Advice from our Wellness Team: Drink More Water, Your Body Will Thank You!

If you are suffering from fPouring water into a glassatigue, you feel depressed or too stressed, and you are looking for more energy, water could be just the ticket. Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? For 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak it is often mistaken for hunger!

Even mild dehydration can slow down one’s metabolism as much as 3%.  So if you are interested in losing weight and/or controlling your appetite, if you suffer from dry skin, indigestion, backaches, or headaches, drinking more water might be the solution, at least partly. Continue reading

5 Things I Learned Working With Seniors

 

Paradise Village employee, James AllenMy first job working with seniors

 

Next month will mark my one year anniversary of working for Paradise Village, a great retirement community in National City, CA. They offer assisted and independent living along with many amenities including a coffee shop, fine dining, beauty salon, credit union, health clinic, Olympic-length heated pool, library, theater with seating for 200+, and more.

 

I began working at Paradise Village as a contractor, assisting just the employees with on-site tech support. After about one month I transitioned into being a part-time employee and I also began working with seniors (residents, as we refer to them) and their family members, handling IT/tech-related questions.  Overall I’ve had great experiences working with all the residents and staff on campus. Since this was my first job in the senior living industry, I’ve had quite a few learning opportunities.

 

These are the top five things I learned working with our residents: Continue reading

Another Reason to Add Calcium

To enhance the lives of our residents and employees, our Wellness Team works hard to keep you informed! Here is a Wellness Tip from our Paradise Village Wellness Team:

Wellness through adding calcium to your diet - advice for senior wellness.Did you know that calcium can keep you from storing fat? When your body is low on calcium, it produces a hormone that signals the body to store visceral fat. Meeting your recommended daily calcium needs (that’s 1,000 milligrams for adults) can help reduce levels of this hormone. Continue reading

Paradise Employees Getting Their Groove on at Stand-Up!

Stand-up meetings are a fantastic way to keep everyone on the team informed and ready for the day.

At Paradise Village the team is rather ingenious at thinking outside of the box. Hence stand-up meetings that are not the usual seen at most senior living communities.

Here is a little taste of this wacky fun group and what a safety sing-a-long might look like if you shake those hips… Go team!

The “Younger Next Year” Insight

Paradise Village’s Wellness Center
Paradise Village’s Wellness Center – It’s Time to Get Moving!

Having recently returned from a conference hosted by the International Council on Active Aging, we are inspired share some of the overwhelming body of research that supports the benefits of living an active and healthy lifestyle at any age. Saying ‘exercise is good for you’ is not exactly earth-shattering new, of course. The thing that we find exciting is just how good for all of us it is.

One physician, Dr. Henry Lodge, who spoke at the conference talked about our current ‘ epidemic of longevity.’ On its face that may sound like a good thing. However, if you take into account the laundry list of ailments from which many of us suffer, living well into our 90’s may not sound like such a pleasant experience. Continue reading

Paradise Village Honors Our Veterans

Paradise Village Honors Our Veterans
Celebrating America’s Finest at Paradise Village

If you live in San Diego then you know that this beautiful city is a military city and it is therefore no surprise that many discerning veterans looking for that connection select Paradise Village as the community they wish to call home…In celebration of our veterans, Paradise Village recently debuted our Resident Veterans Wall!

The formal unveiling event began in our Liberty Theater with a video of the Arlington Color Guard. This was followed by the anthems of all service branches. With emotion and pride, resident veterans from each branch stood during their anthems and sang along to the words long etched into memory. Continue reading

Weekly Wellness Tip

 

Paradise Village Weekly Wellness Tip
Does This image look all to familiar? if so your really need to read this article!

Choosing the Right Exercise Shoe
What’s the one piece of workout gear you can’t live without? Your iPod? A good water bottle?  Your lucky T-shirt?  Wrong, wrong, and wrong. The single most important piece of equipment to virtually any kind of exercise program — running, aerobics, hiking, tennis, basketball — is the right pair of shoes.  A good pair of shoes can make or break your workout, and it’s easy to go wrong. Here are the five biggest shoe mistakes people make. Continue reading