Therapy Services at Senior Commons at Powder Mill

Therapy Services at Senior Commons at Powder Mill


This program offers a proactive approach to improving strength, mobility and balance deficits by using evidence-based, objective assessment tools. The progressive and challenging exercise program, proven to increase strength, mobility and balance in order to improve the ability to maintain independence and individual wellness and decrease the risk of falls. The Strength, Mobility, and Balance exercise program increases individuals’ functions so they can remain active members within their community. Sessions are 60-90 minutes long and occur two times per week.


A Complete Spectrum of Rehabilitative Care is available at Senior Commons at Powder Mill

  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Functional Assessments; Falls and Balance Assessments
  • Strength, Mobility and Balance Exercise Program
  • Fox Optimal Living

Therapy Services with FOX Rehabilitation

Optimal Living for 100% of Our Residents


Through a regular regimen of exercise and a focus on prevention, the Fox Optimal Living Program by Fox Rehabilitation™ improves strength, mobility and balance, which translates into fewer falls, fewer hospitalizations and a healthier overall lifestyle. Participants benefit from more than 150 minutes of therapeutic physical activity each week. Clinical experts create and carry out individualized wellness plans. Residents have the option of a one-on-one class, or a group class based on similar levels of fitness.

Because muscles don’t get dementia, residents in the Memory Care Neighborhoods also participate. 

Other elements of the Fox Optimal Living Program include dementia education for community caregivers, continence programming offered to all residents, disease-specific wellness programs, customized cognitive exercise classes for residents with dementia, on-call physical therapists, dementia support groups for families and ergonomic analyses and wellness offerings for staff.  These benefits are offered with no additional cost to the residents or their families. 

Provided in addition to Senior Commons at Powder Mill’s regular activities schedule, FOL adds to the variety and enjoyment of each resident’s day and offers more chances to be engaged in a structured exercise program outside of the regular therapy services and to stay active. 


 FOL focuses on several important programs that enhance both physical and emotional well-being, including:

  • Sit to be Fit - Seated strength and aerobic exercises for intermediate and wheelchair residents.
  • Strength, Balance & Mobility and Balancing Act - Higher level standing classes to challenge balance and promote dynamic strength and coordination
  • Walk & Roll - Walking program with both individual and group walking.
  • Range & Relaxation - A range of motion and stretching program for our Memory Care residents to promote better joint mobility and maintain flexibility, done in a relaxing setting with calming music
  • Meditation – Practicing different techniques from guided imagery to breathing awareness to help reduce stress and increase overall well-being.