Following emergency surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to remove blood clots in his legs, Alvin Nigrosh came to Hebrew Rehabilitation Center to regain his strength and get back on his feet again with physical rehabilitation. He worked closely with our doctors and physical therapists to get moving. Before his surgery, Alvin was very physically active so getting up and moving again was a goal he took seriously! With the encouragement of our specialists, Alvin was able to recover from his surgery and walk blood-clot (and pain) free.
It’s that kind of supervised care that we offer to all senior members of the community, not just those recovering from an injury or surgical procedure. As part of the Get Up and Go Program at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, anyone in the community age 60 can use an affordable gym under the supervision of trained professionals.
There’s not just a physical benefit of an exercise program, there is a strong social and psychological aspect as well. We know exercise is very important for decreasing depression, insomnia and loneliness among seniors. Exercising communally is a great way to be among peers and increase health.
As Alvin puts it so nicely in the video below, “Everyone should do something that makes them feel alive, and when you feel alive, you get better.”