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Residences at Vantage Point Offers Rock Steady Boxing

October 10, 2019

Fitness program improves quality of life for those with Parkinson’s disease.

Residences at Vantage Point is combating the effects of Parkinson’s disease through an accredited fitness curriculum designed to improve the well-being of its participants through non-contact boxing.

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function. Rock Steady Boxing exercises are based upon conditioning drills to improve agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength.

Vantage Point is the only Continuing Care Retirement Community in Maryland to receive Affiliate Certification Training from Rock Steady Boxing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against Parkinson’s.

Vantage Point Fitness Coordinator Vivian O. Smith is the Rock Steady Boxing instructor for the retirement community’s twice weekly classes. She and the community’s full-time Professional Trainers provide a variety of physical conditioning opportunities for residents to increase strength, agility, endurance and coordination through classes, activities and visits to the nearby Wilde Lake Swim Center.

Residences at Vantage Point was founded in 1990 and is a nonprofit serving people age 60 and above. Managed by Life Care Services, the community includes a variety of residential living apartments, an array of on-site services and amenities as well as providing on-site long-term health services including Monterey Place, a new specialized memory care assisted living neighborhood, assisted living and comprehensive nursing center exclusively for residents should they need them.

Residences at Vantage Point is noted for its resident engagement with the larger community of Columbia. It is located at 5400 Vantage Point Road. For information, visit