Recognizing a growing need to serve northeast Valley residents, ActiveRx management announces the opening of a second Active Aging Center in northeast Scottsdale.
The new location – at 7679 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 100 – is scheduled to begin taking patient appointments on Friday, Nov. 15. It joins the company’s first ActiveRx Active Aging Center in 7331 E. Osborn Drive, Suite 410 in downtown Scottsdale and other Arizona locations in Sun Lakes and Surprise/Sun City West.
ActiveRx is a Chandler, Ariz.-based company that is redefining aging through its new Lifestyle Strengtherapy™ System for the treatment of frailty (high risk for falls), loss of muscle mass, loss of bone density, depression and management of chronic disease. The regimen is designed specifically for seniors wishing to optimize their aging experience by staying strong, vital, and independent.
ActiveRx has been expanding its network of Active Aging Centers rapidly over the past two years throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.
“Our first center in Scottsdale has been very well received,” [ActiveRx CEO Matt] Essex stated. “Now, it is apparent that we needed a center serving the Pinnacle Peak area, and the region’s large number of master-planned communities, including Grayhawk, DC Ranch, McDowell Mountain Ranch and Desert Mountain. Our new location also affords us an opportunity to serve the residents of a number of senior communities located in the area.”
ActiveRx's Westborough Active Aging Center is "neither a gym nor are we an outpatient physical therapy clinic, but we have elements of both," says Paul Reilly, the facility's owner and managing director.
ActiveRx seeks to help seniors "preserve and restore their functional strength, and ultimately to help them sustain and maintain their independence," said Reilly, a Westborough resident.
"It's fairly well understood that if you stay active as you get older, you'll have a better quality of life, and be able to continue to do more of the things that you like to do, and you'll stay more independent," Reilly told Patch this week.
"What's perhaps not as well understood is the role that strength plays in that. And ultimately, strength is the foundation that all of fitness is built on. There's volumes of clinical research to support this."
Citing studies, the CDC lists the benefits [of "strengthening exercises"] as easing arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, back pain and depression. Name a drug that powerful. And the only side of effect of strength training may be some temporary muscle soreness.
After I wrote about preventing falls in the Aug. 13 edition of Your Health, I received several phone calls from seniors asking where they can go for programs. I suggested some places, such as those mentioned in the article.
But after the conversations, I realized there is a hunger out there. Some really want to help themselves stay healthy. One common theme, though, was that they wanted a facility close to their residence, particularly for those with limited transportation.
Shortly thereafter, I was contacted by Mark Osborne, who is embarking on opening South Carolina locations of ActiveRx, an Arizona-based fitness franchise that focuses on seniors primarily 65 and older.
The business model, developed by active-aging researchers Wayne Phillips and Mark Essex, seems to hit the bull’s eye when it comes to meeting the needs of seniors.
“What [Phillips and Essex] found in the research is that all of us have in our minds that when we get older, we’ll become weak and frail and die,” says Osborne. “The fact is the weakness and frailness doesn’t have to happen.”
Our philosophy is that aging does not need to be a fixed process and that positive health can be maintained and independence extended. We provide the place, the environment, the professionals and the encouragement to make this improved aging outlook possible.
It is now possible to choose how you age in the Charleston area.
ActiveRx, a Chandler, Ariz.-based company that is redefining aging by facilitating meaningful lifestyle changes that can improve the overall health and function for millions of older adults, celebrates the opening of its first South Carolina Active Aging Center at 999 Lake Hunter Circle, Suite B in Mount Pleasant on Monday, Sept. 9.
Mark Osborn, regional developer for ActiveRx in South Carolina and Georgia, said the new center...will provide seniors residing in the greater Charleston area a variety of proprietary programs and services that validate the fact that they do not have to “let nature take its course” regarding limitations and diseases that often impede independent living and a high quality of life.
“We believe ActiveRx answers a dilemma for millions of older Americans who think they can no longer address the physical challenges facing them,” Osborn said.
It will soon be possible to choose how you age in the Boston area. ActiveRx, a Chandler, Ariz.-based company that is redefining aging by facilitating meaningful lifestyle changes that can improve the overall health and function for millions of older adults, will celebrate the opening of its first New England Active Aging Center at 24 Lyman St., Suite 140 in Westborough on Monday, Aug. 26.
Paul Reilly, regional developer for ActiveRx in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, said the new center –located in the Westborough Shopping Center between State Routes 9 and 30 – will provide seniors residing in the greater Boston area a variety of proprietary programs and services that validate the fact that they do not have to “let nature takes its course” regarding limitations and diseases that often impede independent living and a high quality of life.