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With current safety precautions in place in response to COVID-19, all community group activities are postponed until further notice. For the latest updates related to COVID-19 click on the link below.

Updates related to COVID-19

Joint Flexibility and Ways to Maintain It

May 29, 2020

The aging process can sometimes be a hard road to navigate with changes that take place within the body and mind, but maintaining an active lifestyle is one way to help cope with these changes. Maintaining a regular routine of body movement can help keep muscles toned, your heart conditioned and joints flexible. Whether quarantine has forced you to move more or sit more, here are some suggestions to keep your joints flexible no matter your physical abilities.

Move Everyday

Flexibility is the measure of the range of motion of a joint. Flexibility is also affected by the health of other connective tissues, muscles, and some healthy conditions such as arthritis. As we age, our muscles naturally lose mass, which can result in joint stiffness and impede our range of motion. This inflexibility can be limiting, making simple, everyday movements difficult and even painful. One way to maintain flexibility across all levels of capability is to safely move your body each and every day.

man in yoga pose outdoors by lake

Use Tools for Assistance

There are a variety of affordable tools that can be used to help with stretching exercises. Here are a few you can try out at home:

Massage therapy balls

Massage therapy balls can be found for purchase online, at sporting goods stores or sometimes directly from a massage therapist. These small, tennis ball sized balls allow for a firm massage in small areas on the body. Check out this video by the Wellness Center staff of Pisgah Valley demonstrating the use of the massage therapy ball.

Foam rollers

Foam rollers have become a popular choice for many. The use of a foam roller does require some training so always be careful using a new exercise tool. These rollers are great for gently breaking up muscle stiffness and easing pain on specific areas of use.

Yoga straps or resistance bands

Yoga straps and resistance bands are two different items but can be used similarly. The yoga strap is one long strap that is not looped however resistance bands are looped. Both can be purchased in various sizes/resistances from online stores or sporting goods stores. These can be used to stretch all areas of the body from the legs up to the chest and neck.

Take a Class

Finally, a fun and safe way to get started is to join a group instructed class! The variety of classes available is infinite, and, with new technologies, can even be done in the privacy of your own home. Online platforms such as YouTube have numerous free workout videos spanning all class types including weights, stretching, dancing, yoga, and more. Here is one more link to a gentle flow workout from the staff at Pisgah Valley Wellness Center sure to get those joints limbered up and feeling more flexible for the day ahead. Our wellness program at Pisgah Valley encourages residents and members to get moving. Healthy aging begins with a single step.

Protect your Mental Health during Stay Home Orders

May 1, 2020

The current challenge of COVID- 19 not only makes us carry extra pressures to observe our overall exposure to the disease but we must socially distance ourselves. Not to mention, living in a retirement community like Pisgah Valley, you may feel even more pressure at this time. That means we can’t be in the physical …Read More…

Not all heroes wear capes!

April 3, 2020

Pisgah Valley retirement Community is grateful to all those essential workers who continue to man the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. To all of the physicians, nurses, healthcare workers, administrative workers, housekeepers, maintenance technicians, community chefs and too many more to list, we appreciate the sacrifice you make each and every day for our …Read More…

The Ever-changing World of Recycling

March 13, 2020

Each year at Pisgah Valley Retirement Community, we host a recycling review for the independent residents. This topic is always highly attended with members of the community ready to fire off questions of can this be recycled and can that be recycled? Over time, this has become an annual presentation because the world of recycling …Read More…

Memory Loss and External Causes

March 2, 2020

Most think memory loss is a natural progression in the aging process but this is not always the case. External factors can be the main contributors to memory loss. Throughout life annual wellness checks require assessing data such as blood pressure, weight, height, heart rate and oxygen levels. Depending on your age, the specific data …Read More…

Introducing Ageless Grace at Pisgah Valley Retirement Community

January 20, 2020

It’s never too late to begin. It’s never too early to start! What if someone told you there is an exercise class that anyone of any age and physical ability could participate in? What if someone told you that this class would not only engage the body but also engage all five functions of the …Read More…

Wellness Trends in 2020 for All Ages

January 2, 2020

Society has become tired, stressed and full of anxiety. More people report burn out from work than ever before and we all want to find effective ways to increase our quality of life rather than work ourselves to the bones. No matter the age of the person, this shift in society has proven to have …Read More…

Bring more Spirituality to your Home Environment

December 4, 2019

In your daily life there is so much think about and do. And then there are the holidays… The holiday season is a magical time of the year so why not focus on the spiritual side of things and less on the stressful to do’s? One easy way to incorporate more spirituality in to your …Read More…

Diabetes Testing. What does it all mean?

November 1, 2019

November is diabetes awareness month and Pisgah Valley is always happy to share information about this disease that affects so many. Currently there are over 100 million people living with some type of diabetes in the United States according to a 2017 report by the CDC. Contrary to many people’s thoughts on diabetes, this disease …Read More…

Understanding Balance Challenges within Humans

October 1, 2019

Preventing falls is a priority for anyone at any age. Falls can range from a very simple loss in balance resulting in the need to grab a wall before hitting the ground or they can be severe by making complete contact with the ground resulting in a blow to the head or broken limb. Either …Read More…

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Candler, NC 28715