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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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We’re grateful to be surrounded by residents who love to serve the community!

We’re grateful to be surrounded by residents who love to serve the community!

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
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IRC artists enjoy experimenting with fused glass

Thanks to the generosity of a former resident, the art students at Ingleside at Rock Creek are exploring a new art form—fused glass. 

Cammie Burnight, who loved working on mosaic art while living at the retirement community, left a bequest of $28,000 for her fellow artists. The gift was used to purchase a glass kiln, molds, supplies and lessons from an instructor.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Ingleside at Rock Creek diners enjoy the best local foods

In order to provide diners at Ingleside at Rock Creek with the healthiest and best-tasting meals, Executive Chef Kyle Johnson buys locally produced food whenever possible. 

“You really do get a fresher product,” Johnson says. For example, when it comes to tomatoes, “they’re able to get to us in a couple days or even a day, as opposed to being shipped from somewhere else.” Using locally produced ingredients also supports sustainable practices and helps to reduce carbon emissions. 

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IRC Blog
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Residents have a field day for brain health

The residents of Ingleside at Rock Creek are celebrating Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month by engaging in one of the best activities to keep a brain healthy—moving.

 Being active is associated with a lower risk of brain issues, and the retirement community is conducting fitness activities June 21 (the longest day) to recognize Alzheimer’s, bring awareness about brain health and support the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants are joining people across the country in The Longest Day event on the summer solstice to raise funds to fight the disease. 

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IRC Blog
Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Older Americans Month celebrates living out loud

Happy Older Americans Month! We celebrate our older citizens every May, and there’s a lot to celebrate this year. 

For many older Americans, getting older means getting a new or second start on interests, goals and dreams. This year’s Older Americans Theme, “Age Out Loud”, speaks to the way older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence and passion, while redefining perceptions about aging and serving as inspiration to people of all ages. 

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IRC Blog
Posted: Friday, May 5, 2017
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Art exhibit showcases works from Ingleside family of retirement communities

Art benefits both the artist and the viewer. Recent research has shown that making art has both physical and psychological benefits. A groundbreaking study of art’s positive effects on health as we age found that, for both artists and art appreciators, art aids relaxation, reduces depression and anxiety, encourages playfulness, improves cognitive functions, increases self-esteem, nurtures spirituality, provides social opportunities and improves communication with others. In addition, art promotes active engagement in life in positive, fulfilling ways.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
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What is a continuing care retirement community?

Retirement today is a very different concept from what it was a generation or two ago. Retirement used to be thought of as a time to relax and take it easy, but now, it’s often viewed as a new beginning. Retirees are younger, healthier and sharper than ever, and retirement is about keeping busy, staying active and living life on your own terms. People are living longer than they did in your grandparents’ day—a fact that has driven huge changes in retirees’ expectations and needs.

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IRC Blog
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017
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Six Dimensions of Wellness: Physical Wellness

Over the past several months, we have been exploring the Six Dimensions of Wellness, a model of total wellness that we embrace at Ingleside at Rock Creek. The Six Dimensions of Wellness is a concept first developed by Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute. In Dr. Hettler’s view, that total wellness is more than just physical health; it also includes components including social, intellectual, vocational, spiritual and emotional wellness. 

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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Retirement community’s trail blazers create a natural pathway

A small creek meanders through a ravine at the back of Ingleside at Rock Creek. Although it’s only steps away from the buildings that form this unique retirement community, a resident-created trail along the little creek transports you into the heart of nature. The songs of birds accompany your stroll along the trail, and you might see a dragonfly or lacewing flit above the water or a deer peering through the trees of Rock Creek Park. A bench beside the water invites you to sit for a bit and contemplate the beauty of the setting.

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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016
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Staying Active in the New Year: Fitness Tips for Seniors

As the New Year quickly approaches, many people are reflecting on goals for 2017. According to a Nielsen report, staying fit and healthy tops the list of peoples’ New Year’s resolutions. 

Sometimes the hardest part about beginning an exercise routine is just getting started. But keeping it simple can make it easier to incorporate exercises into a daily routine. Chris Goldman, fitness manager at Ingleside at Rock Creek and Cody Christian, fitness manager at Ingleside at King Farm, recommend exercises seniors can start with in the New Year. 

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