What do line dancing, an 88-degree pool, wine and cheese socials, pinochle, chapel services and concerts all have in common?
They are among dozens of regular activities at Evergreen Fountains intended to “promote and enhance our residents’ health and vitality,” as the mission statement reads.
For Spokane Valley’s Arger family, which opened Evergreen Fountains in 2008 and has seen it through several expansions since, the winning formula has always centered around living out the facility’s tagline, “Where living well is a way of life.”
They do this by encouraging residents to enjoy their own individual lifestyle centered around a holistic philosophy of personal wellness: physical, mental and spiritual health.
“There’s a reason so many active seniors choose Evergreen Fountains,” said Leasing Director Gene Arger. “Our residents believe in living well, and we provide the amenities to help them achieve their personal wellness and fitness goals. We have a great team to provide assessments and programs customized to each resident. And it’s such a fun atmosphere. Our goal is for residents to regain their independence.”
This philosophy has come with significant investment. While the facility employs an experienced nursing staff, much like many facilities that provide a range of independent to assisted living options, Evergreen Fountains also employs an in-house pastor as well as a nationally certified senior fitness specialist.
The fitness programs are coordinated in the facility’s state-of-the-art Wellness and Fitness Center, which includes a warm-water swimming pool, therapy spa, strength training equipment, ellipticals, exercise bikes, treadmills, balance balls and much more, with individualized programs that range from water aerobics to yoga to circuit training.
As they look to provide continuity of care for seniors, the staff at Evergreen Fountains emphasizes three components for evidence-based senior exercise, which they adapt to each individual’s specific health needs: aquatic exercise, balance and strength training.
Arger said the best way to learn more about how the Evergreen Fountains experience can benefit you or your loved one is to schedule a tour by calling 922-3100 or visiting evergreenfountains.com.
NOTE: A version of this article first appeared in the 2020 Liberty Lake Yearbook.