 78 million US adults 18 years or older are projected to suffer from arthritis – so bone and joint health is a big issue! Staying active is a key component in the effective treatment of this prevalent condition. This is where Passport for Wellness and Bone & Joint Action Week come in.

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Bone and Joint Action Week

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is a valuable resource for those struggling with pain associated with arthritis, osteoporosis, and more. Oct 12th-20th is the annual Bone and Joint Action Week. The events organized worldwide are designed to raise awareness of prevention, disease management, and treatments of common bone and joint issues.

USBJI has put together some fantastic videos that address some of these diseases. This one below that discusses the most common types of arthritis. Watch the video right here:

Take action today and stay healthy! Do your residents or your loved one suffer from bone and joint pain? Staying active and committing to active aging for seniors can improve quality of life. We want to help your residents or loved one get moving with our fitness streaming program. Try it for one month free  today. After that, our program starts at only $6.99 a month.


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30 09, 2016

Healthy Aging Updates! Active Aging News for Week of September 26, 2016

Hey Active Aging Community! It’s been a great week for healthy aging!


Active Aging Week

Spear-headed by the International Council on Active Aging, Active Aging Week celebrates healthy aging and active living.

At Passport For Wellness, we know that Active Aging is such an important factor in living longer and most importantly, maintaining independence & dignity.

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We’re Living Longer

According to the World Health Organization, the number of people aged 60 and over is expected to double in the future. By 2050, more than 1 in 5 people on our planet will be 60 or older.

Programs like our #1 video streaming exercise program for seniors will allow more people to stay active without leaving their home.

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#0to60 Campaign

The National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, commemorated its 60th Anniversary with the launch of the #0to60 Campaign.

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#0to60 aims to inspire more seniors to lead healthy and active lifestyles. This campaign has a simple, but powerful message: The fastest way to living healthy starts right now.


Seniors’ Skin Health

Seniors’ skin health is more important than ever – especially now that we’re living longer. How can you make sure your skin is healthy while staying active? This Infographic makes it easy as 1-2-3.

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Eat Healthy, Stay Strong

Malnutrition and muscle loss is a problem in the senior population. It’s important to eat healthy and stay active to combat this prevalent issue.

If you are 50 or older, you are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition due to inadequate food consumption and the body’s decreased effectiveness in processing nutrients. Poor nutrition and not exercising can cause muscle loss. In fact, about half of older adults have significant muscle loss which can impact overall health.

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Active Ageing Week Theme Days

Each day of Active Aging Week had a different theme and we had a blast celebrating healthy seniors and educating our Passport For Wellness Facebook Community about how they can get involved in healthy and active aging.

Want to try the #1 video streaming exercise and active aging program for seniors?

Explore our Program and sign up for a Free 30-Day Trial Today!

Passport for Wellness starts at just $6.99 per month after that – and is perfect for senior centers, nursing homes, ALFs, and senior care facilities. To learn more about our streaming fitness program, and how it can help your senior loved one, assisted living facility, or senior center, visit www.passportforwellness.com.

 

23 09, 2016

Active Aging News! Week of September 19, 2016

Hey there, Passport for Wellness Community!

We hope you’ve had an awesome and active week. We’re almost to Active Aging Week, which begins on September 25!

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In our continued celebration of Active Aging Week and Healthy Aging Month, we continue to explore  “What does active aging mean to you?” and we’re staying involved in the global Active Aging Community.


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Pacifica Senior Living Residents Get Active!

The residents at Pacifica Senior Living in Ocala got active this week with our #1 video streaming exercise program for seniors! Great trip and great work, residents!

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To try Passport for Wellness at your Assisted Living Facility, visit [email protected].


What is Active Aging to the Passport for Wellness Global Community?

Jessica Dawkins, a marketing professional in Central Florida, reminded us that active aging isn’t only for the elderly. She also let us in on some of the technology that many people utilize today to keep themselves accountable and active. Watch her video on What does active aging mean to you?”.

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What does Active Aging mean to this Florida Marketing professional? #ActiveAging


World Alzheimer’s Day – September 21, 2016

Wednesday the 21st was World Alzheimer’s Day. For more about this important day visit the website: www.alzinfo.org. It’s such a great cause and a great way to spread continued awareness about this heartbreaking disease that affects so many.

We loved this post on Facebook seeing seniors making purple Rice Krispie Treats to be delivered to Memory Care Facilities in their local area. Did you do anything particularly purple for World Alzheimer’s Day?


Happy Seniors, Homes, and Facilities!

