Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
How technology can help you stay fit
Do you think technology is just for younger people? Think you can’t master new electronic devices and systems? Well, think again.
There are several kinds of devices that can help you stay fit and active, and they’re very easy to use.Read Full Entry
Posted: Monday, October 12, 2015
Westminster at Lake Ridge residents learn Italian from one of their own
The members of Lucio’s class know that means, “Good morning. I would like a cappuccino, please.” The conversational Italian class meets once a week on Fridays at Westminster at Lake Ridge, and the students are also learning to appreciate Italian culture. Like many activities at the retirement community, the project was initiated by residents and is being taught by a resident.
“When the residents discovered we’re Italians, they wanted to learn more,” Lucio says. A number of residents had visited Italy, either as travelers or as part of overseas service with the military or government.Read Full Entry
Posted: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6 Simple Steps to Prevent Falls
Did you know that falls are the No. 1 cause of injuries, hospital visits and deaths among people 65 and older? They account for almost 9 million emergency room visits each year, and older adults are at high risk. According to the National Council on Aging, 1 in 3 Americans 65 and older suffers a fall every year. Even if not fatal, a fall can result in disability or loss of independence. That’s unfortunate because falling is not an unavoidable part of aging. With a little attention to prevention, adjusting your lifestyle and awareness of fall hazards, most falls don’t have to happen.
The National Council on Aging recommends taking six simple steps to keep from becoming a fall victim. If you do, you could have a safer, healthier, more active and independent future.
Here are the six steps:Read Full Entry