Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Right Place at the Right Time

Forrest and Marian Jones moved into St. George Village on opening day in 2005.

“It’s like living in a neighborhood,” says Marian Jones when asked how she feels about St. George Village. “You know 100 percent of the people here, and everyone is on a first-name basis.”

As SGV’s first residents, Marian and Forrest Jones literally do know everyone in the retirement community. They were first on the waiting list to move into SGV when it opened four years ago, and have been making friends ever since.

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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

A little regular exercise, just 30 minutes four-to-five days a week, can go a long way. Try walking or using hand weights for fitness.

Keeping your heart in good shape may be simpler than you realize. That’s good news, since a healthy heart can be the root of a healthier you.

Dr. Sid Sharma, a physician with North Fulton Primary Care, says that one of the most important things people can do to keep their hearts healthy, especially if they are over the age of 65, is to have regular check-ups with their physician.

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Thriving on the Volunteer Spirit

SGV's Hallway Safety Assistants provide information and guidance to fellow residents in case of an emergency. Pictured are (front row, l-r) Walt Williams, Chris Potter, Mary Apps; (middle row, l-r) Dan Loposer, Jack Jeffrey, Henri Bonvin, Bill Brown; and (back row, l-r) Gene Stelton, Mike Leslie, Harry Hopper, John Baugus, Fred Smith.

There’s always something you can do for someone else, no matter how old you are! Serving others as a volunteer has many perks for seniors, including providing a sense of purpose. In turn, that purpose can provide a more active lifestyle — physically, mentally and socially — that can contribute to improved overall health and and a sense of well-being.

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Well Worth It: Stay Fit, Stay Healthy

Several tai chi classes take place at St. George Village each week. The gentle movements of tai chi offer many health benefits, including stress reduction.

Fitness plays a vital role in health and overall wellness, regardless of our age. But people who stay fit and active are more likely to experience fewer health problems — both physically and mentally — as they age.

The wellness program at St. George Village is one of the many ways the community supports the overall health of its residents. Wellness Coordinator Cathy Parker says that the program works to address the needs of all residents.

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