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Seven Awards for People Over Age 60 Solving the World’s Toughest Social Problems
The Purpose Prize has become a “MacArthur genius award for people who develop a second career as social service entrepreneurs.” – The New York Times.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy organizes a network of volunteers across the country to teach disabled veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan how to combat stress — through fly-fishing.
A public relations executive helps wounded warriors find and renovate foreclosed homes – and transforms lives and neighborhoods in the process.
These are two of the seven winners of the 2013 Purpose Prize, awarded by Encore.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people who translate decades of skill and experience into “second acts” that contribute to society’s greater good.
Now in its eighth year, The Purpose Prize is the nation’s only large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for the social good. Created in 2005 by Encore.org, the prize is aimed at those with the passion to make change and the wisdom to know how to do it, showcasing the value of experience and disproving the notion that innovation is solely the province of the young.
Two winners will receive $100,000 each and five winners will receive $25,000 each.
This year’s winners:
* Vicki Thomas, Purple Heart Homes, Weston, Ct.
Thomas rallies communities around wounded soldiers, providing them with adapted foreclosed homes that improve quality of life for veterans and whole communities alike. ($100,000 winner of The Purpose Prize for Future Promise, sponsored by Symetra)
* Ysabel Duron, Latinas Contra Cancer, San Jose, Ca.
Duron taps into her own experience as a cancer survivor to shine a spotlight on cancer for Latino communities across the United States. ($100,000)
* Edwin P. Nicholson, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., Port Tobacco, Md.
Nicholson mentors disabled veterans, healing emotional wounds through the power of relationships and the great outdoors. ($25,000)
* Carol Fennelly, Hope House, Washington, D.C.
Fennelly runs a unique summer camp behind bars that is transforming federal prisoners into involved parents. ($25,000)
* Elizabeth Huttinger, Projet Crevette, Pasadena, Ca.
Huttinger’s project is on a path to eradicate human schistosomiasis, a disease infecting millions of the world’s poorest. ($25,000)
* Reverend Violet Little, The WelcomeChurch, Philadelphia, Pa.
Little is redefining the concept of “church” as she pastors Philadelphia’s homeless in a church without walls. ($25,000)
* Barbara Young, National Domestic Workers Alliance, New York, NY
Young’s rise from immigrant nanny to passionate advocate gives her a powerful voice in the fight for domestic workers’ rights across the United States. ($25,000)
The Purpose Prize winners will be honored on December 5, 2013, at an awards ceremony in Sausalito, Ca. NBC’s Jane Pauley will emcee the event for hundreds of Encore leaders and the Purpose Prize winners.
Twenty-one judges – leaders in business, politics, journalism and the nonprofit sector – chose the seven winners from a pool of more than 1,000 nominees. Judges include Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount; David Bornstein, author and New York Times columnist; Eric Liu, writer and founder of CitizenUniversity; and Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies and the John Templeton Foundation, The Purpose Prize is a program of Encore.org, which aims to engage millions of boomers in encore careers combining personal meaning, continued income and social impact in the second half of life.
This year, Symetra is sponsoring the $100,000 Purpose Prize for Future Promise, which recognizes an individual whose approach for helping society has the potential to grow steadily over the next five years. The company plans to sponsor another Purpose Prize for Future Promise in 2014.
“While Purpose Prize winners are helping to solve a wide range of pressing social problems, they have one thing in common,” said Marc Freedman, CEO and founder of Encore.org and author of The Big Shift (PublicAffairs Books). “They – and millions of others in encore careers – are turning personal passions and decades of experience into invaluable contributions across sectors, continents and generations, often through entrepreneurship.”
Short summaries for all winners follow. Photos are attached. Longer bios and higher resolution photos are available.
Vicki Thomas, Purple Heart Homes, Weston, Ct.
Thomas, winner of this year’s Purpose Prize for Future Promise, sponsored by Symetra, rallies communities around wounded soldiers, providing them with adapted foreclosed homes that improve quality of life for veterans and whole communities alike. Following a 35-year-career as a fundraising and marketing dynamo, she became the director of communications at Purple Heart Homes in 2008 in an effort to provide greater services for veterans who have service-connected disabilities. In just three years, Thomas helped take the fledgling nonprofit to new heights. She has raised millions for Purple Heart Homes in financial contributions and material donations. Revenue shot up 600% in her first year with the startup. She’s developed an innovative program that matches veterans with foreclosed homes donated by banks, then raises the funds to renovate a home for the individual veteran’s needs. It’s a win-win for all generations—and communities too. It helps veterans to grow assets, towns to recoup lost taxes and neighborhoods that have struggled with foreclosures to stabilize.
Ysabel Duron, Latinas Contra Cancer, San Jose, Ca.
Duron is an award-winning journalist with more than 42 years in television broadcasting. She tapped into her own experience as a survivor of Hodgkin’s lymphoma to shine a spotlight on cancer for Latino communities across the United States. To focus on the plight of low-income Latinos fighting the disease, Duron founded Latinas Contra Cancer (Latinas Against Cancer), an organization committed to educating, supporting and providing essential services to low-income Spanish speakers often overlooked by the health care system. Latinas Contra Cancer has offered a range of programs that have taught more than 3,000 men, women and teens about the disease, resulting in more than 300 preventative cancer screenings. The group has provided psychological and social support to over 100 patients per year. However, the call to action Duron answered has had an impact far beyond the Bay Area. Her passionate commitment is helping Latino communities across the U.S. gain access to cancer support, information and treatment. Her great empathy for cancer patients has made her utterly clear on her bigger purpose in the second stage of life.
Edwin P. Nicholson, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., Port Tobacco, Md.
Nicholson mentors disabled veterans, healing the emotional wounds of battle through the power of relationships and the great outdoors. A cancer survivor and war veteran himself, Nicholson was impressed by the fortitude of disabled veterans at the Walter Reed military hospital, where he was treated for prostate cancer in 2005. It spurred him to found Project Healing Waters, a program dedicated to helping disabled soldiers and veterans recover from the trying aftermath of war through the sport of fly-fishing. One-on-one connections have been key to Project Healing Waters’ approach since the beginning. Nicholson knew there were fly-fishing groups and facilities all over the country. His innovation was to convince them to start, manage and lead fly-fishing instruction and outings with veterans through military and Veterans Administration facilities. The quiet bonds forged over fishing lines began to transform lives. Again and again Nicholson heard from family members who said their loved ones had returned from war withdrawn, angry, and difficult to be around. But after fly-fishing with Project Healing Waters, they’ve become happier, more open and engaged. Project Healing Waters works closely with VA Recreational and Occupational therapies to identify those who would most benefit from the program. Many are in wheelchairs or using prosthetics. A few are blind. Participants reflect of full spectrum of disabled veterans and include all ages, genders, ethnicities and disabilities. Nicholson says the impact “goes well beyond the mechanics of fly-fishing.”
Carol Fennelly, Hope House, Washington, D.C.
A lifelong social activist who ran homeless shelters in the District of Columbia for 17 years, Carol Fennelly abandoned her plans to retire in 1998 when she learned that D.C. inmates had been transferred to Youngstown, OH. One woman made 10-hour round-trip drives twice a week to visit her son. Moved to answer a social need, Fennelly thought about opening a hospitality house in Youngstown for family members visiting inmates. She soon learned that while 93% of the federal inmate population is male, in sheer numbers there are more programs for mothers in prison than there are for fathers. She decided she had what it took to change things. “I had spent years organizing, dealing with government, making change happen, and that emboldened me to think I could go into prisons and start all these radical programs,” Fennelly says. So she launched an encore career with Hope House, an innovative organization that helps prison inmates stay in regular contact with their children. In the past 14 years, Hope House has hosted 200 video teleconferences, 18,000 personalized book readings by fathers and 31 week-long summer camps, which allow kids to spend time with their fathers free of the usual restrictions that come with visitor hours and family chaperones. California recently decided to implement the Hope House model in its 33 state prisons. Prisons in Texas, Idaho and New Hampshire may follow. In 2013 Fennelly was honored at the White House as a Champion of Change.
Elizabeth Huttinger, Projet Crevette, Pasadena, Ca.
International public health expert Elizabeth Huttinger spotted a big idea in shrimp, and launched an encore career that could eradicate a disease infecting millions of the world’s poorest. Huttinger’s project – founded in 2006 – is targeting human schistosomiasis, an infectious parasite carried by river snails. Understanding that the population of prawns that eat those snails had precipitously declined, Huttinger, 63, has devoted her encore career to restoring the prawn population in the SenegalRiver Basin. Projet Crevette’s mission is multifaceted: the restoration of the prawn population diminishes the spread of schisto, provides new economic opportunities to afflicted communities and heals families infected by the disease. Today, Projet Crevette is a prawn-farming microenterprise, operated by locals at public watering holes. It has brought social innovation, new microbusinesses, environmental restoration and improved health to communities. Huttinger is confident Projet Crevette will meet its bold goal to fully restore the indigenous prawn population—and improve countless lives in the process.
Violet Little, The WelcomeChurch, Philadelphia, Pa.
Reverend Violet Little is redefining the concept of “church” as she pastors Philadelphia’s homeless in a church without walls. After 14 years as parish pastor trained in psychotherapy, Little left behind her traditional congregation to create a religious refuge for the homeless on the streets of the city, which became the “WelcomeChurch.” The church relies mostly on word of mouth, and services can pop up in a city park or on a sidewalk. No questions are asked, and everyone is welcome. The WelcomeChurch coordinates medical services through local universities, helps people get into rehab or jobs, and offers educational services to the public on the causes of homelessness. Little estimates 40 percent of her congregants have moved off the streets into permanent housing and the WelcomeChurch celebrates each and every one of them, many of whom stay connected with Little through their transition. Little’s congregation has grown to include hundreds of homeless as well as non-homeless volunteers in the EvangelicalLutheranChurch in America.
Barbara Young, National Domestic Workers Alliance, New York, NY
An immigrant from the West Indies who built a meaningful life on meager income, Young’s gritty rise from nanny to passionate advocate gives her a powerful voice in the fight for domestic workers’ rights across the United States. She’s encouraged thousands to stand up for their right to earn a living wage, and counsels and trains others to become leaders themselves. In 2004, Young began building a movement to legislate a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights in New YorkState, which would make overtime, paid time off and rest days mandatory. In 2009, when she heard then Governor David Patterson say on the radio that he’d sign the bill if it made it to his desk, she put on a full court press, becoming the engine behind passage of the law in 2010. The law is the first of its kind in the country, but Young is committed to making sure it isn’t the last. She’s now a key player in the NDWA’s expansion from 11 to 44 affiliated organizations with 15,000 members, up from 5,000 in 2007. Young’s passion for serving her community has only just begun.
Read More About Encore’s Purpose Prize at www.encore.org/prize.
Encore.org is a national nonprofit that promotes the idea that people in their second acts have the talent and experience to solve some of society’s greatest problems.
