Falls are not a normal part of aging— they can be prevented!

— All adults, aged 65 and over, are at risk for a fall. There are simple things all seniors can do to keep from falling and to stay independent longer. Talk to your healthcare providers Tell your physician, caregiver, or loved ones if you have fallen, if you feel unsteady when standing or walking, or if... Read More

Sepsis Awareness

— Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is a life-threatening medical emergency. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. Without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, or be fatal. Almost any type of infection can lead to sepsis. Infections... Read More

Video Games: Relaxing and Fun!

— Everyone knows that playing video games can be a lot of fun. However, have you ever considered it as a way to relieve stress? If not, you may want to invest in a gaming console along with a variety of games and start playing! Research has shown that playing video games for at least 15... Read More

Grandparents Day: September 12

— Marian McQuade first brainstormed the idea of honoring the elderly with a “Grandparents Day,” which later became a nationally recognized holiday in 1978. McQuade, the original founder of Grandparents Day, was the mother to 15 children, grandmother to 40, and great-grandmother to 15. Grandparents can have a profound effect on a child’s upbringing. Without the... Read More

National Indoor Plant Week

— National Indoor Plant Week is recognized during the third week of September and there is no better time to add a little flora to your home. If you are thinking about plant ownership but aren’t confident in the greenness of your thumb, worry not! Here is an introduction to different types of house plants that... Read More

Learning Your Heart Age on World Heart Day, September 29

— Her age is 53. But her heart is 75 years old because she smokes and has uncontrolled high blood pressure. She’s not alone because most American adults have a heart that is older than their actual age. One way to understand your risk for a heart attack or stroke is to learn your “heart age.”... Read More

Upcoming Activity Highlights

— August 6th Golf Cart Rides August 8th First Baptist Church Service August 9th Music In The Dinning Room August 10th Lemonade Club August 11th Happy Birthday Kent R. August 12th Food Committee Meeting August 13th Fresh Air & Popsicles August 14th Happy Birthday Maria V. August 16th Bible Study Club August 17th Road Trip August... Read More

Happy Birthday and a Warm Welcome!

— Happy Birthday to our August Birthdays!! Barbara G. Maria V. Manuel F. Jean A. Kent R. And a very warm welcome to: Edith A. Maria V. James L.

Several Ways to Improve Your Memory

— Getting plenty of exercise will help your memory. Exercise improves the blood flow throughout your body, including the brain. This can invigorate your mind and improve its ability to remember. Even a brief walk for ten minutes can increase your circulation. The fresh air wakes up the brain and keeps it alert, which improves its... Read More

Relaxation Techniques

— There are simple relaxation techniques you can practice almost anywhere to make you feel calmer and less stressed: Guided imagery can be done alone or combined with breathing relaxation techniques. Lie on your back or get comfortable with your eyes closed. Imagine a peaceful setting at your favorite vacation destination. Put yourself there, feel the... Read More