Tag: health

Three ways pups can improve seniors’ health

(Family Features) Furry friends can play a significant role in pet owners’ lives. The old saying goes, “dogs are man’s best friend,” and research shows they may be more than that. In fact, they just might be the key to keeping seniors active. According to a study conducted by the University of Lincoln and Glasgow…

Caring Connections monthly support group

Are you caring for a loved one with dementia? We can help. Caring Connections is a monthly support group for caregivers of persons with dementia. The support group provides caregivers of persons with dementia an opportunity to learn together and support one another for the purpose of improving the quality of life of the caregiver…

Living Well continues balance workshops

Marie Milleage In June 14 residents received certificates for completing the second workshop in the “Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” series. The evidence-based program, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas, was developed by a grant from the Maine Administration on Aging and used and adapted by permission of…

Living Well: Metabolic Syndrome Seminar

Rebecca Martinez, intern, and Dr. Anna Love, PhD, RD, LC

Marie Milleage Dr. Anna Love presented a thought-provoking seminar about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of metabolic syndrome. On July 5 over 60 residents attended the event and learned that a specific group of risk factors can cause metabolic syndrome. The term “metabolic” refers to the biochemical processes involved in the body’s normal functioning. Metabolic…

It was all about the fun on the Walk and Run

The Living Well-sponsored Firecracker 5K Walk/Run brought smiles and cheers to 78 participants this past July 4. Participants gathered around 7:00 a.m. near the CATC to a beautiful morning and a hint of a cool breeze. Several four-legged critters accompanied the two-legged walkers/runners as Fred van Naerssen announced the start of the race promptly at…

Walking the Walk with Living Well

Living Well walkers makin’ tracks

Vicki Baker Running may get all the cardio credit, but walking scores just as high where it counts. Weight loss? Check. Mood boost? Check. Easy on the joints? Check. You can go as fast or as slow as you need, and it’s easy to bump up your pace at any time. And no special equipment…

Witness the Fitness with Living Well Walkabout

Vicki Baker We all know that walking is great exercise for all ages, but a walk can be a lot more than just physical exercise. On the morning of July 15 walkers in the three-mile Living Well Walkabout not only reaped healthy benefits to the body but also discovered it was the perfect low-impact way…

Age + Change = a new beginning

Brandy Wismer Do you have a “Holistic Successful Aging Plan?” Aging is happening whether we like it or not. You probably have a retirement plan, a life insurance plan or a funeral plan. But do you have a plan on how to stay as happy and healthy as possible until you die? Why not create…