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Read Cover to Cover

July 15, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Whether you read quietly in bed before falling asleep, share reading time with a grandchild, or join a book club and engage in lively discussion about a book you’ve just read, there are great reasons to be reading on a regular basis: Sharpens Your Mind When senior adults are mentally stimulated by activities such as […]


Breathe Deep

July 1, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Scientists have found that practicing yoga — an ancient practice and meditation — can help improve lung function and breathing capacity, build strength, improve posture and fitness, help with weight loss, prevent falls, and relieve depression. But many senior adults think they have to be young or have the flexibility of a rubber band to […]


The Price Is Right?

June 15, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

You only have to google “senior citizen scams” to find a list of fraudulent tricks dishonest scammers use to get money from older adults. It’s illegal, but these types of people are constantly coming up with new ways to take your hard-earned cash. These types of frauds can happen by phone, mail, in person, or […]


A Bite to Eat

June 10, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Have you been feeling sluggish, a little blue or tired lately? The donut you had for breakfast may be one of the culprits. For older adults, adopting a healthy diet will keep you mentally sharp, help you resist illness and disease, and stimulate your energy levels. “Good nutrition is critical to overall health and well-being,” […]


Keep Up the Good Work

May 31, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

The reasons seniors work after retiring from jobs or careers they may have had for 40 years or more are as varied as the flowers in a botanical garden. Sometimes, it’s a necessity due to poor financial and retirement planning, but the positive reasons retirees return to work include finding a newfound passion or sense […]


A Bit of a Stretch

May 2, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

Have you been avoiding exercise because it causes discomfort, don’t have the time or don’t like it? Here’s some good news: Easy, gentle stretching is relatively painless, can be done just about anywhere, and can improve your muscle and joint flexibility so that you can lead an active lifestyle. “Stretching becomes more important the older […]


Warm-Water Bliss

April 16, 2016 | Patricia Wuest

You probably remember the popular commercial from the 1970s when an overwhelmed woman says, “Calgon, take me away!” followed by a scene of her relaxing in a warm, bubbly tub while all her cares melt away. Turns out, the benefits of soaking or exercising in warm water are backed up by research. The Arthritis Foundation […]


Frame of Mind

| Patricia Wuest

You know the feeling, even if you can’t pinpoint when it started. Sometimes, you can’t remember a person’s name or why you came into the kitchen or where you left the car keys, and you begin to worry. We seniors expect the normal aches and pains that come with our bodies aging, and we know […]


The Advantages of an Independent Senior Living Community

March 2, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

Independent senior living communities are designed to allow residents the freedom to focus on enjoying their senior years. It is a great option for those who are relatively healthy, able to live independently and are seeking opportunities for socialization, security and access to a variety of amenities and activities. Residents live in their own apartments, […]