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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ingleside Board Member Robyn Stone To Receive Prestigious Honor from the Gerontological Society of America

One of the things that makes our Ingleside family of communities so special is the incredible quality and dedication of the members of our Boards of Directors. A case in point: Dr. Robyn Stone, who is vice president of research at LeadingAge and will be honored this fall with a prestigious honor from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA).

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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

5 benefits of cultivating an attitude of gratitude

At this time of year, we’re rushed with preparations for the holidays. We have one official day when we say thanks—on Thanksgiving. But how about the other 364 days a year? Do you ever think about all that you have to be grateful for? If you do, both your physical and mental health will benefit. Here are five ways in which you can benefit from gratitude.

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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2015

What is Engaged Living?

It is connecting, touching each other’s lives, learning and teaching, giving and growing, sharing interests and passions, exchanging ideas and feelings, and contributing to our communities. It is living with joy, strength, vibrancy and creativity. It is the lifestyle our residents have pursued all their lives, and which they continue to pursue.

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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

These playful people are models of positive aging!

Lloyd Kahn, 79, jumps on a skateboard. Watching him in motion, you see balance and grace. Kahn took up skateboarding when he was 65. Paul Fegen, once a millionaire, lost everything he had right at retirement age. Now, at age 80, he earns a modest income—doing magic card tricks. When Duan Tzinfu turned 60, he was so stiff he could barely walk. You won’t believe what he can do after 16 years of flexibility training!

All it took for these folks to re-create themselves was determination, belief and refusal to accept that what they wanted to do was impossible.

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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

Seniors who volunteer are happier and healthier

You know that volunteering is fun and fulfilling and makes you feel happier. Now there’s evidence that volunteering might help you live longer. Having a heart, studies have found, is good for your heart.

Several studies reported in a review of recent research on volunteering by the Corporation for National & Community Service suggest that older volunteers enjoy positive health benefits, are better able to function as they grow older and are better able to cope with and surmount health problems.

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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

Seniors who use social media feel more youthful, study finds

Are you on Facebook? Do you Skype? If you’re a savvy Silver Surfer, then you know how easy it is to keep in touch with friends and family through social media. Bet you didn’t know, though, that learning to use social media could benefit your overall mental health and well-being.

A two-year study by researchers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom found that older people who received training in use of social media were happier and—get this—felt younger than those in a control group.

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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015

Learning to play music is a great brain workout

You may never be able to play the piano like Van Cliburn, but you can learn to play your favorite songs. You may never reach Eric Clapton’s level of proficiency on the guitar, but you can learn to strum well enough to accompany yourself and others in a sing-along.

As with so many things in life, it’s the journey that counts. Many people pick up a musical instrument to express themselves or just have fun. But you might be surprised to find that learning to play a musical instrument can help defend against memory loss and declines in brain function.

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