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2015 Senior Living Winners

Paradise Valley Estates

Gold Winner

NuStep, Inc. has named Paradise Valley Estates, in Fairfield, Calif., a 2015 Gold Pinnacle Award winner in the Senior Living division.

Paradise Valley Estates, a fully accredited continuing care retirement community located in northern California between San Francisco and Sacramento, is home to over 500 residents. It was founded in 1997 by a group of retired military officers who envisioned building a community where people with an active outlook on life could help reshape the definition of retirement living.

The community’s emphasis on wellness is carried out through innovative programs and services designed to accommodate all levels of care, from independent living to assisted living. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach to wellness programming, Paradise Valley Estates takes the approach that in order for their programming to be embraced by residents, their voices must be heard. The result is an engaged, vibrant community that fulfills the founders’ vision every day.


Heritage Community of Kalamazoo

Silver Winner

 

NuStep, Inc. has named Heritage Community of Kalamazoo a 2015 Silver Pinnacle Award winner in the Senior Living division. Heritage Community of Kalamazoo (HCK) is a non-profit continuing care retirement community located in southwest Michigan. HCK has 400 residents who live in one of the seven communities on the campus.

Over the last 10 years, HCK’s concept of wellness has evolved from a few seniors exercising with a video to a comprehensive, campus-wide commitment. Today their wellness program, which is based on the seven dimensions of wellness, serves all levels of care in the community. HCK’s commitment to wellness extends to the community’s 440 employees with a program called Power of Wellness (POW).

HCK also implemented Best Friends™, an internationally recognized person-centered model of care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Though Best Friends™ focuses on training caregivers who work with those who have Alzheimer’s, all staff members undergo Best Friends™ training to help them understand and connect with all of the residents at HCK.


Oak Harbor

Bronze Winner

NuStep, Inc. has named Oak Harbor of Vero Beach, Fla., the 2015 Bronze Pinnacle Award winner in the Senior Living division.

Oak Harbor is a gated retirement community located in the Treasure Coast region of Florida. The wellness program, which is based in the community’s clubhouse, was created 14 years ago with the goal of providing residents a comprehensive blend of activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. Nearly 150 residents participate in the wellness program at Oak Harbor.

Mindful that people orient to life in different ways, bringing different perspectives and attitudes, Oak Harbor’s wellness program offers various avenues to encourage resident participation and guide them as they take steps – whether large or small – to adopt a healthier way of life. This thoughtful approach includes monthly programs that focus on various wellness topics. Educational lectures, social activities, emotional support and exercise, which center on the month’s topic, broaden residents’ understanding of wellness and foster an environment that embraces life’s possibilities regardless of age.

 


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  • Clydella Birkholz

    I used a NuStep in my in-patient rehab stay following my stroke in 2005. I really miss it’s extremely safe process for me to get some real exercise, without the fall risk of walking on a treadmill with my weak leg’s spasming ankle, and even more I miss the good stretch that it gave my contracting left arm. I am finally able to afford to get my own and will be ordering one for my home. I am very excited and can hardly wait, just have to wait until a room is prepared for it here, where my brother will also relocate my treadmill into, so that we will have a home fitness room for everyone in the house to utilize.

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  • Dale Munger

    Hit by a car in Nov 2017 two metal plates in leg, knee fracture ,shoulder fracture,six broken ribs two back fractures, in Jan started on Nu Step level 4 8min my athletic club as one, now once or twice a week I do 30min at level 10 1;000 steps back to work with only cane(for now) 60 years old with heart issues...thank you

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  • O'Neal Hampton

    Hi My NuStep Family and Friends.
    I would like to give an update on my recovery from my hip and joint replacement.
    Well it has been three weeks since I have been out of the hospital and the recovery is going well.
    The only problem I’m having with recovery is mentally I’m trying to rush. LOL
    But the doctors have forewarned me that this is not something I can rush or it could be worse. Like if I dislocate my hip at this point, I would have to have the surgery all over again and the recovery time is twice as long. So needless to say they didn’t have to tell me that twice. I still can’t drive for another couple of weeks, I can’t bend my knee or my right side more than 90° getting up or down for a couple more weeks, I can’t cross my legs and a few other things. The muscles has to get stronger and bond with new hip and joint.
    I’ll be back on my NuStep in a week. (Which is going to be the only equipment that I’ll be using for my rehab) Which makes total sense seeing that’s all I need. LOL
    Can’t Wait because to me that’s when my recovery starts. ��
    Thanks Everyone for the support I have been receiving. It means a lot. ��
    O’Neal Hampton Jr.