We love hearing feedback about our #1 fitness streaming exercise program for seniors and this one put a smile on our faces.

JoAnn McKruit an Activities Coordinator for the Retirement Housing Foundation had this to say:

 “The residents were so into the program. It was just wonderful. As I was watching them do the program, the smiles on their faces were amazing.”

We get so excited when we hear how this new approach to active aging is touching people’s lives!

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Active Aging Week

Next week is Active Aging Week, and we’ve got a lot of great things in store for our social media community!

Make sure to follow LinkedIn, because we’ll be sharing wonderful tips and information as the week progresses.

Want to try Passport for Wellness for yourself?

Explore our Program and sign up for a Free 30-Day Trial Today!

Passport for Wellness starts at just $6.99 per month after that – and is perfect for senior centers, nursing homes, ALFs, and senior care facilities. Passport for Wellness is the #1 video streaming exercise and active aging program for seniors. To learn more about our program, and how it can help your senior loved one, assisted living facility, or senior center, visit www.passportforwellness.com.

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Visit Germany with your favorite Senior! Get a Free 30 Day Trial at www.passportforwellness.com

 

16 09, 2016

Active Aging News! Week of September 12, 2016

Hey there, Passport for Wellness Active Aging Community: We hope you’ve had a healthy and active week!

We’re asking an important question all September long: “What does active aging mean to YOU?”


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We’re getting Active in London! The London Episode is available with each Passport for Wellness Senior Exercise Program Subscription.

In honor of September’s Active Aging Week and Healthy Aging Month, we’re asking for your perspective on active aging. Follow us on Facebook to watch the videos all month long.

A recent submission by Jessica Bowman, a work from home mom in Georgia, hits the nail on the head. Jessica succinctly describes active aging as

“Admitting that I need to move my body, and committing to moving it”.

We love your commitment, Jessica! Watch her full video below.

More submissions will be posted from across the entire Passport for Wellness global community next week. To submit your short video on what Active Aging means to you, send us a message on our Facebook page with your video and contact information or post your video and tag yourself on our Active Aging video posts all September long.


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Check out our benefits of exercise for the elderly. Senior exercise is so important for keeping both physically and mentally fit!

Want a sneak peak of our senior exercise videos? Head over to our YouTube page to take short adventures around the world. Subscribe to our channel to make sure you don’t miss updates to our program in the future.

Also, check out the video below to catch a glimpse of seniors having fun while staying active:


Want to try Passport for Wellness for yourself? Explore our Program and sign up for a Free 30-Day Trial Today!

Passport for Wellness starts at just $6.99 per month after that – and is perfect for senior centers, nursing homes, ALFs, and senior care facilities. Passport for Wellness is the #1 video streaming exercise and active aging program for seniors. To learn more about our program, and how it can help your senior loved one, assisted living facility, or senior center, visit www.passportforwellness.com.

 

9 09, 2016

Active Aging News! Week of September 5, 2016

Hello there, Passport for Wellness travelers! It’s time for your Weekly Active Aging Update!

How have you been this week? We hope you’ve been happy and active-ly aging with your favorite friends!

Hank and crew had a great first week of September, spending Labor Day getting active. In fact, Hank traveled to Sydney, Australia, and enjoyed some exercise while learning more about the far off country – including meeting a Koala!

You can watch a preview of the senior-favorite Sydney episode below:


We also heard from our Active Aging Community about our #1 video-streaming exercise program for seniors! Here are a couple of the fantastic testimonials we received:

“I would absolutely recommend Atria Senior Living

“They told us that the journey we went on was equivalent to a quarter of a mile and I was shocked! For me, it was very relaxing and fun. After trying it, I felt like I got a good workout and I didn’t hurt anywhere.” -Mary “Betty” Fonrose

Mary “Betty” Fonrose tried the Passport For Wellness video streaming exercise program for seniors at her local senior center.

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Thank you for your submissions! To tell us how much you love the Passport for Wellness Senior Active Aging Program, email us at [email protected]! We’d love to hear from you!


There’s no doubt about it, September is here, and there’s just a hint of Fall in the air. But hold onto your pumpkin lattes — here at Passport for Wellness, we’re experiencing an endless summer.  When it’s cooling off here in America, it’s warming up in Sunny Australia. Your seniors can travel to the land down under any time they want with our #1 video streaming active aging program.

Endless Summer Passport for Wellness

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Visit our interactive video center at http://bit.ly/2a6uN9V now to receive a Free “Endless Summer” 30-Day Trial!


“What Is Active Aging to YOU?” 

