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New Year, Fresh Start: Controlling Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

According to government statistics, the incidence of diabetes has increased in tandem with excess weight and obesity in essentially all age groups and ethnicities across the U.S. – and not by coincidence. Medical research studies have consistently demonstrated strong relationships between excess weight and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia.

The Social Benefits of Leading Senior Living Communities

“One of the major benefits offered by the better senior living communities is an active, socially engaging lifestyle. This is particularly true for leading continuing care communities that provide an array of social activities, programs and events for residents as their health status and capabilities may change over time” says Kathy KammerSenior Director of Community Relations at Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg, VA.

Preventing Falls This Winter

Kathy M. Kammer, Senior Director of Community Relations at Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg, Va., advises, “While the winter months can be beautiful and inviting with snow-covered landscapes and ice crystals glistening on trees, it can also be a rather hazardous time of year. Although anyone can suffer a slip or fall, wintertime can be especially risky for people of retirement age.”

“Continuing Care”: What It Means for You

If you are evaluating retirement living communities today, you may have heard the term “aging in place.” The term is often used in retirement living circles to describe an individual’s or couple’s ability to remain comfortably and safely in their present home on the campus even if their healthcare and support needs change over time.

Tips to Prepare for a Safe, Healthy Winter

For some, the cool temperatures and crisp air of winter is a refreshing change. However, for many of us – especially for retirement-age Americans – the shorter days, freezing temperatures and the accumulation of ice and snow can bring special challenges. Winter can be beautiful at times, but it can also be accompanied by serious risks to our health and safety.

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