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5 Lessons the Pandemic has Taught us About Living in a Life Plan Community
September 19, 2020

After several months of living through the turbulence of a world-wide pandemic, we’re beginning to see certain lessons emerge. Some of these lessons have been clear and easily learned, like how crisis often brings out heroes willing to sacrifice their time and energy (and in some cases health) to help those around them. Or just how small and interconnected our…

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Decisions That Shape Us – Mark’s Minute
September 19, 2020

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s the fact that this worldwide pandemic has affected all of us in ways we might never have thought possible. But as I’ve said before— and it’s worth repeating—I’m constantly amazed by the continual display of positivity and resilience shown by our residents and staff to make the best of these…

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Grilled Guacamole – The Cook’s Nook With Marcus Cordova
September 19, 2020

Who doesn’t love a bowl of fresh, creamy guacamole? Even as a kid, I remember being mesmerized by its delicious simplicity—especially when someone would make it tableside. Since then, I have seen and even tried dozens of variations on the classic snack. While nothing beats the traditional guacamole recipe, this fun twist definitely comes close. Give it a try and…

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Improving Our Immunity in a Pandemic
September 19, 2020

By now, we’re adjusting to the many new and healthy practices associated with a pandemic. We’re keeping safe social distances when necessary. We’re models of proper hand washing hygiene. We’re even fighting the urge to touch our faces. But are we doing everything we can to improve our immunity? Here are several things that can help boost our immune system’s…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Summit Vista
July 8, 2020

Over the last couple of weeks, Summit Vista has been refining infection control policies and procedures based on information from the CDC and Utah Department of Health regarding COVID-19. Currently, no confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported within the Summit Vista community. However, we’re taking every precaution necessary to ensure the continued physical, mental, and emotional health and safety…

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7 Activities to do While Under Quarantine
July 1, 2020

For most people around the world, being self-quarantined isn’t exactly a bucket-list item any of us were eager to check off. Nevertheless, here we are, experiencing the reality of this new way of isolated living firsthand. So, now what do we do now to pass the time—not to mention keep from going stir crazy?   Whether you are in quarantine…

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A look at the health and fitness of Summit Vista
June 16, 2020

They say hiring a personal trainer is worth more than a dozen barely used gym memberships. For Summit Vista residents, that couldn’t be more accurate. And they have Mike Johnson to thank for much of it.   As one of two fitness specialists on staff at Summit Vista, Mike is the guy many residents love—or love to hate (depending on…

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4 Common Diet and Nutrition Myths Debunked
June 3, 2020

When it comes to what you should or shouldn’t eat, there’s no shortage of information available— not to mention differing opinions. So, in an effort to help clear up some of the confusion, here are a few of the more common diet and nutrition myths, debunked.   MYTH 1: CONSUMING ENOUGH VITAMIN C WILL PREVENT COLDS. While taking a vitamin…

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4 STRATEGIES FOR FINDING PEACE OF MIND DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
April 6, 2020

If you’ve turned on the television or been out and about recently, it would seem nearly impossible not to see how the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted the world’s equilibrium. In light of these events, how are you reacting? Do you feel anxious or threatened, or are you calm?   With everything transpiring around us, it would be…

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FINDING LIFE AT SUMMIT VISTA AFTER FULL-TIME WORK
April 3, 2020

Like any new stage in life, retirement comes with its own fair share of uncertainty for what lies ahead. As such, it would seem almost inevitable that most retirees (as well as prospective retirees) would admit to experiencing some level of trepidation when speaking candidly about what their future holds.   For Summit Vista residents, however, this assumption couldn’t be…

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