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Laugh Your Way to Better Health

Laugh Your Way to Better Health

A chuckle, giggles, cracking-up or guffawing – no matter what you call it, laughter has some serious power! A good laugh can stimulate your heart, lungs and muscles, relieve stress, soothe tension, decrease pain and improve your mood. April is National Humor Month a great reminder to gauge the amount of humor in your life.…

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A Checklist for Navigating the Search for a Senior Living Community.

A Checklist: Navigating the Search for a Senior Living Community

Perhaps you have been contemplating it, but now you are seriously considering making a move to a senior living community. Choosing the perfect place to live can be an overwhelming process that seems daunting. If you are in the beginning stages, it may seem like there is a mountain of information to consider. Here’s a…

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3 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

3 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

According to The American Institute of Stress, chronic stress is widely believed to accelerate biologic aging and has negative effects on immune system function. Stress can come in various forms whether it be from work, family, home maintenance, finances or care giving. April is National Stress Awareness Month, an important reminder that proper stress management…

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Adjusting – Julanne’s Jewels

Greetings from my new home and new life! I am amazed at how quickly I am ADJUSTING to my new haven. It is wonderful! I have nestled all my belongings in the most convenient places (a few more re-arrangements to be made) and it is all so simple. Walking from my kitchen to my bedroom…

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From Our Own Resident – Julanne’s Jewels

HOME Ahhhhh! At last I have just unpacked my last box! I am HOME! It feels wonderful! As I’m writing you, I’m sitting on my bed overlooking the Lake( a large pond really) with a huge water fountain spraying into the air with a rainbow at the base. The sun is shining right on the…

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Helpful tips for decluttering.

How Decluttering Promotes Health and Happiness in the Home

We all have our reasons for hanging on to belongings – some sentimental and others practical. Maybe it’s not cleaning out the closet regularly or a collection is getting out of control; in either instance, living in a cluttered space can have a negative impact on your long-term health, especially as it relates to stress…

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Downsizing for senior living.

Tips to “Spring” into Downsizing

Spring has often signified an opportunity for renewal, whether it’s revisiting your New Year resolution, finally cleaning out the fridge, or deciding to leave the stress of home maintenance behind altogether. If daily tasks like cooking and cleaning are becoming more difficult, it may be time to consider downsizing. The process of downsizing can seem…

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Tips for estate planning.

Planning Your Estate in Five Steps

1. Identify a Trusted Advisor Proper estate planning is not something you can handle on your own. Wills, trusts and  powers of attorney are all confirmed through a legal process. Do your research and find an attorney who is an expert in the area of estate planning. 2. Inventory Your Assets Understand what you are…

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Gardening in the Florida climate.

How to Make the Most of the Florida Gardening Calendar

Always wanted a garden full of fresh produce? Here are a few tips from our Gardening Club to help you navigate the Florida climate and gardening calendar like a pro! Water Carefully Midday watering is inefficient and will most likely evaporate before it gets to the roots. Watering in the early morning and evening will…

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Senior women exercising in fitness center.

Finding Independence – Encouraging Vitality

The legacy of living well begins with a commitment to our residents continued happiness and highest level of independence. The Vitality Program offers a customized, proactive approach to wellness focused on individualized improvements to make life better in mind, body and spirit. As we age, a healthy lifestyle provides the support we need to continue…

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