Jungle Gym for Senior Citizens Opens in St. Paul

Minnesota’s first Motion Wellness System opened at Episcopal Homes of Minnesota Friday morning.

The system is similar to a jungle gym, but it’s engineered to help senior citizens with stability, balance and coordination.

Julie Niewald is the Wellness Director at Episcopal Homes.

“This is all about playing,” said Niewald. “When we describe this equipment many people ask if this is a jungle gym, and it is.”

The course features lower and upper body exercises with “how-to” instructions at each station.

“It’s all about preventing falls and preventing hospital stays,” said Niewald. “It also increases social interaction.”

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