2018 Pinnacle Award Winners Announced

December 12, 2017

Award Salutes Senior Organizations Transforming Lives with Whole-Person Wellness


ANN ARBOR, MI – Dec. 12, 2017 – NuStep, LLC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 NuStep Pinnacle Award®, the international award that recognizes excellence in whole-person wellness programming for older adults.

The Pinnacle 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 balanced, 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.

NuStep Interim Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Linda Wojciechowicz says, “In the nearly 20 years since NuStep launched the Pinnacle Award, wellness for older adults has moved from a novel concept to standard practice for many senior communities and senior centers. Even so, the 2018 Pinnacle Award winners demonstrate how wellness programming for older adults continues to evolve.

“Rather than a static approach to wellness programming, our winners encourage and embrace ideas and input from residents and members. The result is relevant, meaningful programming that adjusts to the changing interests and needs of participants and supports them on their wellness journey.”


The 2018 NuStep Pinnacle Award winners are:

Senior Living Division:

Gold – Spring Lake Village, Santa Rosa, California

Silver – Henry Ford Village, Dearborn, Michigan

Bronze – Friendship Village of Schaumburg, Schaumburg, Illinois

Senior Center Division:

Gold – Raleigh County Commission on Aging, Beckley, West Virginia


About the NuStep Pinnacle Award

NuStep, LLC established the Pinnacle Award in 1998 to recognize senior communities and senior centers transforming lives through whole-person wellness programming. Based on evidence that participation in whole-person wellness programs offers tangible benefits for older adults, the Pinnacle Award also serves as a vehicle to educate and encourage senior organizations to adopt and integrate whole-person wellness into their programming.

About NuStep, LLC

NuStep is the creator of inclusive recumbent cross trainers. The company was established with the goal of transforming lives through exercise and encouraging people of virtually all ages, fitness levels and functional abilities to TAKE THAT STEP towards healthier, more active lives. NuStep has been designing and manufacturing its products in Ann Arbor since 1995. For more information, 800.322.2209 or NUSTEP.COM.