The ZoeLife mission is to pursue vitality through a full, active, and purposeful life.
- 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.
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.