Welcome to Project Enhance!
Project Enhance administers two award-winning, community-based health promotion programs for older adults, Enhance®Fitness and Enhance®Wellness
. Backed by years of solid scientific research, you can find these evidence-based programs at over 500 locations around the country, with more opening every day at facilities in your community, including senior centers, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and continuing-care retirement communities.
This is more a matter of encouragement by staff than pride in myself but totally focusing on changing my eating habits and exercising more has enabled me to make a lifestyle change and lose weight, feel better, and lower my cholesterol and my blood pressure!" - EnhanceWellness Participant
The outstanding success of Project Enhance is its positive participant outcomes. Studies have shown a 72% decrease in hospital days, 35% decrease in use of psychoactive drugs and 11% decrease in depressive symptoms for EnhanceWellness participants. EnhanceFitness participants have shown a 52% improvement in depressive symptoms and 35% improvement in physical functioning.
In the News!
Who cares about healthy aging? More than 75 million Americans—and the federal government.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week awarded $3.75 million to the Health Promotion Research Center
(HPRC) in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health to continue its research on healthy aging. HPRC’s research over the years has resulted in programs such as EnhanceFitness, serving over 40,000 Americans through Senior Services, the YMCA, and other sponsoring organizations. Senior Services continues to partner with the HPRC in evaluating and developing new programs.
Senior Services of King County has teamed up with the University of Washington’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine to bring EnhanceWellness to adults 45 years and older with multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy (MD), post-polio syndrome (PPS) or spinal cord injury (SCI). Dr. Ivan Molton and his team at the Healthy Aging Rehabilitation Research & Training Center
are leading a broader mission to define healthy aging for people with physical disabilities and are conducting a study to understand if EnhanceWellness can also improve the quality of life for adults living with a long-term physical disability. Check out the story
in UW news!
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EnhanceFitness evaluated in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Report to Congress
-In a recent report to Congress, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) described promising evidence suggesting that Senior Services EnhanceFitness Program had driven down total healthcare costs, decreased unplanned hospitalizations, and decreased mortality rates for participating Medicare beneficiaries. For more information, see attached links below-
Read the Press Release
Read the Report Summary
Read the Full Report