We are a company that believes in giving back to the communities where we live, work, and play. That’s the thought behind our annual February Fitness Frenzy – a challenge that raises money for philanthropies while also encouraging residents in our communities to get active – a win for everyone! Learn more about the challenge, how it gives back to the communities we love, and see which Leisure Care senior living communities came out in the top in the final standings.
This year marked our Fourth Annual February Fitness Frenzy – and it was a wild success! Leisure Care’s home office and the One Eighty Foundation partnered with communities for the Fitness Frenzy, which included 1,679 participants logging an impressive 2,950,127 minutes of physical activity and raising $35,600 for partner philanthropies.
Making a Positive Impact for Residents and Communities
The 4th Annual February Fitness Frenzy ran from February 1 – February 28. During the 28-day challenge, staff and residents raised money by getting at least 30 minutes of activity per day within and outside their senior living community. Participants had their choice of activity including swimming, dancing, biking, Wii bowling, Nu-Step, yoga, and personal training sessions – the options for activity minutes were limitless. Communities came together for planned events like dance-a-thons, seated soccer games, group hikes, a ball drum class, and even a polar bear plunge!
Funds were raised by taking pledges at a rate of $.05 per minute so that if a participant exercised every day of the challenge for 30 minutes he or she would raise $42 for the month.
Getting Fit for Philanthropy!
This year we challenged our residents to be their own superhero by getting up and active. Communities across the country rose to the challenge to raise money for these life-changing organizations:
- CASA of the Pikes Peaks Region
- Sally’s House
- Brother Benno’s
- The Matthews House
- Tri-Valley Haven
- Responder Rescue
- The Alzheimer’s Association
By combining physical activity and fundraising, the results were a win for everyone! The top 5 communities with the highest average active minutes were:
- Washington Oakes: 4,978 minutes
- Broadway Proper: 4,147 minutes
- MacKenzie Place – Fort Collins: 3,035 minutes
- Springfield Place: 2,431 minutes
- Russellville Park: 2,345 minutes
The top 5 communities with the most donations collected were:
- MacKenzie Place – Colorado Springs: $4,573
- Fairwinds – Ivey Ranch: $4,401
- MacKenzie Place – Fort Collins: $3,135
- Broadway Proper: $2,890
- Fairwinds – Spokane: $2,798
A huge thank you to all the communities, residents, and staff that made our 4th Annual February Fitness Frenzy a success! We look forward to seeing you next year!
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