About The Atlantic Philanthropies
The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. In keeping with the Giving While Living philosophy of founder Charles “Chuck” Feeney, The Atlantic Philanthropies believes in making large investments to capitalize on significant opportunities to solve urgent problems now, so they are less likely to become larger, more entrenched and more expensive challenges later. The Atlantic Philanthropies also seeks to encourage others of significant wealth to engage in major philanthropic pursuits in their lifetime.
About The John Templeton Foundation
The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality, supporting research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love, and free will. We encourage civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians and between such experts and the public at large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and new insights.
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5 Tips for Healthy Aging of the Eyes
September is Healthy Aging Month, making it an ideal time to shed some light on an important issue that impacts millions as we age – our eyesight. With around 1.75 million people in the country having age-related macular degeneration, according to the National Institutes of Health, and another 2.2 million suffering from glaucoma, vision is a crucial issue as we age. The good news is that there are things you can do in order to help your eyes age healthily.
“Healthy eyesight is one of those things that people don’t pay much attention to until there is a problem,” explains Dr. Edward Kondrot, founder of the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center. “Ideally, it’s best to take measures to avoid those problems. Many of the problems people have with their vision as they age can be avoided, and even reversed.”
Regardless of one’s age, it is never too early or too late to do things to maintain healthy eyes. Here are 5 tips for doing just that:
- Be proactive. Those who do nothing to protect their vision may find they have problems as they age. Just like being proactive to have a healthy heart or mind, it is important to make healthy vision a priority. This means purposely including healthy vision measures in your lifestyle.
- Eat healthy foods. Diet plays an important role in maintaining one’s vision. It is important to eat plenty of antioxidant-loaded fruits and vegetables. They are nutritional powerhouses that will help to protect the eyes. Also, it is crucial to opt for organic foods, so that your body does not take in all the harmful chemicals. Those chemicals provide a toxic overload, which impacts the eyes, as well as the rest of the body.
- Stay hydrated. Many people who have eye problems are also dehydrated. Staying hydrated is essential to maintaining good eye health. Start each morning with a full glass of room-temperature water. Drinking things like tea and coffee do not count. Add a little lemon if you prefer, which will also help to flush toxins.
- Watch the shades. Millions of people have taken to wearing sunglasses, but may not be choosing ones that actually protect their eyes. Worse yet, they may choose some that actually weaken them. Dark sunglasses are not necessarily a good choice, as many may believe. When selecting sunglasses be sure to opt for those that block ultraviolet A and B light to really offer your eye protection.
- Reduce eye stress. People stress their eyes in ways that they are not even aware of, such as sleeping in a room that has a night light, or light coming from an alarm clock or another room. Another way people stress their eyes is to watch television in a dark room. Both of these things can provide unnecessary stress that can cause damage over time.
“Healthy aging of the eyes can be done and is being done by millions,” adds Dr. Kondrot. “It comes down to being aware of what will help and harm the eyes and then taking measures to do what will benefit them in the long run.”
Dr. Kondrot is the author of three best-selling books, including “10 Essentials to Save Your Sight” (Advantage Media Group, July 2012), and president of the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrative Medical Association. He has founded the Healing The Eye & Wellness Center, located just north of Tampa, Fla., which offers alternative and homeopathic routes to vision therapies known as the “Kondrot Program.” The program focuses on such conditions as macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye, cataracts, and others. His advanced programs have helped people from around the world restore their vision. The center sits on 50 acres of land and features a 14,000-square-foot state-of-the art complex, an organic ranch, jogging trails, swimming pool, hot tub, and more. For more information, visit the site at www.healingtheeye.com.
About Health The Eye & Wellness Center
The Healing The Eye & Wellness Center is located 30 miles north of Tampa, in Dade City, Fla. Founded by Dr. Edward Kondrot, the Center offers world-class alternative therapies for vision conditions, including color and vision therapy, the treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eye, and more. The center also offers a variety of seminars, webinars, and training sessions for others in the medical community. Dr. Kondrot is the world’s only board-certified ophthalmologist and board-certified homeopathic physician. He is also author of three best-selling books in the field. For more information, visit the site at www.healingtheeye.com.
As we grow older, our bodies undergo many changes. And not all of those changes are good ones. Our bones go weak, our muscles sag and our strength walks out on us. It’s something that we cannot avoid but there is a way to slow down the aging process and that is with exercise. Almost 85 percent of senior citizens fail to exercise regularly even though they know the importance of it. And the reason for that is almost the same as the one younger people have. That being exercise is too tiring, too hard or it takes too long for the results to show. It’s also a problem for older people being at the gym because of the younger people around them. And honestly, we all have our insecurities and when we’re older, being around a lot of younger people doesn’t help out. So, if you’re part of this age group and you want to stay fit, you can start working out at home instead.
The first thing older people need to consider is what exercises they should do. The number one exercise for seniors are cardio exercises. Cardio exercises can help keep the heart healthy. Walking, swimming and bike riding are the recommended exercises for seniors. If you don’t have a pool at home, 2 out of 3 isn’t bad. You can get a treadmill and a stationary bike to get the exercise you need. The next best exercise is strength training with the help of some dumbbells. As we grow older, our muscles grow weaker and they actually shrink. Doing strength exercises can help with preventing this because muscles that are frequently used decline slower. It is critical that before you do any of these exercises that consult your doctor so they could give you a recommendation.
If you’re ready to start working out at home, the next thing to do is to get the equipment you need. Before you get them though, you have to look out for some things. Since seniors are not as strong, the equipment needs to have soft steps or cushions for some equipments such as a treadmill. For dumbbells, you can get those that are made of rubber so it would be safer in case it’s dropped.
Before you start, make sure that you have someone to workout with, if necessary. This person not only ensures that you’re safe, they can also encourage you. It’s just like being in the gym with a trainer except you don’t have to deal with that many people and with that noise which irritates some older people easily making their exercises more uncomfortable. Don’t forget to do some stretching as well as this helps with your flexibility which is also important to keep your joints healthy.
Exercise is good for everyone, young or old. We just have to remember that old saying, no pain, no gain. Go ahead and make a fresh start tomorrow. Don’t be aged, be ageless.
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Have you noticed? Senior citizens aren’t as old as they used to be. At least some aren’t. And that means you cannot market to all seniors in the same way.
Senior buyers come in two varieties. The first are those who are actually suffering from the ravages of age – and are only too happy to tell you all about it. They’ll give you a list of ailments and things they can no longer do, so your job in finding them a home is a bit more straightforward.
You can openly discuss issues like stairways, counter heights, doorway widths, and space to install grab bars in the bathroom. They’ll tell you what they need and want so you can go out and find it for them.
When you’re selling to this group, go preview homes before you take them along.
When people are having a hard time getting around, need a wheelchair or walker, or are just unsteady on their feet, they don’t need to be dragged around looking at all the wrong homes. They won’t appreciate you wasting their energy by showing them homes that are obviously wrong.
So pay careful attention to their needs, and if you eliminate a house they’ve asked about, tell them why. It might be because the bathrooms and bedrooms are on the second floor and the laundry room is in the basement – or perhaps because of steep steps leading to the house. Maybe the garage is too narrow to allow them room to put a wheel chair in and out of the car, or the bathroom door is too narrow for the wheel chair to get through.
Do your homework, tell them the straight facts, and you’ll earn their loyalty.
This segment of the senior population may be focused on living within minutes of a medical facility, and they’ll probably tell you which one.
But what about the second group? What about the ones who are officially senior citizens, but have no intention of acknowledging the fact?
You’d do well not to mention the words “Senior citizen” in their presence.
Instead, find out more about them and their lives. Many are still working, so see if they want to locate near the workplace. After that, inquire about hobbies and other leisure time activities. Your new seniors may be avid golfers, they may want to hit the gym three days a week, they make require fast access to a swimming pool, or perhaps want to locate near a boarding facility where they can keep a horse.
They may even want a home with a bit of pasture so they can take care of that horse themselves.
Don’t assume anything. Some seniors are anxious to leave yard care behind so they can pursue other interests, while others have been waiting for retirement to have time to landscape a yard and grow a huge garden.
Take the time to listen. Listening is important no matter who your client is, but when you’re selling to senior citizens, you need to listen to the subtle hints as well as the open statements.
Remember, in the back of their minds, they’re recognizing the possibility of ill-health in the future. How could they avoid it, with the television and newspapers shouting it at every turn?
They know that the day could be coming soon when they won’t be able to easily navigate those stairways – and they know that a wheel chair could be a part of their future. They may even have a secret fear of living too far from a medical facility.
But many simply do not want to talk about that. So don’t bring it up unless they do.
Selling to seniors isn’t really all that different from selling to anyone else. Your job is to listen and pay attention to what you hear. When you do that with each and every customer and client you’ll be head and shoulders above your competition – because listening is almost a lost art.
Marte Cliff is a Freelance Copywriter and former real estate broker who specializes in writing for real estate and related industries.
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Many senior citizens wouldn’t even consider lifting weights or performing strength training exercises, thinking that’s something for much younger, fitter people to do.
A person is never too old to perform strength training exercises, though. In fact, frequent exercise is the best prescription for independent, active and healthy aging, according to the A.A.R.P., the National Institute on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Studies show that all adults, even seniors, can benefit from as little as 15 minutes a day of moderate cardio exercise. Thirty minutes a day of light to moderate cardio exercise is the optimum level, and the good news is the cardio exercises can be broken up into segments (ie: brisk walk in morning, afternoon swim).
Adults, including seniors, are also recommended to perform strength training exercises two-three times per week.
Although exercise programs for seniors (generally considered people age 50-60 and older) are modified considerably from what younger generations are doing in the gym, senior strength training can help people of any age increase muscle strength, strengthen bones, fight off and-or delay the effects of arthritis, and improve balance and mobility. Regular exercise is also important to help maintain strong heart function and a healthy weight.
Jim Androsik, a physical therapist for Wooster Commuinty Hospital’s HealthPoint Health and Wellness Center in Ohio, has witnessed great benefits from the seniors he’s worked with who have followed a strength and conditioning program.
“Generally, the senior citizens we work with are people 60 years-old and up who are referred to us by a physician,” Androsik said. “Doctors give us some guidelines, such as the frequency and duration a person should exercise for and comments on their health in general.
“We then develop a program for them.”
Exercise programs for seniors can obviously vary greatly depending on age and health, but typically there are basic guidelines Androsik has his seniors follow.
“We generally recommend that a senior perform strength training exercises two to three times a week,” he said. “We look at their needs to determine exactly what exercises they’ll do, such as if they’re experiencing back pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, etc.”
Here’s a basic exercise program for seniors based on Androsik’s advice and other research I’ve conducted. Again, these are general recommendations and seniors should consult with a physician before beginning an exercise program. It would also be highly beneficial for seniors to exercise as part of a group or class, to help with motivation, to make sure they’re using the right techniques and, of course, to enjoy the social aspect of exercising):
Cardio exercise (3-4 times per week)
Tip: Perform low-impact exercises that are easy on your joints. Start very slowly before increasing duration and resistance. Start with 5 minute cardio workouts and slowly progress to 15 minutes or more if you can.
