Tag: lifestyle

Seniors Can Improve Their Quality of Life in the Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors

Like many Seniors, you may have bumped up your time outside given that outdoor activities are one of the healthiest ways to socialize. Spending time outside can also positively impact your health in other ways, including reducing stress and lowering the risk of chronic diseases. A large body of research backs up the health benefits… Read more »

How to Safely Work Out During COVID-19

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After four months away from the gym, you may be anxious to rid yourself of any extra pounds that have appeared while you sheltered in place. But, is it really safe to go back to the gym, even if they are partially open in Tennessee? Sadly, the answer is no, especially if you are over… Read more »

How to Vacation Safely During COVID-19

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There is no doubt about it—it’s a tricky time to travel. While we strongly recommend staying at home as much as possible, we understand you may not be able to stand another day of sticking close to home. So, what exactly are your options in a time when many countries and states have imposed travel… Read more »

Functional Fitness: Keeping Independent as You Age

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Although exercise is no panacea for some of the challenging conditions associated with aging, it’s far and away the best tool we have. Regular physical activity can slow down the loss of muscle mass, help you lose weight, manage your pain, reduce the risk of falls, and help stave off heart disease. Exercise can also… Read more »

There’s a Reason it’s Called “Independent Living”

With medical advances and a greater appreciation of the effect that diet and exercise have on health, many adults today are living considerably longer than their parents did. Given the sheer size of the baby boomer generation and the fact that an estimated 10,000 baby boomers will reach retirement age every day from now until… Read more »

Five Important Independent Living Skills for Aging in Place

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Ninety percent of seniors prefer to remain in their own homes during their golden years; however, the reality is that successful independent living requires certain skills. If just one of these vital skills is missing, self-care can be a serious problem, leading to safety, comfort and health issues. Like baking, these ingredients─these skills─combine to help… Read more »

The Blakeford at Green Hills Difference: Waiting for the Right Place

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There are so many options when it comes to Community Living. After researching your options and making the decision, you discover the community you have chosen has a waiting list. You ask yourself, “Should I get on the waiting list and wait?” What would be the advantage of doing this rather than selecting another community… Read more »

Secrets of a Brain-Healthy Diet

It’s no secret that what you eat can have a significant effect on the health of your heart. However, there are also foods that can help or hinder your brain. We focus on one brain-healthy food plan that is seeing positive results. The MIND Diet The MIND (Mediterranean DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet is… Read more »

Why Wait? The Benefits of Moving into a Life Plan Community in Your 70s

Life Plan Community

Imagine what your life would be like if you broke your hip and could no longer do the things you take for granted…like shopping, cooking or driving a car. This subject might make you squirm, but it’s crucial to prepare for a future that might include health challenges, especially if you’re in your 70s. Otherwise,… Read more »

4 Ways to Make Friends in a Senior Living Community

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Unless you’re an extreme extrovert, moving from a well-loved neighborhood to a senior living community where you don’t know a soul can be anxiety-provoking. The good news is that you can develop meaningful relationships surprisingly quickly, especially if you move to a community of like-minded people. But, just in case you still have worries, we’ve… Read more »