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How to Keep Seniors’ Spirits High Over the Holidays

November 28, 2018 | Chris Hughes

The holiday season is associated with celebration, but Christmastime can be a very difficult season for seniors. Two statistics shed light as to why. The American Medical Resource Institute reports that six million people over the age of 65 suffer from depression, many of which do not seek treatment. According to Daily Caring, around 28 […]


Five Tips for a No-Stress Road Trip

November 1, 2018 | Chris Hughes

Around 50 million Americans will be on the road in the days surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday this year, according to AAA estimates. Last year, the number of people traveling over 50 miles during Thanksgiving week was 50.9 million, and 89 percent of those did it via a road trip. AARP studies show the percentage who […]


The Threat of Alzheimer’s Disease Grows as the Race is on to Find the First Survivor

October 16, 2018 | Chris Hughes

If Alzheimer’s Disease cannot be stopped, it’s predicted to be a killer to millions more Americans as the years pass by. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said recently that cases of the most common form of dementia will triple over approximately the next 40 years, unless something dramatic happens that changes this trend. […]


Lake Gibson Village Honored to be Voted “Best of the Best” in Polk County

September 25, 2018 | Chris Hughes

When it comes to independent and assisted living in Polk County, Lake Gibson Village can call itself the “Best of the Best.” Lake Gibson Village won The Ledger newspaper’s Community Choice Award for both Best Independent Living Facility and Best Assisted Living Facility during an awards dinner on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at the RP […]


Research: Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

September 10, 2018 | Chris Hughes

Until there is a cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the best way we can fight the disease is with prevention. In addition to exercising regularly and not smoking, a new study has emerged that gives clues into which foods may help keep our brain healthy. A report from the National Institutes of […]


Douglas M. Cook Park Officially Open, Benefiting Citizens of North Lakeland

August 28, 2018 | Chris Hughes

The city of Lakeland dedicated its first public park north of Interstate 4 on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The ceremonial ribbon was cut to open Douglas M. Cook Park by Lakeland Mayor Bill Mutz. He was joined by Lake Gibson Village CEO Renee Tucker, Cook’s sister, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, who […]


Five Foods and Drinks that can Derail Your Diet

August 15, 2018 | Chris Hughes

We’ve all been there. You make the decision to eat healthier meals, exercise more and cut out the late-night craving for sweets. You lose a few pounds initially, then it seems that you’re stuck. You can’t drop any more weight. Many times, foods that are marketed as healthy choices might be what’s sabotaging your diet. […]


Top Foods to Keep Your Brain Healthy

August 2, 2018 | Chris Hughes

You may think of eating healthy to keep your body functioning well physically, but a new study shows a good diet goes a long way for your mental health as well. The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) released a report recently, concluding that diet impacts brain health – a good diet can strengthen the […]


Sunscreen Questions Answered: How Much, Which Brand and More

July 20, 2018 | Chris Hughes

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America; and the National Institute of Health (NIH) states those over 65-years-old are the most at risk. It’s even more of an issue for Floridians, as this region has seen the second-most skin cancer diagnoses since 2011. The NIH says elderly people are diagnosed the […]