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Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015
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Aerobic exercise helps residents and staff stay fit and youthful

blog-joggers.jpgThe residents of Ingleside at Rock Creek are active and engaged in their community, and we’re proud to say that members of the staff are, too!

Our staff members will be teaming up to do the Bright Beginnings 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. March 7 in West Potomac Park. The name of the team? It’s The Running Deer!

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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2015
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Filmmaker follows seniors looking for love

blog-ageoflove.jpgIs it ever too late to date?

Thirty seniors 70 to 90 years old who signed up for a speed-dating event in Rochester, N.Y., put their hearts on the line to find the companionship and affection they were missing in their lives. Filmmaker Steven Loring followed their funny and poignant adventures as they prepared for the event, mingled and found that, yes, it’s still possible to feel that spark, no matter how old you are.

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Posted: Monday, February 9, 2015
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Downsizing doesn’t have to be the worst part of retirement living

blog-downsize.jpgYou’ve lived in your beloved home for 30 years. It’s filled with stuff that you’ve collected over time—the huge sofa, the dining room table with room enough for the whole family.

Now you’re thinking of moving into a two-bedroom apartment in a retirement community, and just the thought of what you’re going to do with all that stuff makes you nervous.

Let’s face it—downsizing can be exhausting.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
By: IRC Blog

Words and walnuts may protect seniors against Alzheimer’s

blog-walnut.jpgCould staving off Alzheimer’s disease be as easy as learning a new word and eating a handful of walnuts every day?

Of course, Alzheimer’s is a complex condition, and your doctor is your best source of information for staying healthy. But researchers are finding more and more evidence that a healthy diet that includes walnuts and keeping your brain active can help protect you from mental decline.

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