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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.
Splendido, a CCRC in Tucson for those 55 and better, offers residents spectacular views, thoughtfully designed amenities, an onsite health center, and a 90 percent refundable entrance fee option.
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.
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.
Some of the staff from Splendido reaped the benefits of laughter on a recent team-building outing. The group from Tucson’s all-inclusive community got some bowling in between laughing over removable tattoos, a coloring contest (yes, you read that right), noisemakers, and more. “It was a great couple of hours with lots of laughs and bonding,” says Splendido Human Resources Director Laura Barnett. “We definitely stood out in the bowling alley with lots of hoots and hollers.”
Mary Ferris came to Oro Valley in 1985, by way of Boston, by way of Madrid, Spain, by way of Goose Bay, Labrador, by way of St. Paul, Minnesota— and a few other places in between.
Splendido resident Mary Ferris first came to Oro Valley in 1982.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends these easy options for protecting yourself from harmful sun:
Tucson is heating up with this slew of 100-degree days and everyone is trying to stay out of the sun—but is that a good thing? Doctors and researchers have been touting the benefits of vitamin D, and the word on the sunny side of the street is that the most natural way to boost your D levels is to soak up some sun. So should you subject yourself to some outdoor time in the heat of summer, or bask in air-conditioning and stick to vitamin pills and supplements? Let’s take a look at the facts.
As people age, staying active becomes more and more important. Maintaining fitness is important for overall health and longevity. Exercise improves a person’s chances of living longer, and also means a better quality of life while spending those extra years on the planet.
The Internet and Social Media become more relevant every day, and each year more older adults go online to get their information and stay connected. In fact, a recent Pew Research study, “Older Adults and Their Technology Use” shows that among Internet users, roughly 46 percent of older adults online use social networking sites such as Facebook, and that they have more persistent connections with people they care about.
Seminar attendees will learn the basics of using Facebook to stay more closely connected with the people you care about. There is no cost for attending the seminar, and attendees are encouraged to bring friends. All participants must RSVP to Splendido to reserve their seats. RSVP by Sunday, May 25, by calling 762.4091.
Learn more about Social Media and how to interact with friends and family who are also online at a free Facebook Social Connections seminar at Splendido, May 29, at 10 a.m.
Can an apple a day really keep the doctor away? What about acupuncture? When it comes to our health and how to maintain it, we want to know what works. Similarly, when considering Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) like acupuncture, chiropractics, homeopathy and herbal supplements, it’s important to sort out fact from fiction. Today almost 40 percent of adults use CAM as part of their healthcare regimen. Evaluating the many types of CAM is becoming easier as more information is developed and shared.
This pet-loving nation has always had a place in our hearts for furry family members, and for older adults the benefits of owning a pet, on top of companionship, are even greater.
Tuesday kicks off Stress Awareness Month, making this the perfect time to focus on ways to relieve chronic and short-term tension. Taking control of your stress levels is important, because high levels of stress can have multiple negative impacts on health—which, of course, can lead to more stress.
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Welcome to the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and Splendido 5K Presented By Northwest Medical Center, hosted by Ventana Medical Systems and in partnership with the Town of Oro Valley and All About Running And Walking.
Encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle, Beth Ernst, the life enrichment manager at Splendido, has been selected to be the honorary race director for the Arizona Distance Classic.
Presented By Northwest Medical Center, The Arizona Distance Classic Half Marathon will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sunday, March 23.
On March 23, residents of Oro Valley and the surrounding community will have an opportunity to exercise their mind, body and spirit in the 10th anniversary of the Arizona Distance Classic. A variety of events are on the docket from a half-marathon for the most experienced runners, to the Splendido Super Mile all-ages walk. While not everyone is marathon-ready, there’s much to be said for the benefits of walking - no matter what the pace. And, beginning a walking fitness plan is inexpensive, simple and almost anyone can do it.