Pick from the following: Treadmill, walk on track, exercise bike, pool workout, yard work, etc.
Weight lifting/strength training (2-3 times per week) Tip: Androsik says it’s important to do high repetitions on exercises with low resistance or weights. Do light stretches before performing strength training exercises. Here’s a sample strength training program a senior might perform:
* Good mornings 1 x 15 (one set of 15 reps) tip: stand straight, slowly bend down to touch toes or reach down as far as comfortable, rise back up and repeat.
* Shoulder rotations 1 x 15 tip: stand straight with arms out parallel to side, rotate shoulders 15 times in each direction. Good warmup exercise.
* Sit Ups – 1 x 15
* Side Bends – 1 x 15
* Squats – 1 x 12-15 tip: Use barbell, machine or without weights. Keep back straight by looking straight ahead at spot on wall, go down as tolerated but no lower than parallel with knees.
* Lunge – 1 x 12-15 tip: hold dumbbells to make harder
* Calf Raise – 1 x 12-15 tip: hold dumbbells to make harder or use machine.
* One Arm Rows – 1 x 12 – 15 tip: balance one knee on bench, other leg on floor. Pull dumbbell up and down with arm on side of body planted on floor. Builds shoulder strength.
* Rotator cuff with band or machine – 1 x 12-15 internal rotation, 1 x 12-15 external rotation. tip: have a doctor or trainer show you how to do these, great for preventing shoulder pain.
* Dumbbell curl – 1 x 12 – 15 tip: do them seated or standing
* Dumbbell bench press – 1 x 12 – 15 tip: do them lying on a bench
* Dumbbell flyes – 1 x 12 – 15 tip: do them lying on a bench
* Triceps extension – 1 x 12 – 15 tip: use machine or dumbbell. This is just a general plan to give seniors some ideas, but it’s best to work with a trainer. Tweak as needed. Remember to use light weights and do high reps.
“Exercise can provide lifelong benefits,” Androsik said. “It can minimize or slow down arthritic changes.”
Basically, exercise can delay the aging process to a large degree in many people and if seniors find a program they enjoy it can actually be fun. What are you waiting for seniors – get back into the gym!
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Hobbies have a mind body connection, they are important activities for senior citizens and are an important part of healthy aging. Active seniors are proof that you can enjoy better health and have fun doing it.
Research studies have shown that leisure time and physical activity promote a healthier lifestyle. Our bodies are meant to be active and move. Many, as they age, tend to become increasingly inactive, preferring to watch TV to help pass the time away. Finding fun activities for senior citizens can change that.
Some good activities for senior citizens
Active seniors are involved and participate in what life has to offer. Hobbies give an individual a reason to get out and share with others. Whether it is painting, building model airplanes or playing cards the benefits of a hobby can be an increase your chances for improved physical, social and emotional well being.
It is important to have regular leisure time physical activity. Anything that promotes moving and being active will benefit you as you age. The health benefits of staying active are a delay or prevention of a chronic disease such as: heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and arthritis. Physical activity also promotes brain fitness. This can help delay or prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Participating in a variety of hobbies helps many cope with the stressors of life. How you react and respond to different situations in life affects your health. Stress and anxiety can lead to poor health. Active seniors are involved and lead a more balanced life.
Hobbies allow active seniors to socialize, find companionship and camaraderie. Making connections with others that have the same interests can often open an individual to new found friendships.
Many individuals that participate in similar hobbies find themselves with other individuals that have similar situations and experiences in life. As we age, we experience losses that affect our emotional health. Active seniors that are involved in hobbies have a pool of other individuals that they can draw emotional support and comfort. There are times when they can also learn from shared experiences. Sharing our feelings with others is a way to connect with others as well as relieve the stress and anxiety we may be feeling.
More Hobbies and the Mind Body Connection: How Active Seniors are Having Fun and Enjoying Better Health …
Hobbies as activities for senior citizens are a way to calm their minds and relax. It is a way to belong, have something to look forward to doing.
For many, their hobbies are a tool that releases stress and helps bring their emotions back into balance again. It is a time when we get an attitude adjustment and feel right with the world again.
Leisure time physical activity is important to healthy aging. Moving our bodies and using our minds affect how we age. The mind body connection benefits of participating in hobbies are improved mental clarity, enhanced immune system, improved self esteem and self confidence.
Hobbies are a way to have fun, enjoy and stay regularly involved in leisure time physical activity. Consistency and regular involvement is the key to maintaining healthy aging.
Having a variety of hobbies during the week can keep an individual busy, interested and involved. Participating in a hobby with a group can be motivating. Knowing that the expectations of others are anticipating your participation in the day’s activity may give one the boost to go when they feel down. Even to know that you have others that depend on you to be there, may give you an extra boost to participate when you don’t feel like it. Feeling a sense of commitment to others, a sense of belonging is important to healthy aging.
Hobbies give many a sense of connection to others, when there are no other connections in an individual’s life. Connections to others, a sense of belonging, a sense of community gives many active seniors the reason to participate in life to their fullest ability.
Hobbies are a way for many to stay physically and mentally stimulated. Trying new things, meeting new people and sharing your knowledge, experience and sometimes your creative side with others can keep an active senior challenged mentally, as well as, physically.
Hobbies are a safe way to get out and meet people with like minded interests. It is a great ice breaker to meeting new people and a way to stay active, no matter how old you get to be.
Any activity that gets an aging senior moving and involved with others is a step towards healthy aging. It is important to get busy and stay active. Take up dancing, gardening; join a walking club or travel.
Hobbies have a mind body connection. Active seniors are having fun and enjoying better health as they regularly participate in things they enjoy. It is never too late to start enjoying yourself now. Take time to find your own activities for senior citizens to help your loved ones and yourselves.
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“Arthritis” does not mean only that someone has stiff, aching joints. Many types of arthritis exist, each with its own symptoms and treatments. Most types are chronic, meaning that they can be a source of discomfort for an extended period of time. Arthritis can afflict joints almost anywhere in the body and may cause changes you can see and feel, including swelling, warmth, and redness in the joints. It can last for a short time but be very painful or continue for a long time with less pronounced results while still damaging the joints.
Arthritis is extremely common in the United States, especially among senior citizens. Still, there are many steps they and those providing care for the elderly can take to relieve the different types of arthritis. The most common types in this population are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in senior citizens and begins when cartilage, the type of tissue that pads joints, begins to wear away. This can eventually cause all the cartilage between bones to wear away, forming painful rubbing of bones against each other. This type of arthritis is most common in the hands, neck, lower back, knees, and hips.
Symptoms of OA can range from stiffness and mild pain that accompanies exercise or bending to severe pain in the joints even in times of physical rest. OA can also cause stiffness during times in which you haven’t used specific joints in a while, like when you’re on a long car ride, but this stiffness usually goes away when you move your joints again. OA can eventually lead to problems moving joints and sometimes to developing a disability if the areas affected are the back, knees, or hips.
Aging is often the greatest risk factor for developing OA. Other factors depend on the area of the body afflicted-for instance, OA in the hands or hips may be caused by genetic factors; OA in the knees may be caused by being overweight; and injuries or overuse of joints in the knees, hips, and hands may lead to OA.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) differs from OA in that it’s an autoimmune disease, meaning that your immune system attacks and damages the lining of a joint as if it were an injury or disease. RA leads to inflammation of the joints, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling, sometimes in multiple joints at once. It may be severe enough to prevent you from moving a certain joint. Senior citizens with RA may often experience fatigue or fever. You can develop RA at any age, and it’s more common in women.
RA can afflict almost any joint in the body and is often symmetrical, meaning that if you have RA in a specific joint on one side of your body, you probably experience RA in the same joint on the other side of your body. RA can damage not only joints, but also the heart, muscles, blood vessels, nervous system, and eyes.
Senior citizens with gout experience the most severe pain relative to many other arthritis patients. An attack begins when uric acid crystals form in the connective tissue or joint spaces, leading to swelling, stiffness, redness, heat, and pain in the joint. Attacks often follow eating foods like shellfish, liver, dried beans, peas, anchovies, or gravy. Drinking alcohol, being overweight, and taking certain medications may worsen the symptoms. In senior citizens, using certain medications to lower blood pressure may also be a risk factor for a gout attack.
Gout is most common in the big toe, but it can occur in other joints such as the ankle, elbow, knee, wrist, hand, or other toes. Swelling may cause discoloration and tenderness due to skin stretching tightly around the joint. If you see a doctor during an attack, he or she may take a sample of fluid from the affected joint.
Other forms of arthritis.
Other forms include psoriatic arthritis in patients who have psoriasis; ankylosing spondylitis, which mainly affects the spine; reactive arthritis, which occurs as a reaction to another illness in the body; and arthritis in the temporomandibular joint, the point at which the jaw attaches to the skull.
Arthritis Symptoms and Warning Signs.
Senior citizens and those providing their elder care should look out for the following symptoms as they may be indications of arthritis:
- lasting joint pain
- swelling in a joint
- stiffness in a joint
- tenderness or pain when touching a joint
- difficulty in using or moving a joint normally
- warmth and redness in a joint
Any of these symptoms lasting longer than two weeks should be addressed by a physician. If you experience a fever, feel physically ill, have a suddenly swollen joint, or have problems using a joint, a doctor should be contacted sooner. You will have to answer questions and go through a physical exam. Before suggesting treatment options, your doctor may want to run lab tests and take X-rays.
Some common treatment options exist even though each type of arthritis is treatedsomewhat differently. Rest, exercise, eating a healthy diet, and becoming educated about the right way to use and protect the joints are key to minimizing the effects of arthritis. Proper shoes and a cane can minimize pain the feet, knees, and hips while walking, and some technology exists for helping open jars or bottles, turn doorknobs more easily, and otherwise improve quality of life in senior citizens with arthritis.
Additionally, some medications can lower the pain and swelling. Acetaminophen (in Tylenol) and some NSAIDs are sold over-the-counter and can ease pain. Other NSAIDs must be prescribed. It is important for senior citizens and those providing their in home care to pay attention to the warnings on both prescribed and over-the-counter drugs and to ask a doctor about how to properly and best use over-the-counter medicine to treat arthritis. The FDA also has information about many medications.
Some treatment options are specialized for individual types of arthritis.
There are medicines to help senior citizens with pain associated with OA, and rest and exercise may ease movement in the joints. Managing weight is also important. If one experiences OA in the knees, a doctor can provide shots in the knee joint, which can help to move it without as much pain. Surgery may also be an option to repair or replace damaged joints in senior citizens.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments.
Treatment can diminish the pain and swelling associated with RA and cause joint damage to slow down or stop. One will feel better overall, and it will be easier to move around. On top of pain and anti-inflammatory medications, a doctor might prescribe DMARDs, which are anti-rheumatic drugs that can slow damage from RA. Corticosteroids, including prednisone, can minimize swelling while waiting for DMARDs to kick in. Additionally, biogenic response modifiers block the damage inflicted by the immune system and help people with mild to moderate RA when other treatments have failed to work properly.
