ACTIVITY PROGRAMS SERVE MULTIPLE BENEFITS

At The Peninsula our monthly activity calendar is developed to provide residents activities that are mentally stimulating, socially engaging and offer many benefits for their well-being. One or more popular activities are always oriented to laughter. Did you know that laughter has some surprising health benefits? The old saying, ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ may have new…

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5 STRATEGIES TO CULTIVATE GRATITUDE

In his book Thanks!, professor and gratitude expert, Robert A. Emmons, says there is overwhelming evidence that practicing gratitude is good for us. Gratitude is positively related to things like life satisfaction, vitality, happiness, optimism, and hope, he says. Wonderful benefits like these can benefit adult children and aging parents alike. Yet, how to start?…

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IS LOCATION PARAMOUNT?

When home-shoppers arrive in Florida, realtors love using the phrase, “Location! Location! Location!” It’s a timeworn guideline for real estate and selling preferred locations. It’s also important when a family is considering a move for an elderly parent needing a new residence with services and facilities for assistance and care. Location may mean more frequent…

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DINING OR DIETING?

Everyone seems to advise a new angle on eating better foods to increase nutritional value. Of course, losing weight is also encouraged. All have good intentions, particularly those suggested by physicians to promote healthy eating habits. When reviewing an assisted living community, an important consideration should be the dining room and its menu and services.…

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ACTIVITY IS A STATE-OF-MIND!

“Had to give up tennis,” complained one of our residents. “But that didn’t mean I quit living. I switched to playing pool.” “Can’t do either,” replied his companion. “But I betcha I can beat you at poker.” Staying active keeps you young, no matter how you look at it. From doctors’ advice to TV ads,…

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