Learning to Heal: The Grieving Process and Aging

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  Losing someone you love can be deeply painful, impacting your physical health, your other relationships, even your ability to function. As difficult as it is to mourn and adjust to a loss, most people find ways to cope and move on […]

Total Brain Health Press Release

GALLOWAY RIDGE ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP WITH TOTAL BRAIN HEALTH® Galloway Ridge Partners with Total Brain in Providing Quality Cognitive Fitness Classes PITTSBORO, NC, March 10, 2016 – Galloway Ridge is proud to announce their new status as a Total Brain Health (TBH) Community Partner. As a TBH Community Partner, Galloway Ridge will be hosting a […]

How to Beat the Winter Blues

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? The winter months can be a difficult time for seniors. After the festivities of the holiday season are over and family and friends have returned home from visiting, the long, cold months ahead can be isolating and lonely for the elderly. However, there’s actually a scientific reason for seasonal depression, […]

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Popular New Year’s Resolutions According a recent survey conducted by Statistic Brain, some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions include things like losing weight, getting organized, saving money, learning something new and exciting, and spending more time with family. Around 45% of Americans will make resolutions, but sadly, only 8% of these people will […]

The Importance of Proper Posture

The Power of Proper Posture for Seniors As people enter their 50s and 60s, it’s common for them to begin to notice that they are “shrinking”; that they’ve lost up to an inch in their overall height. This is because of the way our spines begin to change as we age. The vertebrae and discs […]

Travel for Seniors: See the World with Galloway Ridge

Senior Travel Tips for Your Next Vacation Your retirement years offer a perfect opportunity for you to take that trip of a lifetime. Maybe you’ve wanted to take a long cruise around the Caribbean or travel throughout Europe, but previously never had the time to do so. Well, there’s no time like the present to […]

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 Positive Ways Exercise Affects the Brain

Exercise and the Brain Staying active as we age is important in so many different ways. Exercise can improve our strength, flexibility and balance, helping reduce the risk of a debilitating fall. Having stronger muscles makes us able to complete all sorts of daily tasks, whether it’s vacuuming the living room or just being able […]

Seniors and Swimming

Senior Fitness: Swimming for Seniors Staying physically active as you age is extremely beneficial in so many different ways. Exercise helps improve your heart health, can enhance your mood and mental acuity, and keep you more flexible and steady on your feet, helping to reduce your risk of a debilitating fall. There are a variety […]

Fall Prevention and Seniors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in people aged 65 or older. In fact, one in three people in this age group fall each year, and more than 90 percent of hip fractures are caused by a fall. A senior can […]