If you’ve gone through a gout attack, talk to a doctor to discuss possible causes and future prevention of attacks. Work together with your doctor and other elder care providers to plan and execute a plan for prevention. Commonly, NSAIDs or corticosteroids are recommended for an acute attack. This treatment diminishes swelling, allowing you to feel better fairly shortly after treatment. Usually, the attack fully stops within a few days. If one has experienced multiple attacks, a doctor may be able to prescribe medication to prevent further attacks.
Exercise can help Arthritis.
In addition to taking the proper medication and allowing your joints to rest, exercise can help senior citizens to stay in shape, maintain strong muscles, and control symptoms of arthritis. Daily exercise like walking or swimming keeps joints moving while lessening pain and strengthening the muscles around joints. Before starting any new exercise program, it is important to discuss options with your physician.
Three types of exercise are the best for senior citizens with arthritis:
- Range-of-motion exercises reduce stiffness, improve flexibility, and keep joints moving. Activities like dancing fit into this category.
- Strengthening exercises strengthen muscles, which improves support and protection to your joints. Weight training fits into this category.
- Aerobic or endurance exercises improve health in the heart and arteries, prevent weight gain, improve how your body works overall, and may decrease swelling in some joints. Riding a bike fits into this category.
Other things to do to manage Arthritis.
On top of exercise and weight control, a number of other methods may help senior citizens ease the pain around joints. Applying heat or cold to joints, soaking in a warm tub, or swimming in a heated pool may help you feel better and move your joints more easily.
Surgery may be an option when damage has become disabling or when other treatment options have not adequately diminished pain. With surgery, joints can be repaired or replaced with artificial ones. Commonly, arthritic knees and hips are replaced.
Many senior citizens with arthritis try treatments that have not been tested or proven to help. Some are harmful, like snake venom, while others are harmless yet unhelpful, like copper bracelets.
Here are a few ways to determine whether a treatment is unproven:
- The remedy is said to work for all types of arthritis and other diseases
- Scientific support is from only one research study
- The label doesn’t include directions or warnings of use
Areas for further research.
Studies suggest that acupuncture could ease OA pain in some senior citizens. Dietary supplements such as glucosamine and chondroitin are also under investigation and may reduce OA pain. More research is needed to determine whether these types of treatments actually work to reduce symptoms and damage to joints.
Talk to your doctor and others involved in your elder care.
Try not to make light of your symptoms by telling yourself that joint pain or stiffness is simply caused by aging normally. Your doctor and other elder care providers can discuss possible treatment options with you to safely minimize your pain and stiffness and prevent more serious joint damage.
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Murrells Inlet, SC–Seasons at Prince Creek West, the active adult lifestyle community that has made its mark as one of the country’s most luxurious locales for active adults 55+, has announced the opening of its grand clubhouse.
Featuring 15,000 square feet, the new facility greets visitors with a breathtaking view of its resort-style outdoor pool. A spacious foyer extends a warm welcome and houses a library and card room. Easily subdivided to host multiple events simultaneously, the grand hall/ballroom features a catering kitchen and dance floor and is outfitted with the latest in audio-visual equipment and lighting. A well-appointed billiards room rounds out the facility and includes large-screen TV’s, pool tables, game tables and a wet bar. Opening onto a covered lanai with an expansive outdoor entertainment area, the clubhouse allows residents to take full advantage of this coastal community’s temperate climate year-round.
Amid much fanfare, the clubhouse recently welcomed its first guests: residents of Seasons at Prince Creek West. Long-time resident, Marge Mugno, praised the developer, Dock Street Communities, for delivering a product that according to Mugno, “is a perfect addition to an already perfect community.”
“The clubhouse was designed to meet the needs of our residents who enjoy a fun and active lifestyle. That’s exactly what Marge and her fellow residents did last week as they kicked up their heels at our inaugural dinner/dance. Our motto, ‘don’t just change your address; change your life’ paints an accurate description of our residents,” said Activities Director, Gail Lewis. “People love the fact that something is always going on.”
Seasons’ latest amenity complements an existing sports park which encompasses more than 30,000 square feet of tennis courts, bocce and shuffle board courts, indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the art fitness center, an outdoor kitchen/fireplace with a seated dining area, and a wilderness trail and dock.
Located within the pristine Prince Creek development in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Seasons is in close proximity to the well-known Tournament Players Club, a five-star golf club operated by the PGA, and within minutes of world class shopping, dining, entertainment venues and medical facilities.
Developed by Dock Street Communities, Seasons at Prince Creek West has an estimated 450 single-story homes that today are enjoyed by approximately 700 residents. Luxury features include large covered and screened porches, natural gas, granite countertops, GE appliance packages, large master suites and spa-inspired baths.
Visitors are always welcome at Seasons. The sales center, located at 125 Sugar Loaf Lane in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tours may be scheduled by calling 843-650-6627.
For more information on the community and its exclusive lifestyle, visit Seasons at Prince Creek West online at: www.seasonsmi.com
About Seasons at Prince Creek West:
Seasons at Prince Creek West is an active adult lifestyle community for individuals 55+. Situated in Murrells Inlet, SC, this gated community twenty miles south of Myrtle Beach, SC features over 30,000 SF of amenities that include a sports park, fitness center, and grand clubhouse. Hiking and bike trails, the Atlantic Ocean and championship golf courses nearby really appeal to the outdoor enthusiast Seasons is served by the nearby Myrtle Beach International Airport.
About the Dock Street Communities:
Dock Street Communities, Inc., founded in 2005 by Sam Burns, is a privately held company specializing in acquisition, finance, development, construction, selling and management of communities including live/work townhomes, single family residential, and 55+ active adult lifestyle communities. Their developments span North and South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.
Photos on the new clubhouse and grand opening, as well as fact sheets on both Seasons at Prince Creek West and Dock Street Communities, are available by clicking on the following link:
•Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening (l-r) Dennis Ouellette, Project Manager Dock Street Communities; Scott Trembley, Vice President of Sales Dock Street Communities; George Kieft, Resident and HOA Board Member; and Gail Lewis, Activities Director, Seasons at Prince Creek West
•Clubhouse, Covered Lanai
•Residents & Guests Welcome the New Clubhouse
•Fact Sheets: Dock Street Communities and Seasons at Prince Creek West
Jump at your chance to secure the lowest rates of the year at this distinctive boutique hotel and luxury villa collection poised on Negril’s dramatically scenic, seaside cliffs and its famed Seven Mile Beach
Negril, Jamaica – Plan a summer escape and enjoy the lowest rates of the year at Negril’s exclusive Moon Dance Resorts, a boutique hotel and luxury villa collection poised on ruggedly scenic oceanfront cliffs and a private stretch of one of the world’s top-rated beaches. Reduced off-season pricing for an idyllic Moon Dance escape starts at just $195 per night from April 7 through December 20, 2013.
Moon Dance offers two distinctive resorts in beautiful Negril, Jamaica. Moon Dance Cliffs resort features spectacular oceanview accommodations, luxurious amenities and a secluded, unique setting on the picturesque cliffs of Negril at Jamaica’s westernmost edge. Its sister property, the acclaimed Moon Dance Villas resort, is located up the coast on a private stretch of famed Seven Mile Beach–consistently rated one of the top 10 beaches in the world.
Moon Dance Cliffs is an ideal destination for both couples and families, offering spacious and luxurious accommodations that let you spread out, relax and enjoy your tropical home away from home. These include 480- to 1,200 square-foot rooms and suites, along with 1-, 4- and 5-bedroom private, poolside villas. All the villas have private garden Jacuzzis and fully-stocked wet bars and some also feature full-size pool tables in the living rooms. Soak up some sun and gaze out to sea, wade into the resort’s oversized designer swimming pool–complete with a waterfall, island bridges, massage hut, hammocks and a swim-up bar —or relax with some seaside yoga. Experience the gentle thrill of jumping from the resort’s lifeguard-attended cliffs and splashing into the warm Caribbean waters below. Other onsite amenities include the full-service Kalama spa and salon, with three treatments rooms – one created just for couples – as well as a unique seaside rock cove for outdoor massages, an infinity hydrotherapy spa and infrared sauna. Moon Dance Cliffs also features delectable cuisine at Annie’s restaurant as well as a more casual sports bar and game area. All-inclusive dining options are available, as are some of Negril’s best restaurants just a short walk away.
Just 15 minutes up the coast, Negril’s strikingly, white sand beach is home to Moon Dance Villas, Jamaica’s premiere villa resort. Situated on its own private, pristine stretch of 7-Mile Beach, Moon Dance Villas feature luxurious one- to five- bedroom beachfront villas, ranging in size from 1,500- to 5,500-square-feet, that are all separated by lush, tropical gardens. Private pools and jacuzzis for each of the villas are sprinkled throughout the property, offering cool retreats from the hot Caribbean sun. Each villa has its own attentive, highly-trained staff—a gourmet chef, personal bartender, and housekeeper—who attend to your every need, ensuring your stay at Moon Dance Villas is a relaxing, unforgettable escape from the everyday.
In addition to their onsite amenities and activities, both Moon Dance Cliffs and Moon Dance Villa resorts offer easy access to some of the Caribbean’s best fun in the sun. Nearby outings and excursions include golf, tennis, horseback riding, river rafting, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, diving, ziplining, and much more.
For more information about Moon Dance Villas and Moon Dance Cliffs, visit http://www.moondanceresorts.com or call 1-800-621-1120.
About Moon Dance Resorts
With two beautiful locations in Negril, Jamaica, Moon Dance Resorts offer something for everybody. From fully staffed, luxury, beachfront villas at Moon Dance Villas to the modern Moon Dance Cliffs boutique hotel and villa resort on the dramatic cliffs, both are perfect island getaways. In the over 25 years we have been in business in Negril, we have welcomed innumerable guests, planned hundreds of weddings, and introduced many people to the beautiful island of Jamaica and its wonderful people. At both Moon Dance Villas and Moon Dance Cliffs we strive to provide the best service in Jamaica. Our friendly, amenable staff is there throughout your stay, ensuring your comfort and taking special care to make your stay at Moon Dance absolutely unforgettable.
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Enjoy the lowest rates of the year–plus bonus early-bird savings when you book by February 28–at this luxurious, beachfront boutique resort on sunny Saint Lucia
St. Lucia, West Indies — What are you waiting for? Plan your escape to the Caribbean’s most beautiful island during its most festive season and enjoy the lowest rates of the year beginning April 14 at luxurious Calabash Cove Resort & Spa. Plus, when you book your stay at this beachfront boutique resort on stunning Saint Lucia by February 28 for travel through August 31, receive bonus savings of an additional 10% off rates!
