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On Friday, October 3, Tucson is invited to support awareness and education about women’s heart health at the Tucson Go Red Luncheon. Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Tucson for those 55 and better, is one of the local sponsors of the event. “We’re proud to support this important event,” says Tom Rios, Experience Director at Splendido. “We have a strong focus on wellness here, including all the opportunities we offer in our 10,000-square-foot fitness center and are very supportive of residents pursuing a heart-healthy lifestyle.”
Roughly half of Americans have at least one of the main risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking. The good news is that all of these risk factors can be prevented with changes in lifestyle. Here are some tips to help you beat the odds:
Regular meditation has proven benefits for your brain, which in turn can sharpen your memory, boost your mood, and even make you more compassionate toward others. That’s right: the act of sitting quietly for a period of time and focusing on your breath or a mantra or image can have a positive physical impact on your brain.
What better way to learn what it’s like to live at a CCRC than to hear about it direct from Splendido staff and residents? Here’s your chance to get the straight story on why people choose Splendido, the unique amenities and programs provided, and day-to-day life in an all-inclusive community. And bring a friend along—we’ll have plenty of refreshments.
For more than 50 years, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) have been one of the top lifestyle choices for older adults across the country. CCRCs are popular because they offer exceptional value and protection against the high costs of long-term care.
Continuing to learn new things offers many benefits, including cultural enrichment, engagement with others, and even better brain health and sharper thinking. Research has shown that this is true for people of all ages—especially when combined with a social aspect, like taking a class with other interested students.
If you’re lucky to have had good vision all your life, you’ve probably skipped having regular eye exams—but there are some crystal-clear reasons to schedule a checkup with an optometrist or ophthalmologist, even when you can see with 20/20 vision.
Whoever coined the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” was right on target. Recent research seems to indicate that there are several healthy benefits of having a good laugh. It’s common sense that a good belly laugh can instantly relieve physical tension and stress—but that is just the start.
Many sources estimate that only half of older adults have created a will. And even fewer still have a comprehensive estate plan—which should incorporate a living will, health care power of attorney and financial power of attorney at minimum. No matter what your age, it’s a good idea to have discussed and made the important decisions that go into these plans, and put those decisions in writing.
Learn more about deciphering the legal language of estate planning at a complimentary seminar at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9, hosted at Tucson’s all-inclusive community Splendido, at 13500 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Tucson.