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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 brain at the same time? And, what if someone told you this class would be challenging yet fun and fulfilling in many different ways. The class is called, Ageless Grace® and it’s coming to Pisgah Valley Retirement Community this February 2020.

Ageless Grace® is a brain-body program based on stimulation of neuroplasticity to support cognitive health and activate all five primary functions of the brain. The program uses physical “games” called “tools” that also work the core, and activate the organs and systems of the body. Each tool addresses a primary factor commonly related to physical aging. All the tools stimulate and utilize the five functions of the brain – strategic planning, memory and recall, analytical thinking, creativity and imagination and kinesthetic learning. Ageless Grace® restores and maintains neural pathways and stimulates the creation of new ones. From birth through mid-teens, the brain is busy creating a complex web of neural pathways. But functional and cognitive skills that were developed through traditional childhood games, sports and leisure activities are typically no longer explored in adulthood when we tend to practice only what we like to do and what we do best.

The tools activate the core of the body, including the internal organs and systems, such as the respiratory system, endocrine system, and digestive system. The program is practiced in a chair, to cause the brain to figure out how to do these activities seated rather than standing. Performing the tools in a chair also affects physical skills, such as balance, stability, range of motion, etc. People of all ages and abilities (including children) can perform the movements, including those with weight and joint issues, diabetes and other challenges such as those in wheelchairs or with other physical limitations.

Using just three tools each day, for no more than 10 minutes in total, is all that’s required to get plenty of benefit from the program. No need to go to a gym, no need for special equipment; all that’s needed is a chair, a clock to time your practice for 10 minutes – and something that makes music to stimulate your brain and body even further.

Finally, what if someone told you they had been to Pisgah Valley Retirement Community and joined a silly class called, Ageless Grace but it was one of the most challenging and FUN exercise classes they had ever experienced? Would you be convinced to try just 10 minutes of this brain and body workout? I hope so.

Classes will begin Wednesday, February 5 at 2:00pm in the Community Center. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing and hearing aids (if applicable). The class is seated without shoes and socks so prepare for that. Of course, if you need socks then that is okay too!

Call Abby in the Wellness Center with questions or concerns. 418-2331

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…

Your Brain on Humor

August 28, 2019

Finding time for one joke in your day may make you smarter, healthier, sexier and happier. It’s no joke that at Pisgah Valley we like to have fun and that laughter can be the best medicine (no pun intended) but do you know exactly how laughter activates the brain and the multiple benefits we receive …Read More…

Summer Safety Tips for Alzheimer’s Sufferers

July 16, 2019

As we approach the dog days of summer, warm weather safety is a priority for all but especially those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.  Along with the pleasant summer weather are get-togethers, vacations, and simply, more time outdoors especially in areas like Asheville.  This can be a fun time of the year but it can …Read More…

Improving Teenage Mental Health How Grandparents can play a Vital Role

June 17, 2019

July is teenage mental health month and for good reason.  The rates of teenagers being diagnosed with mental health problems have risen alarmingly over the years indicating that young people are suffering from increased stress due to many environmental factors, peer pressure, and societal expectations.  As grandparents who have lived and learned, seniors play a …Read More…

Senior Eating Tips

May 28, 2019

Eating well at home can be a challenge for many different types of people especially seniors.  One solution is to turn to convenience foods such as premade frozen meals, canned soups, sandwiches and fast food combos.  Although these foods provide flavor, calories and some nutrients they are seriously lacking in fiber, minerals, and vitamins.  They …Read More…

Retirement Goals: Balance the Good with the Bad…. Stress, that is!

April 25, 2019

CREATION health, the whole health wellness program teaches us that “regardless of length, rest offers energy for the burned-out and restoration for the broken.”  Rest is a necessity for us to keep going psychologically and physiologically.  One factor that affects a person’s quality of rest is stress. Everyone experiences stress.  That’s a fact.  How a …Read More…

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