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Seniors and Stretching: TheKey to a Healthy Life


June 13, 2018 Uncategorized

Immobility of muscles and joints become an ongoing health issue for seniors. With restricted body movements, it becomes really difficult to lead a healthy and happy life even if you are not suffering from any serious disease.

For all those senior individuals, stretching can help them in recovering their mobility by increasing the flexibility and by improving the blood circulation. Stretching is a simple physical activity that can be carried out without any machine and human assistance. Let’s have a look how regular routine of stretching can help seniors to maintain their physical well-being for a healthy life.

Improves the Symptom of Spinal Stenosis and Osteoarthritis  

Aging comes with some inevitable medical conditions. For instance, spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis can appear in old age. Osteoarthritis is a condition where cartilage between the joints starts to erode, resulting in chronic pain in the joints. By improving the flexibility of joints through regular stretching, you can reduce the levels of pains caused by osteoarthritis.

Spinal stenosis is a condition of nerve compression that results from the constriction of bone channel. Spinal stenosis is highlighted by mild pains, numbness in the affected area and weakness. By making stretching a part of your daily routine, you can reduce the symptoms of spinal stenosis with improved blood circulation.

Stretching can Reduce the Threat of Falling

For seniors 65 and above, falling can result in major physical injuries. They also are more likely to fall. Statistics suggest that nearly one-third of the senior population falls every year and a significant number of them end up in emergencies.

By including regular stretching exercises of the lower limbs, seniors can make themselves less prone to the risk of falling. Stretching exercises increase the flexibility of quadriceps and hamstring, which eventually improve the movement around the hip joint.

Stretching Helps in Alleviating the Side Effects of Poor Posture

At a younger age, poor posture might not cause pain in the joints and muscles. However, as we grow old, the diminishing elasticity and flexibility of tendons and ligaments make poor posture an excruciating thing. By stretching regularly, you can reduce the pain and feeling of discomfort caused by poor posture. In general, stretching exercises improve blood circulation.

Safety and Precautionary Tips for Stretching

It is important to consider some safety tips and prerequisites to make stretching exercises more effective.

Warm up: It is important to warm up your muscles and joints before stretching. A brisk walk for a couple of minutes or other light exercise can warm up your body for a stretching session.

Breath continually: Never hold your breath in the middle of a stretch.

Don’t Bend too much: Take care of your spine while stretching. Keep it straight and don’t put too much pressure on it in order to stretch further.

Your body will take time to adjust itself to stretching. So, don’t try to rush into it and be patient with results.

If you want to learn more about proper stretching and exercise technique, check out a class at our Fitness Center.

Top Golf Courses in Santa Fe


June 06, 2018 Uncategorized

Golf is a good pastime for any individual, irrespective of age. But those who are retired have the advantage of being able to play whenever they want. And golf not only keeps seniors busy, it can keep them fit, too. Seniors in Santa Fe, NM have plenty of golf courses to choose from. Here are some of the best:

Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe

Though it is a public course, Marty Sanchez is one of the best in Santa Fe. Providing a spectacular panoramic view of both the Jemez and Sangre de Cristo mountains, the golf course itself is built on a picturesque high-desert landscape.

Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe is an 18-hole championship golf course with several additional features including an all-grass driving range, putting area and practice fairway for the beginners. The fees are also very reasonable and the staff is very friendly.

Towa Golf Resort

Located in the scenic Pojoaque (pronounced Po-Walk-Eh) Valley, Towa Golf club provides a different delight to golfers. The fairways of Towa Golf Resort are challenging enough that a rookie golfer will be sorely challenged. The resort consists of three separate 9-hole golf courses and provides exciting playing conditions all year.

Quail Run Golf Course

Quail Run Golf Course is the closest to downtown Santa Fe. It provides 9-hole par 32 fairway to all those golfers who want to play. Quail Run Golf Course has a very reasonable fee structure, too. Even if you don’t have your own golf gear, the course also has rental clubs. Quail Run Golf Course is not open for the whole year, however, you can play there from the start of summers until the end of fall.

The Club at Las Campanas

Las Campanas is just outside of Santa Fe, with spectacular views of the mountains to the east and west. The club boasts that it has one of the highest elevation fairways in the Southwest at 7,000 feet. Sunrise and sunset are among the most breathtaking in New Mexico, which is saying quite a lot.

Montecito Community Events June 2018


May 31, 2018 in: Montecity Community Events,

Friday, June 1st

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Puzzle Hour – AR 

1:00 Mahjong – S 

1:30 Charades – LS 

3:00 Katie’s Activity Hour – LS

6p-8p UKE 101 in Starlight Lounge

 

Saturday, June 2nd  

10a-4p Art Studio is Open

10:00 “Plants and Wild Flowers”

   at the Cerrillos Hills State Park

(Must RSVP w/ Activities)

 

Sunday, June 3rd  

10a-4p Art Studio is Open

11:00 Santa Maria De La Paz Church Outing (Must RSVP w/ Activities)

1:30 Mahjong Club – S

2:30 Clown Chorus – SL

 

Monday, June 4th 

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Brain Teasers – AR

1:30 Monday Movie Madness: The Odd Life of Timothy Green – OW

3:30 Billiards – GR 

 

Tuesday, June 5th

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Walk About – EC

11:00 Scrabble – AR

1:30 Flower Arranging – AR

2:30 Jazz Music: Jeff & Jojo – SL

3:30 Book Discussion – C

 

Wednesday, June 6th  

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Mexican Train Dominos – AR

11:30 Mahjong Club – S & OW

1:30 Black Jack – AR  

2:30 Happy Hour: Kevin/Guitar – SL 

3:30 Studio Hour – AR

5:30p Scrabble Club – S  

 

