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Finding Yourself & Others

A large part of caring for ourselves and each other is making wellness and fitness a priority. Finding the things that bring you joy. The peaceful places and quiet moments, the surety of mind that bring us calm and makes us strong.

Part of wellness is having a full life, shared with others.

Programs are designed to bring people together, make connections and help each other.

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Admiral lake GYM
Admiral lake pool

Healthy & Active

Wellness Center

  • Wellness Plans
  • Support Groups
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness Classes
  • Pharmacy Services

Michelle Roth
Wellness Coordinator for Independent Living

Katie Cavanaugh
Lead Fitness Instructor

Jean Kind
Licensed Massage Therapist
Fitness Instructor

Mark Vanthournout
Fitness Instructor

Karen Sims
Fitness Instructor

Fitness Center

  • 24 Hour access
  • Multiple fitness rooms
  • Full-time fitness director
  • Customized wellness programs


  • Stationary Bikes
    (Upright & Recumbent)
  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Upper Body & Lower Body
    Strength Machines
  • Step Box
  • Nautilus Trainer
  • Exercise Balls (Weighted & Stability

Fitness Studio Classes:

  • Strength & Balance
  • Stretch, Balance II
  • Mindful Breathing
  • Men’s Exercise
  • Boxing
  • Aerobics -Zumba Gold Yoga
  • Upper Body/Core 

Aquatics Center

  • 24 Hour access
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Heated whirlpool
  • Changing rooms

Aquatic Classes:

  • Aqua Zumba
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Water Flow
  • Aqua Fit
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Michelle Roth, Rising Star Winner

Dedication Rewarded

Michelle is awesome. She runs our Wellness Program. Everyone reacts to acclaim differently, Michelle was struck speechless. Followed by a huge smile, and the feeling of being blessed. Followed by shyness for being honored. Followed by gratitude for the opportunity to create the change the award celebrates.

While interning in grad school, Michelle’s career path clicked into focus. Many people with her background go into commercial fitness, being a personal trainer, or become a coach. Her realization was that her skills could be used to help people be healthy, strong, and safe, and to be of service.

Michelle is a Rising Star winner. LeadingAge IL selects one person each year based on their extraordinary performance.

Vitalize 360

Innovation drives transformative solutions. Learn more about this fascinating program and its benefits.

Happier & Healthier

Vitalize 360 supports individuals as they progress to living their “best lives.” Meetings give residents opportunities to share what is most important, set goals and refocus on living more intentionally. The active engagement of a staff and residents as a team is vital to program success. The team is a critical resource, plays an advocacy role and collectively supports individuals to achieve their goals.

Vitality Plan & Evidence Based Assessment

Individuals create a Vitality Plan, a personalized well-being roadmap that guides the achievement of self-identified goals. The Vitality Plan may support existing activities or inspire new achievements. Information about the person is gathered using two evidence-based assessment tools — the Lifestyle Survey and the Health and Social Check-up.

The Lifestyle Survey is self-administered and captures the person’s preferences and satisfaction with current activities. Information compiled from these two tools are documented and used for tracking, benchmarking, and resident improvement.

The Health and Social Checkup includes items in four key areas:

  • Community and social life
  • Cognition and mental health
  • Getting around in everyday life
  • Health

Wellness & Health

Vitalize 360 combines an innovative, award-winning, person-directed approach to wellness coaching and the power of information derived from a scientifically-grounded assessment system. The program is a joint venture between Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, and Kendal. It engages, challenges and inspires older adults to live full, healthy, vibrant lives.

Quality of Life

Vitalize 360 improves health, quality of life, mood, loneliness, perception of health status, and drives social interaction. It helps a community move from “what’s the matter” to “what matters most.” It increases the quality and depth of engagement between staff and residents, a requirement for really knowing each other. Staff records information and all the touch points along the way to help individuals live vibrantly and independently longer.


  • Meaningful conversations with a Vitalize Coach
  • Reflect on how personal values shape your interests, decisions and actions
  • Impact community life by sharing your interests and shaping our programs
  • Take a proactive approach to maximizing your health
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Be connected to the people and places you love.

Plated meal

From scratch cooking and the freshest ingredients.

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Learning and sharing new experiences.

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