The Good Life

Welcome to The Good Life!  This new blog aims 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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Food for Thought

By Amber McCracken, GHI Blog Contributor

The concept of “you are what you eat” is fitting when it comes to brain health. Incorporating certain foods into your diet increases your chances of maintaining a healthy heart as well as a healthy brain well into your later years.

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What’s Love Got to Do with It?

By Kathie Miller, Corporate Director of Marketing & Communications

It’s human nature to seek ways that we can connect with others. And that desire doesn’t fade as we age. We explore issues of sex and intimacy as we age, a topic that is likely to become less taboo.

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Of Note: AARP Webinar “Age-Proof Your Career”

By Kathie Miller, Corporate Director of Marketing & Communications

As a follow up to the recent news we shared about AARP’s new resume services, we thought you might be interested in this two-part webinar AARP Virginia is offering in early March.

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In the News: AARP Offers New Resume Services

By Kathie Miller, Corporate Director of Marketing & Communications

More adults age 55+ are working longer. Finding a job later in our careers can be a challenge. So how do you stand out from the crowd of resumes to get a job? This new service offered by AARP might help.

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In the News: Study Reveals Even Household Chores Boost Brain Health

By Kathie Miller, Corporate Director of Marketing & Communications

Need more inspiration to do your household chores? Turns out, cooking and cleaning can improve brain health! A report on NPR shared findings from a recent study that links increased activity, even basic household chores, to improved brain health. Even those with signs of Alzheimer’s disease showed better thinking and memory skills if they were more active.

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