As 2023 begins, many people often consider their New Year’s resolutions and what goals they have set for the year ahead. For many, one of their goals is weight loss, or just maintaining a certain weight. This begs the question, what is a good weight? What is a healthy weight? This is the age-old question many people wonder about.
During October, residents and team members from across all Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) communities participated in the second annual “Thrive Wellness Olympics” and the following events: Move-A-Thon – Physical Dimension Kindness Rocks – Spiritual Dimension Talent Show – Emotional Dimension Two selections: Cards for the Troops and Humane Care for animals – Vocational Dimension Guest speaker – Intellectual Dimension Social mixer – Social Dimension
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October is a special time of year filled with many seasonal experiences. Brilliant colors emerge as we experience fall foliage, and are able to view the beauty of our surroundings and landscapes. Fall festivals, hayrides, crop harvesting, and pumpkin picking are just a few of the autumn experiences we can enjoy. Costume ideas and creativity abound, as children prepare for the excitement of Halloween… And one of course cannot forget the flavors of fall that are available to us, whether pumpkin spice, yummy baked goods, nuts and vegetables that have been harvested – there are so many choices that please the palate.
During the month of October, residents and team members from across all PSL communities will participate in the second annual PSL Thrive Wellness Olympics.
June 21, 2022, in the northern hemisphere, marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. According to Britannica, “During the summer solstice, the path of the sun in the sky is farthest north in the Northern Hemisphere and travels the longest path through the sky, and that day, therefore, has the most daylight.” “Each year, the Alzheimer's Association promotes the summer solstice and “The Longest Day” with the saying, “The day with the most light is the day we fight.” On June 21, thousands of participants from across the world come together to fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through an activity of their choice. Together, they use their creativity and passion to raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.”
Stress is something that all of us experience at times throughout our lives. It can often impact our emotional and physical well-being. As part of the Emotional dimension of Thrive Wellness, in April we recognize National Stress Awareness Month. It is important to highlight stress as we must acknowledge and address it when it enters our lives. There are also now many resources and recommendations known to help, which contribute to lowering our stress levels. Finding the appropriate ways to address stress in our lives, as well as finding the ways and methods that work best for us – will help to enhance our overall well-being and sense of personal wellness.