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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lifelong learning conveys physical, mental and social benefits

We’re often asked whether Ingleside at King Farm offers opportunities for lifelong learning. The answer is a resounding yes. 

Numerous scientific studies have shown that there are cognitive and physical benefits to continued learning. Nancy Merz Nordstrom, a lifelong learning specialist and author of “Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years,” says there are also less tangible benefits that can affect all areas of our lives. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Research shows lighter exercise is beneficial if you do it longer

We all know it’s important to exercise to keep us fit and healthy as we grow older. But that doesn’t mean you have to knock yourself out to get the benefits of working out. 

A recent study by researchers at Oregon State University indicated that a total of 5 hours a week of easy walking, dancing, easy sports, and even working around the house can be almost as effective as moderate or vigorous exercise for older adults. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Ingleside Spirit Of Giving Continues To Shine

The lives of homeless individuals and families became a little brighter through the efforts of volunteers from Ingleside at King Farm who helped out at the annual Homeless Resource Day in Gaithersburg in November. Inglesiders sporting official navy-blue T-shirts staffed information booths, helped attendees fill out forms and steered them to the resources they needed. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018

Benefits of Pet Therapy

According to the Mayo Clinic, animal-assisted therapy not only comforts people but has health benefits as well. It helps reduce stress and anxiety and can increase self-esteem and improve social skills. 

Pet therapy is used in many different ways and may be included in treatment programs for people with arthritis and cancer and those in rehabilitation programs for cardiac conditions and injuries. Pets can assist in improving motor skills and joint movement and help to motivate exercise programs.

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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017

The 5 most important questions to ask about a retirement community

Life Plan Communities (previously referred to as Continuing care retirement communities) offer a vibrant and secure lifestyle for people who want to pursue their interests without the hassles involved in owning a home. Communities like Ingleside at King Farm offer a wide range of services, support and amenities so residents can live their lives to the fullest with the added peace of mind of onsite health care as they grow older. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time to take charge of your well-being

Today’s vibrant, active older people are smashing the stereotypes of older people. They’re redefining retirement as a time of exploration, when they can follow the passions that perhaps they didn’t have time for while they were working. For some, that might even mean continuing to work, but in a different field. For others, it might lead to joining an art class and painting a landscape for the first time or taking piano lessons. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

Residents find creativity, connections and calm through music

Music is the only kind of sensory input that lights up all parts of the brain at the same time. 

“Because of that, when we’re involved in listening to or creating music, we’re able to access memories and our motor cortex, which controls our voluntary movements,” says Sara Miller, music therapist at Ingleside at King Farm. “It’s a unique way of approaching wellness.” 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, September 1, 2017

Exercise tops in keeping brains healthy

Could you lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease by exercising regularly? Recent research suggests it’s possible. 

Increasingly, lifestyle factors are being studied to see how lifestyle changes affect the brain and may contribute to preventing dementia. Many researchers think that regular exercise is the No. 1 factor in preserving brain function.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Residents have a field day for brain health

The residents of Ingleside at King are celebrating Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month by engaging in one of the best activities to keep a brain healthy—moving. 

Being active is associated with a lower risk of brain issues, and the retirement community is emphasizing that fact with the Longest Day, a walk on June 21 to support the Alzheimer’s Association  and bring awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. Participants are joining people across the country in The Longest Day event on the summer solstice to raise funds to fight the disease. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Older Americans Month celebrates living out loud

Happy Older Americans Month! We celebrate our older citizens every May, and there’s a lot to celebrate this year. 

For many older Americans, getting older means getting a new or second start on interests, goals and dreams. This year’s Older Americans Theme, “Age Out Loud”, speaks to the way older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence and passion, while redefining perceptions about aging and serving as inspiration to people of all ages.

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