Londonderry on the Tred Avon recently appointed Lorraine Flisher, RN, of Easton as the new Coordinator of its Health and Wellness Program. The program ensures that Londonderry’s residents receive high quality personal health and wellness care –with a holistic approach to aging.
After working more than 20 years in medical-surgical nursing, Flisher became interested in exercise and became a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise. She designed a fitness program called “The Five Elements of Fitness,” incorporating strength, cardio, balance, flexibility, and coordination and using good music and lively interaction to motivate class participants. She taught at Cross Court Athletic Club in Easton. She then brought the program to Londonderry’s residents who embraced it.
As Londonderry’s Health and Wellness Coordinator, Flisher joins Liz Whitby, RN, as one of Londonderry’s on-duty nurses five days a week and on call 24 hours/day, seven days/week to address residents’ health concerns and issues. Whitby, who has been an employee of the Talbot County Health Department for 29 years, has been with Londonderry for almost two years.
Flisher states, “Londonderry is committed to residents maintaining wellness and an active lifestyle. The wide array of programs and activities at Londonderry address the International Council on Active Aging’s seven dimensions of wellness. We also provide education on health and wellness topics and issues to residents so that they have the resources to remain in their own homes at Londonderry, preserving independence, optimizing health, and maintaining quality of life.”
Benefits of Londonderry’s Health and Wellness Program also include specialized exercise programs at the YMCA; on premises medical care during emergency, assistance with physicians’ referrals and other professionals; coordination of care between hospital and home; and blood pressure monitoring, sick calls, and annual fall risk assessments, safety checks, and health and wellness assessments for each resident.
According to Irma Toce, executive director of Londonderry on the Tred Avon, “With our new expanded Health and Wellness Program, our team will be able to identify health issues that emerge, putting prevention measures in place early on for our residents. Aging in place is about our resident’s growth and development and that total wellness is key to longevity and quality of life.”
For information about Londonderry on the Tred Avon, contact Rachel Smith at 410-820-8732 or visit Londonderryonthetredavon.com.
Caption: Pictured left to right are Liz Whitby, RN, and Lorraine Flisher, RN, Coordinators of Londonderry’s Health and Wellness Program.