The Collabria Day Program (formerly Adult Day Services) won gold in the NuStep Pinnacle Award international competition, from a field of senior centers across the US and Canada.

The Pinnacle Award “spotlights exceptional efforts in senior living communities and senior centers that best integrate a culture of whole-person wellness throughout their organization.”  The judging criteria involved seven dimensions of care: emotional, social, spiritual, physical, intellectual, vocational and environmental wellness. Winners were selected based both on their applications and site visits.

The award was established by NuStep, Inc., which manufactures recumbent cross trainers that can be modified for use by individuals of any ability.

“Through this program, we recognize these organizations for their wellness cultures, and it is a pleasure to recognize Collabria Day Program as the 2016 Gold Pinnacle Award winner,” said Steve Sarns, vice president of sales & marketing for NuStep, who presented the award,  and a NuStep recumbent cross trainer, to Collabria Day Program at a ceremony held on January 25.

Award Recognizes the Organization, and Benefits Its Participants

“NuStep recumbent cross trainers have been an integral part of our person-centered approach,” said Collabria Day Program Director Celine Regalia. “They can be modified to accommodate nearly any person’s level of ability, from coping with weakness after a stroke to building general strength and endurance. They allow our participants to exercise comfortably and reap the benefits of physical therapy.

“We’ve had two of these cross trainers in our program, and they are so popular we’ve had to set time limits on their use so that everyone can use one. Having a third one to meet the demand is exciting for us and our participants. And we’re honored to have our program recognized at an international level.”

 “It is Collabria Day Program’s exceptional efforts and holistic approach for engaging older adults with meaningful programs, positive environments and supportive relationships that help participants—and their caregivers—to thrive that put this program at the top of our list.”

-Steve Sarns, NuStep Vice President of Sales & Marketing