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    Residents find safe way to join group exercise class

    Technology has certainly been our friend in the last few weeks. In order to keep our residents active and healthy, we’ve conducted a group exercise class via Zoom conference call. And while we all look forward to when we can exercise in person together again soon, this alternative has grown in popularity.To participate, staff set up a conference with Zoom, a website that offers the video conference call service.   Read More...

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    Weekly class brings ancient art of yoga to community

    For more than 5,000 years, people all over the world have been practicing yoga as a way to find peace and harmony while improving their overall health. In 2015, that practice made its way to Lawrence Presbyterian Manor through a class offered by Lawrence’s Department of Parks and Recreation.The class, which is held each Wednesday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., is taught by Mary Ann Saunders, a woman who has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga herself for most of her life.“I lear...  Read More...

  • 5 lessons from the oldest old

    Photo cedit: Adobe Stock[/caption]By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn&...  Read More...

  • Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

    Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.   Read More...

  • One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

    Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.   Read More...