Why Preventive Care Should Be Your Priority

 “Old age is no place for sissies.” – Bette Davis  People who want to live a healthy, active lifestyle don’t hesitate to eat a well-balanced diet and exercise regularly, but they may not be as likely to seek preventive care from a doctor. If you are like most people who only go to a physician […]

Landing on Your Feet: Why Fall Prevention is So Important

 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 […]

Galloway Ridge Announces New Director of Healthcare Services/Administrator

Pittsboro, NC, June 29, 2016: Bob Zimmer, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Melton, NHA, as the new Director of Healthcare Services/Administrator of The Arbor at Galloway Ridge.  Melton will oversee delivery of healthcare services to residents at Galloway Ridge including Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Memory […]

Galloway Ridge Partners with Red Cross

GALLOWAY RIDGE PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN RED CROSS Hosts 8th Annual Blood Drive for Chatham County Pittsboro, NC, March 15 –You don’t have to be a doctor to save lives. For just an hour of your time and a pint of blood, you can make a difference in someone’s life. The process of donating specific blood […]

How to Build Mental Muscle as You Age

The Benefits of Brain Exercises for Seniors Recently, studies have been conducted that show how an active brain leads to less of a decline in your cognitive abilities. One study in particular involved more than 2,800 adults ages 65 and older who took up to 10 brain training classes for 6 weeks, focusing on memory, […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

The Importance of a Healthy Heart Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women; in fact, according to the CDC, every year more than 610,000 people in the United States die from heart disease. Add to that fact that 735,000 Americans suffer a heart attack annually, and you can see […]

The Importance of Knowing Your Family History

Why Do Family History Research? Have you ever been curious about your ancestors? Wondered what their plight was like? Perhaps they were the first generation in your family to live in the United States and had to learn a whole new language and customs. Maybe you have a photo album filled with old pictures and […]

Creating a Living Will

What is a Living Will? It’s a fact that life can be unpredictable. It’s important for people of all ages to understand that; if the unexpected were to happen, wouldn’t you want your wishes to be made known? This is when the importance of having a living will comes into play. There’s no time like […]

Stay Together as You Age – Choose a CCRC!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 67% of adults age 65 or older are married. As these couples age, their individual health needs may start to vary. It’s common for one spouse to sometimes become a primary caregiver as they age in place in the home. In fact, the U.S. […]