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The Jig Does More Than Jostle Your Joints!

April 20, 2018 | Lake Gibson Village

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 | Lake Gibson Village

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 | Lake Gibson Village

“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 | Lake Gibson Village

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 […]

New Year’s Resolution: Walk Off 10 Pounds in 30 Days

January 2, 2018 | Lake Gibson Village

When you want to lose weight, walking might not come to mind. But it can be an effective exercise, especially combined with healthy eating.  Every step you take burns calories, but if your daily strolls haven’t helped you lose weight, you may need to increase your speed. Sometimes, it’s nice to slow down and smell […]

Get Your Flu Shot

November 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter, with the peak occurring from late November through March. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults because human immune defenses become […]

The Secret to Feeling — and Looking — Young

October 2, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

There is no reason for senior adults not to love their age. Getting your rest, eating properly, exercising, and developing a positive attitude will not only make you feel younger than you are — you’ll look better too. Follow this simple advice to tap into your inner fountain of youth!  1) Get your beauty sleep. […]

The Grandparent Boom

August 1, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Are you a grandmother or grandfather? If you are one of the 70 million people in the U.S. who has a grandchild, you are reaping some wonderful benefits. Here are four ways being a grandparent is helping you stay healthy. 1) Boosts Your Immune System Do you love coddling your grandchildren? If so, you may […]

The Real-Life Biggest Loser

July 1, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

There is a lot of evidence that “yo-yo dieting” is not only harmful but seems to be inevitable for many folks. Is it is possible to lose weight and keep most of it off? According to new research on 3,000 participants in the National Weight Control Registry, yes, it is — but you have to […]

Man (and Woman’s) Best Friend?

June 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Have you been thinking about getting a pet, but hesitating to make the commitment?  In a 2013 study, “Pet Ownership and Cardiovascular Risk,” the American Heart Association says that owning a dog is good for the heart. “Pet ownership, particularly dog ownership, is probably associated with a decreased risk of heart disease,” Dr. Glenn N. […]