How Healthy Is Your Heart?

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Glen_Mills_am12_thumbBy Dianne Duffy,

Community Relations Director,

Glen Mills Senior Living

How A Personal Care Home/Senior Living Community Can Help You Stay Healthy In Your Senior Years

February is American Heart Month, and with all of the information on heart health in the news, it can be difficult to know where to start. As you near retirement and beyond, it becomes even more important to take action to help keep your heart healthy and strong.

According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases are the nation’s number one killer, but there are simple steps you can take each day to reduce your risk.

Below are some easy ways to add a little exercise to your daily routine. Remember, it’s very important to check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program.

kGet walking

In warmer weather, partner up with a friend and walk outside. On rainy days, you can always walk laps around your local mall.

kEnjoy the outdoors

Routine activities like housework and gardening are great for getting your heart rate up.

kGo for a swim

Head to the beach or your local gym for a great exercise that’s fun, too. Get motivated. Working out with a friend is a great way to stay on track.

kJoin in

Exercise classes, like those available at many fitness centers and retirement communities, are perfect for getting heart-healthy while making new friends.

Most Senior Living Communities offer regular wellness checks, and most have an on-site nurse or consulting physician. The staff can remind you of upcoming local health screenings, and many Communities offer educational programs where you can learn tips for healthy living. Need prescription refills or just a friendly reminder to take your medication? The staff of a Senior Living Community or Personal Care Home can help. Many communities also offer transportation to doctor’s appointments, so you never have to worry about missing a check-up.

Retirement living is a great way to begin a healthier lifestyle. With all of the fitness programs, activities, and healthy eating options provided, you can feel great about the choices you make each day. At Glen Mills Senior Living, our knowledgeable, caring staff is always available to answer any questions and offer support along the way.

Fitness is an important part of staying healthy, and a Personal Care Home makes it easy, with daily fitness classes designed to meet the needs of each individual’s abilities. In addition, when you’re looking for a nutritious, well-balanced meal, the Community can help you make healthy choices.

Glen Mills Senior Living, a premier Personal Care Community located on Baltimore Pike in Glen Mills, is always happy to accommodate special diets, and our popular fitness classes are a fun way to rejuvenate and stay healthy.

With so much to enjoy at Glen Mills Senior Living, from a variety of recreational activities, to fitness programs and outings, we are proud to help you live a healthy lifestyle.

A happy, healthy retirement—it’s as simple as listening to your heart.

Glen Mills Senior Living Provides:

Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

Medication Management

Special Dietary Menus

Activity Program

24 Hour Staffing – Nursing 24 Hours/Day

Emergency Call System

Housekeeping and Laundry Services

Nutritious Gourmet Restaurant-Style Dining

Scheduled Local Transportation

Respite or Short Term Stays are Also Offered

To learn more about Glen Mills Senior Living, call Dianne Duffy at 610-358-4900.  If you like, schedule a lunch and tour.

About the Author:

Dianne Duffy is the Community Relations Director at Glen Mills Senior Living, a Five Star personal care home (formerly known as assisted living) which also provides short-term respite stays, located at 242 Baltimore Pike in Glen Mills, PA.  Glen Mills Senior Living residents live in their own private apartments while enjoying the support of the community’s caring team, which includes 24×7 on-site nursing staff. Owned and operated by Five Star Senior Living, one of the country’s largest and most trusted providers, with over 210 communities in 30 states, Glen Mills Senior Living is proud to help seniors and their families discover a healthier, happier life.

Dianne invites you to call her at 610-358-4900, to make a reservation for a complimentary lunch, learn more about Glen Mills Senior Living, or to discuss your family’s financing options.  Mention this article and you will save $1,000 off of your first full month’s rent.

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