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Gulf Coast Village opens new ‘Faith and Fitness Trail’ to promote healthy living, spirituality at its Cape Coral campus

Gulf Coast Village, the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral, has completed its new Faith and Fitness Trail for residents to appreciate the natural beauty of their surroundings while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The 0.6-mile shaded path winds through mature trees on Gulf Coast Village’s 36-acre residential campus on Santa Barbara Boulevard in Cape Coral. Along the trail, four exercise stations offer opportunities for residents to build strength, flexibility, balance and endurance, as well as picturesque locations for self-reflection.

“Gulf Coast Village promotes healthy living for all of its residents, and the new Faith and Fitness Trail combines key components of our overall wellness program,” said Lori Robbins, wellness coordinator at Gulf Coast Village. “We are fortunate to be surrounded by an incredibly beautiful natural environment, and it’s our hope that residents incorporate a stroll around the trail into their daily routine. A little fresh air and exercise in the morning is the best way to start a day.”

The National Institute on Aging recommends moderate exercise for seniors to remain healthy and independent. Gulf Coast Village, which is sponsored by the nonprofit organization Volunteers of America, has an on-site fitness facility, physical rehabilitation area, shuffleboard courts and a year-round wellness program. The new Faith and Fitness Trail features four fitness stations for residents to strengthen their upper and lower bodies, in addition to stretching stations that help residents improve their balance and mobility.

Gulf Coast Village and the Gulf Coast Village Foundation shared costs to develop the Faith and Fitness Trail.

About Gulf Coast Village

Founded almost 30 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including:  assisted living, skilled nursing, secured memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit www.GulfCoastVillage.com.

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national nonprofit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 and is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a provider of professional long-term care including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care.

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