• Our At-Home Programs

    Our SEATED RHYTHM™ & TAP TIME™ programs promote safe, engaging activities that you can do at home, with groups, or in residental facilities.

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  • Become An Instructor

    For fitness, therapy, and activities staff, our Instructor Certification Program teaches you how to effectively lead our SEATED RHYTHM™ & TAP TIME™ programs.

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Activity Through Dance

Active For Life Fitness Seated Dance programs are designed to promote a physical health among special populations, including:
• Older Adults/Seniors
• Neurodegenerative Disease Patients
• Developmentally Disabled

The Active Approach

Active For Life works with those living in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Rehabilitation facilities, and those with neurodegenerative diseases who are living in Memory Care facilities.

Active For Life's fitness and wellness programs are designed with brain and body wellness in mind so the participant can stimulate and exercise both cognitively and physically. Our connection with the residents is just as important to us as the exercise.

We strive to not only provide excellent exercise programs and non-pharmacological therapies, but to ameliorate our participants day. 

Featured in Brain & Life Magazine

In April, Debra Chew was visiting her 80-year-old mother, Jacqueline Castro, at an assisted living facility outside Cleveland. As she sat with her mom, who has vascular dementia, an aide popped her head in the room to notify Castro that a tap dancing class was about to begin. Chew recalls thinking, “Tap dancing? My mom has dementia and two knees that are bone on bone, and she's tap dancing?”

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  • "The residents look forward to this class every month!"

    “At Sunrise, we nurture our resident’s mind, body, and spirit through our Live with Purpose programming. One of the eight signature programs is called Live with Action. Live with Action programs are the activities that keep the body in motion. Active for Life helps achieve this by providing their Seated Rhythm class to our residents. The residents look forward to this class every month! Our instructor Melissa has built a beautiful relationship with our residents. She is always coming up with new ideas and makes sure the residents are staying active. Physical activity is very important for senior health and well-being. We make this happen through awesome programs provided by Active for Life.”

    -Mariah M. Activities and Volunteer Coordinator

As Featured on New Day Cleveland's Senior Show

The Tails of Zoey and Lenny | A Book for the Children in our Active For Life Community

The Tails of Zoey and Lenny by Melissa Renner takes readers on a journey as Zoey learns to love and accept her new baby brother despite him being so different from her. This book strives to teach young readers about the beauty in differences, open mindedness, and acceptance - values held in high regard in our professional community.

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