Monthly Archives: March 2016

Resident Spotlight: Martha Thompson

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 21st, 2016 in Eagles Landing, GA | No Comments

Where did you grow up?  Martha was born on July 28, 1931 in East Point, Georgia where she grew up.  She was the middle child with two sisters.  She graduated from Russell High School in her hometown.

What are some of your favorite memories from your childhood?  Martha says that one of her favorite memories from childhood was playing baseball in the street with the neighborhood children.  She also recalls getting new doll for Christmas; which was always a special time for her growing up.

What are some of your favorite memories from your adulthood?  Martha states that one of her favorite memories from adulthood was meeting her future husband, Jack Thompson.  They met when they were both working for Southern Bell. Martha was having problems with her car.  She knew that he worked on cars and so she asked … Read more...

The Senior’s Guide to Healthy Eating

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 14th, 2016 in Body | No Comments

Did you know that the U.S. Government recommends you eat 2.5 cups of vegetables every day? Take a look:

You also notice that it’s recommended that you eat two cups of fruits, six ounces of dairy, and six ounces of grains. Take a look at the rest of the recommendations.

Many people aren’t even aware of these guidelines, and even more aren’t following them. But nutrition is vital for for your health – especially as you age. While it’s easy to look at the list of foods you should be eating, it’s hard to actually find a way to put them into your daily diet. So we went to the source of all of life’s important information – Pinterest – and found some great ways to incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle.

 

First of all, let’s take a … Read more...

Fitness & Exercise Tips for Seniors

Posted by Kia Crawford on March 7th, 2016 in Education | No Comments
Water Aerobics

Staying healthy and in shape is important for people of all ages. But as we become older, our bodies begin to slowly break down. Muscle can lose mass, and bones may become more brittle. Eating a healthy diet plays a major role in maintaining a  strong musculoskeletal system. However, it is not the only factor.

A daily exercise regimen can keep our bodies from deteriorating. Of course, it would be difficult to keep the same kind of exercise schedule we had when we were younger. But, a lighter, adjusted regimen can keep you healthy. In addition, exercise releases endorphins, which are “happy hormones.” As such, it can be a good way to stave off issues like depression, or at least lessen its effects.

1. Build Leg Muscle for Balance

One of the top complaints for adults over 60 is vertigo, … Read more...