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Why a Retirement Community is Good for You

Published: May 13, 2019

As we approach our senior years, deciding where to live is a major question, and it’s best to start thinking about it early. While we can’t predict all the health and mobility challenges we might encounter as we enter our 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond, choosing the right retirement community can make aging in place […]

Declutter This Spring Like Marie Kondo

Published: April 4, 2019

You’re probably very familiar with the term Spring Cleaning—that one time of year, as the weather gets nicer and the sun comes out when people take to organizing and decluttering their homes. This year’s Spring Cleaning comes on the heels of Netflix’s hit series with Marie Kondo, a tidying expert and author of The Life-Changing […]

Women’s History Month 2019: Looking Back

Published: March 8, 2019

March 1 marked the beginning of Women’s History Month, a month where Americans look back at some of history’s most notable women. Today is International Women’s Day, and Washington has its fair share of female movers-and-shakers (like in Toppenish, which owes its existence in part to a woman)! We thought it would be fun to take a peek […]

It’s Snowing!

Published: February 4, 2019

In Yakima, the snow is falling, making for a beautiful winter wonderland (if you like snow, that is). But there’s a side to snow we all hate, and it’s a common activity that brought almost 250,000 Americans to the emergency room or doctor’s office last year: snow removal. Shoveling snow is hard work, but it’s […]

Spirituality and You

Published: January 7, 2019

Exercise and a healthy diet are key players in our overall health—but the link between good health and spirituality remains unclear.  Several studies over the past few years have shown that as we grow older, we benefit from focusing our attention on beauty, the meaning of life, the things that connect us, and our place […]

Your Wellness Resolutions for 2019

Published: December 5, 2018

New Year’s resolutions are one of the best parts of the new year—making a commitment to perhaps better yourself in the coming year. But, if you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration to get you started, we’ve got tips for seniors and caregivers alike! Exercise a little more. We know that physical activity is […]

Perfect Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Published: November 5, 2018

You probably remember Thanksgiving dinner when you were a child—visiting your grandparents’ house or waiting for the family to arrive as your mother or grandmother goes to work on dinner. Perhaps your father or grandfather carved the turkey. As we’ve grown older, many of us have taken on these traditional roles ourselves, celebrating with our […]

Don’t Want to Carve a Pumpkin? Try This Instead

Published: October 9, 2018

Carving pumpkins, for some, is a hallowed (get it?) tradition that is not to be tampered with.  Picking out just the perfect shape and color has become a science that some people are very particular about. But the act of carving, especially as we get older, is a tricky chore that can become dangerous, especially […]

Complimentary Wine Tasting? Yes Please!

Published: September 6, 2018

Through the month of September, we’ll be holding a giveaway through our Facebook Page! If you like our page before October 1st, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a complimentary wine tasting with VanArnam Vineyards at Quail Run Community in Yakima, WA, with you and your friends! Don’t know a ton about wine? Don’t […]