Tucked away on gently sloping, tropical beachfront on the northwest coast of the island, Calabash Cove is offering reduced seasonal rates starting at $405/night, depending on accommodations and meal plan selected. Choose from the European Plan (EP), featuring a daily island breakfast buffet, or the Luxury Gourmet Plan (LGP), an all-inclusive option that includes all meals and beverages throughout your stay. All accommodations feature unparalleled views of the sea from your private balcony or porch. Choose from the following:
• Water’s Edge Cottages – Each of the nine handcrafted teak and mahogany Water’s Edge Cottages on the beach is replete with private plunge pool for late night dips, outdoor rain shower for tropical sensations, private Jacuzzi for sipping Champagne the right way, and a lazy patio hammock surrounded by tropical flora oft visited by the island’s hummingbirds. These luxurious hideaways offer unparalleled views of the bay with the majestic Pitons in the distance and exquisite Caribbean sunsets. When night and stars steal across the sky, curl up in the spacious living area as sea breezes drift gently through.
• Swim-Up Junior Suites – These unique, 620-square-foot junior suites offer luxury and comfort, including private Jacuzzis – and are located just steps from Sweetwaters, the oversized, infinity-edge pool, offering unrestricted and private access directly from the patio of your room. Swim across to the bar and watch the sunset while you enjoy one of the resort’s signature cocktails, or take a romantic midnight swim.
• Sunset Ocean View Junior Suites – Combining contemporary luxury with stunning ocean views, these junior suites feature private, furnished balconies, Jacuzzis, spacious living areas and luxury baths. Enjoy a view of Mount Gimie, the island’s tallest peak in the distance during the day, and the sparkling lights of Castries, the island’s capital, at night.
Calabash Cove is home to the full-service Ti Spa, which overlooks the oversized Sweetwaters infinity pool poised at bay’s edge and the wide expanse of the beach. Revitalizing treatments combine European technique with St. Lucia’s rich tradition of plant- and fruit-based curatives. Calabash Cove’s own Windsong Restaurant seasonally inspired dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. Unobstructed views across the Caribbean Sea enhance the menu’s sensory delights. Complimenting Windsong’s elegant milieu is the convivial C-bar, which serves international cocktails and fine wines from the Calabash Cove Cellars amid lively island music.
In addition to its stunning natural beauty, St. Lucia’s allure also comes from its broad array of exhilarating recreation and entertainment. From April 30 to May 12, for example, the cool sounds of live jazz, R&B and reggae and other international music mingle with sultry ocean breezes during the internationally renowned Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. From May 26 through July 16, meanwhile, the island features a colorful collage of Saint Lucian culture during the annual St. Lucia Carnival celebration. Guests who prefer more active adventures will not be disappointed. Whether its hiking the island’s iconic Pitons, side-by-side volcanic peaks, or sailing on an authentic pirate’s galleon, soaking in hot springs, cooling off under a waterfall, zip-lining through a rainforest canopy, exploring a working cocoa plantation, and shopping in a quaint fishing village, St. Lucia has something to offer everyone. Calabash Cove will help to transform guests’ dreams into reality with full concierge service for those who wish to explore the island.
For more information or to make reservations at Calabash Cove Resort & Spa, visit www.CalabashCove.com, call 1-800-917-COVE (2683), or contact your preferred travel agent or e-mail email@example.com or Tammy@LMPInternational.com. Calabash Cove can also be booked through leading tour operators, including Travel Impressions, Vacation Express and the Mark Travel Company.
A leading showcase for the most powerful corporate social responsibility and green campaigns has named MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) a finalist for its annual awards program in the category of Overall Leader in CSR Practices – more than 10,000 employees.
MGM Resorts is the only company in the gaming industry and the only company headquartered in Nevada to be named a finalist for PR News’ CSR Awards. Other finalists in its award category include Coca-Cola Enterprises, Disney and UPS. The winner will be named at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on February 11, 2013.
“We count it a true honor to be named a finalist for this PR News’ CSR Award and recognized among other great leaders in corporate social responsibility,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “We earnestly believe that the health of our company is directly linked to the welfare of the communities in which we operate and so, as Nevada’s largest private employer, we make it a business imperative to be a leader in all forms of corporate social responsibility.”
Finalists for the PR News’ CSR Awards were chosen by an expert panel that evaluated entries submitted by organizations participating in the award competition. The judging criterion included: creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes. Furthermore, organizations were judged according to the alignment of their strategic objectives with their end goals and proven success.
Since the company’s founding, MGM Resorts has shown a powerful commitment to the fundamental principle of social responsibility. The three major initiatives comprising MGM Resorts’ social responsibility efforts are: Diversity & Inclusion, Philanthropy & Community Engagement, and Environmental Sustainability. Program highlights include:
Diversity & Inclusion
• MGM Resorts was the first company in the gaming and hospitality industry to voluntarily adopt a formal diversity and inclusion policy.
• MGM Resorts has increased and maintained the overall representation of women (more than 40%) and minorities (more than 30%) in the diversity profile of our management team for more than half of the past decade.
• Since 2001, through its Supplier and Construction Diversity programs, MGM Resorts has spent a cumulative total of nearly $3 billion with MWDBE suppliers and contractors (i.e., minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises).
Philanthropy & Community Engagement
• Since its founding in 2002 to 2012, the employee-driven MGM Resorts Foundation has donated almost $50 million to nonprofit organizations for the betterment of American communities.
• In 2011, the corporate giving program contributed to a combined total of more than 500 nonprofit agencies in Nevada, Michigan and Mississippi.
• MGM Resorts’ donation in 2012 of more than 189 tons of canned food to Three Square, the leading Las Vegas food bank, earned the distinction of the largest single company donation in the nonprofit organization’s history for the third year in a row.
• In 2012, MGM Resorts employees logged more than 113,000 volunteer hours and helped more than 850 charitable organizations meet community needs.
• At more than 18M sf, CityCenter is the largest LEED® Gold certified development in the world.
• MGM Resorts has reduced electricity consumption by 120 million kWh per year, enough to power 10,450 homes each year.
• The company has increased its recycling rate by more than 420% in four years, achieving nearly 40% diversion in 2011.
• MGM Resorts has reduced water usage by 500 million gallons per year, enough to fill more than 750 Olympic-size swimming pools.
• An unprecedented 15 company resorts have achieved the prestigious Green Key rating for environmental conservation from the largest sustainable operations certification body in the world, Green Key Global.
For more information about MGM Resorts International’s commitment to social responsibility, please visit: http://www.mgmresorts.com/offers/2012/07_annualcorporatesocialresponsibilityreport/index.html.
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA resort and casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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The Las Vegas Silver Statesmen Hold First Meeting
The Silver Statesmen Barbershop Chorus met on Thursday, January 3rd, for its inaugural meeting as a new chorus. It was attended by over 60 men whose professed hobby is barbershop singing.
This new chorus brings a wealth of experience from many years of barbershop in the Las Vegas Valley. Combining the two previous choruses, the Gamble-Aires, which has been in existence since 1960, and the City of Lights, which was established in 1998, the Silver Statesmen comes out of the gate with a full roster of talented singers.
The new chorus has announced the election of their first president, Steve Salmon. Steve was the director of the City of Lights chorus and enjoys the fact that two of his sons are also members of the Silver Statesmen. Referring to the first meeting of the chorus, President Salmon stated, “Tonight was an exciting night. What a super way to start out the new year. With over 60 men committed to singing their best, this will be a great year for Barbershop Harmony. We would love to double our membership in the next 12 months. Those who love to sing should definitely come to a rehearsal.”
On Saturday, January 5th, the Silver Statesmen held the annual Installation and Awards Banquet to announce the board members for 2013 and to honor the men who were instrumental this past year in furthering the goals of the Barbershop Harmony Society within their respective chapters.
The Silver Statesmen Chorus invites men of all ages to join. The chorus rehearses at 7 p.m., each Thursday, at the Christ the King Catholic Community Church, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89118.
For more information, visit www.silverstatesmen.com.
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January 7, 2013
City of Lights and Gamble-Aires Have Officially Merged To Unite Men’s Barbershop Singing in Southern Nevada
Las Vegas¡¦ Gamble-Aires and City of Lights barbershop choruses have joined hands in a merger that creates a new, enlarged choral dimension for this unique American musi-cal art form in Southern Nevada.
The union, which has been approved by the parent Barbershop Harmony Society¡¦s (BHS) Far Western District (FWD), could create an 80-man chorus of all ages. Effective date of the merger is Jan. 1, 2013.
¡§The merger brings more than 65 combined years of the two chorus¡¦ rich barbershop experience to the Valley¡¦s performing Musical Arts Community,¡¨ said Gamble-Aires Pres-ident Larry Litchfield.
¡§Our plans are to expand our unique barbershop sound and grow our fan base through-out the Valley. In addition, the joining of the two chapters will enhance our mission of en-couraging barbershop singing as an educational tool for our local schools.¡¨
The City of Lights¡¦ Las Vegas Metro Chapter was chartered by the BHS in 1998, un-der sponsorship of the Las Vegas Chapter.
The Las Vegas Chapter — home of its Gamble-Aires, Nevada¡¦s original barbershop chorus — was chartered in 1960 by the then Society for the Preservation and Encourage-ment of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. — now the BHS.
The two separate chorus names will be retained until year end, when a new name for the combined chorus will be announced.
“The City of Lights Chorus is proud to be a part of this effort to strengthen barbershop singing in Southern Nevada,¡¨ said Martin Judd, president of the Las Vegas Metro Chapter.
¡§By uniting our two chapters into one new and larger organization, we hope to signifi-cantly increase the exposure of our unique singing style to a broader segment of Southern Nevada. We will create the opportunity to present even bigger and better shows and other performances to Valley residents. The two choruses sang together at the Gamble-Aires¡¦ 50th anniversary celebration in May, 2010 and the sound was enthusiastically applauded by the large audience. This is an opportunity to make that sound permanent.”
OVER A HALF-CENTURY OF BARBERSHOP HARMONY
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October 22, 2012
The following members of both current Chapters were elected to the new Board of the merged chapter, they are: Steve Salmon, President; Larry Litchfield, Immediate Past President; Ivan Lambert, Secretary; Wes White, Treasurer; Albert Weiss, Music VP; Dennis Johnson, Membership VP; Fred Green, PR/Marketing VP; Larry Peckhart, Pro-gram VP; Ross Marty, Chorus Manager; and Bill Lusk and Randy Preston, Members-at-Large. They will assume office on Jan. 1, 2013.
Barbershop harmony is a musical genre that originated in the early 1900s during the Tin Pan Alley era with vaudeville and minstrel singers. Barbershop today ¡V with its ex-panding popularity (for some men it¡¦s a devoutly intense musical passion) ¡V is regarded as a vibrant and original ¡¥USofA¡¦ art form of distinctive a cappella vocal harmony and chord-ringing overtones. Currently, there are more than 600 BHS chapters nationwide with a membership of more than 25,000.
The Gamble-Aires chorus meets at 7 p.m. on Thursdays in the Good Samaritan Lu-theran Church, 8425 W. Windmill, east of S. Durango Drive, and south of the 215 Belt-way (in the 89113 zip code).
The City of Lights chorus meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Bright Angel Church of Christ, 8570 Bright Angel Way, north of Ann Road and west of Durango (in the 89149 area code).
Both chapters are 501(c)(3) educational, tax exempt nonprofit organizations. This nonprofit designation will be carried over to the new consolidated chapter.
