The Palisades encourages a healthy mind-body connection

February 8, 2017

At The Palisades at Broadmoor Park, we promote a healthy mind-body relationship through our signature program, MBKonnection. Building on the substantial body of scientific research illuminating the mind-body connection to health and well-being, our “Mind Body Konnection” wellness approach provides residents the opportunity to choose from a number of activities, classes and programs that enrich the whole person—mind, body and spirit. 


Our diverse and evolving wellness calendars are designed with the specific preferences and needs of the residents living at The Palisades,” explained Jennifer Richardson, Director of Activities. 


With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Gerontology and Recreation from the University of Northern Colorado, plus over 28 years of experience enriching the lives of senior living residents, Jennifer truly enjoys sharing the MBKonnection program with residents of The Palisades.


“The MBKonnection program supports the whole individual by providing a variety of opportunities for enrichment, learning and fun,” Jennifer explained. “The positive effects of trying and mastering something new are invigorating and enjoyable, and profoundly impact residents’ overall health and well-being.”


The Palisades residents come from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of interests; as such, MBKonnection is always being adapted to address the residents’ unique expectations. In addition, numerous activities are planned and managed by the residents themselves, such as bridge club, movie night and games of skill. In addition, to wholly support new residents when they come to The Palisades, resident ambassadors welcome them to community life and introduce them to the various activities available within the MBKonnection program. 

As another component of our MBKonnection approach, residents and staff also regularly participate in a community service program called “Yoi Shigoto—The Good Work,” which provides residents with a greater sense of purpose and meaning.


“Our residents recently loomed and donated 80 preemie baby caps to the Ronald McDonald House, and donated nearly $1,000 to the Parkinson’s Association of Colorado,” said Jennifer.


For more information, call 719-344-2715 or visit




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