Staying healthy at The Birches with FOX Optimal Living

    The Birches at Newtown takes a proactive approach to wellness with a unique therapy program

    Before her move to The Birches at Newtown, Jean lacked confidence in her abilities to move independently.

    As a fall risk with significant balance and safety concerns, she relied on a wheelchair for mobility within her apartment and outside the community.

    That was then.

    Jean quickly progressed with the help of on-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy services available through FOX Optimal Living.

    Clinicians noted her zest and willpower as she began feeling stronger.

    She continued to make improvements in her abilities to balance and walk without the need of assistance.

    “I am so grateful to be a part of The Birches community and being able to participate in FOX Optimal Living. This program has made me stronger, more independent, and confident in myself; I feel wonderful! I’m so happy to be able to walk by myself, and to do so without needing extra help,” Jean said.

    Every resident at The Birches can take advantage of FOX Optimal Living, an exclusive wellness program provided by FOX Rehab.

    Even residents living in memory care take part because muscles don’t get dementia!

    The FOX Optimal Living program offers on-site comprehensive wellness screenings and classes to help maintain health and independence.

    Clinical experts create and carry out individualized wellness plans focusing on strength, flexibility, and balance.

    Participants benefit from more than 150 minutes of therapeutic physical activity each week and have the option of a one-on-one class or a smaller group class based on similar levels of fitness.

    “Our goal is to improve your loved one’s quality of life and to restore them back to their prior level of function. Our residents, like Jean, are seeing proven results. It’s amazing to watch them transform as they’re achieving the wellness goals that they thought were once impossible,” FOX Optimal Living Rehab Director Eric Louis said.

    At The Birches, FOX Rehab also offers a boxing class for people with Parkinson’s disease and other specialized therapies for residents living with movement disorders.

    These benefits, including FOX Optimal Living, are included in the monthly rent at no additional charge.

    To learn more about The Birches at Newtown and its partnership with FOX Rehab, or how your loved one could benefit from access to this unique therapy program and other services, please call 215-240-4829 or visit      

    PHOTO CAP: Jean, a resident at The Birches at Newtown, celebrates after reaching the stairway landing with FOX Optimal Living Rehab Director Eric Louis during a one-on-one session of FOX Optimal Living, an exclusive wellness program provided to all residents of the personal and memory care community.

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