I have a friend. Well, several. But this particular friend is a joy. You know the type: upbeat and encouraging – sweet and kind – always ready to lend a hand, whether it be physical or emotional, to help the people around her through challenges and difficult times.
In the vibrant tapestry of Pine Run Village, a Presbyterian Senior Living Community, the recent celebration of Active Aging Week 2023 was not just a week-long event—it was a lively showcase of the profound connection between play, physical and mental fitness, and the overarching goal of our communities: empowering residents to develop a holistic healthy lifestyle.
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October brings fall colors with changing leaves, but you will also find pink ribbons prominent in this month to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month. One in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. In 2023, an estimated 297,790 women and 2,800 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Chances are, you know at least one person who has been personally affected by breast cancer. I have experienced this personally as my mother was diagnosed in her 60’s, and I have a niece who was diagnosed in her 30’s.
Mindfulness and meditation have become keywords in recent years. With a multitude of meditation apps and streaming capabilities, it can be overwhelming when looking for somewhere to begin.
While the flu vaccine is top of mind in the fall, autumn is also a good time to think about what other vaccines you may need. As people age, their immune system weakens, making them more susceptible to diseases and infections. This is why vaccinations are crucial for the elderly population. Vaccines not only help prevent illnesses but also reduce the risk of complications and hospitalizations.
July is Ultraviolet Safety Awareness Month. We love seeing our community members enjoying outdoor living spaces, but we want to remind you to protect your skin while enjoying the warm, sunny weather! Do you know the risks associated with too much sun exposure? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and worldwide! In honor of UV Safety Awareness Month, learn more about the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.