Tag: Living Well

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…

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…

Olympic Games are on the fore-front

Some sporting events occur every year: baseball/World Series, football/Super Bowl, the Indy 500, the Masters, and here at Robson the Olympic Games. The Living Well Senior Olympic Games features almost 20 sporting or wellness events. The multi-sport athletic competitions promote health, physical fitness and improved quality of life and are suitable for all ages and…

Living Well Walkabouts exercise with friends

Friends bring us laughter, support and fun – one of life’s greatest gifts. And walking with friends/neighbors will actually change the way you look at taking a beneficial walk, even how often you repeat it. Walking is something everyone can do with minimal equipment, at your own pace, regardless of fitness level and without the…

What we learned from the Living Well Neuropathy seminar

Marie Milleage On October 5, Jason Meyer, chiropractor, explained that as we age our overall health can change and become chronic, long lasting and become complicated if left untreated. He added that every part of the body has peripheral nerves responsible for sending signals to the brain. Damage to these nerves can result in peripheral…