Seniors

NEW testimonial for the worlds finest Walker/ Rollator

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Hi, my name is Cathy.  Several sports related injuries in my younger years left me suffering from a degenerative spinal condition that has placed progressive constraints on my physical mobility.  This has not only curtailed once enjoyable pursuits such as tennis, diving, canoeing and kayaking, but has made even everyday activities such as shopping and walking my dog an ever-increasing challenge.  I’ve tried a number of rollators and related products, but found them all less than satisfactory.  And then, while on a trip to Europe, I discovered the Topro Troja!  The difference it has made in increasing my mobility and enhancing my overall quality of life has been nothing short of phenomenal!  None of the other products on the market even remotely compare with it’s strength, ease of use and thoughtful ergonomic design; it’s like comparing the latest BMW sedan to a Ford Model T!  I’m delighted that it’s finally available here in the United States through Topro-USA, and can enthusiastically recommend it to anyone with mobility issues!  I truly love my Topro Troja because it’s restored so much of the mobility and freedom I thought I’d lost forever; I can’t imagine my life without it! 

Sincerely,

Cathy Patteson

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A Declaration of Love to a Silent Companion

We got together when my knees were getting worse
It was pure enthusiasm
I knew right away that this would be a good fellowship
He is my permanent companion after my knee surgery
Also at the REHA* he got many admirers, because he can make himself so slim
I don’t want to go anywhere without him
Also when I’m shopping I use him all the time
When I travel by bus, I need to help him get on the bus
I feel much safer since I have him
Therefore a big thank you to the designer or developer of my rollatorImage

Feeling Old? Use These Tips To Help You

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You will age, but if you work at it you can keep your body and mind young. Learn how to overcome the obstacles of aging before they are right in front of you. Making use of this advice can ensure more happy years.

Turn that frown upside down to avoid wrinkles and lines. While humorous, it’s true. If you find yourself doing it, give yourself a little pinch! In time, you will break the habit.

A balanced, healthy diet is critical as you get older. Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, fiber and whole grain and keep fats and cholesterol to a minimum. This is how you can give your body the proper nutrients it needs to remain healthy.

Taking Care of Seniors

Get enough sleep. Sleeping between seven and nine hours nightly will help your peace of mind and help keep your hormone levels even. Not sleeping between seven…

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Increase Safety & Reduce Risk

Fire & Heart: Enterprising Individuals with Compassion

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Another important and often over-looked issue.  Many falls occur in the bathroom where a few relatively simple additions can help increase safety and reduce risk.

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Vibrant Aging, Living Ultimate Experiences

Health Promotion PIZZAZZ!

Offer the most vibrant and joyous activities to the elders in your life.  Involve your family, including children, and yourself!  

Create V.A.L.U.E. ‘Vibrant Aging, Living Ultimate Experiences! using spirited, life-enhancing activities, honoring the personal living and learning styles of each participant suggested by cognitive and behavioral research!  

ImageBreathe wellness into each day, building an active, ongoing wellness culture.  Get pumped participating in a myriad of invigorating activities that optimize body and brain function!  Visit Healthy Aging on Wellness Quest – then contact us.  Together we will empower people, creating great V.A.L.U.E. throughout each generation!

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Future Challenge – Staying Physically Active

The Retiring Sort

Challenge #18

Along with a healthy diet, exercise helps to keep our hearts, lungs, and brains working properly, although too many of us neglect it. We all know how important it is to exercise. Hopefully, we’re all doing something, even if it’s just walking.

As we age, our joints may complain, but it’s more important than ever to keep active, or take a chance on losing flexibility, strength, and range of motion.

So, as you get older, what will you do to keep your body in shape? Will you continue whatever you’re doing now, or will you try something new?

As part of my retirement theme,  I offer this weekly Thursday “Future Challenge” to get people of all ages thinking in general about their futures and/or retirement. Each challenge goes with a post of my own on the same general topic. Hopefully we’ll start some interesting discussions!

If you’d like…

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Emerging Senior Living Trends

Senior Solutions

Seniors are remaining more active. They are re-entering the workforce, taking on new careers, volunteering and enhancing life through continued education. Such active lifestyles often lead to the desire for a lower maintenance home, leading many younger seniors to downsize from a house to a condo or apartment before moving to an actual retirement community.

Those who prefer to transition directly to a senior living community are finding more to choose from in amenities and atmosphere. In retirement states such as Arizona and Florida, we’re seeing the emergence of Themed Communities centered on key areas of interest shared by residents, such as golf, active lifestyles or the arts. They will soon find their way to the Midwest as demand among this powerful demographic grows.

Fitness is becoming a priority as seniors seek out retirement environments that support healthy living. Workout rooms no longer consist of a couple of bikes in…

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