The Academy of Aging
“It is imperative we understand and coach how proper diet and nutrition, quality of sleep, regular de-stressing, plus daily stretching and exercise play such a significant role in mitigating the diseases of memory loss.”Dr. Garth Mann CEO The Manor Village Life Centers.
The Academy of Aging – with facilities at both The Manor Village of Fish Creek Park, Calgary, and The Manor Village of London, will engage Care-Providers, Families, and Students interested in the well being of seniors in our community as well as their personal life goals of aging well. This will be done through three divisions:
A Certificate Program in Studies of Aging. Seven 32 hour courses where students, careproviders and interested family learn the skills necessary to effectively support seniors as they age.
1: The Aging Process
2: What is needed to be healthy in later years.
3: Challenges and solutions for Care-Providers.
4: Spiritual and social needs of aging.
5: Adapting exercise training programs for seniors.
6: The other two-thirds besides genetics.
7: The cost of aging
Day Facilities & Short Stay Care
We are here to help for those times skilled care is needed for a family member suffering with memory loss. Stay for a day or as long as three months!
The amenities include an exercise center for seniors, games with arts & crafts, a bedroom with ensuite, plus a social setting where staff provide memory enhancement coaching, healthy meals, and de-stressing classes in Mindfulness & Meditation. The facility is a noncombustible building meeting the Canadian safety requirements for senior supportive care.
Support for the Family
Coaching is provided to enable the family to understand that outside of genetic factors, loss of memory with aging should be preventable. Cognitive decline does not need to happen—if treated early.
The Academy of Aging will also offer The 4 PILLARS of PREVENTION through a 90-day program for reversing cardio-respiratory diseases; teaching healthy nutrition that supports the optimum metabolizing of foods required for aging bodies and minds to remain functional; and the importance of stress management to limit the cortisol that transforms the loss of cognitive ability with aging.