Wellness Programs – Meet Bill Burtner

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Sherwood Oaks’ approach to wellness seeks to provide a wide range of programs and services that address all aspects of feeling alive and well. Our programs address the emotional, intellectual, social, physical, spiritual, and vocational aspects of life.

Our Fitness Center offers Keiser exercise machines which promote strength and flexibility. In addition, our fitness equipment includes treadmills, NuStep recumbent steppers, and our Cyber Cycle virtual stationary bicycles. You can also improve your balance with our Biodex interactive balance trainer. Perhaps the most helpful resource is our Health and Fitness Instructor who is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine and can help you achieve your wellness goals.

Other features offered in the Fitness Center include:

  • Tai Chi and yoga classes that provide relaxation, stress reduction, lowered blood pressure and improved balance
  • Therapeutic massage offered by a certified massage therapist
  • Swimming in a 20-by-40-foot indoor pool heated to 86 degrees. Great for therapeutic exercise, especially for those with arthritis

Social Programs

The social programs at Sherwood Oaks also underscore our philosophy of whole-life wellness. The Sherwood Oaks Residents Association (SORA) provides a forum for self-governance over many matters of campus life and offers dozens of opportunities, all of which are organized and led by residents. These all support one or more of the six components of wellness. These opportunities for emotional, intellectual, social, physical, spiritual and vocational fulfillment include:

  • Art
  • Audio visual
  • Bird preservation
  • Bridge
  • Ceramics
  • Chapel and bible study
  • Chorus
  • Civic affairs
  • Continued learning classes
  • Decorating
  • Dining room and seasonal decorations
  • Drama group
  • Exercise classes
  • Farm garden and summer house
  • Fishing
  • Gift shop
  • Golf league
  • Hand bell choir
  • Instrumental music
  • Landscape committee
  • Maintenance committee
  • Neighbor’s alert
  • Recycling committee
  • Saturday night at the movies
  • Trips and tours
  • Volunteers and visitation
  • Welcoming committee
  • Wii bowling


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