ZoeLife Stroke Immersion Program (SIP)

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The ZoeLife mission is to pursue vitality through a full, active, and purposeful life.

Stroke Facts:

  • Strokes are caused either by a blocked blood supply to the brain (ischemic stroke) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts (hemorrhagic stroke).
  • Brain tissues die, which may result in brain damage, disability, and/or death.
  • Each year, nearly 800,000 people throughout the U.S. experience a stroke, and 140,000 die from stroke (one every 4 minutes).
  • Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability.
  • Stroke risk increases with smoking, excessive alcohol, and a lack of exercise.
  • Healthy lifestyle (ZoeLife) choices can decrease the risk of stroke.
  • Approximately 80 percent of strokes are avoidable.

What is the Stroke Immersion Program (SIP)?

  • The ZoeLife Stroke Immersion Program (SIP) is a holistic rehabilitation and prevention program designed to improve the safety and quality of life for stroke survivors.
  • SIP participants are immersed as a group in a comprehensive program of activities designed to rehabilitate physical and cognitive challenges and to lower the risk of recurring strokes.
  • SIP is offered at the Glendale Center for Modern Aging in Glendale, Ariz.
  • A ZoeLife team of speech/occupational/physical therapists, dieticians, counselors, exercise physiologists, and program administrators work together with patients’ doctors to develop tailored programs to meet individual goals and potential.
  • SIP applies a ZoeLife approach to fall prevention for individuals who have experienced stroke(s).
  • SIP participants enjoy highly social activities with other stroke survivors, sharing common experiences, motivating and encouraging one another as they work together to improve their quality of life.
  • SIP activities include speech therapy classes, customized movement classes, virtual reality sessions, water therapy, customized nutrition plans, stroke-specific art projects, and dance classes.

About ZoeLife

  • ZoeLife was founded in 2019 at the Glencroft Center for Modern Aging (CFMA).
  • The Glencroft Center for Modern Aging serves as the ZoeLife headquarters.
  • ZoeLife is a culture of successful aging practices centered around a holistic approach to the wellbeing of body, mind, and spirit.
  • Zoe is a biblical word with Greek origin meaning “life” or “vitality.”
  • ZoeLife focuses on six pillars of wellbeing: spiritual, physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and vocational.
  • Residents of ZoeLife senior living communities are provided with opportunities to maximize their quality of life by embracing ZoeLife at no additional cost.
  • ZoeLife activities are encouraged but optional. Residents choose what they want to participate in and how often.
  • Senior care facilities and continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) are encouraged to integrate ZoeLife at their facilities.
  • For more information about joining Glencroft’s ZoeLife community as a resident or integrating ZoeLife into your senior living community as a health care administrator, please contact Vice President, Director of ZoeLife Operations Steve Heller, (623) 847-3120, sheller@glencroft.com, or info@glencroft.com.