Health & Fitness

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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


10 Steps for Making Healthy Changes for a Better You — Today

June 15, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

As we older adults know too well, our brain, muscles, appearance and health change in our seventh decade and beyond — but the good news is that making healthy changes now will reap great benefits in the years ahead. It’s not too late! Here are 10 steps for improving your memory, fitness, looks and health […]


Take Action!

May 15, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

Older adults benefit from healthy lifestyle changes to a greater degree than any other age group, according to the Diabetes Prevention Program study. “The lifestyle change program can help you lose weight through eating better and being more physically active,” reports the Centers for Disease Control. “You will also learn how to reduce stress. All […]


The Jig Does More Than Jostle Your Joints!

April 20, 2018 | R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

Lake Gibson Village residents had a wonderful time showing off their stepping skills at our Dance To The Music Meet & Greet that took place Sunday, April 8th. Just Dance! Lakeland came out and showed us all how to salsa, two-step, tango, fox trot, hustle and ballroom dance to the beat of some lively music […]


Let’s Play Mind Games

March 22, 2018 | R’chelle Cyrus-Hughes

We’ve all heard the saying, “Use it or lose it.” Well, this is very much the case where our minds are concerned. As we get older and become less involved in stimulating mind activities, we in essence are allowing our brain – the center of our nervous system and the most complex organ in our […]


Tips for Aging Gracefully

March 19, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

“I realized that my former grumpy, frump, lumpy state of being wasn’t the inevitable result go getting older,” writes Barbara Hannah Grufferman in the first chapter of Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life.  “It was the inevitable result of continuing to make the same unhealthy choices I’d been making […]


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 […]