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How to Plan Ahead for Hurricane Season

How to Plan Ahead for Hurricane Season

June 1 marks the start of hurricane season. Across the country, people worry about whether they are prepared to weather the storm should Mother Nature decide to take a destructive path. How Does The Village at Gainesville Prepare? Details are crucial. Residents are...

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Senior Sun Safety

Senior Sun Safety

With Gainesville enjoying an average of 224 sunny days per year, it’s no wonder more and more people are escaping cold and icy winters for their day in the sun. As we age, the effects of the sun, dehydration and fatigue tend to increase. There are several ways you can...

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Troubleshooting Tips for Senior Travel

Troubleshooting Tips for Senior Travel

Paula Bowlan, program coordinator for independent living at The Village at Gainesville, has been taking seniors on new adventures for almost a decade. Paula says, “Often, seniors feel overwhelmed by the prospect of travel.” She’s heard it all before. “Who will I go...

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Others-Julanne’s Jewels

OTHERS This morning I read a very powerful essay on trying (very often we don’t) to PLEASE OTHERS. I know that it is kind, considerate and very admirable to do for OTHERS. This almost goes without saying or reminding ourselves of the virtues of OTHERS. For just a...

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Poetry-Julanne’s Jewels

A few days ago I sauntered into our library (by the dining room) and a book called “Wapiti Wilderness” jumped out at me. I grabbed it like I had hit gold. I grew up in Wyoming, living near Wapiti Lodge on the way to our cabin. This lodge was Buffalo Bill’s hunting...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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