Fountaingate Gardens Of Commack Hosts Health And Fitness Fair

Fountaingate Gardens Of Commack Hosts Health And Fitness Fair

Fountaingate Gardens of Commack is an independent living community for active adults at least 62 years of age.

“We are thrilled with the incredible success of our first Senior Health and Fitness Fair,” said John Mastacciuola, executive director of Fountaingate Gardens, in a news release. “We had a great turnout and enthusiastic participation from our community members, underscoring the importance of promoting successful aging through healthy, active lifestyles. As a Blue Zone-inspired community, we are committed to fostering an environment that supports longevity and well-being. This event is a testament to our dedication to creating a healthier, happier future for our seniors.”

Fountaingate Gardens Of Commack Hosts Health And Fitness Fair
A Fountaingate Gardens resident uses the smoothie bike to make a smoothie while working out. (Credit: Fountaingate Gardens)

The inaugural expo featured:

  • Fitness Classes suitable for all levels of ability, including a member-favorite Stretch and Tone class and Chair Yoga, both held outdoors on the community’s rotunda. This area of the campus features the backdrop of a tranquil nature preserve, with native wildflowers, a cascading stream and a waterfall.
  • “Move it or Lose it!” Interactive Discussion that focused on the importance of regular physical activity for maintaining health and mobility as we age. In addition, Fountaingate Gardens’ wellness experts provided practical tips and answered questions, followed by a live exercise demonstration that got everyone moving.
  • Smoothie-Making Bike where participants pedaled their way to a delicious and nutritious smoothie! This unique activity playfully and interactively highlights the joy of combining exercise with healthy eating.
  • Blue Zone-inspired food tasting courtesy of Fountaingate Gardens’ culinary team. Attendees had the unique opportunity to sample delicious and nutritious fare inspired by the Blue Zones, regions throughout the world known for their high longevity rates and healthy lifestyles. The sampling menu featured wholesome, plant-based dishes rich in nutrients, designed to fuel both body and mind, such as tabouleh salad, crudité cups and hummus dips.
  • A wide variety of Long Island Vendors showcasing health and wellness products, services and resources specifically tailored for seniors.

“Today’s event at Fountaingate Gardens highlights how special they make every day for us members,” said Sheila Maiman, a founding member of Long Island’s newest Life Plan Community. “I’ve met so many new people here and have gotten involved in so many things! It’s wonderful and it all adds joy to your life.”

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