Wellness/Fitness Program

At Goodwin House Alexandria, our focus on holistic, continuing care promotes fitness, independence and lifelong health.

Physical & Brain Fitness

Whether you prefer to exercise on your own in the well-equipped fitness center or heated indoor pool, or you prefer joining in a class, you’ll find the facilities and support you need to sustain a healthy fitness regimen at Goodwin House Alexandria.

A fitness coordinator ensures that residents know how to exercise safely, while all class instructors understand how to promote physical fitness in older adults. They will help you exercise at the level that is right for you.

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  • Water aerobics
  • Gentle Waves
  • Morning Stretch
  • Sit & Be Fit
  • Balance I
  • Line Dancing
  • Fun & Fitness
  • Wii Bowling

Recent research confirms the value of exercising the brain to keep memory and cognitive powers sharp. That makes sense to us at Goodwin House Alexandria. Through specific brain-building activities or through card & other games, residents are flexing their brain muscles every day!

Goodwin House Alexandria offers:

  • Poker, bridge and other games
  • Word and memory games
  • Book and other discussion groups

Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

Goodwin House Alexandria understands the connection between nutrition and better health. From the tasty and healthy offerings in the dining room and the cafe, to nutrition classes so residents eat right on their own, we support a holistic view of health and well-being that includes a healthy diet.

Our dining options and activities include:

  • Formal, casual and outdoor dining areas
  • The option of three meals provided daily
  • Classes and other programs to provide cooking and shopping tips


Pets (dogs, cats, birds and fish) are welcome, with specific guidelines to ensure the safety of all residents. 

Goodwin House is Smoke Restricted

Smoking is prohibited throughout our buildings, with the exception of a few smokers already in residence. We believe that the addition of pets and the restriction of smoking promotes health and well-being!