Seven Dimensions of Wellness

Seven Dimensions
of Wellness

Wellness is much more than merely physical health, exercise or nutrition. It is the full integration of states of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The model used by our community includes social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual and physical wellness. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in a way that contributes to our own quality of life.

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environmental wellness

Social Wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends and co-workers contributes to our Social Wellness.

We accomplish this through a variety of Life Enrichment programs such as volunteerism which is generated by the local community and our residents.  As well as intergenerational interaction with families and students from the local community.

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Emotional Wellness is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. The ability to acknowledge and share feelings of anger, fear, sadness or stress; hope, love, joy and happiness in a productive manner contributes to our Emotional Wellness.

Tribute provides a family and resident support group monthly, physician and therapeutic assessments and follow up support as well as many educational books, classes and other opportunities for emotional growth and wellness.

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Spiritual Wellness is the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives. The ability to develop congruency between values and actions and to realize a common purpose that binds creation together contributes to our Spiritual Wellness.

Church services are held weekly as well as bible studies, music, art and gardening therapies, which studies show nurture the spirit.

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Environmental Wellness is the ability to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, the water and the land that surrounds us. The ability to make a positive impact on the quality of our environment, be it our homes, our communities or our planet contributes to our Environmental Wellness.

Organic options, a minimalist approach, projects with local scouts and gardening are just a few ways our residents can participate in environmental wellness.

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Occupational Wellness is the ability to get personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives. Our desire to contribute in our careers to make a positive impact on the organizations we work in and to society as a whole leads to Occupational Wellness.

Mentoring, volunteering and providing tasks and opportunities for residents to utilize the skills they had while in the workforce within our community help to nurture the continued desire to make a difference.  It also provides useful work options for residents who still want to be part of occupational endeavors.

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Intellectual Wellness is the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Wellness.

Daily brain fitness, reading clubs, and an educational speaker series at our community are just a few items we incorporate into our lifelong learning program.

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Physical Wellness is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. The ability to recognize that our behaviors have a significant impact on our wellness and adopting healthful habits (routine check ups, a balanced diet, exercise, etc.) while avoiding destructive habits (tobacco, drugs, alcohol, etc.) will lead to optimal Physical Wellness.

Our Fitness Director and her team not only create daily exercise schedules for each resident but also make sure they are there to support their efforts. Our culinary department ensures a well balanced diet. The Medical Director, 24 hour onsite nursing and in house rehabilitation provide assessments and track progression to help each resident develop and maintain optimum health.

“Health is the state of complete mental, social and physical well-being,
not merely the absence of disease and infirmity.”   

–  World Health Organization, 1948