Nutrition and wellness expert Mitzi Dulan leads 5th annual Walk with Aegis Therapies in Independence

Contact:Kelli Luneborg[Date] 972-372-6395

Mitzi Dulan Leads 5th Annual WALK! with Aegis Therapies Event for Seniors in Independence Five-Day Senior Wellness Program Event Promotes Active Aging and Healthy Lifestyles

WHO: ? Mitzi Dulan, a local and nationally-recognized nutrition and wellness expert, will lead the 5th Annual WALK! with Aegis Therapies 2013 event for active aging seniors. ? Monterey Park Nursing Center seniors, staff, families, members of the community and volunteers participating in wellness and physical activities.

WHAT: Mitzi Dulan will start the WALK! off by leading participants in planned activities and then in a walking activity through a planned route inside and outside of Monterey Park Nursing Center. Mitzi will then present a motivational healthy living talk about healthy foods and the importance of staying active on a daily basis and interacting with participants.

The WALK! with Aegis Therapies is a five-day celebration presented by EnerG™ by Aegis wellness program and the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) during Active Aging Week for thousands of senior patients, their families, staff , and community members at more than 700 registered communities across the nation. Each day features a 15- to 30-minutes walking activity and additional wellness activities.

WHEN/WHRE: ? Thursday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. (Event Kick-Off and Activities) Monterey Park Nursing Center 4600 Little Blue Parkway Independence, MO 64057 On-Site Contact: Susie Briscoe, Director

? Monday, Sept. 23 – Friday, Sept. 27 Call the facility for times and activity schedule of Aegis Therapies events throughout the week.

INTERVIEW & PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Active photo opportunities and interviews with Mitzi Dulan will be available, as well as photo opportunities with seniors walking outside, seniors and community members participating in planned wellness activities.

About Monterey Park Nursing Center (Insert boilerplate information)

About Aegis Therapies ( Aegis Therapies is one of the largest and most successful contract rehabilitation companies in the country, with operations at more than 1,000 locations in 40 states and the District of Columbia, and more than 7,000 employees. Aegis specializes in therapy that is needed by nursing home, assisted living, or home-bound patients with medically complex conditions. Aegis programs are structured around an older-adult Model of Care, and include Freedom Through Functionality, a strength-training program featuring specially modified Nautilus equipment. Aegis has invested in the infrastructure, employee support and training to effectively measure and quantify therapy impact. The focus on positive, measurable outcomes and clinical excellence helps older patients achieve more independence through physical, occupational and speech therapy.

About the International Council on Active Aging® (ICAA) ( ICAA, a professional association that leads, connects, and defines the active-aging industry. The ICAA supports professionals who develop wellness facilities, programs, and services for adults over 50. The association is focused on active aging—an approach to aging that helps older adults live life as fully as possible within all dimensions of wellness—and provides its members with education, information, resources and tools.

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