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  • Lynnie Lewter

    The T4r is the only machine at the physiotherapy clinic that does not cause my ankle pain. Really enjoying getting active again for the first time in months, since my ankle injury. Great piece of equipment!!!

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  • John McGowan

    I have used these in rehab for several years. Only machine I ever enjoyed. Wasted a lot on a cheaper one that I hated. I got my excise down pat and .now I will not drive 30 minutes to excise. Got a tablet and can get internet so hope I am set.

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  • Melissa Ollmann

    I first used the NuStep T4r in cardiac rehab after having my aortic valve replaced. After completing rehab, I missed using it so much I purchased one for my home. My sons are 12 & 9 - they also use the NuStep

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  • Linda Erickson

    We were introduced to the T4r while at our local YMCA. My husband is having a hard time with balance and walking safely. He has found that the NuStep trainer gives him the workout he likes without the worry of taking a fall (as has happened on the walking track). We will drive the distance several times a week just to make sure he can get the workout. Thanks NuStep!

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  • Gloria Smith

    I love our T4r. Ended up in ICU because most of my hormones had been depleted. Definitely was not fun! Ended up in Rehab where I basically had to learn to walk again. It was there I discovered NuStep. Using it I was walking within that same week. Now having one at home I use it several times a day. To me it is well worth the cost! Thank you for such a terrific unit that's easy on my knees!

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  • Diana Dlugos Kohne

    Provides an excellent workout, whether you're looking for an intense cardio session or just wanting low-impact exercise; best quality I've seen in exercise equipment!

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  • Benna Kisin-Schultz

    NuStep got me on my feet again after 4 spinal surgeries and a stroke. I do not think I would be walking today without the help...and now I will have one in my home to keep me going all year round!

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  • Nancy A. Conway

    I have had MS for about 20 years now, diagnosed first with RRMS and have progressed to the stage of SPMS. Physical therapy has always been a challenge for me, not so much in doing the therapy, but getting to the facility. Just getting to the PT facility was the PT itself. Also, as anyone with MS knows, one typically has a time during each day when your symptoms seem to be more manageable. For me that is the early evening. After years of struggling and ultimately giving up on getting to the facility (FT day job + family responsibilities), I decided to purchase the T5XR for in-home use. I love it. I can now do my exercise at a time that works for me (early evening). I have a long way to go, but I am up to 45 minutes at Level 4, about 2.25-2.50 miles. What a difference this machine has made in my life. Thank you so much.

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  • Laiad Thaicharoen

    Thanks for the port of the Will? I love

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  • Callie K Levina

    This NuStep recumbent cross trainer made a huge difference for me while I was in a high quality, skilled nursing rehab facility, which I needed as part of my recovery following a serious accident, from being hit by a car turning the corner that threw me off my path while attempts to get across the crosswalk. The accident resulted in my having multiple fractures in my leg, pelvis, and ribs. After a week of starting intensive physical therapy, I was introduced to the NuStep, used it diligently practically every day from then on, even while I was in a brace and not ready to put weight on my leg & knee, which went for the ride, but still this enabled me to get healing from the motion, after nearly two months of use, on top of all the therapeutic efforts, I was walking again. I've left the facility and now looking for a fitness place in my area that has the NuStp. It was a life-savor for me, and miss it already.

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  • Terry Salmonson

    I love warming up at Northern Michigan Sports Medicine on the NuStep.

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  • David Young

    I made the 2 mile mark today in 25 minutes on 4 strength. I got up to 218 steps per minute at times one year ago I started at 77 steps per minute.

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  • Cathy Abbott Atlija

    I have primary progressive multiple sclerosis and right arm and leg are very weak. Before being introduced to the NuStep at a rehab center, no other exercise equipment had worked for me. With the leg brace and the hand grip assist I was able to for the first time in years. I'm up to 60 minutes and 4700 steps on level 5.

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  • Aliguay Helen

    That's good equipment for exercise especially the person going medications exercise is good as long as you are active...because if you start sweating start burning the calories...

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  • Andrea Brown

    The best ever! Best workout without any pain but lots of resistance and completely all over benefits.

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  • Matthew Drake

    The best place I've ever worked and the best machine out there!

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  • Sandra Gookin

    First used this after my knee replacement therapy. Decided some time later that I needed to exercise at home so I picked a Nu Step T5XR. It sits by the TV which helps me going. Just finished my first mile in one sitting! Well worth the money!

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