Why Water Matters in a Retirement Community Wellness Club


April 29, 2014 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT


Presented By:  Nicholas Drey, MS, Wellness Director at Walnut Ridge at Clive Senior Community

Why Water Matters in a Retirement Community


Among the amenities that retirement communities offer, wellness centers that include fitness equipment and exercise rooms are increasingly popular. Deciding what to include in your center can make a difference between it being the focal point of the community or just another location. In this case study, find out why Walnut Ridge at Clive Senior Community was able to create a successful and thriving wellness center by including a swimming pool and smaller therapeutic pool along with the land-based fitness options.

Learn why water matters to the aging population, and why a pool is an investment that is worth every penny. In addition to generating revenue, the water and land features are a great marketing tool that will lead to long-lasting relationships. See what connections are available and how to make them work for you.

icaa_preferred_vendors_logoYou will discover:
  • Why water is a perfect option for a retirement community
  • How to design options that generate revenue
  • Who benefits from a successful older adult fitness center

Who will benefit from this webinar: 

  • Directors/instructors at retirement community wellness clubs
  • Owners/managers of pools
  • Owners/managers evaluating the purchase of a pool
  • Development companies and architects
Expand Your Business by Offering Aquatic Therapy for the Aging Athlete

In this webinar participants will receive an introduction to the principles of aquatic therapy, with specific applications for pediatric client populations.  There will be additional focus on physical therapy care planning for children including land to water transitions, treatment considerations, and documentation.


Participants will be able take the following away from this presentation:


  • The properties of water that are beneficial for pediatric therapy
  • What pediatric populations can benefit from aquatic therapy
  • What treatment considerations and precautions/contraindications exist for this population
  • How and when to transition between water and land therapy
  • How to effectively document aquatic therapy
  • What equipment can be used to enhance therapy sessions
  • How to make sessions fun for kids


All of this information will be supported by case studies from Cindy’s aquatic therapy program at Children’s Hospital of St. Paul.

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“I love and appreciate that you are doing this. It is information that I would otherwise not have access to, so I appreciate the format. The speaker was good, and she hit on some things that we could use. Thanks!”


- J.O. (webinar previously attended: "Bridging the Gap from Land to Water," presented by Kim Eichinger)

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Nick Drey is the Director of Wellness at Walnut Ridge at Clive Senior Community in Clive, Iowa. His primary areas of focus are geriatrics, land and aquatic fitness, and athletic performance. Prior to joining Walnut Ridge, Nick worked as a Health and Fitness Coordinator at Mercy Fitness Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and as an adjunct instructor at Coe College. He oversees the wellness club for residents of Walnut Ridge and members living outside of the community. Nick is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, certified as a Health Fitness Specialist. He has a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from Wayne State College.


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