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Myths vs. Realities: Is a CCRC Right for You?

If you’ve searched online or in person for retirement communities, you’ve noticed there are several options. One of those options is continuing care retirement communities, or CCRC (also referred to as life plan communities). These communities were created to provide lifestyle solutions to older adults if their health needs change. At a CCRC, you’ll find …READ MORE

Living with Dementia: A Husband’s Story, Part 2

Kevin Jameson’s wife, Ginny, lived with Dementia for several years. During the couple’s journey, Kevin became very knowledgeable of the disease and the need for more resources. In part 2 (read part 1) of our post with Kevin Jameson we explore the mission of the organization he founded, Dementia Society of America, and the power …READ MORE

Living with Dementia: A Husband’s Story

When Kevin Jameson founded the Dementia Society of America he was on a journey of profound change with his wife, Ginny. For several years, Ginny had been living with dementia. As husband and caregiver, Kevin had become well-educated on the disease. Based on his experience with Ginny, he saw a need to create an organization …READ MORE

Cultivating Your Purpose: A Spiritual Approach

I love how one simple letter transforms age to sage. A sage is someone who is venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment and experience. Perhaps that is how we got the saying, “With age comes wisdom.” When I hear those words my mind is filled with images of beautiful stories passed on like golden …READ MORE

Fighting Parkinson’s with Boxing Gloves

In 2006, Rock Steady Boxing was founded in Indiana. This unique program featuring intense and high energy workouts has grown across the country. What makes it unique? It’s designed to help Parkinson’s patients fight against the daily battles waged by the disease. Nashville’s Rock Steady program is located at STEPS Fitness in Nashville and headed …READ MORE

Learning New Ways to Maintain Quality of Life

Our Blakeford Series Conversations: Exchanging Ideas Relevant to Today’s Older Adults kicked off March 29th. Our topic was “Understanding Complementary and Integrative Therapies.” Panelists discussed non-traditional ways to prevent and treat disease and other common health challenges. Topics included nutrition, Ayurveda, spirituality, and movement. With these topics, the panelists were able to introduce attendees to …READ MORE

Jo Walker-Meador: A Nashville Treasure

When you live in Nashville, Tennessee, you can’t help but be aware of country music’s impact on the city. You should also be aware of the name – Jo Walker-Meador. For more than 30 years, Mrs. Walker-Meador served as the executive director of the Country Music Association. A native of Tennessee, she was born in …READ MORE

Complementary & Integrative Therapies: A Brief Introduction

When a group of us at Blakeford started talking about discussion topics for an upcoming series of events, the first topic we all agreed on was complementary and integrative therapies. Each of us know the value of these therapies. We also know that older adults are benefiting from them. But what are they? First, of …READ MORE

Moving? We’ve Got the Perfect Checklist

Anyone who has ever gone through the moving process understands how overwhelming it can be. With so many things to remember, it can be a stressful time. It doesn’t need to be. Here is a helpful moving checklist to keep you on track and, hopefully, keep you stress-free. 1. CHANGE OF ADDRESS NOTIFICATIONS ☐ Post …READ MORE

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