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Get Out and Enjoy Nature

Published: June 2, 2022

June is Great Outdoors Month, a great reminder to get outside and enjoy the beautiful natural areas in and surrounding the Yakima Valley. Spending time in nature is good for your physical and mental health. “There is mounting evidence, from dozens and dozens of researchers, that nature has benefits for both physical and psychological human […]

Arthritis Awareness Month

Published: May 14, 2022

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. According to the Arthritis National Research Foundation, more than 58 million Americans are living with arthritis—that’s one in every four adults, and half of all people over the age of 65. Arthritis Awareness Month gives us a chance to stop and consider the large impact of a condition that affects […]

Giving to the Next Generation

Published: April 29, 2022

From self-expression to self-direction, there are countless ways for older adults to stay engaged and give back to others at the same time. Some of the most rewarding ways to express yourself and contribute to your community involve passing on experiences, wisdom, and skills to the generations that follow. Everyone has something to share, and […]

How to Avoid Scammers While Shopping Online

Published: March 11, 2022

Online shopping has made it convenient to get goods and services from all over the globe delivered quickly to your home. Need an obscure part for your car? You might get it the next day without leaving your couch. Missing a pair of double-pointed knitting needles to complete your project? You’ll get them in time […]

Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Published: February 5, 2022

Valentine’s Day sweet treats are thought of as indulgences, but fruit, chocolate, wine and romance can be good for your heart, says a study out of the University of Michigan. As always, moderation is key. But there are components in grapes, tart cherries, and wine that can lower blood pressure and protect heart muscle. “There […]

For Gentle, All-Season Exercise, Try Tai Chi

Published: January 24, 2022

You’ve probably seen them as you drive by a park or walk through the halls of a community center: a group of people moving together slowly from pose to pose. As they move, they may change their stance, or the positions of their arms and legs. These folks are probably performing the motions of tai […]

What You Can Do Right Now to Age Well

Published: December 6, 2021

Growing older comes with both rewards – like living at Quail Run! – and challenges. We may look forward to retirement, a day with no responsibilities, and the freedom to pursue delayed passions. But the physical and mental changes that aging can bring often offset the dreams a carefree life. Like any challenge, planning ahead […]

Gratitude Can Boost Your Relationship

Published: November 11, 2021

When you’re counting your blessings this Thanksgiving, you can also give your relationship a boost. A genuine expression of appreciation and gratitude to your spouse or partner, not only for all that they do, but for who they are, can mean a lot. University of California Berkeley psychologist Amie Gordon has conducted many studies on […]

How to Set Fitness Goals

Published: October 26, 2021

Cooler weather is here, which means many of us are spending more time indoors. And that begins the annual cycle that we get caught up in: Cooler weather equals less time outside, equals less exercise, equals decreased motivation to get back into it. Throw in the winter holidays and all the great food, and it’s […]

Emergency Preparedness for Pet Owners

Published: September 9, 2021

No matter where you live, there’s always the possibility that a natural or human-caused emergency will force you from your home. You may already have an emergency plan and a kit or “go bag” for yourself, but what about your pets? Your pet is an important member of your family, and it should be included […]