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Vitality program catching on with seniors

Vitality 360

At Orchard Cove, a 240-resident retirement community situated on 38 acres on the banks of Reservoir Pond in Canton, seniors have embraced Vitality 360, a goal-orient ed fitness program introduced nearly three years ago.

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Ninety percent of residents at Orchard Cove participate. Since 2011, the number of residents who exercise rose from 33 percent to nearly 75 percent.
Eighty percent of participants developed a fitness plan and exercise more than twice a week.

The program is launching in three other Boston-area retirement communities and
is already underway at a community in New Hampshire
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Center Communities of Brookline, a 517-unit community with three buildings at locations near Coolidge Corner and Washington Square in Brookline.

NewBridge on the Charles, a community in Dedham serving 353 residents with cottages, villa apartments, and traditional assisted-living apartments.

Jack Satter House, a 266-unit specialized housing apartment complex, Revere Beach, Revere.

Kendal at Hanover, a 420-resident facility located near Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.

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SOURCES: Hebrew SeniorLife, Kendal Corp.

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