Posts Tagged "activities"

Spend five minutes practicing mindfulness today, and you can help improve your life.

Even older adults who claimed they didn’t have the time, patience or attention span for it have found big benefits from a tiny act of mindfulness – which is the practice of focusing on and being fully aware of the present moment and nothing else.

With that, you also calmly accept your feelings, thoughts and sensations without judgement. It’s a quiet, still practice with lasting positive mental and physical effects.
Research proves the benefits
Mindfulness helps older adults maintain…

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Eating healthy should be enjoyable, whether you’re homebound or on the go.

But older adults sometimes lose interest in eating, find food preparation taxing or leave behind good eating habits. And that’s dangerous because eating right can help keep your body and mind healthy and extend your quality of life, according to researchers at Harvard University.

Fortunately, older adults can start or reignite necessary healthy eating habits, regardless of their activity and mobility levels.

“An important consideration, is it’s never too late to build better habits and impro…

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Kids are learning online, why not you?

By Michele McGovern
September 7th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

Back to school, and most kids are learning online. Why not you, too? Now’s the time to gain skills and new knowledge with online learning.

You know the saying, You’re never too old to learn something new. Even better, researchers recently found older adults benefit from online learning more than anyone ever thought.

Research published in the Interactive Journal of Medical Research found older adults who took online courses reduced feelings of loneliness and isolation.

And a Harvard Medical School study found learning helps older adults keep their memory strong and …

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VigR

The Friends Life Care team has been working hard to put together a full slate of events and experiences for you in Fall 2019. You’ll find the full list of activities on the Friends Life Care website. They are free or have a nominal fee to cover basic costs.  All members and friends are invited to attend.

This is one more way that Friends Life Care delivers on its philosophy regarding health, wellness and prevention: VigR® Vitality, Independence, Growth, Resilience™.
Registration is now open.
Click this link to sign up today as space can be limited. If you pref…

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grandkids, grandchildren, activities

Nothing beats spending quality time with your grandchildren, but as the temperatures outside drop during the winter, it can significantly limit your options when choosing activities kids will enjoy.

Thankfully, there’s a plethora of indoor activities grandkids, as well as grandparents, can enjoy doing together. Of course, there are the usual ideas — books, board games, coloring and drawing — but you didn’t come here for those. You came here for ideas you wouldn’t typically come up with on your own.

So here are some unique and fun indoor activities you can do w…

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