When things get tough, Betty Moore keeps going. The bubbly 76-year-old Boyertown resident isn’t planning to slow her pace.

Despite having to undergo another back surgery in November to fix damaged nerves and a bulging disc, she’s active.

Moore is active three times per each week. She’s part of a group known as”the “Foxy Ladies and Gentlemen,” that is held in Chestnut Knoll, a personal health and memory care community located in Boyertown.

Exercise classes for free are available via Chestnut Knoll and its partnership with FOX Rehabilitation, which provides therapy services on site as well as the exclusive FOX The Optimal Living Program to residents.

The program was initially conceived as a pilot program as a means to ensure seniors had access to therapy regardless of insurance restrictions.

“The FOX Optimal Living Program has exceeded our expectations , both for our residents as well as the local community,”” stated Chestnut Knoll’s executive director Shawn Barndt. “Since its inception the program has proven to be an industry-changing event and is the reason that makes Chestnut Knoll stand out within the senior living market.”

Betty Moore and Eric Sartor the exercise physiologist and director of the physiology department in Chestnut Knoll. (Courtesy from Chestnut Knoll)

Director of Physiology, and Exercise Physiologist Eric Sartor facilitates the classes with different workouts which focus on strengthening mobility, balance, and mobility. The exercises are designed for older people and are adapted to suit different abilities which means that anyone can take part.

“We would like to welcome everyone to the fitness course,” Moore said. “Eric is an absolute pleasure; he shows interest in your life. And is also willing to tolerate our antics.”

Her aim is to improve her strength following the recent treatment. With a consistent exercise program, Moore noted she now is standing more often during classes.

“Betty is such a distinctive and positive aspect to our team,” Sartor said. “She is a pro to engage with fellow staff and members, laughing and inspiring on a regular basis. She is always positive and fresh, making smiles appear on many faces. I also loved getting to meet Betty in a way in her short stay on Chestnut Knoll. Betty is an extremely valued member of our group , and I’m grateful that she is able to attend frequently.”

Moore took these classes prior to the outbreak. She came across Chestnut Knoll through chance when she was at the appointment she had with her sibling. She had a chat with a lady in the waiting room who informed her of Chestnut Knoll’s class in exercise.

“I tried it and, since then, I’ve even enlisted friends to go,” Moore said, smiling.

She soon realized that the classes offered were not just the basics of fitness. The lively group that comprises Chestnut Knoll resident is a unique mix of fun, friendship and encouragement that is full of laughter and letting good times go on.

“It’s an amazing group of students; we have fun whenever we’re all together and appreciate each other’s company” Moore said. “We keep track of each other both inside and outside of class. On the first Wednesday of each month, we celebrate by having a night out for lunch.”

The group formed bonds with staff and residents It was not a surprise that Moore was referred to Chestnut Knoll after she required an emergency care after her operation.

“If I was forced to move to Chestnut Knoll for a long time I would do it,” Moore said. “The staff are friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious and delicious. I can say this. Chestnut Knoll is an excellent location to stay!”

Are you interested in joining an workout class or in need of emergency care? Contact us at 610-473-8066 to learn more.

Chestnut Knoll is a prestigious senior residence that offers the best in personal Care as well as Memory Care homes for rent on a month-to-month lease that does not include purchase fees. The services include 24/7 personal assistance for medical assistance and meals, as well as household chores, social gatherings and transportation. Residents have access to FOX Optimal Living, which is an scientifically-supported continuum of wellness and rehabilitation services. Chestnut Knoll also provides At Home Services, available for seniors who reside in the. The service provides help with medication monitoring and personal care, as well as assistance with companion care, light housekeeping and laundry, as well as transportation. The winner of the An A Place for Mom’s Best of Senior Living Award. For more information on personal care, memory care and home-care services, call Julie Krasley, director of marketing, at 610-473-8066 or visit www.chestnutknoll.com.