“A Race to Remember” from the News & Observer

If there’s one thing runners love about a road race, it’s a downhill finish, where gravity carries smiling participants effortlessly toward cheering friends, family and supporters. But maybe it was only appropriate that breathless finishers had to go up a short but unexpected incline over their final strides in the Chatham Alzheimer’s NC 5K Run […]

Don’t Forget: Giving Your Memory a Workout

Memory is the treasure and guardian of all things.—Marcus Tullius Cicero  Having memory loss is just another lovely treat of getting older. It may start out small, with misplaced keys or the forgotten name of an acquaintance, but like most conditions, it could get progressively worse if you do nothing to try to make it […]

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, […]

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 Pets – The Benefits of a Furry Friend

Pet ownership brings benefits to those of all ages. There’s simply nothing like seeing that wagging tail greet you after a long day to make you feel needed and loved, or stroking some soft ears while you relax in the evening for a calming, comforting effect. In fact, a study showed 74% of seniors who […]

Eight Ways to Thrive Through Winter

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.

Take a Walk

When was the last time you took a walk? I mean a real walk. Not a walk on a treadmill. Not a tromp from your car into the grocery store. Not a quick jog around the block to let the dog do her business.

A Smile a Day

“Better to be the one who smiled, than the one who didn’t smile back.”
This is a popular quote circulating through social media sites at the moment. I cannot find a credible source for who originally said it, but it got me thinking.