The combined chorus will meet at the Gamble-Aires¡¦ location on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Guests are always welcome!
For more information about either chapter, visit www.cityoflightschorus.com or www.gambleaires.com.
Worldwide: Rates of vitamin D insufficiency are higher among women than men with older women being at most risk for developing osteoporosis.
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has launched an interactive global map of vitamin D status, which presents a snapshot of vitamin D levels worldwide. The map and accompanying publication1 confirm that vitamin D insufficiency is a major public health issue in both the developing and industrialized world, with more than one third of all the populations studied, showing insufficient levels of vitamin D2.
Osteoporosis is a serious chronic disease which affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Vitamin D improves bone mineral density, which lowers risk of fracture, while also improving muscle strength, balance, and leg function which decreases the risk of falling and sustaining a fracture in the first place. As a consequence, vitamin D insufficiency has been linked to a higher risk of osteoporotic fractures. Studies show that adequate vitamin D intake can reduce the risk of falls and fractures by around 30 percent3.
Additional key findings include:
„h Older people are especially at risk for vitamin D insufficiency, including older women who are a risk group for osteoporosis, and those living indoors in institutionalized care;
„h Overall, insufficient vitamin D levels were detected in more than one third of the study population4;
„h Vitamin D insufficiency affects both the developing world and industrialized world;
„h The main source of vitamin D is sunlight, but even in sunny countries, vitamin D levels are generally low and below recommended levels (taking India as example: a sunny country; yet, with low vitamin D status);
„h It is estimated that 50-70 percent of the European adult population have insufficient levels of vitamin D.
1 A Global Representation of Vitamin D status in healthy populations, Wahl et al. Archives of Osteoporosis, August 2012
2 Understood as mean 25 (OH)D values below 50 nmol/l
3 A pooled analysis of vitamin D dose requirements for fracture prevention. Bischoff-Ferrari HA et al New England Journal of Medicine. 2012.
4 Blood levels below 50 nmol/l considered as insufficient
In the U.S., approximately 30 percent of the study population had sub-optimal vitamin D levels, rising to around 70 percent among participants with darker skin color, highlighting skin color as a risk factor for vitamin D insufficiency. Overall the U.S. vitamin D status was significantly higher compared to other regions, which may in part, be attributable to the routine fortification of foods with vitamin D (such as milk, juice and cereals).
The map has also created a very clear picture as to where the vitamin D insufficiency knowledge gaps exist and where further research is required. Dr. Eggersdorfer added, ¡§There is far too little data available, for example, in relation to adolescents and young people, and across the developing world in general. These maps are an important starting point, but it is essential that research continues to better understand the scale of vitamin D insufficiency.¡¨
DSM joins IOF in calling on healthcare policymakers to raise awareness of vitamin D insufficiency and to take action to ensure intake of recommended vitamin D levels, including through safe and effective measures such as food fortification, access to proper supplements and better consumer education.
Additional country findings include:
„h In Germany 57 percent of men and 58 percent of women had vitamin D status below recommended levels, rising to 75 percent among 65-79 year olds
„h U.K. studies focused on older people reveal that nearly two thirds of women (57 percent), and half of men (49 percent) are not getting enough vitamin D
„h In the Netherlands, around half of all study participants had sub-optimal vitamin D levels
„h The Middle East revealed lower vitamin D status compared to Europe which could result from cultural factors such as clothing and lifestyle
„h Asia showed a widespread insufficient vitamin D status across different countries, with a few exceptions (vitamin D status was ranked desirable in Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam)
„h Most regions offer some data, however no information was available for Central America, South America (except Brazil) and much of Africa
„h The most striking data gaps were found in children and adolescents
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City Of Las Vegas November 2012
Recreation, Adaptive Recreation & Community Special Events
All activities are subject to change. For links to facilities, programs, classes and activities in the current Beyond the Neon guide, go online to www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Find/recreation.htm. Most activities require advance registration. Register today to build your healthy lifestyle! Most facilities are closed Nov. 12, 22 and 23 for holiday observance.
“Souper” Family Swim Day (all ages)
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: One can of soup or other canned goods If you bring more than one item, you will receive an additional one-day pass to use any day during open swim.
Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road, (702) 229-6309.
No school — come to the pool! Canned goods will be donated to a local food bank. Regular fees apply without donation.
E! Club (ages 6-13)
Friday, Nov. 16, 6 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $25 per child.
East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., (702) 229-1515.
Parents can enjoy a night on the town while children enjoy a fun evening of activities.
Ward 4 Free Holiday Movie in the Park (all ages)
Friday, Nov. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Police Memorial Park, 3250 Metro Academy Way.
Enjoy the family movie, “The Grinch,” featuring Jim Carrey, as well as free holiday crafts, hot chocolate, candy canes, popcorn and cookies, while supplies last. Get your picture taken with the Grinch for free.
Please dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on; movie will be outside on the grass.
Adaptive Cycle Club (all ages)
Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 to 11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: $2 per person.
Wayne Bunker Family Park, 7351 W. Alexander Road, at Tenaya Way.
Call (702) 229-4796 to reserve your spot in the early or late session. Adaptive cycles provided.
Project D.I.R.T. Tent Camping (ages 22+ with developmental disabilities)
Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 10-11, 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. Advance registration required.
Cost: $30 per person.
Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9200 Tule Springs Road, (702) 229-8100.
Meet at Floyd Lamb Park to enjoy tent camping, hiking and fishing. Call (702) 229-4796 for registration and information. Cost includes meals and tent. Bring your own sleeping bag.
Paralympic Sport Free Activity Nights (kindergarten-grade 12)
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5 to 8 p.m.
Rancho High School, 1900 Searles Ave.
Register at main school entrance. Call (702) 229-4796 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information and locations.
Leisure Connection (ages 22+ with developmental disabilities)
Leisure Connection is a social group. Community outings are planned each month to assist high-functioning adults with social skills and independence in the community. Activities include bowling, movies, lunch/dinner outings, sports events and leisure education classes. Call (702) 229-5177 to be placed on the activity schedule mailing list or e-mail email@example.com.
New A.G.E. (ages 22+ with developmental disabilities)
Monday-Friday, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Closed staff development days and holidays.
Cost: $21 for 1-3 days; $28 for 4 days; $35 for 5 days each week.
Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, (702) 229-1702.
Call (702) 229-5177 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for registration packet and more information. The program offers a variety of activities and special events that promote individuality, self-esteem and independence.
Lorenzi Adaptive Recreation Program (ages 7-21 with disabilities)
Monday-Friday, 1 to 6 p.m. Closed Nov. 6, 12, 22-23.
Cost: $27 for 1-3 days; $36 for 4 days; $45 for 5 days, per person.
East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., (702) 229-1515.
Participants will enjoy a new recreation experience every week, community outings, sports, games, arts and crafts, swimming, movies, friends, and all around fun. Contact Andrea Anzalone at 229-4903 or 229-6358 for information and to register.
Wheelchair Athletes Open Gym (high school-adult)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., excluding Nov. 22.
Fee: $2 per practice.
Fremont Middle School Gymnasium, 1100 E. Saint Louis Ave.
Call (702) 229-4796 for additional information.
Wheelchair Basketball Practice (high school-adult)
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. No practice Nov. 22.
Fee: $20 per person.
Fremont Middle School Gymnasium, 1100 E. Saint Louis Ave.
Call (702) 229-4796 for additional information.
Quad Rugby Team Practice (high school-adult)
Fridays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. No practice Nov. 23.
Fee: $20 monthly
Chuck Minker Sports Complex, 275 N. Mojave Rd.
Call (702) 229-4796 for additional information.
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Quick reflexes will be front and center as the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department hosts its 7th Annual Senior Warm-up Open Table Tennis Tournament 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3-4 at Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris St. Participation is open to players ages 45+.
Entry is $15 per player, per event: singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Entry packets and online registration are available at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity code 624106-48 for singles, 624106-49 for doubles, and 624106-50 for mixed doubles) or in person at Valley View Recreation Center by Oct. 1. Entries may be accepted after Oct. 1 pending space availability. Registration is not accepted at the event.
The tournament format is round robin, with two players from each round advancing to the single elimination stage. Medals will be awarded based on the number of entries. All USTA Table Tennis rules apply, and proper dress code is expected.
“Table tennis is a sport of intense concentration, quick reflexes, and outstanding hand/eye coordination,” said JoAnn Nesti, Recreation program coordinator, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “This tournament typically attracts some of the finest players in the Las Vegas Valley who appreciate a great match and strong competition.”
For additional information, call 267-4060.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), one senior center, 11 pools, 54 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 66 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.
HealthCare Partners Nevada is a network of more than 200 primary care physicians and more than 1,300 specialists. With medical clinics and specialty care affiliates throughout Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Pahrump, HealthCare Partners Nevada (HCPNV) is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to all our patients.
Through our total care model, HealthCare Partners provides patient centered comprehensive primary care, specialty, and urgent care services. Founded in 1996, HealthCare Partners Nevada is an affiliate of HealthCare Partners LLC with offices in California, Florida and Nevada.
At HealthCare Partners we approach your health with Total Care. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality care to all our patients. We do this by offering you complete access to our services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also accommodate same-day appointments.
Our health care providers are ready and able to offer expert care when you need it most. While our mission is to deliver the best possible care for our patients, our promise is to provide the personal attention you deserve. It is our pleasure to ensure your individual healthcare needs are met.
When you choose HealthCare Partners, you are choosing to manage your health through what we call our Total Care Model. Total care means that you are actively involved with a team of healthcare professionals lead by your primary care physician who is responsible for coordinating your care and ensuring the best outcome possible for your medical needs.
HealthCare Partners is continually adding medical specialties to our team of healthcare professionals, including cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, internal medicine, pediatrics, and podiatry.
Cardiologists are doctors with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
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- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair
- Atrial Fibrillation Management
- Cardiac Catheterization /Angiography
- Cardiovascular Disease Management
- Carotid Ultrasonography
- Catheter Ablation (CA)
- Cholesterol Management And Testing
- Coagulation Monitoring
- Coronary Angioplasty/Stenting
- Doppler Ultrasound
- Echocardiography (Echo)
- Electrophysiological Studies (EPS)
- Gated Blood Pooling Imaging
- Heart Rhythm Management
- Holter/Event Monitoring
- Implantable Cardioverter /Defribrillator (ICD)
- Laser Lead Extractions
- Nuclear Cardiac Imaging
- Patent Foramen Ovale Repair (PFO)
- Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Rotational Atherectomy (PCTRA)
- Peripheral Vascular Disease Management And Testing
- Peripheral Vascular Interventions
- Permanent Pacemaker Implantation
- Stress Testing
- Structural Heart Disease
- T-Wave Alternans
- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Transesophageal Echocardiography
- Ventricular Septal Defect Repair (VSD)
- Women And Heart Disease
Endocrinologists are doctors that focus on the medical aspects of hormones and their associated diseases and conditions. Endocrine disorders may include: cholesterol disorders, coronary artery disease, diabetes, hormone replacement therapy, hypertension, hypoglycemia, obesity, osteoporosis, reproductive medicine and thyroid disorders.
