Posts Tagged "wellness"

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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“Stand up straight!” How many times have you heard those
words in your life? Chances are the answer is a lot. Most of us accept that
good posture is important, (see “Why it Matters”
below), but often we’re more likely to notice someone else’s postural shortcomings than sense our own. Even when
we make an adjustment, such as bringing our shoulders further back, typically
they drift right back to where they were as soon as we stop paying attention.
What’s a well-intentioned person to do?

The answer is paradoxically simple and complex and requires
a whole-bod…

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Getting fit is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions.

At Friends Life Care, we’ve been talking a lot about exercise lately…at member meetings and in planning our upcoming VigRTM workshops. VigR stands for Vitality, Independence, Growth, Resilience.  It is our philosophy for health and wellness. 

Exercise is such an important part of healthy aging for both physical and cognitive wellbeing.  I’ve had mixed success on my journey to establish a regular exercise program.  I wonder if others share the same challenges.

My journey didn’t begin until I…

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You’re a new empty nester looking for ways to fill your time. You don’t have anyone to cook for anymore. No summer reading assignments, and no more swim lessons. So, what to do with all this newfound time on your hands? 
Rescue a dog!
Now is the perfect time to adopt that four-legged friend you’ve always wanted. Summer months are filled with fun activities, and you can add even more fun to your summer by giving a dog a home. There are so many great reasons to rescue a dog this summer, and here are a few.

You’re Saving a Life
End Euthanasia
Nearly 2.7 million…

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senior exercises

Even if you’re not overweight and don’t suffer from any serious medical conditions, it’s critical that you exercise regularly. It not only helps prevent chronic health conditions, but also can keep you feeling young and energetic.

In addition, it helps you maintain the strength and mobility needed to remain in your own home and age in place safely. It can even help ease arthritis pain and stiffness.

Still, it can be difficult to exercise — either because you don’t feel you have the time or you suffer from a physical ailment that keeps you from getting out and doing …

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