Staff. “Conditions [of getting older]can be treated through physical activity,” says Douglas Ribley, director of the Akron General Hospital Wellness Center, where more than 50 percent of its8,000 members have some high-risk issue, making it paramount to hire staff that can serve the needs of older members.”Our members join us because of our staffs’ expertise in dealing with these conditions,” says Ribley. All Akron General employeesare required to have a minimum of afour-year exercise science degree. East Jefferson has a similar number of older members, and requires itsstaff to have a minimum of a bachelor’sdegree. Read the rest of this entry »