Anyone who’s been hiking knows few things beat the feeling of the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and a beautiful natural setting surrounding you. Whether you hit the trails alone, with a group, or with a four-legged friend, hiking is a fun activity that is not only a great way to spend a weekend but a great way to earn some mind and body benefits!Read More about Take a Hike for Healthy Aging Benefits!
You grab a coffee at the local cafe; you stop at the store and pick up some groceries; and then head out to dinner with some friends, bringing home half your dinner in a takeout container. While this may seem like a typical day, think of all the single-use plastic you’ve used: a plastic coffee cup, plastic grocery bags, and a plastic or styrofoam takeout container. These items contribute to the 8 million pieces of plastic that make their way into the ocean each day.Read More about Celebrating Green Living with Plastic Free July®
Located in the rolling hills of the Southern Appalachians, Uplands Village is a progressive Life Plan Community. Also referred to as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Life Plan Communities offer a unique experience for those who wish to age comfortably and in place, having access to a full spectrum of care and services to meet their changing needs.Read More about Uplands Village Shares the Benefits of a Life Plan Community
It can be challenging for some to accept that, as we age, our needs and abilities can change, but every person is different. While one individual may benefit from constant assistance throughout the day, another may just want peace of mind knowing that support is available, even if they don’t need it regularly.Read More about Weighing Your Options: Is It Time for Assisted Living?
If you care for a family member or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, you may have noticed that they become more irritable around late afternoon into the evening. This isn’t just in your head; it’s an occurrence called sundowning.Read More about What is Sundowning, and How Can Memory Care Help?
At every stage in our lives, socializing and building relationships with others is essential in development, empathy, and overall well-being. Humans are social creatures, and even the most introverted among us crave intimacy and connection at times.Read More about Healthy Aging and the Benefits of Socialization
Making the move to senior living is a major change that will transform your life in many ways. Because it’s such a significant change, you want to ensure you’re making the right decision by finding a retirement living community that excites you, welcomes you, and makes you feel at home.Read More about Living With Purpose: Why Choose Uplands Village for Your Retirement
When you hear the phrase “senior living community,” what comes to your mind? An “old folks home?” While the senior living industry is full of vibrant neighborhoods and communities, many people still have assumptions about what senior living is, and most of them are not accurate.Read More about 5 Common Myths & Misconceptions About Senior Living