WEL residents, employees drop 570 pounds

From Wesley Enhanced Living:

Wesley Enhanced Living, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community provider throughout Pennsylvania, recently announced the results of its “10 in 10 Challenge,” a three-month weight-loss program that encouraged its senior adult residents and staff members to shed pounds and live healthier lifestyles.

The program challenged participants to lose 10 pounds during the first three months of the year, and, served as a friendly competition among the WEL senior living communities.

Eighty-eight residents and staff members from five WEL retirement communities in Brodheadsville, Burholme, Doylestown, Pennypack Park and Upper Moreland participated in the challenge. In total, the “10 in 10” participants lost 570 pounds over the three-month period. Participants at WEL Brodheadsville lost the highest percentage of their total body weight, winning the “10 in 10 Challenge” for their community.

“At Wesley Enhanced Living, we strive to make a compelling difference in the lives of our residents and staff, and cannot stress enough the important role that good health plays in living long, happy lives,” said Wesley Enhanced Living President and CEO Jeff Petty. “Our residents and staff have worked incredibly hard to adapt a healthier lifestyle and we applaud these accomplishments.”

The goal of the program was to encourage residents and staff to make lifestyle changes with gradual weight loss and education on healthy eating habits and exercise. Participants received a food journal with nutrition guide, exercise program support, special “10 in 10” meals prepared by WEL’s dining staff and education and tips from their community’s personal trainer and dietician.

All participants attended weekly weigh-ins and recorded their progress in a “10 in 10” journal. Twenty-eight residents and staff members lost 10 or more pounds through the program.

-Submitted by Wesley Enhanced Living

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