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The Benefits of Reading As We Age
September 27, 2021

When’s the last time you read something that wasn’t a Facebook post or cooking directions? While technology has made it easy for us to consume information in new and innovative ways, there’s no replacing the many advantages of curling up on the couch with a good book. Whether it’s a best-selling novel, a magazine article, or the local newspaper, spending…

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Sleepy Seniors: How to Improve Your Sleep As You Age
September 3, 2021

It’s not uncommon for adults to see their sleep-wake cycle change as they get older. This can be caused by any number of lifestyle-, health-, or age-related reasons. Some may experience frequent bouts of sickness or pain that can make it hard to get a good night’s rest. Others may take certain medications that keep them awake. But no matter…

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8 Ways To Lose Weight After 60
August 30, 2021

There’s no sugar coating it (literally and figuratively) — trying to lose a few pounds after 60 feels a lot like trying twice as hard to do half as much. While shedding some unwanted weight in our senior years can be a challenge, it’s far from impossible. All it takes is a little determination, a few new habits, and realizing each stage of life requires a slightly different approach…

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4 Ways To Improve Your Health Amidst A Pandemic
August 26, 2021

The pandemic may be easing up in some regards, with many aspects of daily life returning to normal, but the need to improve our immune system health and make sure it stays at its best is still vitally important. Here are four things you should integrate into your life as you reintegrate into the world.   Exercise consistently: Exercise might…

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The Art of Living in the Present
August 2, 2021

Your whole life, you’ve worked toward that dream of retirement. Now that it’s finally here, you might find yourself somewhat paralyzed with a mix of anxiety and trepidation. Maybe even asking yourself, “now what?” or “did I save enough?” or “what happens if my needs change?” This is perfectly normal. Transitions in life have never been known to come without…

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On the Lookout for Elder Fraud: 6 Scams to Avoid
August 2, 2021

While seniors are not the only ones who fall victim to scammers and fraudsters, they are attractive targets. This is largely because older adults generally own their homes, have a nest egg of savings, and are generally trusting of others. With that in mind, it’s always good practice to be aware of some of the most common scams so that…

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4 Ways to Easily Share Your Story
July 1, 2021

Picture this: You wake up one morning and realize it’s your 100th birthday. You get out of bed, get ready for the day and walk into the kitchen to eat breakfast. When you get there, you’re surprised to see the faces of everyone you love staring back at you. They’re thrilled to see you and excited to celebrate with you….

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The Future of Your Health at Summit Vista
July 1, 2021

Lifestyle Medicine Good health begins with “lifestyle medicine.” Nutrition and fitness are foundational to well-being, and both are offered in abundance at Summit Vista. Our menus accommodate a variety of dietary preferences. With over 20 fitness classes per week, there is something for “everybody” at every level.   Another key contributor to well-being is engagement. At Summit Vista, our residents…

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Norm’s Inspirational Story
June 7, 2021

“One day, you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” Norm Potter went through many hardships throughout his life, but he is thankful for the opportunity to share his story with others as he hopes it will become a survival guide for those who are also experiencing…

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10 Benefits of Pet Ownership for Senior Adults
June 7, 2021

When it comes to living a life filled with purpose and joy, some people have discovered a non-human treasure: pet ownership. Who could argue? The idea of receiving unconditional affection from a furry friend is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. But the treasure-trove of pet-related benefits doesn’t stop there—especially for senior adults. Here are a few of…

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