Christine Togni, Aquatics Instructor at the Harcum Fitness and Aquatic Center, was named the Adult Honoree at the 2018 Jingle Bell Run held on December 1, 2018. To read more about her advocacy for the Arthritis Foundation, becoming an instructor, and her upcoming support group, click above.
As seniors or their family members research various assisted living facilities, they will inevitably see statistics showing the average monthly cost of assisted living and other types of care.
These are great tools for getting a ballpark idea of assisted living expenses, but the cost can vary dramatically among different regions, facilities and even among different residents within a facility. Understanding why begins with understanding how pricing works.
Click above for a breakdown of the types of fees you can expect.
The above article was written by Brad Breeding of myLifeSite and is legally licensed for use.
by Jennifer Trent, Wesley Glen WELLness Receptionist
Happy Thanksgiving! What a wonderful thing! A whole day dedicated to giving thanks for what we have individually, and as a family or group!
If you are looking for a reason to be thankful, research has shown that being thankful is actually good for your health. Can an “Attitude of Gratitude” really change your health?
Studies and clinical trials like those done by Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at UC Davis, have shown that the practice of gratitude or giving thanks can have dramatic and lasting effects, like lowered blood pressure, improved immune function, better sleep, better heart health, and it may actually reduce the effects of aging on the brain.
Research has also shown that when we think about what we are thankful for, the parasympathetic part of the nervous system is activated, which can have protective benefits for the body, like lowering stress hormones such as cortisol. We may not all be grateful by nature, but it is a habit that we can develop if we look for just one thing at a time to be grateful for daily. Then, we can add more as we get accustomed to the practice.
Over time you will find that the practice of being grateful can totally change the way you view your life and the things around you. Keeping a gratitude journal is one way of boosting our gratitude. Robert Emmons’ research showed that those who maintained a weekly gratitude journal reported fewer physical symptoms, had a better outlook on their lives in general, and had more optimism about what the future had in store.
So, try a regular dose of thanksgiving all year round for your health!
Mike, who had suffered a major stroke in 2013, graduated from Wesley Hospice on September 27th. His friends, family, and the team at Wesley Hospice are so joyous at the miracle that occurred for Mike and his family.
Click the link above to read Mike’s story.
Do you ever wake up and feel like you can conquer the world? Yes—me too! And, if you carry that mood with you all day, chances are many people will pick up on it. They may say things like “You’re in a good mood today,” or “You look good today!” or many other phrases that we love to hear. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself how these people know that you’re in a good mood? Or how your positive mood is impacting those around you?
Click above to learn more!
Fairly new to our sister community, Wesley Woods at New Albany, resident Andy Kendall shares his story of a life full of traveling, collecting historic memorabilia, his career and making Wesley Woods at New Albany the place he calls home.
Click above to learn more!
Each February, at The Wesley Communities, we look forward to celebrating the historical achievements of the Black community. To prepare, the Black History committee at Wesley Ridge Retirement Community recently held a successful Soul Food Bake Sale!
Click above to read more.
Life plan communities, sometimes still referred to as Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs, provide piece of mind for life unknowns, but choosing the right community the first time is important. Click above to see the 3 must ask questions if you are considering a life plan community.
“Fifty Tips on Aging Well to Celebrate 50 Years of Excellent Service”
As The Wesley Communities approach 50 years of excellent service, our CEO Peg Carmany offers “Peg’s Perspective” on a variety of topics affecting seniors and their adult children as they plan and choose to age well – 50 tips to celebrate 50 years!
As we age we all think about many health tips we have learned along the way. But, emerging research suggests that taking care of our telomeres should be our top priority! Click above to learn why!