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Our Care Philosophy

Well-being is more than just physical health. It is about the whole person—mind, body and spirit. At Notre Dame Health Care, we are committed to promoting physical, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, and social wellness through a range of holistic and diverse programs that enrich and enhance lives, encourage socialization, and provide meaning and purpose.

Wellness

Thrive. Live longer. Live better.

At Notre Dame Health Care, we are committed to providing residents and staff with opportunities that enrich and enhance their well-being. Wellness is a philosophy that permeates each program on the campus as an active part of what we do and who we are. For us, the essential dimensions of wellness include the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, social, and environmental aspects of being. To help residents be “well,” we offer many opportunities to engage in each of these  dimensions.

Wellness Offerings

Spiritual

Spiritual

To develop and strengthen a unique relationship with God, self, and others

  • Daily Liturgy and Ecumenical Services
  • Spiritual and Pastoral Care
  • Regular opportunities for shared prayer, reflection, and retreat
Intellectual

Intellectual

To expand knowledge and creativity

  • Computer classes
  • Educational opportunities offered at the Educational Bridge Center
  • Brain fitness programs
Emotional

Emotional

To acknowledge and accepting feelings

  • The Namaste philosophy, to enliven the senses and create deeper connections
  • Support for anyone in the Notre Dame Health Care family who needs us
  • Bereavement comfort
Physical

Physical

To build strength, flexibility, and physical wellbeing

  • Ageless Grace™ and a variety of exercise classes
  • Wellness clinics
  • Enriched dining experience with nutritious food
Social

Social

To build and maintain meaningful relationships

  • Inter-generational programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Art and music therapy
Environmental

Environmental

To celebrate and engage with the natural world

  • Creating space, indoors and out, that is nourishing and uplifting
  • Striving to use healthy, nontoxic products
  • Commitment to the earth’s sustainability
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