Andrea Metzger Master Gardener
March 20, 2016
Friendship Haven Wellness Center
Andrea Metzger, Friendship Haven Wellness Assistant, has recently completed the necessary classes to become a Master Gardener, a program coordinated by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach with support from the Department of Horticulture. Once she completes 40 hours of volunteer hours, she will achieve the Master Gardener designation. Prior to joining the Friendship Haven wellness team, Andrea graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor's Degree from the College of Human Sciences in nutrition and wellness. She states, "I believe it's never too late to improve your health and quailty of life. I am here to help, support and motivate individuals of all fitness levels to achieve results. Positive food choices can lead to improved mood and energy, which can fuel our bodies for physical activity. When we feel well, we are more capable of living life to the fullest!" Andrea is also a workshop leader for "Stepping On" falls prevention, an evidence-based program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that redude the risk of falls. In addition, Andrea is a certified instructor of yoga and tai chi. In addition, Andrea is a Silver Sneakers Healthways instructor. Friendship Haven is a not-for-profit, life plan community, offering innovative and responsive services to aging adults. Living options on its campus include independent living town homes and apartments, assisted living, skilled nursing care, adult day services, rehabilitation therapy and memory support programs.
About Friendship Haven
Friendship Haven is a non-profit, continuing care retirement community in Fort Dodge, Iowa, that offers a full range of residential options, services and amenities for over 400 older adults. For more information, visit www.friendshiphaven.org.
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