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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2015
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Veggies and fruits and cheeses, oh my! Let’s eat fresh!

There’s nothing quite as good as crisp greens and locally grown harvested fruits and vegetables, freshly baked breads and locally made cheeses. Not only is local produce tasty, but it also encourages you to eat healthy meals.

Is your mouth watering yet? If so, don’t forget the last Ingleside at Rock Creek farmer’s market! The market has been going on all summer, and there will be a final market in October, in conjunction with the retirement community’s fall festival. Check your activities calendar for the date.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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10 Tips for Healthy Aging

It’s never too late to reinvent yourself.

That’s the philosophy of Carolyn Worthington, editor of Healthy Aging® Magazine and the creator of September is Healthy Aging® Month. Now in its second decade, September is Healthy Aging® Month aims to focus on the positive aspects of growing older with inspiration and practical ideas to improve all aspects of our well-being.

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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015
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Retirement community schedules thought-provoking fall speaker series

Ingleside at Rock Creek resident Allen, draws upon his background in the State and Defense Departments to line up a fascinating roster for the retirement community’s fall speaker season.

“The first speaker of the season was rather exceptional and couldn’t be more appropriate,” Allen says. James Q. Roberts, a senior Defense Department official with whom Allen worked at the Pentagon, kicked off the speaker series with a talk about counterterrorism, updated to the ISIS phenomenon.

Roberts is one of the nation’s leading experts on counterterrorism.

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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2015
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5-star rating distinguishes our Health Services Centers

Ingleside retirement communities strive for excellence in all of our endeavors on behalf of our wonderful residents. Most importantly, we are pledged to providing the highest quality of health services for our residents in our Health Services Centers.

The Health Services Centers at Ingleside at Rock Creek, Westminster at Lake Ridge and Ingleside at King Farm have all earned a five-star rating from Medicare—the highest possible ranking. Communities that are awarded a five-star rating are considered to be much above average in the quality of services they offer. A five-star rating also indicates that a community is in the top 10 percent of health care centers in the state in which it is located. On the other end of the scale, a one-star ranking indicates a community that is much below average.

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Posted: Thursday, September 3, 2015
By: IRC Blog

8 ways to get happier right now

Happiness is a choice. You can’t always control what happens to you, but you can choose how you react to it. People who are optimistic and see the good in the world dwell in a happy place more than those who approach life with a negative attitude.

Here’s just one example. You’re driving on the freeway, and traffic is at a near standstill. What do you think as you stop and go or move along at 10 mph? Some people choose to fume and get worked up about it. Others might see this as an opportunity to listen to a book on CD. If you’re in this situation and you’re going to be late for an appointment, you could stress about it, or you could call the person you’re supposed to meet to explain that you’re stuck in traffic and then enjoy singing along with a favorite album.

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