Thursday, June 7th

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Walk About – EC 

11:00 Last Day of Fam Jam! – OW

1:30 BINGO! – S

2:30 Hospice 101 Lecture – OW 

3:30 Manicure Hour (AL Only) – AR  

6p-8p The Bohemiacs in the Starlight Lounge

 

Friday, June 8th

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Puzzle Hour – AR 

1:00 Mahjong – S

1:30 Clay Class: Greta – AR

3:00 Katie’s Activity Hour – LS

6p-8p Brenda & Equinox in Starlight Lounge

 

Saturday, June 9th

10a-4p Art Studio is Open

12:15 Archaeology of Pecos:Myth, Mystery, &  Cultural Continuity at The Eldorado Library (Must RSVP w/ Activities)

 

Sunday, June 10th

10a-4p Art Studio is Open

1:30 Mahjong Club – S

10:00 Historic Santa Fe Guided Tour with fellow resident Pat Kuhlhoff (Must RSVP w/ Activities)

 

Monday, June 11th 

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Brain Teasers – AR

1:30 Monday Movie Madness: Fly Away Home – OW

3:30 Billiards – GR 

 

Tuesday, June 12th

9:30 Navajo Life: MIAC Lecture by Docent Beezy Bing - OW

11:00 Meet & Greet Dr. Tony w/ PMS – C  

12:00 Birthday Luncheon – C (Must RSVP) 

1:30 Flower Arranging – AR

2:30 Classical Guitar: Vernon – SL

3:30 Book Discussion Group – C

 

Wednesday, June 13th  

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Mexican Train Dominos – AR

1:30 Black Jack – AR  

2:30 Happy Hour: Ukulele Sing-O-Long – SL 

3:30 Studio Hour – AR

5:30p Scrabble Club – S  

 

Thursday, June 14th  

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Walk About – EC 

11:00 Mandala Shading – AR

1:30 BINGO! – S

2:30 Renewal & Wholeness Workshop – OW

3:30 Manicure Hour (AL Only) – AR

6p-8p Ginny Walden Guitar in Starlight Lounge

 

Friday, June 15th

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Puzzle Hour – AR 

1:00 Mahjong – S 

1:30 Clay Class: Greta – AR

3:00 Katie’s Activity Hour – LS

6p-8p Motown & Blues w/ Kiesha & Equinox in Starlight Lounge

 

Saturday, June 16th  

10a-4p Art Studio is Open

10:00 Amigos Art Show & Ice Cream Social at Cerillos Hill State Park (Must RSVP w/ Activities)

 

Sunday, June 17th   

12:00 – 2:00p Father’s Day Buffet (RSPV w/ the Concierge)

 

Monday, June 18th

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Brain Teasers – AR

1:30 Monday Movie Madness: Remains of the Day – OW

3:30 Billiards – GR

 

Tuesday, June 19th

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Walk About – EC 

11:00 Grief, Loss, & Remembrance Discussion – C

1:00–3:00 Glorietta Youth – EC   

1:30 Flower Arranging – AR

2:30 Pictionary– C

3:30 Book Discussion Group –C

 

Wednesday, June 20th  

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Mexican Train Dominos – AR

11:30 Mahjong Club – S & OW

1:00 – 3:00 Glorietta Youth – EC  

1:30 Black Jack – AR  

2:30 Happy Hour: High Desert Sax Quartet – SL 

3:30 Studio Hour – AR

5:30p Scrabble Club – S  

 

Thursday, June 21st 

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Walk About – EC 

11:00 Mandala Shading – AR

1:00 – 3:00 Glorietta Youth – EC  

1:30 BINGO! – S

2:30 Jewelry Junkies: hosted by fellow resident, Joan Montag – C

3:30 Manicure Hour (AL Only) – AR

6p-8p Fool’s Play in Starlight Lounge

 

Friday, June 22nd

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Puzzle Hour – AR

1:00 Mahjong – S

1:30 Charades – LS

3:00 Katie’s Activity Hour – LS

6p-8p Swing Set in Starlight Lounge

 

Saturday, June 23rd

10a-4p Art Studio is Open

11:00 Lunch & Pastries at the The New Baking Company (Must RSVP w/ Activities)

 

Sunday, June 24th

10a-4p Art Studio is Open

12:30 $ Living in the Story Film & Exhibit at the NM Museum of Art (Must RSVP w/ Activities)

1:30 Mahjong Club – S

 

Monday, June 25th

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Brain Teasers – AR

1:30 Monday Movie Madness: Fiddler on the Roof – OW

3:30 Billiards – GR

 

Tuesday, June 26th

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Walk About – EC 

11:00 Scrabble – AR

1:30 Flower Arranging – AR

2:30 Folk and Oldies songs by Victory Andrada on guitar – SL 

3:30 Book Discussion Group– C

 

Wednesday, June 27th

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Mexican Train Dominos – AR

1:00 Life Journey Art Therapy Group – AR

2:30 Happy Hour: Jim Fox/Piano – SL 

3:30 Studio Hour – AR

5:30p Scrabble Club – S  

 

Thursday, June 28th  

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Walk About – EC 

11:00 Mandala Shading – AR

1:30 BINGO! – S

2:30 Catherine/Guitar – SL  

3:30 Manicure Hour (AL Only) – AR

6p-8p Jeff & Anita Hett in Starlight Lounge

 

Friday, June 29th  

9:00 News Room – LS

10:00 Sittercise – AR

11:00 Puzzle Hour – AR

1:00 Mahjong – S

1:30 Charades – LS

2:30 Mass with Father Duncan – OW 

6p-8p Half Broke Horses in Starlight Lounge

 

Saturday, June 30th  

10a-4p Art Studio is Open

11:00 Picnic at Ragle Park (Must RSVP w/ Activities)

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