Legacy Village of Jacksonville Residents Race Across Alabama

Resident Bob Doe was the first to complete walking 500 miles

11 MARCH 2016, JACKSONVILLE, AL
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Several residents of Legacy Village of Jacksonville have been competing in Race Across Alabama, a health and wellness program which, over the past few months, was equivalent to walking from Jacksonville State University to Mobile.

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (March 11, 2016) – Several residents of Legacy Village of Jacksonville have been competing in Race Across Alabama, a health and wellness program which, over the past few months, was equivalent to walking from Jacksonville State University to Mobile.

The program was implemented for the first time on Aug. 1, 2015, and is still ongoing until all participating residents have finished. The goal is to help motivate the residents of Legacy Village of Jacksonville to be active.

The challenge was to see who would be the first to walk 500 miles, and Mr. Bob Doe accepted and conquered this challenge as the first-place winner. His reward was dinner at Shula’s Steak House in Birmingham with a choice of three friends, courtesy of Legacy Village of Jacksonville. “The key is to watch what you eat and to always exercise. It’s that simple,” Mr. Doe said.

“Mr. Doe always stays active and is constantly walking around the building. He is definitely passionate about health and wellness and helps motivate the other residents,” Nicole Smith, Legacy Village of Jacksonville Marketing Director, said. Mr. Doe received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology from Ohio State University and commonly talks about the importance of being healthy and active as one ages. “I went on to teach Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology, and I know there is great value and worth of staying healthy, eating right and exercising at least half an hour each day,” Mr. Doe said.

Second-place winner Ms. Elwanda Whisenant won a premiere lunch at Classics on Noble. The third-place winner, yet to be announced, will receive a handmade quilt.

About Legacy Village of Jacksonville

Situated at 1116 James Hopkins Road, Legacy Village of Jacksonville is an assisted living and memory care community in Jacksonville, AL that offers independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer’s care services in a safe, attentive, homelike atmosphere. The facility, which is conveniently accessible to all points in Jacksonville, is committed to serving the greatest generation with honor, respect, faith and integrity. More information is available at legacyjacksonville.net or by calling (256) 782-0960.

Legacy Village of Jacksonville is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. The parent company specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. It was founded in 2002 by Barry Ray and Bryan Cook, senior living industry veterans. More information is available at legacyss.com.

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"Mr. Doe always stays active and is constantly walking around the building. He is definitely passionate about health and wellness and helps motivate the other residents. " Nicole Smith, Legacy Village of Jacksonville Marketing Director
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About Legacy Village of Jacksonville

Located in beautiful Jacksonville, Ala., Legacy Village is known for its experienced caregivers, lively atmosphere and exceptional service. The assisted living services are unparalleled in north central Alabama, and the memory care facility is among the region’s newest. The staff at Legacy Village is friendly, and the environment is designed with safety in mind. Legacy Village values the dignity of each resident, and considers it a wonderful opportunity and blessing to serve them.

More information is available at www.legacyjacksonville.net or (256) 782-0960.

Legacy Village of Jacksonville is part of a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast owned and/or operated by Legacy Senior Living, of Cleveland, Tenn. Legacy Senior Living specializes in offering independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care services. More information is available at legacysl.net.

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