Three Smart Tips for Saving Money

July 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Do you have less than $10,000 in savings (not including your house or pension)? If so, you are not alone. The Employee Benefit Research Institute reports that 28 percent of Americans aged 55 and older have less than that saved. Don’t stress, though. There are ways to add to your nest egg and, in the […]

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. […]

9 Fun Father’s Day Activities

June 1, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

This year, Father’s Day is June 18. Are you a dad or granddad? If so, we’ve got nine suggestions for making this a fun time to spend with your children or grandchildren — and receive some health benefits as a bonus!  1) Go Fishing There’s more to fishing than rods, hooks and worms. Bond with […]

Sleep Like a Baby

May 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

About 9 million adults in the U.S. use prescription sleep aids to help them get a good night’s sleep, according to a recent CDC study. Prevention magazine says that “sound slumber results in increased energy and productivity, improved heart and immune system health, a better mood, even a longer life.” But experts caution that sleeping […]

Smart Fat

May 1, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Low-fat diets that get rid of “bad” or saturated fats — the fat found in things we love to eat like french fries, processed foods, cakes, cookies, ice cream, thick steaks, and cheese — is a good thing for your heart. But it’s also important to eat foods that contain the so-called “good” fats. These […]

The Blessings of Easter

April 3, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Do you find yourself juggling travel, family and social engagements, house guests, and an endless to-do list for a holiday such as Easter? It’s no wonder so many of us suffer from the “holiday blues”!  While this is true for all age groups, for senior adults, the holidays can be even more stressful. We’ve got […]

Volunteer Today

March 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Volunteering is rewarding. It makes you feel like you are giving back and helping people. It also helps change the perception people have about older adults. By using your talents and skills — and time —in a variety of ways, seniors demonstrate that they are active, involved and crucial to a healthy community.  Your first […]

Spring Fling!

March 1, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Active seniors can celebrate spring, sunshine and joys of the season with these 10 activities that benefit the body, mind, and spirit. Visit a farmers market S” is for spring — and strawberries, spinach and sugar snap peas! Fresh produce, fruits, and handcrafted items are usually available at weekend farmers markets that are very popular […]

Book Shelf

February 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

The benefits of reading for senior adults are many: Reduces stress Provides mental stimulation Helps you gain knowledge and expand vocabulary Improves memory Looking for a good book to download on your Kindle or check out from your local library? Here are four suggestions. My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King The […]