Dermatologists are doctors that specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the skin, hair and nails.
Internal medicine specialists are doctors that focus on adult medicine and have had special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. Internists are sometimes referred to as the “doctor’s doctor”, because they are often called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems.
Pediatricians are doctors that focus on babies, children, adolescents, and young adults from birth to age 21. Pediatricians manage the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their patients in every stage of development.
Podiatrists are doctors that diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg.
Are you an older adult on a fixed income looking for brand new, affordable, quality housing?
- One and Two bedrooms floor plans with open layouts
- Washers and dryer in units
- Ceiling Fans
- Individually-controlled heat and air conditioning
- Fitness room
- Billiard & Theater Room
- Multiple elevators
- Transportation to Heritage Park Aquatic and Senior Center
El Paseo is a brand new, beautiful senior community for individuals who are 55 or better.
El Paseo Senior community is conveniently located near the breath-taking Bosque.
- Washer & dryer included
- Elevators in all buildings
- Controlled-access gates
- Mountain & valley views
- Sparkling pool & year-round spa
- Pets welcome
- Covered parking available
- Patio or balcony in select units
- Community center with planned social activities
- Library room with fireplace
- Access to river trails
- Convenient access to bus line & Railrunner Access
- Air Conditioning
- Cable or Satellite
- Ceiling Fan
- Garbage Disposal
- Internet Access
- Patio or Balcony
- Walk In Closets
- Washer Dryer In Unit
- Water Sewer and Trash
- Window Covering
Apartments in Community: 166
Pets no larger than 12″ or heavier than 25 lbs. welcome. $200 pet deposit. Please call for details.
Excellent 55+ Las Vegas Senior Apartments
Country Club at Valley View Senior Apartments
300 Promenade Boulevard, Las Vegas NV 89107
1400 S Valley View, Las Vegas NV 89102
Call: (877) 900-1482
Go beyond traditional senior apartment living and step into the visionary lifestyle of Country Club at the Meadows in Las Vegas. Here you will discover an elegant, yet fun-filled senior community exclusively designed for the active adult 55 years and older.
Imagine living in a beautiful environment without anything to disturb your perfect day. Whether it is quiet relaxation you seek, or an engaging variety of activities, Country Club at the Meadows offers you both.
Our unique community is exclusive and private with a 24-hour guard gate and you will love the lush mature and well-manicured lawns. If you enjoy the outdoor setting, our gazebo and barbeque areas are a great place to spend some time relaxing or socializing with friends and family.
Country Club at the Meadows has an on-site activity director planning a variety of events and activities to help you stay healthy, relax, make friends or cultivate new and old hobbies.
The Las Vegas Senior Apartment Amenities You’re Looking For
We offer a wide variety of amenities for you to enjoy, no matter your interests or hobbies. Our beautiful resident clubhouse has billiards, a Wii game area, cards, bingo, resident computer center, and hosted events to include lunch, breakfast, and dinners with live entertainment. From craft room to fitness center, we have something for every Las Vegas senior looking for the right apartment home.
If you are a person on the go, you may choose an outing to shop, dine, or enjoy some entertainment at one of our local casinos via our shuttle van. We also offer free shuttle van assistance for shopping, banks, and many other services.
For the outdoor lovers, you can enjoy an early morning swim in our spacious heated pool and spa or if you prefer, play some shuffleboard or just hang out with some of your friends on the sundeck enjoying complimentary beverages. For the golf lovers we have a well-manicured putting green on the community grounds. If you want to be pampered you may choose to spend some time at our on-site beauty salon.
Meadows offers three great floor plans and all of our apartment homes are bright and airy, featuring double-wide windows, and private storage for each home. The floor plans are spacious and will accommodate any furniture arrangement. The bedrooms are nicely laid out with a spectacular master bathroom.
Call today to see how our courteous and friendly staff can help you find the right apartment home for you. If you enjoy comfort, convenience and exceptional customer service, then you will want to make the Country Clubs your new home!
Country Club at the Meadows is a pleasure all its own!
Country Club at the Meadows is managed by Gaines Investment Trust, which has been family-owned and operated since 1966. Our priority has always been to provide our residents with the highest quality Las Vegas senior rentals at the most affordable price. Our staff is dedicated to continuing that reputation and we are always looking for new ways to enhance the experience of our residents. Call today and let us help you find your new home.
- Community Clubhouse
- Full-Time Activities Director
- Planned Activities
- On-Site Shuttle Bus
- Gazebos with BBQs
- Craft Room
- Putting Green
- Billiards amp&; Cards/
- Cable & DSL Options
- Scenic Views
- Lush, Mature Landscaping
- 15 Min. to the Vegas Strip
- 24HR Guarded Gate
- Heated Pool & Spa
- Courteous, Friendly Staff
- 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance
- 55 & Older Age Restriction
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Covered Parking
- Handicap Accessible
- Indoor Heated Spa
- 365/ 24/7 Heated Pool Access
- Grassy Courtyard Areas
- Frost-Free Refrigerator
- Dishwasher & Disposal
- Linen Storage
- Private Storage
- Laundry Facility & W/D Connections
- Casino Bus Service
- Fitness Center
- On-Site Beauty Salon
- Business Center
- Corporate Housing Available
- Public Transportation Available
- Guest Suite Available
- Coffee Bar
Your kids are out of the home. You are fully retired, or perhaps working somewhere a few hours a week just so you can keep yourself busy. You want to travel, or at least have that option. That home maintenance you used to relish? Not so much anymore. For many people, the senior years mark a time of changes. Many want to simplify things so they can focus on the good things in life.
That is why many active senior citizens decide to live in lofts or condos.
In many cases, there are buildings specifically for seniors. Or if they are not meant just for seniors, many have senior-dominated resident populations. A good real estate agent will be able to point you in the right direction. Of course, some seniors have no interest in living only with other seniors and may want to live in a downtown-type condo that generally would cater to a younger crowd.
So why might active senior citizens choose to live in a loft or condo? There are a few reasons:
If you choose a building that is home to many other seniors, there very well may be organized activities that cater to seniors. Those include activities like book clubs, card games and movies. There also may be designated social spots and times.
Maintaining their physical health is important to many active seniors. The fitness rooms and pools that are relatively common features at many condo buildings makes doing so easy. Plus, outside of your association fee, which covers such amenities, there is no membership fee that you would pay to join a gym.
Perhaps the top reason seniors choose condos or lofts is because of the reduced maintenance. There is no lawn to mow or driveway to shovel. There is no need to worry whether the bushes need trimming, or the house needs painting. The association takes care of all such maintenance, giving seniors more time to focus on enjoying life. In addition, many seniors choose condos or lofts that are smaller than their original house, so keeping their homes clean is not as time-consuming.
Seniors who choose to live in places where lots of other seniors live often develop a strong sense of community. That is not surprising, given that they share many spaces with other people, and that they probably have even more opportunity for conversation than people who live in a neighborhood of single-family homes.
There are condo and loft buildings in a wide variety of urban areas. Some are right in the middle of the downtown hustle and bustle, while others are further away but still provide convenient access to the downtown arts, restaurants and sporting events that many seniors particularly enjoy.
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All through our lives we dream of long vacations in sunny places. We always want to take time to relax and spend time with friends and do fun activities. We want to be able to take advantage of our lives and really enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately most of us have very busy lives.
We are often so busy through out our lives that we do not get a chance to do the things we really want to do. When we are young we are busy establishing a career, saving money to buy a house, finding a loving and suitable spouse. Then all of a sudden we are raising children, working full time, and saving money to send them to college.
As we grow older, we find that we have the maturity and insight to choose how we want to live our lives and what pace we want to live them at. Each day becomes more important, and to live it to the fullest, it’s important to relax and have the time to enjoy every moment and opportunity life offers.
Senior living communities should be considered. These communities differ greatly from the often boring, sterile image of “assisted living”. The modern communities often have fun and uplifting environments, and may be near beaches, pools, and golf courses. These facilities are receiving more attention as the baby boomer generation begins to enter senior living.
Brookdale Senior Living is one standout senior living community that you simply have to see for yourself. The community offers classes in art, aerobics, book clubs, and even intramural sports teams. You can also choose to live at Brookdale full- or part-time. This is a particularly great feature if you like your house but want to escape it in the cold winter months!
Communities for seniors are a wonderful way to enjoy your retirement. You can reside in a lovely community with residents who are your own age and share your interests. If you look into senior living communities, you can find the one that best fits your needs and favorite pastimes. You will finally have the chance to enjoy yourself and engage in all the activities you’ve dreamt of doing.
Communities for seniors are a wonderful way to enjoy your retirement. You can reside in a lovely community with residents who are your own age and share your interests. If you look into senior living communities, you can find the one that best fits your needs and favorite pastimes. You will finally have the chance to enjoy yourself and engage in all the activities you’ve dreamed of doing. Brookdale Senior Living is one standout senior living community that you simply have to see for yourself. For more information about Retirement communities – please visit RetirementCommunitiesGuide.org
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Black Mountain Recreation Center
599 Greenway Rd., Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 267-4070, www.cityofhenderson.com
Recreation, Exercise, Racket ball, Socialization,
Pool (outside), Yoga
Boulder City Senior Center
813 Arizona Street, Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 293-3320, www.bcseniorcenter.org
Mon-Fri: 8am-3pm. Transportation, Nutrition,
Recreation, Food, Foot Clinic, Senior Law Project, Medicare, SHIP, Monthly Trips
Cambridge Recreation Center
3930 Cambridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 455-7169, www.clarkcountynv.gov
Education, Recreational Services, field trips. Call for hours
Centennial Hills – Active Adult Center
6601 N. Buffalo, Las Vegas, NV 89131
(702) 229-1702 or (702) 478-9622 YMCA
Education, health, sports, cards, games, swimming, fitness center, SR Programs,
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Call for pool information inside or out
Cora Coleman Sunrise Senior Ctr.
2100 Bonnie Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89156
(702) 455-7617, 7:15am-5:00pm, M-F
Recreation, Education, Referral, Indoor Pool
Derfelt Senior Citizens Center
3343 W. Washington Ave., LV, NV 89107
(702) 229-6601, www.lasvegasnevada.gov
Recreation, Education, Trips, variety of classes
Call for information.
Doolittle Senior Center
1930 North J Street, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Education, Exercise, Social Activities
441 E. Bonanza Rd., LV, NV 89101, (702) 229-6307 Recreation, Open Gym (call for hours)
Durango Hills S. Nevada YMCA
3521 No. Durango Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 240-9622. Fitness Center, Outside Pool,
Call for Senoir activities new programs.
Call for hours
East Las Vegas Community Center
250 N. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 229-1515. Recreation, Education, Walking exercise, Computer Lab, Dancing Class
3150 N. Teneya Way, Suite 114, LV, NV 89128
Health and Wellness Information, Social Activities and Seminars, SHIP Counselling, Various Support Groups, Blood Pressure
9300 W. Sunset Rd., LV, NV 89148
(702) 880-2105 Joyce
Health & Wellness Information, Social Activities
Call for additional Info.