In honor of September’s Active Aging Week and Healthy Aging Month celebrations, we’re asking the global community what Active Aging means to you! Follow us on Facebook to watch the videos all month long, pulled from the global Passport for Wellness community.

Recent submissions include 24-year-old Edward McDougal, who credits his grandfather as his “active” inspiration, and longtime Activity Coordinator Gina Haigh.

More submissions will be posted next week! To submit your short video on what Active Aging means to you, please submit via our Facebook page by sending us a Message with your video and contact information or post your video and tag yourself on our Active Aging video posts all September long.

Active Aging Senior Activities Testimonials

What does Active Aging mean to Edward? Visit our Facebook page to find out!


Questions about our Program? Want to learn more about how our program helps seniors? Visit us at www.passportforwellness.com – and contact us anytime. We’re here for YOU – and the Senior Community Worldwide!


Passport for Wellness is the #1 video streaming exercise and active aging program for seniors. To learn more about our program, and how it can help your senior loved one, assisted living facility, or senior center, visit www.passportforwellness.com.

2 09, 2016

Active Aging News! Week of August 29, 2016

Passport for Wellness is Chugging Along during Indian Summer & the peak of the 2016 Hurricane Season at the Number One, Global Streaming Activity Program for Seniors!

We’re born travelers, so the Active Aging Campaign!

Here’s the latest news from the number one streaming activity program for seniors:

#1 – Exceeding the Vision at the FHCACA Conference 

The Passport for Wellness team started the week out and about at the FHCACA Conference on the Gulf Coast! Marc presented our complete senior wellness program to a packed room of activity directors and senior living specialists. Sharing the mission with a room full of people just as energized about active aging and wellness is amazing! Thank you to all who attended and for your thoughtful questions.

FHCACA Conf

#2 – Celebrate Active Aging Week and Healthy Aging Month 

Hooray! Healthy Aging Month began September 1. Stay tuned all month long on the Activity Director Gina Haigh as she explains what active aging means to her. Thank you Gina for stopping by and meeting with us!

The month caps with an action-packed Active Aging Week; we’ll be jumping onboard with special activities for the themed days.

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#3 – Get the Latest News in Senior Wellness on the PFW Paper.li!

Read all about it in the newest Passport for Wellness Daily Newspaper! Learn about anti-aging brain games, important nutrition tips for after 50, secrets to aging well, and new active aging news. There’s always new research being published on mental, physical, and social wellness for seniors and the Passport for Wellness Daily is helping you stay on board with the trends. Peruse the latest or subscribe by clicking here.

#4 – Now Streaming in the UAE!

Thank you, Dubai! We are now streaming to seniors in the UAE! From the UK to South Africa, we are keeping seniors engaged and activity directors fulfilled and inspired. Which country will be next?

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Join the Senior Active Aging Revolution! Learn More and Receive an absolutely free, 30-day Trial at www.passportforwellness.com

Questions? Email us: [email protected]

26 08, 2016

Active Aging News! Week of August 22, 2016

Passport for Wellness is on the Road Again — and More This Week from the Number One Video Streaming Activity Program for Seniors!

It was another wonderful week in senior active aging! The Passport for Wellness team spent the week preparing for upcoming conferences and special events in senior wellness. Here’s a snapshot of where we were and what we did:


#1 – Preparing for the Florida Health Care Activity Coordinators Association Conference – Make Sure You Come and Say Hello!

Our team has been preparing this week for the 42nd annual Florida Health Care Activity Coordinators Association Conference at Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

FHCACA 42nd annual conference

We’ll be celebrating and exploring opportunities in activities for senior citizens from Sunday, August 28-Monday, August 29. We can’t wait to meet with the foremost activity directors and coordinators in Florida to discuss keeping seniors active, engaged, and healthy — and how Passport for Wellness is one of those important and affordable resources!

Interested in setting up a meeting with us before the event? We’d love to tell you how Passport for Wellness can help improve seniors’ quality of life at your facility. Please email us: [email protected]!

#2 – Getting Ready for Active Aging Week 2016

Active Aging Week is now less than a month away! This year’s theme, “Exploring the Possibilities,” aims to engage participants in wellness activities. Every day has a new theme, from Dive into Aqua Yoga to Get Skin Health Smart! At Passport for Wellness, we know the possibilities for senior engagement are endless. That’s why we’ll be providing our own flare on Active Aging Week, all week long from September 25-October 1!

