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For the majority of Americans, “the most wonderful time of the year” is also the most stressful season. In a recent survey, 90 percent of respondents said they stressed over at least one aspect of the holidays. For older adults in particular, this may be the year to slow down, take stock of the holidays, and sidestep the stressors. Doing so can pay off in immediate benefits for physical and mental health.
Science has proven that one way to Age Well is to incorporate art into your life. Whether you decide to dabble in watercolors or browse the Tucson Museum of Art, you’ll be doing something good for your physical and mental health, and taking a very pleasant step toward Aging Well.
You can get a jump on Aging Well with art by attending two unique events in the next week.
ovember is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month—making it the ideal time to focus on your own brain health. Research has proven that people of all ages—even older adults—can improve their cognitive abilities and their memory.
A new brain health program from Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging is based on all of the lifestyle factors.
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.