October is National Physical Therapy Month, which was established in 1981 by the American Physical Therapy Association. This annual health observance serves two purposes: to celebrate and appreciate all the hard work and dedication of all physical therapists and PT students and to remind the public about the benefits of physical therapy and how it can improve health and quality of life.Read More about Highlighting Our Wellness Center in Honor of National Physical Therapy Month
Imagine waking up on a peaceful summer morning and stepping out onto your back patio overlooking the picturesque lakefront to enjoy your tea. After that, you have the entire day to relax, explore, or play: do you go for a game of golf in the Golf Capital of Tennessee? Do you take a walk in Cumberland Mountain State Park? Or do you stay closer to home and attend a yoga class with a neighbor? Whatever you decide to do, it’s all right here at Uplands Village.Read More about Why People Love Retiring in Cumberland County, Tennessee
For many, retirement is an important goal they dream about reaching. They spend their whole life working and saving money to enjoy some much-deserved freedom. However, once it finally arrives, some individuals may feel like they’ve lost their sense of purpose or direction. With all the planning spent on the financial aspect of retirement, many forget to consider how they want to spend their post-working years.Read More about Finding Purpose After Retirement
On August 4, 1921, Elizabeth Fletcher and Dr. May Cravath Wharton rented a small two-story building that formerly served as a store to a local farmer. On the top floor, they created a two-bed hospital. They called the house Sanex, and it was meant to provide medical and health care to the small mountain town of Pleasant Hill, Tennessee.Read More about Uplands Village Celebrates 100 Years of Service & Care
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