Physical Wellness

August 29, 2017
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St. Francis Center/Dammert Care Center Deficiency-Free

For more than a decade, the St. Francis Center for Assisted Living and the Dammert Skilled Care Center at The Apartment Community of Our Lady of […]
June 26, 2017
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Retirement Community Life – Enjoying the Transition

Now it’s time to focus on you. You’ve worked hard for many years. It is now time to make a move that allows you new opportunities […]
May 2, 2017
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Normal Memory Loss vs Dementia

When our parents reach a certain age, we begin to wonder if their memory slips are normal or warning signs of dementia. Memory loss is a […]
April 24, 2017
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5 Risk Reduction Strategies for Dementia

Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, is not a normal symptom of aging. Most forms of dementia are not inherited. After all, dementia’s not a real disease; […]
April 21, 2017
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Can Gardening Help Your Senior Parents?

If you’re one of those folks who has already chosen their seeds from the catalog that arrive in January or has seedlings growing in a windowsill […]
April 19, 2017
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Help Your Parent Restart Their Exercise Program

You and your mom had a great time last year, walking among the crisp fall leaves. You and she made it a regular practice during your […]
April 17, 2017
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10 Reasons to Make Poetry a Part of Your Life

“Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.” — Thomas Hardy
March 29, 2017
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Colorectal Cancer: Don’t Die of Embarrassment

It is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It is the third most common type of non-skin cancer in men and […]
March 27, 2017
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Tips to Reduce High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

As you grow older, you’re likely to gain in wisdom, experience and…health issues. Older adults are more likely to develop health problems even if they were […]
March 22, 2017
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Pros and Cons of Coffee

What would mornings be like without a sip of that rejuvenating nectar we call coffee? Coffee is a morning ritual, a workplace boost, and a mainstay of […]
March 17, 2017
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Seniors: Dance for Your Life!

Don’t forget to dance, no, no, no Don’t forget to smile Don’t forget to dance, no, no, no Forget it for a while —The Kinks
February 14, 2017
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Exercise Tips from the Wellness Center Director

Even wellness experts sometimes find it difficult to maintain their exercise routine, says Bridgette Argus, wellness center director at The Apartment Community of Our Lady of […]
February 9, 2017
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Fun Indoor Activities with Your Grandchildren

Being a grandparent is so much fun! During visits, you get to have fun with the grandkids without having to worry about them eating right or […]
February 7, 2017
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How to Eat Nutritiously in Winter

Eating nutritiously in winter isn’t easy: People crave comfort food more, and fresh fruits and vegetables are not as readily available.
January 24, 2017
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Safety Tech for Seniors

Imagine a world where, when you awake, lights slowly come up to simulate dawn to prevent the winter blues. A device in your toilet measures your […]
January 13, 2017
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Senior Fitness Trends for 2017

Only 28% to 34% of adults aged 65 to 74 are physically active, and only 35% to 44% of adults 75 years or older are physically […]
January 11, 2017
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Celebrate Hot Tea Month!

There’s nothing a cup of hot tea can’t fix. That saying is echoed by a Chinese proverb, which states, “Drinking a daily cup of tea will […]
January 3, 2017
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The Mind-Body and Body-Mind Connection

Body and mind health have been inextricably linked for centuries. Until the 1800s, most doctors believed emotions cause disease and would prescribe visits to spas and […]
December 29, 2016
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Winter Safety Tips

We midwesterners are a hardy bunch, but we tend to believe we can beat Old Man Winter every time. The problem is that as we age, […]
December 21, 2016
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Seasonal Affective Disorder: Kick The Winter Blues

We’re all familiar with the winter blues. You don’t want to get out of bed. Pizza becomes one of your favorite foods. You snap at your […]
November 29, 2016
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Healthy Comfort Foods for Winter

Pizza, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, chicken pot pie, dumplings, biscuits and gravy, chili, almost any potato dish…
November 23, 2016
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5 Easy Exercises to Keep Off Holiday Pounds

Aah, the holidays! Family. Food. Shopping. Food. Parties. More food. Before long, we start to feel the effects.
October 12, 2016
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5 Ways to Make Your Exercise Routine Less Routine

As the leaves turn colors and the air becomes crisp,here comes the perfect season for transitioning your exercise routine. Enjoy the outdoors while you can. Walk, […]
September 30, 2016
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5 Fall Activities for the Entire Family

As autumn approaches, temperatures creep down, leaves change colors and fall, and family fun runs in abundance. In Belleville, there are so many places to discover […]
September 16, 2016

Cholesterol: Know Your Numbers and What They Mean

Everyone knows that you want to have good cholesterol levels, but what does that really mean? September is National Cholesterol Education month, so now is a […]
September 6, 2016
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How Heart Healthy Foods Help Your Mind

We all know it; eating healthy helps you stay healthy. As you age, it’s especially important to eat things that are healthy for your heart. Why […]
August 17, 2016
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Chef Todd’s Most Requested Recipe

Eating healthy is important to overall health at any age. You want to eat what’s best for your body so that you can stay active and […]
July 27, 2016
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Playing Games for Health

When is the last time you’ve played a game? It doesn’t matter what type: board, card—you name it. Perhaps you’re thinking it’s been a long while. […]
July 25, 2016
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Ways to Stay Active at The Apartment Community

Fitness, as you may well already know, is a huge aspect of your health. It keeps your body strong and it’s important to be active in […]
July 22, 2016
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How to Start a Walking Program

Physical wellness is good for the mind, body, and soul – even if it is something as simple as walking. Walking programs can be supremely beneficial […]