The Palisades wins tech, fitness awards

The Palisades Senior Living received an award from the national Association of Home Builders for its integration of technology and wellness programs for residence.

The Palisades, which offers both independent living and assisted living to its residents,  won the award along with their partner, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Every year, the NAHB conducts a national search to find 50+organizations that are operating at exemplary levels, using multiple resources and benefiting residents and people within the communities.

The Palisades was chosen from 175 entries.

The Palisades tech program started collaborating with Dr. Sara Qualls, the director of the UCCS Gerontology Center, in 2004.

“Dr. Qualls has taken the concept much farther than we ever imagined possible,” said Toby Gannett, executive director of the senior living residence.

Run by faculty and students, the collaborative research and evaluation allows Palisades residents access to cutting-edge knowledge in health, psychology and sports science. The facility provides a lifelong learning center a health clinic staffed by certified nurse practitioners from Beth-El College of Nursing and a fitness program that allows residents to maintain physical fitness and independence.

The Palisades will learn their ranking during an awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla.