The Good Life

Welcome to The Good Life!  We strive to provide helpful information you can use every day as you seek to maximize health, wellness and quality of life. Whether you’re exploring options in retirement, helping a friend or family member navigate their later years or you’re a provider of services and care to older adults, we invite you to visit our blog regularly for new posts and subscribe to The Good Life monthly e-newsletter, a monthly feature of our top blog posts.

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Get Healthy Recipes Featured On FOX 5

By Lindsay Hutter, GHI Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Brain health for older adults took center stage Tuesday morning, Oct. 15, as FOX 5’s weekday morning program “Good Day DC” featured Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) Executive Chef Allyson Lara and Dr. James Giordano, Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry at Georgetown University. Get resources and recipes.

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International Day of Older Persons

By GHI Communications Staff

October 1st is International Day of Older Persons! The United Nations (UN) General Assembly established the awareness day in 1990 to bring greater attention to the needs of older people around the globe, while also celebrating their significant role in society. According to the UN, about 700 million people are currently over the age of 60. The number is expected to rise to two billion by 2050. More than 60 countries around the world will recognize the annual International Day of the Older Persons, paying special attention to this year’s theme, which is packed with importance: “The Journey to Age Equality.”

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CBD: Hemp Hoax or Cannabis Cure

By Amber McCracken, GHI Blog Contributor

Everywhere you look, advertisers and health gurus are pushing CBD oil, gummies, water, ointments and supplements as a miracle elixir. The claims seem too good to be true, though many believe CBD is a clinical iceberg—we’ve only seen a small percentage of its potent power.

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New Technology for Dementia

By Lindsey LeClair, GHI Administrator in Training

At Goodwin House, we are continually exploring new innovations, from smart home technologies to new options for dementia care, support and training. Goodwin House is making great strides to make more local communities dementia friendly, and we’re also discovering tools we can use to benefit members, residents and staff as we work together to raise awareness and understanding.

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A Matter of Balance

By Leslie LaPlace, GHA Fitness Manager

Staying Steady Helps Prevent Falls According to the dictionary, balance is defined as “an even distribution of weight enabling someone…

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