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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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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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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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Posted: Monday, December 12, 2016
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Tai Chi offers benefits from preventing falls to peace of mind

Modern medicine has given us many gifts that help us stay healthy and active as we grow older. In the last couple of decades, however, some medical researchers have been examining older approaches and therapies that have stood the test of time. One of them is Tai Chi, and one of the researchers who has extensively examined the benefits of Tai Chi is Dr. Peter Wayne, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, research director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School, founder and director of the Tree of Life Tai Chi Center in Somerville, Mass., and author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi, published in 2013 by Harvard Health Publications.

 

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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Six Dimensions of Wellness: Emotional Wellness

No matter how much time we spend with others, we spend more time with ourselves. That is why awareness and acceptance of our own feelings is such an important part of emotional wellness. 

An emotionally well person is able to manage thoughts and feelings, and the behavior that stems from them. Emotional health determines to a large extent how successful we are with interpersonal relationships, how effectively we make personal choices and take responsibility for them, and how willing we are to take on challenges. 

 

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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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Ingleside at Rock Creek’s Skilled Nursing earns top rankings

Ingleside at Rock Creek’s Skilled Nursing has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best skilled nursing centers in the United States. 

Nursing Home Finder, which offers comprehensive information about facilities and allows users to compare them. The facilities that earned the Best Nursing Home designation represent about 13 percent of all U.S. facilities. 

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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

New Fitness Manager is creating a resort-quality program

Chris Goldman, Ingleside at Rock Creek’s new Fitness Manager, aims to reshape the fitness center and programs into a five-star experience for the retirement community’s members. 

The community’s Fitness Center contains free weights and equipment and provides regular exercise classes. The fitness facilities also include an indoor heated pool, where members can swim and take aqua aerobics classes. 

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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016
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Six Dimensions of Wellness: Social Wellness

Total wellness involves more than just physical health. A state of well-being involves multiple factors that take into account our lifestyle and interaction with the environment that surrounds us. Achieving total wellness is an ongoing process that enables us to achieve our full potential and highest quality of life. 

At the Ingleside, we promote the Six Dimensions of Wellness. This holistic model, developed by Dr. Bill Hettler, a cofounder of the National Wellness Institute, includes Spiritual, Social, Emotional, Vocational, Intellectual and Physical Wellness. In this series of posts, we’re exploring each of those dimensions and how they are supported and practiced at Ingleside at Rock Creek. 

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