Aegis Living, a national provider of senior living and assisted living communities, announced a new partnership with with Bastyr University, an institution of natural health arts and sciences education and research, to make life better for seniors through its new innovative Living 4 Life program. The collaboration will focus on development of programs and activities focusing on the mental, spiritual and physical health of its resident and the firth program will be implemented at the new Aegis of Bellevue set to open in early 2010. The program features Bastyr culinary support to create a healthy diet full of organic, whole foods and nutritional consultations. In Living 4 Life – Health Bastyr will help put wellness into focus with consultations with naturopathic physicians and licensed acupuncturists, wellness lectures, research studies investigating the benefits of Qigong, Tai Chi, and yoga in a senior population.
"For years, we have been working on the development of our Living 4 Life program, a program I have envisioned for sometime as a way to truly make a difference in seniors’ lives. Part of my vision was to partner with others who share our same goals. I can think of no better partner than Bastyr when it comes to addressing a truly holistic view of each individual," says Dwayne J. Clark, chairman and CEO of Aegis Living.
"We are pleased to be working in tandem with Aegis Living to support their residents. Through this new partnership, we come one step closer to achieving our mission to transform the health and well-being of the human community," says Daniel K. Church, PhD, president of Bastyr University.