Silver Linings Integrated Health
“Offering age as an image of beauty…”
Adrienne Ione founded Silver Linings Integrated Health in Takoma, Washington in 2012 and signed on as a Go4Life partner in 2015 when she first heard about the program, which she calls "a perfect fit. An enthusiastic Go4Life partner, she is committed to the integration of mental and physical wellbeing among older adults. Whenever possible, she also incorporates the natural environment into programming, believing that nature magnifies the learning process.
Throughout the year, Silver Linings educates community members through classes and Go4Life materials, including posters and handouts. Safety and fun are two pillars of her programs, which include free community classes, such as 45-minute mindfulness walks and yoga stretch sessions held in local parks. Each week during September’s Go4Life Month, classes focus on one of the four essential exercise types: strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance.
Adrienne says that her life philosophy is aging actively and thinking positively. As she states on the Silver Linings website, “In a culture that glamorizes youth, I aim to offer age as an image of beauty.”