Fighting Parkinson’s with Boxing Gloves

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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 »

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

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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 »

Introducing The Rehab-to-Home Center

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What if there was a different approach to short-term rehab in Nashville? What if it were possible to receive your therapy in an environment that felt more like a resort than like a hospital? Introducing The Rehab-to-Home Center at Blakeford. “What we’ve done is take all the very best our therapy and nursing team have… Read more »

Spirituality & Aging: Sharing Your Life Story

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If you sat down to write your autobiography, what would fill the pages of your life story? Over the past few weeks we have defined spirituality. We have explored how our inner beliefs serve as the framework for our own life story by informing how we find and nurture a growing sense of purpose, and… Read more »

Spirituality & Aging: The Power of Decisions

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Have you ever stopped to reflect on how your spirituality influences the decisions you make on a daily basis or how you feel about the decisions of others? In our previous posts we discussed the difference between spirituality and religion. We then discussed how our spirituality affects how we find and nurture a growing sense… Read more »

Spirituality & Aging: Finding Your Purpose

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What do you want to be when you grow up?  This is a common conversation starter with children. The conversations that follow are often filled with excited possibilities. The answers reveal a lot about our interests, dreams, passions or sense of calling. What I love about children is that the possibilities seem as endless to… Read more »

Spirituality & Aging: Why Is It Important?

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How often have you heard or asked the questions: Why am I here? What is my purpose in life?  What does it all mean? My kids are all grown, and I’m retired, now what? How these questions are answered frame the lens in which one’s very existence is viewed. Like an epic novel, our life unfolds… Read more »

Caregiving & Relationships: Hiring a Professional Caregiver

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We’ve explored important topics in our Caregiving & Relationships series over the last few weeks: The value of training for family caregivers Learning to set boundaries for yourself as a caregiver Coping with guilt as a caregiver As we’ve seen in these posts, caring for a loved one is life changing on so many levels…. Read more »