Fun Ideas

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 […]


Make the World a Better Place

April 20, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

It’s sometimes referred to as a “helper’s high”: those who give of themselves experience benefits that boost their emotional and physical well-being. According to a study by the Corporation for National and Community Service, “Research demonstrates that volunteering leads to better health, and older volunteers are the most likely to receive physical and mental health […]


Who Are The Generations: Baby Boomers & The Silent Generation

April 13, 2018 | R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

Baby Boomers Those born between 1946 and 1964 make up the generation known as the Baby Boomers. They range in age from 50 to 65 and are defined the huge population increase that followed World War II and the Great Depression. This generation grew up in a time of prosperity and an absence of world […]


Who are The Generations?: Generation X, Y and Z

April 6, 2018 | R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

In launching The Generational Bridge Club, Lake Gibson Village’s new program that bridges the gap between the younger and the older generations, we thought it would be fun to explore the unique attitudes and beliefs of our ever-evolving generations starting with the youngest, Generation Z and graduating to the wisest, the Silent Generation. Enjoy and […]


Lake Gibson Village is Pleased to Introduce The Generational Bridge Club!

March 30, 2018 | R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

The days of family members living in close proximity are long gone. It is more common today to find extended family members living miles away from each other. Unfortunately, this leaves the youth and young adults without the advantage of bonding and benefiting from the experiences and wisdom of their older family members – primarily […]


Music to One’s Ears

March 16, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

For many of us, we already know that music adds to our life — who hasn’t belted out a favorite song in the car and felt instantly happy? OK, maybe not everyone. But for most of us, music brings us joy.  As Plato wrote: “It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight […]


Hit the Books

March 1, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

One of the many positive benefits of having an empty nest and/or being retired is gaining time to do the things you never seemed to have time for when you were raising a family and/or working full-time. If you love reading, you may have found that you never seemed to fit into your busy schedule […]


Show a Little Love on Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

Valentine’s Day does not have to be a strictly couples, romantic flowers and dinner affair. It can also be a day spent with family and friends. We’ve got two suggestions for you to plan with family and friends — a DIY project to do with grandchildren and a casual party idea for the adults in […]


Spread the Cheer

December 1, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

The holiday season — whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa — is for spending time with family and friends and sharing what is beautiful, meaningful, and joyful. This year, why not also make it a time for spreading some holiday cheer for others in need?  Some will be celebrating the holidays for the first […]


Let Us Give Thanks

November 6, 2017 | Patricia Wuest

How can you host a Thanksgiving dinner without fuss, stress and disasters? First, remember that while the day centers around the shared meal with family and friends, the holiday should be about spending time with your family and friends and giving thanks for what you are grateful for in your life. No one will notice […]