5 Fun Things to Do for Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – anyone, even singles, can enjoy this holiday! It’s the perfect time to show love and affection to all the people you care about and even show some special attention to those less fortunate in your community. Here are five ways to celebrate February 14th. Make the Day Festive […]

Prevent Falls in the Home

January 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

According to the National Council on Aging, more than 75 percent of older adult falls happen in or near the home. “Every year, thousands of older adults fall and hurt themselves,” says “Falls are one of the main causes of injury and loss of independence in people ages 65 and older.” There are many […]

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Senior Adults

January 4, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Fulfill a Dream Have you always wanted to visit Paris? Or would you love to learn how to play golf? Wanted to earn a college degree? Whatever your lifelong dream is, make this year the year you fulfill it and make it a reality. Take a Walk Every Day Just 20 minutes of simple physical […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

December 15, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

While the holidays are a time of joyful gatherings with family and friends, they can also be a source of stress, weight gain and depression for older adults. Here’s how to avoid all three. Make Healthy Choices It’s OK to enjoy tempting and tasty homemade meals and snacks, but try not to overindulge. Follow Dietary […]

Home for the Holidays

December 1, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

The holiday season — Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa — can be a wonderful time of year if you’ve got grandchildren around. Have you ever marveled at those grandparents who find it effortless to spend time doing fun things with their grandkids? Finding holiday-themed activities to do with your grandkids doesn’t have to be elaborate or […]

Stick to It!

November 15, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

We’ve all had those moments when we’ve resolved to exercise: Sometimes, it starts with a New Year’s resolutions, or following a doctor’s visit or stepping on the scale after avoiding it. And for a few weeks, we’re consistently working out. But then for many of us, we stop, only to restart again. Men’s Health magazine […]

Berry Good For You!

November 3, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

Fresh berries are some of the most powerful — and delicious — disease-fighting foods available. That’s because they are rich in antioxidants that fight cell damage in your body. The terms “antioxidants” and “free radicals” are ones you’ve probably read or heard about, but if you don’t quite understand them, you’re not alone. Simply put: […]

Stop Wi-Fi Hackers in Their Tracks

October 15, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

If you are very attached to your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device, you may be using a home-based wireless network as an efficient way to stay connected to the web, no matter which device you’re using. Commonly called Wi-Fi, a wireless network consists of a modem, which “translates” the data signal from your […]

Prescription for Your Medicine Cabinet

October 1, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

Many of us keep prescription and over-the-counter medications in our medicine cabinets or bathroom vanities. Often, if it’s medicine that we take for a short period of time, we forget about them. It’s important to track these medications and to take stock periodically. Make an inventory. Studies show that many people over 65 take between […]

Why You Should Get the Shingles Vaccine

September 15, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

You may still remember getting chickenpox as a kid and how uncomfortable you were, but trust us, not as uncomfortable as getting a bout of shingles. You may know someone who has suffered from shingles, a painful viral rash that’s caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. According to the Mayo Clinic, “After you’ve […]