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Wellness Program

The Mennonite Village Wellness Program provides many activities and services for the residents and employees of Mennonite Village. The dimensions of wellness are social, vocational/professional, nutritional, spiritual, physical, intellectual, environmental, and emotional. Individuals are encouraged to include all aspects of wellness into their active lifestyles.

The Wellness Center is located in Lakeside Center on 54th Ave. SE, between Clay and Davidson streets.

Mennonite Village Wellness Center

•    Wellness Center orientation for residents and employees
•    Ongoing assistance in the use of exercise equipment
•    Personal training for residents and employees ($ fee)
•    Fitness testing for residents
•    Nordic pole walking instruction
•    Massage therapy ($ fee)


All of our Wellness Program classes are free for Mennonite Village residents. Some classes are offered quarterly or according to residents' interest.

Skills for Balance: a range of activities that address balance and bolster functional mobility and enhance lower body strength and stability.

Forever Fit Chair Class: strength, stretching, and balance exercises performed in both seated and standing positions. The entire class is chair based.

Circuit Class: an efficient, 30-minute workout that combines weight training, aerobics, balance, and flexibility. This is a non-fee class and requires an orientation to the use of the exercise equipment in the Wellness Center.

Line Dancing: dance exercise in which individuals line up without partners and follow a choreographed pattern of steps.

Gentle Yoga: movements, also called poses, focus on breath, posture, and body awareness. The poses produce greater strength, balance, and flexibility. Seated poses can be performed on the chair or on a mat and standing poses are preformed with the assistance of a chair.

Gentle Yoga Class at Mennonite Village, Albany, Oregon

Tai Chi: an evidence-based, eight-step method of Tai Chi movements that promote balance, relaxation, and breathing, as well as enhance the immune system. This ancient Chinese exercise combines slow movements with a calm, alert mental state.

Linn Benton Community College (LBCC) Classes: our local community college offers on-site educational and exercise classes. Class fees are paid to LBCC.


Monthly breakfasts hosted by the Wellness group highlight dimensions of wellness: social; spiritual; intelletual; emotional; environmental; physical; and vocational.

Wii Games: the Wii system is a series of video games that range from bowling and golf to balance practice with yoga movements. Social events and friendly competitions are sponsored by the Wellness Program.

100 Club: residents who complete 100 visits to the Wellness Center and/or participate in wellness classes will receive a club t-shirt. The 100 Club participates in special club socials and events.

Workshops and Seminars: on topics of interest.

Shuffleboard, Petènque, golf/putting, horseshoes, table tennis, spa, warm water pool, and walking trails are additional resident activities available in the Village.

Petanque Court at Mennonite Village, Albany, Oregon


Bernadette Milstead
Director of Wellness

Diana Bernstein, M.S.N.
Wellness Program Coordinator
American Council on Exercise
Certified Personal Trainer

Leslie Lewis
Aquatic Program Coordinator

Gail Lyon
Wellness Program Instructor
American Senior Fitness
Association Certified Senior Fitness Instructor and
Certified Arthritis and Better Bones and Balance Instructor

Scotty Bowman
Wellness Program Instructor

Our Wellness Program is guided by an advisory board of Mennonite Village residents.


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"When considering the Wellness Program, I would have to give it an 'A.' Diana and her staff are exceptionally well trained, caring, and wonderful to work with. The facilities are also the best. Thanks for having this available to our residents."

— A Mennonite Village Resident
Mennonite Village
5353 Columbus St., S.E.
Albany, Oregon 97322
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