Tag: Living Well

Makin’ tracks with the Living Well Walkabout

The Walkabout starting line

Vicki Baker The morning of Saturday, March 19, was met with wind-chill temperatures of 36 degrees and winds gusting to 24 miles per hour. But these conditions weren’t enough to deter the diehard fans of the monthly Living Well Walkabout. Starting out from Veterans Park at 9:00 a.m. the walkers were bundled up in coats,…

Medicare made easy

Marie Milleage Medicare from A to G was explained by Jackie Hixson, resident and Medicare specialist. Seminar information gave attendees a clarification of distinction among Medicare A, B, C, D, F and G categories. Important details included making informed Medicare choices, 2016 changes in Medicare coverage and Advantage or Supplemental plans. When asked about out-of-pocket…

Spring has sprung for Living Well Walkabout

Team of walkers ready to hit the pavement

Vicki Baker Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, and he had it right. Sixteen walkers in the monthly Living Well Walkabout were greeted with overcast skies and temperatures in the low 70s as they started off from Veterans Park on Saturday morning, February 20. Not sure the Walkabout is for you? Saturday’s event included walkers…

Change your mind, change your body

Marie Milleage On February 3, Living Well at Robson Ranch welcomed Thomas Jensen, exercise physiologist, personal trainer, author and owner of Elect Wellness. His educational and inspirational seminar reflected his philosophy of making mindful decisions that affect all areas of one’s life through fitness and healthy nutrition. Thomas’ presentation included motivating oneself to look beyond…

Change your mind, change your body

Marie Milleage On February 3, Living Well at Robson Ranch welcomed Thomas Jensen, exercise physiologist, personal trainer, author and owner of Elect Wellness. His educational and inspirational seminar reflected his philosophy of making mindful decisions that affect all areas of one’s life through fitness and healthy nutrition. Thomas’ presentation included motivating oneself to look beyond…

Living Well Walkabout greets old man winter

Vicki Baker The “brrrrrrr” factor was in full force on a cold, overcast and blustery Saturday morning. But the Living Well Walkers took to the streets bundled up in heavy coats, scarves, caps and gloves. Nothing gets the feet moving faster than cold weather as the walkers clipped along the three- mile route. Finishing in…

Living Well at Robson Ranch presents Diabetes and Chronic Illness Educational Seminar

Marie Milleage The Living Well at Robson Ranch seminar, presented by Laurie Long, PhD, Community Health Program Manager at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, started the year 2016 with an overview for self-management of diabetes and chronic illnesses. The program emphasized the importance of making and following an action plan for individuals living with diabetes…

New Living Well website – connecting people and wellness

Vicki Baker Wellness Checks! Fun Walks! Informative Seminars! Your Living Well Committee offers a smorgasbord of events throughout the year focused on health and wellness. And the information is just a “click” away. Living Well Committee is delighted to unveil its new website at http://www.rrlwc.com/. The website is chock full of useful information, and we’re…

Living Well seminar

Marie Milleage In November Mary King, Executive Director of Metroport Meals on Wheels, Roanoke, presented an outstanding and informative educational presentation about the effects of isolation on older adults. Ms. King explained the difference between loneliness and isolation saying that, “Loneliness is defined as an emotional response to feelings of emptiness, deprivation or sadness or…

2nd annual Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Run

Residents waiting to start the Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run

Susan Hebert At 8:15 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day over 115 residents of Robson Ranch and their family members gathered to dance and spread holiday cheer before starting the second annual Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run. The Turkey Trot was presented by the Robson Ranch Living Well Committee with Fred Thompson and Fred van Naerssen serving as…