Archive for August, 2017

Why Life Is Better After 60

By Cheryl Proska
August 30th, 2017 For Members No Comments

As a baby boomer, you might not think it’s true right now but turning 60 will be one of the best moments in your adult life.

Everyone is familiar with the mid-life crisis. You’ve likely gone through it yourself and seen spouses, friends and your children try to cope with the milestone age of 40. Few people are aware there’s also such a thing as the “later life” crisis.

A third of people in their 60s undergo what’s being called a “later life crisis.” This internal struggle involves questioning the meaning of life and is brought on by two or more episode…

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Fall VigR Program Is Here

By Cheryl Proska
August 28th, 2017 Uncategorized No Comments

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over, and we are heading towards the beautiful display of fall colors and then on to the holiday season. Just as each season appears to stand alone, it actually depends on the conditions in the other seasons to be at its peak. The same is true for us. To be at our overall best, we need a healthy balance of the different dimensions of wellness.
Eight Dimensions of Wellness
These dimensions are interconnected and important to an overall balanced life. Awareness of the factors that influence wellness allows you to make choices that…

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How to Get Rid of Annoying Robocalls

By Cheryl Proska
August 23rd, 2017 For Members No Comments

Have you noticed an increase of robocalls and telemarketers ringing your smartphone at all hours of the day? You’re not alone.

The FCC estimates companies make over 2.4 billion robocalls every month. According to Consumer Reports, American consumers filed 1,837,558 complaints about robocalls in just the first 11 months of 2013. The numbers have increased significantly over the past four years.

These calls aren’t just bothersome, they could be costly. Robocalls come with some real-dollar payoffs for scammers. Companies are looking to charge people for unnecessary servi…

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There are few things more important in life than being prepared, especially in a life-threatening situation.

It would be foolish to assume that in emergency situations such as a fire in the home that everyone will know what to do, so people prepare by running fire drills and marking exit doors. People plan for literally everything — catastrophes, retirement, mishaps, and milestones.

So why do people have such a hard time planning for the eventual passing of a parent? Probably it is because it involves discussing uncomfortable topics with our parents. Add in the usual…

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Life is a series of fixed routines and with good reason. Routines make life much simpler. A daily routine limits the number of decisions necessary in a day and takes the guesswork out of complex tasks. Routine makes it easier to remember through repetition.

While some routine is necessary, especially for older adults, a life of constant routine and reliving the same day over and over limits brainpower. Just as the human body gets soft and lethargic from lack of exertion, so too does the brain. The mind becomes sluggish and atrophies if it doesn’t receive constant stimu…

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