H. Lieburn Senior Center
6230 Garwood Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 229-1600 Health Screening/Seminars,
Law Project, Computer Labs, Tax Info, 55 Alive
Class, Yoga, Fitness, Social Groups. Call for Info
Henderson Downtown Senior Center
27 E. Texas Ave., Henderson, NV 89015
Activities, Social Services, Meals, Mon – Fri,
11:30am-12:30pm. Open Mon-Sat, 9am-3pm, Closed Sunday
Henderson Multi-Generational Center
250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 267-5800, www.cityofhenderson.com
Health screenings, Educational Seminars, fitness, pools – Call for info
Heritage Park Senior Facility
300 S. Racetrack Rd., Henderson, NV 89015
(702) 267-2950, www.cityofhenderson.com
Recreation, Nutrition Program, 55 Alive Driving Classes, Fitness Center, Library, Pool info Available 702-267-2980
Las Vegas Senior Center
451 E. Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Socialization, Education Classes, Recreation
Martin Luther King Senior Center
2420 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., #B Bldg.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Education, Recreation, Field Trips, Nutrition program, referral service, 9am – 5pm
Mesquite Senior Center
102 W. Oldmill Road, Mesquite, NV 89027
702346-5290, press 1. Referral, Socialization, Education, Nutrition, Serve Lunch M-F 11am- 12:30pm
Neighborhood Recreation N. Las Vegas
1638 North Bruce Street, N. LV, NV 89030
(702) 633-1600, Call for Hours
Recreation, Referral, Education, Nutrition,
Senior programs, Local Trips
Overton Senior Center (Moapa Senior Center)
325 Cooper St., Overton, NV 89040
1 (702) 397-8002, www.comnett.net/jbusc
Referral, Socialization, Transportation, Meals on Wheels, Daily Meals (M-F), 12:00-12:30,
Pahrump Senior Center, Inc.
1370 West Basin, Pahrump, NV 89060
1 (775) 727-5008, 9am – 3:30pm, M-F Nutrition, Transportation, Meals on Wheels, $3.00 lunches, exercise program. Call for hours.
Paradise Recreation & Community
4775 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 455-7513, www.clarkcountynv.gov
Recreation, Fitness, Socialization, Field trips
Parkdale Community Center
3200 Ferndale Street, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Recreation, Education, Field Trips, Quilting,
Woodworking, Social clubs, Art club, Fitness.
Senior Advantage-Desert Springs Hospital
2075 E. Flamingo Rd. #103, LV, NV 89119
Health & wellness education, informational
seminars, discount program, yoga
Senior Citizens of Searchlight, Inc.
575 Hwy. 95, Searchlight, NV 89046
(702) 297-1614. Exercise class, walks, fax & copies, social activities, Computer help,
Thursday dinner at 4:30pm and Bingo. Bible Study Tues 6pm (Quilting if room), Music, Call for additions
451 East Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 387-0007. Trips for seniors 55+ at low prices
STUPAK Community Center
251 W. Boston Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102
Library, Fitness, Social Services (pantry and clothes), Call for info on classes, ESL and
citizenship classes, computer lab, GED classes, Call for hours
Tonopah Senior Center
1 Senior Center Drive, Tonopah, NV 89049
1 (775) 482-6450
Nutrition Meals, Friendly Visitation,
Transportation, Referral Service, Home Bound Meals. 8am-1:30pm Business hours.
Walnut Recreational Center
3075 N. Walnut Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89115
(702) 455-8402, www.accessclarkcounty.com
Recreation, Referral, Exercise Class, Field Trips, Socialization.
West Flamingo Senior Center
6255 W. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89103
702-455-7742. Recreation, Education, Referral Service, Indoor Pool. Call for pool hours – Open year round. Call for additional activities.
Whitney Senior Center
5712 E. Missouri Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122
Referral, Recreation, Education, Computers, Garden Club
Winchester Cultural Center
3130 S. McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 455-7340, www.accessclarkcounty.com
Education, Recreation, Theatre, Art Gallery,
Socialization, Field Trips, Closed Mon. & Sun.
YMCA – Skyview
3050 E. Centennial Pkwy., N. Las Vegas
(702) 522-7500 Call for hours
Inside pool and activities.
YMCA of Southern Nevada
4141 Meadows Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 877-9622. Recreation, Fitness, Wheel chair Accessible Outside Pool, Wheelchair Accessible Fitness Equipment.
Whispering Palms Senior Community
|Whispering Palms Apartment Homes1&2 BEDROOM SINGLE LEVEL PATIO HOMES STARTING AT $623
- Gated Community
- Dishwasher & Microwave
- Laundry Facilities
Sparkling Pool & Spa
- Fully Equipped Fitness Center
- Computer Business Center
- Resident Activities
- CAT Bus Line
- Washer/Dryer hookups
- Small Pets Welcome
2655 W. Lake Mead
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Mon-Fri 8-5, Closed Sat & Sun
Maximum Income Limits Apply
Sunrise Palms Apartments
|Sunrise Palms ApartmentsLuxury Apartments…
Affordable Rents1420 Treeline Drive
- 1 & 2-Bedroom Apartment Homes
- Gated Community
- Free Resident Shuttle Bus Service (Shopping
- Emergency Pull Cords
- Full Size Washer/Dryer in each apartment
- Microwave & Dishwasher
- Gas Cooking & Heating
- Elevator Access to All Floors
- Sparkling Swimming Pool/Relaxing Spa
- Computer Center with high-speed internet
- Library & Billiards
- Exciting Planned Activities
- Covered Parking
- Affordable Rents. Income Restricted
- Pets Welcome
Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 10-5
The Sunrise Difference
There’s no secret to Sunrise Senior Living’s success. Our resident-centered approach allows Sunrise seniors to maintain independence and dignity, even as their needs change.
Sunrise was founded to create senior living that champions quality of life — a mission that has helped to completely redefine senior care in the U.S. We believe that no two people are alike and that no two residents require the same service. Sunrise residents benefit from this principle through the individually tailored care delivered by our team members every day.
Our approach to providing the best possible lifestyle for each resident has set Sunrise apart for more than 30 years, and has helped us to become an experienced and innovative provider of senior living services. The Sunrise Story shares how Founders Paul and Terry Klaassen helped transform traditional views on elder care through their belief in individualized, resident-centered care.
The Sunrise Signature Experience
From our room layouts and interior decor to our designated care managers and community pets, Sunrise takes great care to incorporate details that enhance quality of life for seniors. Learn more about Sunrise Senior Living’s holistic approach to creating a warm and welcoming environment through the The Sunrise Signature Experience.
Sunrise Signature Dining
The Sunrise Signature Dining Program is designed for the unique nutritional needs of older adults. Our community chefs incorporate fresh, flavorful ingredients into traditional, favorite recipes and tastes from around the world. Sunrise’s Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care and Short-Term Stay residents all enjoy three delicious, well-balanced meals served daily featuring a variety of menu choices and snacks available throughout the day.
To incorporate elements of Sunrise Signature Dining at home and learn the latest news on senior nutrition, visit the Sunrise Senior Eats Blog or subscribe to our RSS feed.
Horizon Senior Apartments
|Henderson’s Premier Apartment Community990 Equestrian Drive
Henderson, NV 89002
1 & 2-Bedroom Apartment Homes
- Gated Community
- Free Resident Shuttle Bus Service (Shopping &
- Emergency Pull Cords
- Elevator Access to All Floors
- Full Size Washer/Dryer in each apartment
- Microwave & Dishwasher
- Gas Cooking & Heating
- Covered Parking
- Sparkling Pool & Spa- heated year round
- Computer Center with high-speed internet
- Library & Billiards
- Exciting Planned Activities
- Affordable Rents. Income Restricted
- Pets Welcome
Mon-Fri 8-5, Sat 10-5, closed Sunday
|Living at Gramercy Parc Keeps You Young at Heart!Ask about Managers Special: First Month Free RentFEATURES INCLUDE:
- Gated Entry
- Spacious Clubhouse & Game Room with daily activities
- Small Pets Welcome
- Indoor Jacuzzi & Heated Pool
- Free Buses to Casino’s & Shopping
Junior 1 BDR from $689.00
Large 1 BDR/1BTH from $775.00
Large 2 BDR/2BTH from $840.00
Some restrictions apply
2001 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV. 89119
Between Spencer & Eastern
A full service community offers all the benefits of upscale independent living with the added features of restaurant style meals, housekeeping, laundry service and all utilities paid (except phone an cable). Transportation is provided to doctor appointments and community social outings.
8630 West Nevso Drive, Las Vegas
|Acacia Springs Retirement CommunityCelebrating One-Year Anniversary”NO LEASE REQUIRED”We Welcome You To Visit Acacia Springs And Experience the Difference For Yourself!
- One & Two Bedroom Floorplans
- Dining Room
- Scheduled Transportation
- Fitness Center
- 60 Seat Movie Theater
- Heated Pool
- Indoor Jacuzzi
- Game Room with Billiards Table
- Computer Lab/Internet Access
- Arts & Crafts Room
- Putting Green
- Ice Cream Soda Shoppe
- Pam’s Beauty/Barber Salon on-site
- Care 4 Life on-site
- Pet Friendly
- Weekly Housekeeping & Services
- 3 Delicious Meals Daily
FREE LUNCH WITH TOUR!
8630 W. Nevso Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89147
1 Block South of Flamingo & Durango
Welcome to Acacia Springs
Our philosophy of service at Acacia Springs Independent and Assisted Living encourages an active and independent senior lifestyle that supports residents’ privacy and dignity. Our senior apartments are considered the premier Las Vegas senior retirement community. Acacia Springs provides Assisted Living and Independent Living services. Our community environment is rich in daily activities, with restaurant-style dining, graciously appointed interiors and apartment styles. Our senior housing environment provides full-service senior living with resort-style amenities in the heart of Nevada, serving Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor, and surrounding communities. Come see for yourself.
Services and Amenities
Great location, beautiful apartment homes and a commitment to providing a quality lifestyle make Acacia Springs a retirement community you can rely on for Assisted Living and Independent Living. Our assisted living facilities provide residents with choices that encourage independence in a retirement home environment with a caring and compassionate staff.
The Individual Preferences of our residents are the guiding principle in Assisted Living and Independent Living at Acacia Springs. Our residents choose how to live each day in our retirement community to maximize their senior living experience.
Assisted living communities offer help with non-medical aspects of daily activities in an atmosphere of separate, private living apartments that encourage independence. In addition to providing meals, transportation for medical appointments, activities and pleasure trips, assisted living provides linens and laundry service, assistance with dressing and bathing, reminders regarding medication, and assistance with eating, transferring to and from a wheelchair, toileting, etc. This group setting also provides daily social activities and entertainment for the residents.
A full service community offers all the benefits of upscale independent living with the added features of restaurant style meals, housekeeping, laundry service and all utilities paid (except phone an cable). Transportation is provided to doctor appointments and community social outings.