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Why Active Older Adults Should Dance Their Way to Winter Fitness

Times where that going to a dance meant dressing up and looking your best to impress. Today, dance is recognized as a great form of exercise for all ages, especially active older adults in senior living communities. It is not only good for your body, but also a fun and entertaining way to get and stay fit. So, ditch the treadmill and spinner and consider how much there is to be gained by dancing your way to winter fitness.

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Resident Spotlight: Bob Gruber

The StoneBridge at Winton Woods Resident of the Month for January 2022 is Bob Gruber. Bob is the author of The Golden Kingdom.  Bob shared that he started writing this book more than 20 years ago. He said he had…

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Tips for Active Older Adults to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re like most active older adults, you may have made some New Year’s resolutions for 2022. Among the most popular are self-care oriented ones like lose some weight, get more exercise, eat healthier, cut back on drinking, and quit smoking. But even the most determined seniors among us will likely end in failure when it’s time to actually do what they resolved to do, even with the support of their friends in their senior living community. For those who have tried and failed year after year, you may ask yourself, “Will this be the year I keep my New Year’s resolutions?” Maybe so if you try these tips for success.

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Brighten Your Senior Living Home Year-Round with Indoor Plants

House plants are a great addition to the décor of a senior living home as they bring a sense of freshness, fill empty spaces and can even help keep the air clean. For active older adults who love gardening, are considering new hobbies, or just enjoy plants in their home, there’s a plant for every space. Take a look at what plants can do and which ones thrive in different areas.

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Throw a Neighborhood Progressive Holiday Party in Your Senior Living Community

No matter how you celebrate, getting ready for the holidays this year will likely be more fun than ever before. To make up for last year and spread good cheer throughout your senior living community neighborhood, get together with friends and throw a progressive holiday party! Not only is it a very entertaining way to maximize the holidays, it gives everyone a chance to share holiday décor as well as favorite dishes and treats. Here are tips for active older adults to make it a smooth, fun and festive event.

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Improve Your Mood with Meditation

The holidays are wonderful! They are also stressful, even for active retired older adults. Add to the normal holiday stress points, the uncertainty of COVID-19, and this year may be even harder on the body and the mind, than usual. Before the holidays are in full swing, get prepared by learning how meditation can help improve your mood as well as how you are able to manage stress when things get complicated.

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Beginniner’s Guide to Tai Chi for Active Older Adults

Exercise is essential to a healthy mind and body, and one type of exercise — Tai Chi — is one that almost everyone can do and enjoy. Tai Chi is a combination of meditation and exercise that can gently soothe stress while keeping muscles in shape and flexible. It is especially great for active older adults who cannot participate in more strenuous forms of exercise, but has something to offer even those who work out regularly. Take a look at Tai Chi and find out if it can help you reach your mental and physical wellness goals.

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Cooking Warm Dinners for Cooler Nights

As the cooler days and nights set in, the appetites of older adults turn to foods that were just too heavy for the heat of summer. Whether attending a potluck dinner or progressive dinner party in the active adult senior living retirement community, a football tailgate party, a fall get-together, or just planning a warm meal for visiting family, one of the best ways to make wonderful fall dishes is with the ever-popular slow cooker. From favorite soups and stews to new adventures in eating, here are some great ideas for making this fall a gastronomic success!

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Seeing the Cincinnati Area’s Fall Colors: A Guide for Active Seniors

As summer comes to an end, it will go out in a blaze of glory as the leaves on many trees transition from green to a range of colors from bright yellow to fiery reds, peaking in mid- to late October. So, while the long hot days wane, it’s time to embrace the cooler autumn weather and take a fall color tour. Thanks to the many beautiful places to witness nature around Cincinnati as well as throughout Ohio, the beauty of autumn is easy to find. Here’s a list of best places for active seniors to go within a short drive of StoneBridge at Winton Woods to make the most of a fall color tour.

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Enjoy the Fall: Evening Stroll Ideas for Active Older Adults

As summer comes to a close and the leaves begin to turn, it’s a perfect time for active older adults to take advantage of cooler weather and enjoy an evening stroll around the retirement community like StoneBridge at Winton Woods, or one of the many wonderfully diverse places Cincinnati has to offer. Here’s a look at some of the possibilities to enjoy with family, friends and neighbors to get a little exercise and reinvigorate after the long hot summer.

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