The Health Network of Wisconsin
“With Go4Life, we are improving lives…”
The Health Network of Wisconsin, a homecare agency and Go4Life partner, works directly with older adults in their homes and senior living communities. By introducing Go4Life where they live, Outreach Coordinator Sandy Borkovetz is able to establish rapport with residents and help them build and maintain strength. The homecare agency’s goal is to help older adults remain independent for as long as possible—even if they have chronic health conditions or mobility issues.
Sandy uses the Go4Life Speaker’s Toolkit to educate, motivate, and help residents set their personal goals. Using available Go4Life exercise materials, she instructs them in the four essential Go4Life exercise groups: strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. Finally, in each community, Sandy looks for a Go4Life exercise enthusiast with a compassionate, loving attitude who is willing to help sustain the Go4Life program at that location. At one location, she is working to set up an exercise area featuring Go4Life posters, tracking tools, and information materials.
Sandy says, “With Go4Life we are improving lives both physically and emotionally, thereby lifting the human spirit.”