24Apr

Living a Full Life: How Positivity and Senior Living Can Improve Your Wellness

04/24/2017|Blog|

Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and latch on to the affirmative. Don’t mess with Mister In-Between. – Johnny Mercer

Are you a glass half full or half empty type of person?  Most of us are a little bit of both, but we could all make more of an effort to be hopeful and positive. You

3Apr

Ten Reasons Why You Should Consider Independent Living

04/03/2017|Blog|

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. – Robert Browning

When you have reached those golden years, your life is full of possibilities. Many retired people stop and take inventory of their time and their lifestyle to assess how they can remain

25Oct

Galloway Ridge and the Extraordinary History of the Land it Sits On

10/25/2016|Blog|

“True emancipation lies in the acceptance of the whole past…in facing up to the degradation as well as the dignity of my ancestors.” Pauli Murray

 The recently published book, The Firebrand and the First Lady- Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott was very favorably reviewed by the New York

20Sep

Landing on Your Feet: Why Fall Prevention is So Important

09/20/2016|Blog|

 The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 Falling down is no laughing matter, and everyone, especially people in retirement, should give this issue more attention. Falls account for more injuries in people aged 65 and older than any other cause, and preventing

18Aug

This Is Your Life: The Value of Writing a Memoir

08/18/2016|Blog|

I hope I didn’t bore you too much with my life story. – Elvis Presley

 Every culture around the world has been recorded and preserved through the rich tradition of storytelling. Journal keeping, letter writing, and other sources are the basis of our knowledge of past civilizations, belief systems, and social history. These documents paved the

8Aug

Hit the Brakes: Is it Safe to Keep Driving?

08/08/2016|Blog|

When all’s said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it’s not so much which road you take, as how you take it. Charles de Lint

 If you have been at the steering wheel for most of your life, you would not be too pleased to have someone tell you that your driving

25Jul

Breaking the Old Dog Stereotype: Why You Should Learn New Tricks

07/25/2016|Blog|

 People are very open-minded about new things – as long as they’re exactly like the old ones. – Charles Kettering

 Developmental milestones are so important when children grow and change. We record their first steps, first words, even their attempts at eating and dressing. As they age, children continue to learn and master skills at school

11Jul

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

07/11/2016|Blog|

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

 Many people give their time by volunteering during retirement as a way to give back to the community or to share skills and knowledge gained over a lifetime. What you might not realize is that charitable giving

16Jun

June is Men’s Health Month: Wear Blue and Get Screened Too!

06/16/2016|Blog|

“He who can believe himself well, will be well.” – Ovid

 Men, who typically are proactive about so many things, tend to take a back seat when it comes to their own health care. To raise awareness about the need for more men to focus on their health, the Men’s Health Network has

10Jun

Food for Thought: How Food is Connected to Memory

06/10/2016|Blog|

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home grown tomato.”– Lewis Grizzard

When the days get longer and the temperatures are hotter, you know that summer is here. What does summer mean to you? Is it the first juicy slice of red, ripe watermelon, or the seed-spitting contest after? Maybe a family