Whether seniors choose to stay in their home or make a move to a retirement community may depend on innovative technology and recreational opportunities. According to the American Association of Retirement Communities, nearly 15,000 baby boomers retire every day. Do they immediately make a move and pack up everything for their next big-life adventure? Not according to [...]
You go to a doctor when you want a physical exam, but what do you do when your finances need a check-up? The truth is, neglecting your financial health in your retirement years can negatively impact your quality of life as much as a chronic illness. You may have planned for travel, for developing new [...]
How do you preserve memories for someone with memory loss? We are each a product of a lifetime of living, of choices made, of memories of family and friends, of places and events that touched us along the way. What if you could help your loved one hold onto those pieces of personal history for [...]
Seniors and Nutrition: How to Eat Right for Healthy Aging Like our activity levels, as we age our metabolisms tend to slow down. This can lead to a change in appetite, because the body now needs fewer calories than it used to need. However, when seniors begin to skip meals or make poor food choices, [...]
Muscle is an essential contributor to our balance and bone strength, and helps keep us strong overall. When we enter our forties, studies have shown that adults lose an average of 3-5% of our muscle mass with each subsequent decade of life. As we lose muscle, our mobility and independence can become compromised. This is [...]
Two wonderful Galloway Ridge at Fearrington residents, Helen Herrick and Florence Ziegler, turned 100 years old in January. These ladies shared their story of their life over the past century. Helen Herrick: “I liked being the oldest, I was the boss, I still am to tell you the truth, I’m trying to not be,” Herrick [...]
NEW DIRECTOR OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ARBOR ANNOUNCED AT GALLOWAY RIDGE Pittsboro, NC: Bob Zimmer, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce the appointment Heidi O’Neal as the new Director of Healthcare Services and Administrator of The Arbor at Galloway Ridge. The appointment of O’Neal is anchored by the [...]
He’s an ace at tennis, freelance writing, and once interviewed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. She has a green thumb, an eye for interior design, and is an avid fitness buff. They both were extras in a movie. Mike and Jean Zbailey are interesting, friendly, and fun—just two of the people who call Galloway Ridge Retirement [...]
If you are wondering if it's time for you to consider making the transition to an independent living community, there are a few things to think about.
With the darkest days of the year upon us, it is important to be aware that the shorter days can have detrimental effects on mood and energy. Here are eight tips one can employ to keep spirits high, no matter the weather or day.