wellness

Simple ways to improve your heart health as you age.

Simple ways to improve your heart health

February is American Heart Month. Did you know that no matter your age there are simple things you can do TODAY to help improve your heart’s health? Move more – even the most inactive couch potato can do chair exercises during commercial breaks. Eat for your heart – eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, eat less fatty, salty and fried foods Reduce your stress – make time to do things that you find relaxing, like listening to soft jazz if…

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LifeCircles Participants Dancing at the Sunshine Day Center

Senior Wellness on Michigan’s Lakeshore

LifeCircles PACE offers therapeutic activity customized to each individual PACE participant. Our Physical, Occupational and Recreational Therapists work with our participants to help them stay physically active in fun ways. Our therapy gyms and day centers encourage participants to move, dance, and enjoy life. Our therapists are able to work with someone long term because we have a different type of funding model than most home health agencies. Encouraging movement, even in little ways helps our participants build, and maintain…

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Move those Muscles

Think you are too old for fitness in the New Year?

Think again. No matter your age, no matter your health, you too can work on improving your fitness. At LifeCircles PACE we take a team based approach to help our participants work on meeting their personal goals. Each center has Physical, Occupational, Speech and Recreational Therapists that help our participants work on improving strength and independence. Over the next few weeks LifeCircles will be highlighting some ways to add some fun exercises into your own daily routine. Even if you…

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Celebrating Life

Community Choice Volunteers with Participants at LifeCircles

  LifeCircles participants recently enjoyed reminiscing with special guests from Community Choice Credit Union.  Seven members of Community Choice Credit Union from Holland, Muskegon and Farmington Hills devoted an afternoon to capturing stories of participants at the Holland Center for older adults. This special day kicked off the beginning of a book project that will highlight the unique life stories of participants in the program.  The project spun out of a request by the LifeCircles Participant Council to celebrate and…

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30 Meaningful Moments – Ideas for creating joy with those living with dementia

  Have you run out of ideas of things to do with your loved one living with dementia? Below is a quick list of ideas to refuel your creativity.  Remember that you should match activities with someone’s abilities so that they can feel successful. It should be just right – not too hard, not too easy. Not all activities are appropriate for every stage of dementia or every unique individual. The activities listed below can be adjusted in difficulty or…

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