Tag: Living Well

Dr. Siegel keeps audience awake talking about sleep

David Laschinger Dr. Jason Siegel began his talk, Improving Sleep as We Age, on July 11 with a slide giving four objectives. Showing that he had a sense of humor, the fourth objective was “Put You to Sleep”. Over the next hour, his presentation was packed with information on the main three objectives—normal sleep in…

Living Well Speaker Series 2018

  Elaine Kushmaul Living Well at Robson Ranch Speaker’s Series – programs for the rest of 2018 July 11: “It’s a Matter of Sleep,” speaker Dr. Jason Siegel, Health Services of North Texas August 1: Kick off to RR Olympics and the showing of Impossible Dreamers a new and inspiring documentary on senior athletes August 22: “Am I Going…

Updates for Women

  Elaine Kushmaul The “Updates for Women” Program on May 2 imparted timely information for Women’s Health Month. It was a program in three parts: 1) Updates on wellness and prevention measures, 2) Osteoporosis for women, and 3) Diagnostic testing for maintenance of cardiac health. Tracy Cook, CNP with Adult Health Services, operating locally, led…

Fitness for the Young at Heart

Marie Milleage and Carin Schaab On November 1 Living Well introduced Carin Schaab’s “Fitness for the Young at Heart” motivating presentation that answered the questions: Are you exercising for your lifestyle? Are you completing physical therapy and want to move to the next level? Are you planning to begin an exercise program? As the fitness…

Living Well Seminar: Medicare up to date details

  Marie Milleage Jackie Hixson, resident and Medicare information specialist, presented another timely, valuable seminar on Wednesday, September 27. With the enrollment period from October 15 to December 7, 2017 Jackie cautioned that the outlook for 2018 is critical with many changes and some options that are different than previously offered. There are numerous considerations…

Living Well website – Did you know?

Judy Ondina, Living Well Publicity A plethora of healthy and helpful information is available to Robson Ranchers. The Living Well website is constantly being tweaked and improved due to the diligence and creativity of Gary Chaffee, computer/website guru for the Living Well Committee. Explore the website and you will find information on events including monthly…

Matter of Balance workshops concluded for 2017

  Marie Milleage The third “Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” workshop concluded with 12 residents “graduating” with Certificates of Completion for a total of 42 participants in 2017. Sponsored by Living Well at Robson Ranch, the Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas offered the evidence-based program, developed by a grant from…

Olympic games are on!

Judy Ondina If you are one of the over 100 registered participants, September ensures some extra physical activity for you! The annual Living Well Senior Olympics month-long activities kicked off on August 26 with official game day being Saturday, September 30. The games feature almost 20 sporting or wellness events. They promote health, physical fitness…

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…