Refresh! Life Re-Energized

A Wellness Program from Older Adults

Ellen Harrington-Kane | Lynn Steffes
  • Product Code REF-10 ( MR #066727 )

Price $229.00

- +
A 16-week, health and fitness program for older adults to improve physically and mentally

Program Features:
  • Covers four key concepts: Involve, Inform, Invigorate, and Inspire
  • Ideal for implementing as a group framework
  • Designed to build strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance
  • Provides wellness information for participants and caregivers
  • Adapted from evidence based exercise model
  • Includes: Refresh! Life Re-Energized Manual, Invigorate! The Refresh Exercise Routine, 10 sets of 16 Action Cards, a 18 x 24-inch poster, a training presentation, and PDFs for activities and resources
With its four key concepts of Involve, Inform, Invigorate, and Inspire, the program addresses not just physical exercise but the building blocks for improved physical and brain health.
Socialization, moderate exercise and ongoing skill acquisition have all been shown as important factors in building and maintaining brain health. The exercise program was specially designed to build strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. The educational component of the program includes wellness information for both participants and family caregivers.
Refresh! is Evidence Informed
  • Exercises adapted from an evidence based exercise model
  • Program elements supported by US Department of Health and Human Services as well as adult education theory
  • Piloted with groups across the US with positive results
  • Turn-key program ready for dissemination and implementation by community-based organizations
  • Designed to be led by direct service staff
  • Helpful information for participants and their family caregivers alike
The program's goal is to improve health outcomes, allowing older adults to remain in their own homes.
Refresh is designed to be led by direct service staff who need not be licensed healthcare providers, making it accessible in a wide variety of programs and settings. This program is an ideal addition to the weekly programming in adult day programs, senior centers, and othersettings serving older adults.