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#3 – Stay updated on the latest in Senior Active Aging

Don’t miss the latest updates in senior wellness, senior care, and activities. Whether you are an assisted living professional, activity coordinator, or are caring for a senior in your home, you’ll benefit from signing up for the Passport for Wellness Daily Digital Newspaper! It’s chock full of the latest trends in senior health and activities, so you stay on top of the latest updates. The news bulletin is perfect for activity directors and senior wellness managers. Sign up here.

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Summer’s almost over – but we love what’s ahead for senior wellness advocacy! Stay tuned for how Passport for Wellness plans to join in the fun and where our visas will be stamped next. Learn More About Passport for Wellness today and take advantage of a free 30-day trial. Visit our Get Started Page here.

19 08, 2016

Active Aging News! Week of August 15, 2016

From the FALA Conference to Passport for Wellness Senior Health Benefits – What’s New for the Week of August 15, 2016 in Active Aging?

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What a week! We have been traveling just about as much as our star Hank does, spreading the word about seniors staying healthy and active! Check out what we did to forward senior health and active aging this week: 

#1 – Passport for Wellness at the 2016 Florida Assisted Living Association Conference and Tradeshow! 

Meeting and working with activity directors, enrichment coordinators, recreation therapists, and senior wellness advocates is one of the best parts of our work at PFW, which is why we had so much fun discussing senior wellness, active aging, and creative ideas for seniors the FALA Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando this week! From the show floor and Booth #111 from August 16-17, we were able to attend incredibly and inspiring assisted living-focused classes and get to know so many important senior wellness advocates in the state of Florida.

Thank you to everyone who visited our booth! Sharing the news about Passport for Wellness with caring Floridians who share our vision further inspires us to continue the mission of providing enrichment for our senior citizens in our home state of Florida and worldwide!

FALA Conference Seminar Orlando 2016

FALA 2016 attendees enjoyed a number of informative, inspiring classes.


#2 – Over 1,000 Followers on our Facebook Senior Wellness Community!

Thank you to our global senior advocacy community for helping us reach the 1,000 http://bit.ly/2b8Rpr1


#3 – Dana Clark, MD Discusses the Many Benefits of the Passport for Wellness Video Streaming Exercise Program 

Dr. Dana Clark, board-certified MD in Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Spinal Cord injury, was featured speaking about the benefits of our Passport for Wellness streaming exercise program for active senior aging. The program aims to work the cardiovascular system while building strength and flexibility, which Dr. Clark says is crucial for senior health. Thank you, Dr. Clark for your testimonial! See Dr. Clark’s video on our YouTube video hub here: https://youtu.be/nR4km8r4-r8

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Seniors Can Experience Enhanced Cardiovascular Health with Regular Exercise!


#4 – Visiting the United States National Parks During Olympic Week and 100 Years of the US National Park Service!

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All of our episodes come with every subscription, including the National Parks Episode!

What a spirited Rio 2016 Olympics — and a much celebrated 100 Years of the US National Park Service! Many assisted living facilities and senior centers across the country were creating their own version of the Olympic games to stay active this week. We were exercising with our Passport for Wellness facilities across the globe in our US National Parks Episode! From Denali to the Grand Canyon, seniors in South Africa, the UK, and Australia joined our American seniors in dog-sledding and channeling their inner Nik Wallenda.

The National Parks Episode is included in each subscription to the Passport for Wellness video streaming program for Seniors! Preview the US National Parks episode for your home or assisted living facility today: http://bit.ly/2bbNU3k 

For a Free Trial, click here.


#5 – Aloha, Seniors! Passport for Wellness featured in Hawaii

Hawaii News Now 8 in Honolulu, Hawaii shared our Click here to read the release from the Big Island. 

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Learn More About Passport for Wellness today and take advantage of a Free 30-Day Trial. Visit our Get Started Page Here.

12 08, 2016

What’s New at Passport for Wellness? Week of August 8, 2016

What’s New This Week at Passport for Wellness, the New Approach to Senior Activities?

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Summer is the perfect time to take your seniors to new destinations! Here’s what else is happening at Passport for Wellness, the #1 Video Streaming Senior Activities Program: 

#1 Learn More About  Passport for Wellness at the Florida Assisted Living Association Conference!

Next week, Passport for Wellness will be in attendance at the Florida Assisted Living Association Conference! From August 17-18, Stop by Booth #111 to meet the Passport for Wellness team. Or, set an appointment to discuss Passport for Wellness for your Assisted Living Facility. Email us today at [email protected] and we’ll set up a time to chat with you at the Conference & Tradeshow!

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#2 Bonjour, Paris! Ciao, Italy! Your Seniors Can Explore European Destinations with Passport for Wellness!

