The aging process affects each person differently, exaggerating strengths and weaknesses. However, medical research has found that memory and attention are most affected by aging, since, according to Dr. Charles Duffy, a neurologist at Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, "memory requires attention and attention requires memory."
Wellness centers (also referred to as fitness centers or gyms) can help you get healthy, lose weight, learn life skills and escape life’s daily stresses. Masonic Villages’ wellness staff from across the state have shared the top things to look for when joining a wellness center.
Did you know heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States? It is an equal-opportunity killer which claims over 600,000 million lives annually.
The Baird Wellness Center, located at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, is known for offering an array of cardiovascular and strength equipment, personal training and group fitness classes to village residents and the greater community.
Masonic Village staff member Marcia Blome makes her hour-and-a-half commute to Elizabethtown on bike, in recognition of National Bike Month.
According to the Functional Aging Institute, the top three concerns among older adults are losing money, losing independence and losing brain function, but you can still take control of your brain health.
William Anderson spent his early life serving his country as a Marine and 27 years as a field agent with the FBI. He and his wife, Camilla, moved to Masonic Village at Elizabethtown in 2005.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition that affects about 29% of American adults. Fortunately, high blood can be prevented and treated by exercise and a healthy diet.
Balancing the foods necessary for good health with the foods that bring pleasure (but not as many of the essential nutrients) is a lifelong challenge – one that increases in importance as you age.
New research on the benefits of building muscle at 70 and beyond proves pumping iron isn’t just for the young, but also the young at heart. It works to increase their quality of life.