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Brain-Stretching Exercises for Seniors: A Way to Stay Mentally Fit

When it comes to fitness, we immediately think of physical activities such as walking, yoga, swimming, or resistance training. Mental exercises are just as important for our overall wellness – especially for seniors. Research shows our brain actually behaves more like a muscle with the abil...

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Start Celebrating Life Now

Whether you've been making plans to downsize and relocate to an independent senior living community for a long time, or you're just beginning to explore possibilities for the next chapter in your life, current events might have you wondering about your options. Can you move forward with your pla...

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Older Americans Month 2020: Make Your Mark

Around the nation, our elders make their mark every day as volunteers, employees, parents, grandparents, mentors, advocates, and more. They generously offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities. For 57 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been a special time to...

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RLC Family Strong

Our hearts are full of gratitude for our RLC family—community managers and teammates, pre-open sales, and field support who are working tirelessly to keep each other and our residents safe. We are RLC Family Strong!

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Creative Ways for Seniors to Stay Connected During Social Distancing

Creative Ways for Seniors to Stay Connected During Social Distancing

There's no doubt, humans were designed for connection and communication. We were meant to be together, to support one another, and to share our life experiences. In fact, we wrote this informative article last year about the positive impacts of socialization with seniors. Socialization can help r...

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Eight Things Seniors Can Do to Boost Their Immune System

Typically, spring offers us a sense of renewal as we begin to feel the warm sunshine and see trees and flowers blooming around us. Add to that, more fresh fruits and vegetables are readily available, which makes it a great time to refocus our efforts on health and wellness.If the positive energy ...

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How Creativity Impacts Seniors and Why It’s So Important

Thanks to modern medicine, advanced research, and healthy lifestyle trends (fruit smoothie, anyone?), we're able to live much longer as a society. According to the latest U.S. Census, the global population is aging in unprecedented numbers. Extending our golden years can be such a blessing, and w...

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Balance class in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Balance class helps Ashwood Square residents prevent falls

The World Health Organization says falls are a major public health problem. Adults, older than 65 years of age, suffer the greatest number of fatal falls.But there are ways seniors can lessen their chances of falling, like balance class.  "Balance is what we focus on here. We're gainin...

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The Important Connection Between Seniors and Gratitude

The Important Connection Between Seniors and Gratitude: Plus, a Free Printable

Did you know the practice of gratitude can help you feel better? It's science. Studies over and over confirm grateful people have increased well-being, better health, increased optimism, and a more positive outlook on life. Further adding to the good news, neuroscientists believe "older peop...

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Finding balance can be incredibly beneficial! We recently interviewed a specialist at @BAYADAhomehealthcareearn about physical balance and how it impacts our daily lives (especially for seniors). We also picked up a few helpful exercises. It's all outlined on the blog for you to learn and try!

The Importance of Balance for Seniors

Balance in life is good! And we're not just talking about a bite of salad to balance out the pumpkin pie at dessert. Physical balance is an important component of a healthy life – especially for seniors. Having good balance impacts many activities we do every day. It's beneficial for fall p...

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10 Benefits of Yoga for Seniors

Yoga is becoming increasingly popular among seniors across Resort Lifestyle Communities and the United States.  This growing trend of practicing is a cause for joy as yoga has many health benefits for seniors. Yoga plays a contributing factor to...

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