ZION recognizes that health and wellness must be integrated in our solutions for the neighborhood. While health continues to challenge us in America, we believe that research combined with commitment can make a difference. Just this month, a new study performed by the North Carolina Children's Hospital confirmed that parents of overweight or obese children do not recognize their child's weight problem.
At ZION's Longwood Gardens, residents have access to an exercise facility, a massage therapist, and regular cooking and food preparation training to help improve their health and wellness. Bucking US trends, seniors at Longwood who participate fully in the Wellness Program very often lower their blood pressure, reduce their cholesterol and blood glucose levels, and increase their satisfaction with life.