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Have More Get-Up-And-Go As Time Goes By

By St. George Village | October 9, 2019

For optimal health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that older adults get a minimum of two hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity every week. In addition, muscle-strengthening activities should be conducted two or more days a week. Exercise can […]

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Heeding the Signs

By St. George Village | October 9, 2019

When Jim Sterling was present for the groundbreaking of St. George Village back in 2003, he and his wife, Alice, were interested in the community… but not yet ready to leave their home in a nearby subdivision. They visited again in 2005 when the life care community opened for residency… and Jim still wasn’t ready […]

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Aortic Stenosis May Be the Problem

Do You Often Feel Tired or Short of Breath? Aortic Stenosis May Be the Problem

By St. George Village | October 9, 2019

As a senior, you’ve probably come to expect that your hair will turn gray and that you may lose a step or two in your tango. But did you know that feeling extremely tired or short of breath may signal a deeper, underlying problem? Aortic stenosis may be the culprit. Up to 1.5 million people […]

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Try Water Aerobics for Fitness and Fun!

By St. George Village | October 9, 2019

According to renowned aquatics expert, U.S. Masters Swimming and Synchro Champion Dr. Jane Katz, water exercise is for everyone. “The magic of water works for everyone. All ages. All ability levels,” she states. “Whether in shape or overweight, workouts can be adapted to fit one’s needs.” Because it is simultaneously buoyant and resistant, water gives […]

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The Facts About Your Weight And Well-Being

By St. George Village | October 9, 2019

If you or someone you care about feels there’s a slim chance of keeping fit, it may be because of certain common but false ideas. Here’s a look at a few, as well as some facts about weight loss and nutrition. 1. Myth: Healthy eating costs too much. Fact: Eating better doesn’t have to cost a […]

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Healthy Bones For Life

By St. George Village | October 9, 2019

When it comes to good health, you can certainly feel it in your bones. That’s because your bones are alive. Every day, the body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. While it is normal to lose some bone with age, too much bone loss can lead to osteoporosis. What Is […]

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A Real Race Runner

A Real Race Runner

By St. George Village | October 9, 2019

SGV resident Jan Deach, who recently celebrated July 4 by running the Peachtree Road Race, proudly displays her race number just outside her apartment door. She has participated in the annual event for more than 35 years. Running is a family affair — two of Jan’s grandsons, one of whom has a track scholarship to […]

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Doing Something Grand

Doing Something Grand!

By St. George Village | October 9, 2019

It was a day of intergenerational fun on Saturday, September 12, when St. George Village celebrated National Grandparents Day with residents, their families and staff! GV’s own “Knitting Master” Dot Heuslein hosted a table of her hand-made items for sale, and donated the proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association. The grandkids (and some older kids) had […]

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Meet the Staff: Catherine Kimani

By St. George Village | October 9, 2019

Catherine Kimani says her favorite part of working at St. George Village is the friendly and cooperative spirit that pervades every aspect of the community. “It’s an awesome place to work. Really, it is!” she says. “Everyone is so friendly and I love working with all the care partners as a team. This is a […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Learn New Things!

By St. George Village | October 9, 2019

In technology seminars offered regularly at St. George Village, participants learn how to make the most of their iPads and smartphones by using applications for emailing, making photos and videos, listening to music, using social media sites such as Facebook, and more. These classes take away the fear and put the fun into using current […]

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