Health often determines whether people are able to live independently and remain active in the neighborhood, so ZION places a high priority on promoting wellness. Longwood Plaza’s world-class Walter D. Williams Wellness Program is available on-site to all residents free of cost. The program, which won the 2005 Governor’s Unique Achievement Award for positive impact on the lives of seniors, is currently a model for expansion to other locations.Six years into Longwood’s program, the numbers prove just how positive that impact is. Nutrition and exercise classes, an on-site health coach, massage therapy, and a beautiful new, fully equipped fitness center have resulted in measurable improvements in the health and well-being of participants. The bottom line is that people who participate in the program are happier, healthier and living well at Longwood.