Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Wise Choice Makes Living Well Affordable

Florence Hopper and Lou Janas catch up while enjoying a meal in the Bistro at SGV.

The current economy is a hot topic for everyone, but it’s a particular cause for concern among senior adults, who may wonder if their assets and income will sustain them throughout their lifetime. And what will happen if they eventually need assistance with daily life or full nursing care?

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Exploring the Connection Between Mental and Physical Health

Participating in regular physical activity can help reduce stress, improve mental acuity, increase longevity and improve overall quality of life.

Staying active, both physically and mentally, is an important key to overall health. It also affects how long we live.

The mind-body connection plays a crucial role in overall health, particularly that of seniors. Mind-body communication is predictive of how well we age. Although genetics account for part of the aging process, there are still some strategies we can use to improve health, stamina and vitality.

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Take Steps to Stay Healthy…No Matter What Your Age!

When it comes to good health, St. George Village resident Helen Paris is a walking advertisement for the power of proper nutrition and exercise. The vibrant 93 year old — an SGV charter resident who still resides in independent living — says she is a firm believer in taking steps to stay healthy, no matter what your age.

“I suppose I was born moving! I’ve always been active and gotten a lot of exercise,” says Helen. “I’m not a fanatic altogether, but I must be doing something right.”

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6 Ways to Boost Your Memory

Did you know that your brain needs exercise to stay fit, just like your body does? Here are six simple ways to give your brain the exercise it needs and boost your memory:

1.  Stay socially active. Being active and involved helps to maintain brain function. Spend time with family and friends, seek out volunteer opportunities, or get involved in an organization you support.

2.  Use your brain. You’ve heard the saying “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” Well, research shows this applies to your brain as well!  Crossword puzzles, word challenges and other games, especially those involving cards, are excellent and fun ways to keep your brain active.

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