NuStep Announces Winners of the 2017 Pinnacle Award

November 1, 2016

Award Salutes Senior Organizations Transforming Lives with Whole-Person Wellness

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Nov. 1, 2016 – NuStep, Inc. is pleased to announce the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the 2017 NuStep Pinnacle Award®, an international award that recognizes excellence in whole-person wellness programming for older adults.

Now in its 18th year, the NuStep Pinnacle Award is awarded to senior living communities and senior centers that have successfully integrated the whole-person wellness model into their settings and created a culture of wellness throughout their organizations. By offering comprehensive programming that addresses all dimensions of wellness, Pinnacle Award winners demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for residents, members and employees.

The 2017 NuStep Pinnacle Award winners are:

Senior Living Division:

Gold – Carroll Lutheran Village, Westminster, Maryland

Silver – Friendship Village of Schaumburg, Schaumburg, Illinois

Bronze – Touchmark on South Hill, Spokane, Washington

Senior Center Division:

Gold – VINE Adult Community Center, Mankato, Minnesota

Silver – Peter B. Lewis Aquatic & Therapy Center, Beachwood, Ohio

Bronze – Milan Seniors for Healthy Living, Milan, Michigan

“Each of the 2017 Pinnacle Award winning organizations are notable in their dedication to helping individuals achieve optimum wellness,” said Steve Sarns, vice president of sales and marketing for NuStep. “Through their remarkable efforts, the quality of life of older adults – whether frail or active, in assisted living or aging in place – is being enriched and enhanced in untold ways.”

NuStep will host the Gold Pinnacle Award winners at the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) annual conference Nov. 17-19, 2016 in Orlando.

About the NuStep Pinnacle Award®

The NuStep Pinnacle Award® was established in 1998 with a dual purpose in mind: to recognize senior organizations with outstanding whole-person wellness programming and to advance and promote the concept of successful aging. From helping to maintain or improve physical function, to staving off depression and cognitive decline, to facilitating greater participation in life, whole-person wellness programs are proving to be a vital tool in helping older adults age successfully. By spotlighting senior organizations achieving success with whole-person wellness programming, NuStep is a catalyst in encouraging senior organizations to adopt and integrate whole-person wellness into their programming.

About NuStep, Inc.

NuStep is the creator of recumbent cross trainer exercise equipment. The company was established with the goal of transforming lives by encouraging people of virtually all ages and all fitness levels, including those rehabilitating from an injury or illness, to TAKE THAT STEP, by getting the exercise they need to lead healthier lives. Privately held and family owned, NuStep has been designing and manufacturing its products in Ann Arbor, Mich. since 1995. As a strong and passionate proponent of cardiovascular and brain fitness, NuStep is a partner of the International Council on Active Aging and a global partner of the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day. For more information, CALL 800.322.2209 or VISIT NUSTEP.COM



Contact: Jane Benskey

Marketing Communications

NuStep, Inc.

800-322-2209 ext 1867