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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 […]


Make the World a Better Place

| 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The 5 Best Places to Visit in February

February 15, 2018 | Patricia Wuest

1) Maui, Hawaii North Pacific humpback whales are in the Hawaiian Islands this time of year to mate and calve, and the majority of them winter in Maui, the Valley Isle. Though it can be a bit rainy this time of year, it’s the perfect time to plan a bucket-list whale-watching trip. Temperatures range from […]