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The best elder care starts with preventative care.

Even if you are Independent with few if any ailments we all can be in better shape physically. It’s all about preventative care at this stage and since most Independent residents are not in optimal shape when they move in, having the Sterling Way Wellness Center on campus eliminates a huge impediment to exercising on a consistent basis.  Our 5,000 sq. ft. center, with its indoor heated therapeutic saltwater pool and complete suite of exercise equipment and space, enables our residents, with the help of our trained staff, to receive those benefits of better health and wellbeing. 

A personalized preventive health regime means you’re less prone to debilitating falls, heart and circulation issues and better able to handle stress and care for yourself. You’re less likely to develop dementia and more likely to stay engaged in physical, social, and intellectual pursuits. Simply said, you just feel and look better.

We have so much that we’d like to offer you at Sterling Estates of East Cobb. Maybe it’s time to come in and discuss your particular health or senior care needs. It’s all part of a Sterling Life in Marietta, GA. Click here to contact us online or call (678) 946-4454.

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Sterling Wellness

  • A staff that is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle
  • A personal Fitness trainer for hands-on, customized individual fitness programs
  • SciFit Aerobic equipment and LifeFitness strengthening machines
  • Water Therapy and Water Aerobics Classes
  • Dance Fitness Classes
  • Circuit Training Classes
  • Chair Yoga
  • Stretching and balance classes with our very own BioDex Balance Machine
  • Fall risk assessments
  • Indoor, heated saltwater pool
  • Dakim Brain Fitness Program
  • Beauty Salon, equipped with nail, pedicure stations, foot massage station (“Happy Feet”)
  • Concierge: Chiropractor, massage therapist, podiatrist, PT/OT, acupuncturist, Estheticians, Audiologists, and all other outside health care professionals available
  • Annual Fitness Fair
  • Quarterly Wellness Testing Day

Creating Your Personal Sterling Way Wellness Plan

When a resident moves into our community, he or she is given a wellness evaluation by our in-house Wellness Director. The evaluation includes, but is not limited to: a Balance Assessment, Flexibility Tests, Gait Analysis, overall Health Review, and overall summarization of lifestyle goals.

After the initial assessment is complete, a personal wellness plan is created for and with the resident, whether it is starting with the basic activity classes above or one-on-one training to work toward a more specific goal, including:

  • Walking
  • Reduction of Parkinsonian syndrome symptoms
  • Stroke recovery
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Strength
  • Balance

The resident’s Wellness Plan is communicated to and reviewed by the resident’s physician if appropriate. If home health is the initial recommendation, our wellness director is in communication with the Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapist. When the insurance coverage lapses, there is a smooth transition from the home health therapy to our wellness program.

If overall strength and balance is the goal, our residents will start with the one-on-one sessions with the wellness director. After short-term goals are reached through the one-on-one sessions, integration into our group health and fitness classes and water aerobics program is recommended.

Residents who need general maintenance of strength and balance are recommended to start with our chair classes (Sittersize, Chair Yoga, Chair Tai Chi) as well as our Water Aerobics Class. Residents are frequently reassessed for short-term goals.

Seniors Exercising at the Wellness Center at Sterling Estates East Cobb

Sittersize: Seated Chair Aerobics

Seated chair exercises are designed to benefit someone who can’t withstand body weight on their joints. By sitting in a chair we eliminate any pounding on the joints. A light aerobic exercise is needed daily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Chair aerobics helps to increase strength through light resistance exercises, increase mobility, and increase heart rate. Coupled with fun energetic music, Sittersize is great for anyone!

Can help those suffering from diabetes, and offers these benefits:

  • Increases circulation
  • Keeps ankle joints flexible
  • Lubricates joints
  • Increases mental alertness
  • Improves balance
  • Increases energy level
  • Improves metabolism
  • Increases joint flexibility and muscle strength

Chair Yoga: “Gentle Yoga”

Offers you the ability to improve your health without needing to stand. You are supported by a chair so you can receive yoga’s healing and restorative benefits that have been known for thousands of years. Yoga clients can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair.


  • Relaxes your body and mind
  • Improves musculoskeletal fitness
  • Improves flexibility
  • Elevates overall health and well-being
  • Helps people with:
    • Hypertension
    • Anxiety
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Arthritis
    • Vertigo
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Dance Fitness

60-minute class

Seated aerobics class to the beat of music from the 50s and on. Uses multiple types of equipment to encourage movement.


  • Increases circulation
  • Keeps ankle joints flexible
  • Lubricates joints
  • Increases mental alertness
  • Improves balance
  • Increases energy level
  • Improves metabolism
  • Increases joint flexibility and muscle strength

Water Aerobics

Workout provides a cardiovascular burn with light resistance. Water provides resistance against the body preventing any of your joints from moving too quickly. The buoyancy of the water helps to support a portion of your weight, reducing the load on your joints. Exercising in water makes you feel about 90% lighter, and water produces 12 times the resistance of air on your body.

Ideal for those with: Arthritis, Back problems, foot and leg injuries, and knee conditions.


  • Helps prevent hyperextension and repetitive stress injuries
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Improves artery health
  • Increases circulation
  • Raises metabolism rate

Circuit Training and Strength Building (CTSB)

30-minute class

Helps to improve mobility, strength, flexibility, and balance for those who can exercise independently. Includes exercises that target improvements throughout your body.


  • Balance
  • Cardiovascular
  • Lower and upper body strength
  • Flexibility

BioDex Balance Challenge

15-20 minute personalized sessions

Helps to increase control and balance. Program is individualized to help with balance issues such as, vertigo, extreme supination or pronation, weak ankles, little to no proprioception, weight bearing, total lower extremity joint replacement rehab, plantar flexion & extension and much more.

Machine assesses balance and fall risk acuity, tracks progress and conducts progress notes of patients.


  • Improved balance
  • Improved walking
  • Reduces fall risks
  • Reduces need for walker

Dakim Brain Fitness Program

Daily, 30-minute sessions

With the interactive use of a touchscreen computer, our Dakim Brain Fitness Program engages our residents in an easy-to-use, personalized mental workout on a regular basis. The findings of Dakim’s peer-reviewed clinical trial, conducted by UCLA School of Medicine and published in the July 2013 issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, confirm Dakim BrainFitness produced significant improvements in memory, both immediate and delayed, and language abilities, as users strengthened attention, focus and concentration.


  • Maintains or Improves Mental Acuity
  • Improves Happiness and General Well-being
  • Help Delay or Reverse Dementia illnesses

If you’d like more information about the Dakim Brain Fitness Program, please download this brochure here