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Seniors at Brookdale-Tavares feeding pigeons in Italy.

Passport for Wellness transports your senior to a walk down the charming streets of the Champs-Elysees. See the gardens of Versailles and ring bells at Notre Dame Cathedral. Or, be like the seniors at Brookdale Tavares and feed the pigeons in Italy’s St.Mark’s Square. Our European destinations keep the mind active with engaging location-themed quiz questions and fun facts. Take your seniors on a summer vacation with us today.

You can Preview the Paris Episode of Passport for Wellness here.

Click Here to Receive a Free 30-Day Trial.

#3 Congratulations to Chris Gerard, Activities Director at Brookdale Ocoee!

Passport for Wellness certified Activities Directors like Chris Gerard of Brookdale-Ocoee inspire us to continue our vision of active living for all ages. Her commitment to the total health and well-being of seniors led Chris to become Passport for Wellness certified this month! Thank you for supporting our mission to engage seniors physically, mentally, and socially.

Chris Gerard Brookdale Ocoee PFW Certified

#4 Have Fun and Stay Active Year Round! Get Your Seniors Active With Our 30-Day Trial!

Activity Directors and Enrichment Coordinators, fill your calendars and inspire you seniors! Try our 30-day FREE trial of Passport for Wellness. Transport your seniors to destinations around the globe, inspiring them to get active physically, mentally, and socially. Viewers engage in the virtual surroundings through 20 minutes of continuous exercise while smiling and laughing along the way.

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#5 Passport For Wellness Featured by WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky 

WDRB-TV in Louisville, Kentucky recently featured our international press release, along with other news agencies. Read all about our innovative, video-streaming activity program on their website here.

Stay tuned for more on creative ideas for seniors and our new approach to active aging! click here to take advantage of our Free 30-Day Trial.

Missed last week’s news? Click here to read our Week of August 1 Updates!

 

5 08, 2016

What’s New at Passport for Wellness?

What’s New at Passport for Wellness, the Number One Video Streaming Activity Program for Seniors?

There’s been so much happening this Summer! Here’s a snapshot of our recent activities: 

#1: Passport for Wellness at the The Residential Home Care Network Official Website Launch

We were so proud to attend the celebration for the official launch of The Residential Home Care Network website as official website sponsors! Our Co-Founder & Creator, Marc, even won the Summer Swag Bag!

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We’re so inspired by Founder Marcia Miller’s innovative vision and the assistance the network will bring to seniors, their families, and senior home care facility owners and caregivers. Thank you for being a continued supporter of *our* vision of a world of active, healthy, engaged seniors through Passport For Wellness!

#2: Meet with Us at the Florida Assisted Living Association Conference this Month! 

Yes indeed – we wouldn’t miss it! Join us at Booth #111 from August 17-18, 2016 at the Florida Assisted Living Association Conference in Orlando!

To make an appointment with our team to talk about our program for your Florida ALF, as well as more information about official certification as a Passport for Wellness facility, please email us today at [email protected] and we’ll set up a time to chat with you at the Conference & Tradeshow!

#3: Add Another Country to our Global List – We’re Now Actively Streaming in South Africa! 

One of our early goals in developing Passport For Wellness was to bring an innovative approach to active aging that had global appeal – so anyone, anywhere in the world with internet capabilities would also have the capability to experience our groundbreaking senior wellness program.

This is why we are so excited to be getting Seniors active in the UK, Canada, and now South Africa! Many thanks, as always, to our global community.

Now Streaming in South Africa

#4: Join us on LinkedIn and Facebook!

Our Senior Active Aging and Wellness Community is growing on LinkedIn and Facebook! Join us today to be a part of our commitment to 100% active seniors through Passport for Wellness across the globe!

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#5: Passport for Wellness Featured by McKnight’s Long Term Care News!

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#6: Passport for Wellness at the Florida Assisted Living Association’s Hillsborough Chapter Meeting 

It was a pleasure to educate the Florida Assisted Living Association’s Hillsborough Chapter about Passport for Wellness at their monthly chapter meeting! We also had a great time meeting members and discussing senior health, well being, and active aging! We hope to see all of your at Conference at Booth #111!

FALA Hillsborough Chapter Meeting

Last – but certainly not least – if you haven’t yet taken advantage of our Free 30-Day Trial of Passport for Wellness – now is the time to get your seniors active! Free 30-Day Trial for your home, assisted living facility, senior center, or nursing home today!

Until next time – thank you for joining us and contributing to our Senior Wellness and Active Aging Community!

Marc, Dennis, Brian, and the Passport for Wellness Team