Monthly Archives: November 2012

Don’t Fall for It!

St. George Village residents can take advantage of the onsite fitness center, indoor pool and multiple exercise classes to improve their strength and balance, qualities that studies show can reduce the risk of falling.

Every year, one in three adults over age 64 falls. But certain exercises and simple home modifications help reduce the risk.

“Half of falls occur in a person’s home. Falls are the main reason older people go to emergency departments,” says Steve Albert, Ph.D., co-director of the University of Pittsburgh Prevention Research Center (PRC).

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A New Approach to Alzheimer’s Care

Activities Coordinator Renee Krosner (left), and St. George Village resident Anne Carroll work together on an art project, one example of the Best Friends approach to Alzheimer's care.

Although Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging, the risk of developing the illness rises with advanced age. Current research from the National Institute on Aging indicates that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years beyond age 65.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Let us give thanks for all that we have. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at St. George Village!

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known;
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,
Sing praises to His name: He forgets not his own.

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The Healthy Aging Eye

As we age, so do our bodies, including our eyes. Many older people experience “low vision”  problems like macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, degenerative retinitis pigmentosa and tunnel vision. But there are several things we can do to take care of our eyes and preserve our precious eyesight, as well as possibly prevent or delay some of these problems.

By following these simple tips, you can take the lead and be more proactive in the care of your vision.

1. Vitamin A is great for your eyes and will help you maintain healthy vision. Foods rich in vitamin A include carrots, yams and dark leafy greens.

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Tech-Savvy Seniors

St. George Village residents learn all about how to use an iPad in a workshop conducted by Jane Ratliff.

It’s never too late in life to learn and make new discoveries, especially when it comes to technology and all the new gadgets on the market today. Residents of St. George Village senior living life care community are proving this true, using desktop and laptop computers, smartphones and tablets.

Six SGV residents recently enrolled in a workshop on how to use an iPad tablet computer. The class, which meets once a week for eight weeks, covers a range of topics from the very basics of the iPad and how it operates to how to download and use free applications from the Internet.

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