Why Wellness works: helping seniors keep healthier for longer

As we age, our capabilities and abilities change, as do our health and mobility. However, it’s sometimes difficult to know just what changes we should make to our lifestyle to ensure we can keep ourselves fitter, healthier and independent for longer.

That’s why at The Manor Village at Scottsdale, we have a team dedicated to the Health and Wellness of all our Residents, led by our Wellness Director, Lisa Dempsey.

Your personalized Wellness Plan

When you join our senior living community here in the Arizona sunshine, Lisa and her team will offer you a comprehensive Wellness Planning session. Together, we’ll sit down and talk through all aspects of your current health and past medical history. We work in close collaboration with your own family doctor and specialists too, to ensure we have a complete picture of your needs and requirements.

Lisa and her team will also take time to talk through your own concerns, as well as your likes and dislikes, so she know what support will suit you best too!

Senior doing bending exersizes


We’ll then create your Personalized Wellness Plan, designed to offer you a balanced program to help preserve your independence. This will include help from our in-house team of healthcare professionals including exercise sessions, mobility help, vital signs monitoring, diet, and more.

On-site, on call, anytime

Our in-house Health and Wellness team are here to help any Resident with health concerns. Rather than wait for an appointment, you can simply call on Lisa and the Health and Wellness team to discuss any concerns. We can then refer you to a doctor if we too are concerned, or arrange appointments and Scottsdale hospital visits as required.

Your Health and Wellness team might also refer you to our own in-house team of experts for care, including our massage therapist, podiatrist, mobility expert, and our geriatric pharmacist. We have our own treatment rooms here at The Manor Village at Scottsdale, so our experts can treat your right here on-site, no travel required!

Health and Wellness exercise classes

At The Manor Village at Scottsdale, we have a superb team of exercise instructors who specialize in fitness for seniors. Our Residents genuinely enjoy our regular exercise classes, and our instructors love seeing Residents regaining mobility, balance and co-ordination they thought had gone forever. Our whole community especially enjoys seeing Residents regain their confidence by exercising alongside other Residents – it’s a great motivator and judging by the amount of laughter we hear drifting down the corridor of a morning, a lot of fun too!

  • On Mondays, Fridays, our lovely yoga instructor Scott encourages Residents to keep lithe and supple in yoga moves specially chosen for seniors. For our Saturday senior yoga sessions, Samantha is the mistress of the yoga mat.
  • On Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, our popular fitness instructor Steven guides Residents through specially-designed aerobic exercises, tailored to their individual requirements. So if you can’t do a specific exercise, no worries, Steven will have an alternative suited to your particular needs.
  • On Fridays during the warmer months, everyone heads outside for exercises in the pool with the marvellous Margot. This is a wonderful fitness class that’s gentle on joints and makes the most of the lovely swimming pool here at The Manor Village at Scottsdale.



Your future Health and Wellness

We want all our Residents to enjoy long-lasting health, so we’ll monitor your vital signs as part of your regular follow-up sessions with the team. We’ll answer any questions you have, and adjust your Personalized Wellness Plan to suit your changing needs as you benefit from all the support available. Equally, we can be on hand to help if a higher level of care is needed.

Most of all, we want you to live life to the full, so you can talk to the Health and Wellness team anytime to discuss ways to enjoy what you enjoy doing, for longer.


Interested in senior Health and Wellness for yourself or a loved one?

Come and talk to the team during a personalized tour of The Manor Village at Scottsdale. We’re always happy to talk!