Wellness is defined in Webster's Dictionary as, "The focus of health on the whole person." To achieve optimal wellness, Presbyterian Homes & Services' WINGS Wellness focuses on six key areas of health. Intellectual, social, vocational, spiritual, emotional and physical wellness are upheld in a variety of ways including classes, community events and spiritual care.
WINGS Wellness Centers
The WINGS Wellness centers are equipped with specially-chosen exercise equipment and features the services of a highly trained wellness director. Eight Regional Wellness Directors oversee WINGS, leading classes and teaching residents how to use the equipment safely. Staff members at each PHS community also promote an atmosphere of support, growth, interaction, and friendship.
You'll see results!
The progress from WINGS is evident in key measures kept by the Regional Wellness Directors who’ve been recording the statistical benefits. A walking initiative at each of the sites resulted in measurably more people walking. To focus on improving posture, the wellness directors measured residents’ height, led special exercises and measured them again to find that they were standing straighter.
Core Wellness Values
Maranatha promotes the balance of these Core Wellness Values for each person.
Physical wellness: care of the body and nurturing our bodies to achieve optimal physical function. Examples: regular exercise, nutrition, routine medical awareness, screenings and care, appropriate touch, and the use of laughter.
Intellectual wellness: Development and stimulation of cognitive abilities. Examples: encouraging questions and discussions, expression of creativity and art, educational ministries, creative problem solving, expression of ideas.
Social wellness: Nurturing of interpersonal relationships. Examples: developing friendships, community building, celebration of relationships and milestones, sharing life stories with family, maintaining connectedness.
Vocational wellness: Seeking fulfillment and opportunity for growth and satisfaction in life's vocation. Examples: using God-given gifts throughout life, using interpersonal communication and management skills, and life-long learning/continuing education, crafts, daily use of life skills such as homemaking and self-care.
Spiritual wellness: Living in a relationship with God through inward, outward, and corporate disciplines. Examples: writing faith stories, meditative music, devotional materials, living gracefully, forgiving and being forgiven, prayer, confession, absolution, sacraments, servanthood events.
Emotional wellness: Awareness of our feelings, nurturing our positive feelings and managing our negative feelings in healthy ways. Examples: communication skills, stress management, developing and enhancing self-esteem, dealing with grief, loss and loneliness, relaxation, support groups