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Moving and Motivation: AgeWell Services’ Wellness Center Exercise Classes Provide Help After Loss

By Lorraine Kinnucan Get Up! Get Dressed! Get Moving! This is the message that Sytsema Funeral Home suggested to me after the loss of my husband, Jerry. That was a year ago, and I have been faithful to that commitment because I had to go on. A friend had been coming to AgeWell Services’ Tanglewood…

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The Wellness Center-It’s Not Just for Exercise

When you hear “the Wellness Center at AgeWell Services” what does that mean to you? Maybe it’s an exercise class with Francine, or a visit to the fitness room (with our four new machines). While physical fitness is an important part of what we do, the Wellness Center offers so much more! Read on to…

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How Do Seniors Meet Other Seniors?

One of the most difficult aspects of aging can be the loneliness. Friends and family pass or move away, severing our social connections. Loneliness can be as dangerous for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. There are ways to connect with others. Technology can help us connect with friends and family who don’t…

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5 Reasons to Visit The Wellness Center at Tanglewood Park

AgeWell Services invites you to redefine age! We provide vital connections to keep you nourished, active, learning, and living independently. That is our mission at AgeWell Services, but it especially comes to life when you step into the Wellness Center at Tanglewood Park. We focus on serving the whole person, not just one aspect of…

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5 Steps for Helping Seniors Beat the Summer Heat

We’ve all heard it before: It’s not the heat, but the humidity. Seniors are especially vulnerable during those dog days of summer when the air feels like a coat of wet fur. Anyone can suffer from heat-related illnesses, but conditions like obesity, heart disease and even diuretic medications make cooling off even harder, especially for…

7th Heels for Meals & More: A Resounding Success!

After a two-year hiatus, the 7th Heels for Meals & More was an unparalleled success for people who attended and for the aging adults who will be served by the money raised. More than $68,410 was raised, including a $10,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor. “It was so amazing to see all the people…

Senior Strength Training: It is never too late to start

If you are taking exercise classes or using the fitness room, but neither include any sort of strength training, it might be time to switch it up a little bit. Strength training can play an important role in helping prevent age-related muscle loss and falls, promoting mobility, keeping your bones strong and helping to combat…

7 Steps to Get Heart Healthy For American Heart Month

Today is the day to wear red! February is American Heart Month and the first Friday of the month is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease in women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States, killing 301,280 women in 2019, about 1 in 5 deaths….