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Read Cover to Cover

July 15, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

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 | Lake Gibson Village

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 […]

A Bite to Eat

June 10, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

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 | Lake Gibson Village

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 | Lake Gibson Village

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 | Lake Gibson Village

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

| Lake Gibson Village

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 […]