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13 06, 2014

The P-rescription for Seniors

June 13th, 2014|Blog, Retirement|Comments Off on The P-rescription for Seniors

Seniors have the opportunity to create a life based on good choices and the wisdom of their experiences. Focusing on what they want to get and give allows them to make choices and be open to surprises.

4 06, 2014

Make Friends with the Floor: Practical Movement Series Part 2

June 4th, 2014|Blog, General, Health Care, Independent Living, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Make Friends with the Floor: Practical Movement Series Part 2

There are certain movements that a young and vital man like me takes for granted. Soon after I began working with older adults at the Duke Center for Living I learned about a new fitness test that I instantly became excited about: The Sitting to Rising Test. This test was the cat's pajamas.

30 05, 2014

Retirement Community Living is a Grand Solution When Adult Children Worry

May 30th, 2014|Blog, Independent Living, Lifestyle, Retirement|Comments Off on Retirement Community Living is a Grand Solution When Adult Children Worry

When adult children and their parents are separated by miles, there is a lot of worry. One easy solution is retirement community living. The benefits for Mom and Dad are also benefits for adult children.

23 05, 2014

Senior Citizens Can Make the Choice to Not Drive

May 23rd, 2014|Blog, General, Independent Living, Lifestyle, Mental Health|Comments Off on Senior Citizens Can Make the Choice to Not Drive

While seniors may be unhappy about hanging up the keys to the family vehicle, living in a retirement community makes it easier when that time comes. Consider these signs it may be time.

15 05, 2014

Retirement Doesn’t Automatically Mean Healthy Living for Mom and Dad

May 15th, 2014|Blog, General, Independent Living, Lifestyle, Retirement|Comments Off on Retirement Doesn’t Automatically Mean Healthy Living for Mom and Dad

Motivating Mom and Dad to adopt exercise and healthy routines in retirement can be a challenge. Here are tips to help get them started.

15 05, 2014

Standing Up May Not Be So Simple

May 15th, 2014|Blog, General, Independent Living, Lifestyle|Comments Off on Standing Up May Not Be So Simple

"Let's head around the corner for the next exercise, Marty." I turned around and headed across the fitness floor at the Duke Center for Living, set up our equipment, and waited.The moments passed and I continued to wait.

13 05, 2014

Maintain Sufficient Magnesium Levels for a Happy and Healthy Retirement

May 13th, 2014|Blog, General, Lifestyle, Mental Health|Comments Off on Maintain Sufficient Magnesium Levels for a Happy and Healthy Retirement

Low magnesium levels are detrimental to senior health. Find out what low levels can cause for your senior loved ones and what foods are good sources of magnesium.

9 05, 2014

7 Signs of Health Issues in Senior Eyes

May 9th, 2014|Blog, Health Care|Comments Off on 7 Signs of Health Issues in Senior Eyes

Overall health issues can be seen in the eyes of seniors. Watch for these 7 signs in your retirement-aged friends and family that could signal it's time to investigate with the doctor.

6 05, 2014

5 Tips to Add Energy to Your Retirement Home

May 6th, 2014|Blog, Lifestyle, Mental Health|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Add Energy to Your Retirement Home

Quick changes can add new interest and energy to the environment in your retirement home. Get out of a rut or eliminate boredom with these 5 strategies.

30 04, 2014

Volunteers Come In All Sizes, Shapes and Oh Yes Ages

April 30th, 2014|General, News|0 Comments

At just 4-foot-10 and 93 years old, Evelyn Savitzky hardly acts her age, or her size. Savitzky, a former engineering librarian that helped work on the Hubble telescope, is the library director at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington.