July 2017

Seniors Find Happiness in the Little Things What makes people happy? A fancy car?  The latest cell phone? You might be surprised at the answer. Researchers have found that most people value experiences over things. A vacation or concert has more meaning for most of us than new possessions. But the kind of experience people…

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June 2017

Exercise Classes Offer Many Benefits to Seniors The loss of strength and stamina attributed to aging is in part caused by reduced physical activity. Experts say this inactivity increases with age. By age 75, about one in three men and one in two women engage in no physical activity. Residents at Welty Home participate regularly…

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January 2017

A Time for New Beginnings A new year means a fresh start. Making New Year’s resolutions is part of starting the new year for almost half of Americans. Losing weight, getting organized, saving more and enjoying life more fully are usually at the top of our resolution lists. The organization Statistic Brain found that 45…

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December 2016

Getting Older Relatives to Share their Stories Benefits Everyone Those of us who have lost parents and grandparents know the feeling – wishing you had spent more time learning about your family’s history, your elders’ stories of great joy and sadness, their triumphs and regrets. Holiday visits are a great time to begin the process…

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November 2016

Gratitude Thanksgiving is a great time to think about what we’re grateful for.  Dr. Robert Emmons of UC Berkeley, one of the leading experts on gratitude, says gratitude is important because it allows us to appreciate the value of the good things in our lives. Being grateful also blocks negative emotions, helps us fight stress…

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October 2016

Welty Walkers Raise Awareness, Funds for Alzheimer’s Disease Research   Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that affects more than 5 million Americans. It is the sixth leading cause of death among all adults and the fifth leading cause for those aged 65 or older. Three dozen employees of…

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September 2016

Exercise Helps Keep Bodies and Minds Healthier Brain health is a concern of most people over the age of 40. New research shows that maintaining brain health could be as simple as walking, according to a recent survey by AARP. The survey found that people who walk or do other exercise regularly report it’s easier…

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