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Senior Aging and Delaying the Clock

Senior Aging
Where To Go To Delay The Aging Clock

Senior Aging

 

We don’t actually have to mention it, but for many who are concerned about senior aging, staying young is almost an obsession. But who really cares about their appearance? Well, if you’ve seen the research on healthy aging, you’ll agree that paying attention to one’s appearance has positive effects not only your attitude and mindset but also your physical health. These are the avenues where your focus on good health and appearance can best benefit you.

First Stop to Stop the Senior Aging Clock: Hair Salon

Alright, we all know that this establishment is a must-stop to look younger for those concerned about senior aging. But if it happens that you will go here, would you know what to instruct the stylist for you to look younger? If you’re one of our Golden Guys, do you know what to ask for to complement your looks?

Some quick tips! Ladies, tell your favorite hair artist to give you a shorter do. A longer hairstyle for an experienced, mature lady would more or less make you look like a bit dated.  Trimming the length to ‘on the shoulder’ or shorter boosts up one’s vitality. This takes the attention away from an aging face. You may also have some bangs and layers. Bangs brushed to the side softens the wrinkles on the forehead. Layers make hair more lively and youthful. Go for it!

Guys, tell your stylist to avoid hair coloring and dye. You don’t need to pretend you have dark hair, just go with the soft gray and distinguished look.

Ladies, feel free to explore hair color! Try telling your hair stylist to add some colors to your crown of glory. This increases the volume of the thinning hair brought about by hormonal changes. Not to mention, this also covers up gray hair preventing it from looking ashy.

Hairstylists also recommend soft, tender brushes after a shower of emollient shampoo to give bulk to the thinning hair. Be open with your hair stylist professional and establish your wants and desires, but be open to objective feedback from your hair pro.

Next stop to Stop the Senior Aging Clock: Derma’s Face Place

Yes, you can look good by yourself and use your own initiative, but going to the skin specialist once in a while spells a huge difference. Take the celebrities for an example. They keep a full crew of skin pros on call for keeping their faces in full bloom.

Dermatologists give benefits that our bare hands alone can’t bring to fruition. Dermatologists may apply some cosmetics like alpha hydroxy acid. This is used to reduce the lines and folds on the face, as a chemical peel, and enhances the skin’s overall look and feel.  When used as a chemical peel, dermatologists explain that alpha hydroxy acids can change the pH level of the skin to spawn collagen that enhances tonicity of the skin. Collagen, as we age, diminishes in itself, developing wrinkles and pores. Use modern science and health professionals if this is important to you.

Dermatologists may also recommend topical treatments and broad-spectrum sun block lotion that would prevent you from sun exposure. Too much revealing of skin to sunlight causes the largest percentage of sagging, dark spots, and fine lines. We do not notice this effect because it’s not an instantaneous one. Best topical prevention includes those that have antioxidants and retinol. Photo-aging can be treated to some extent and you would be wise to consult your dermatologist or health care professional for details.

Third stop to Stop the Senior Aging Clock: The Spa

From massage to facials to a Jacuzzi, a treatment spa is absolutely a perfect haven for those who’d like to stay young. Visiting it can be the most enjoyable trip ever.

A worthwhile massage provides comforting relaxation and treatment for more specific physical problems. It can also relieve stress and improve the blood supply of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. It can also aid in the recovery of some muscular problems. And at least in part, an hour of it can compensate for lack of workout and muscular contraction. Do you know that we offer complimentary massage services at Laurel Springs Retirement? Well, now you do!

“I love getting a relaxing facial! Makes me feel brand new!”

A facial in the spa provides cosmetic therapy of the face. It involves a multiplicity of skin treatments like exfoliation, peels, steam, extraction, and masks. Not only is it soothing, but an age-defying remedy as well.

The warming and freshening comfort of Jacuzzi baths can transfer your soul to another dimension. A Jacuzzi room that uses colors can further healing not only in the body but also in the mind. Each of these therapeutic colors has a particular wavelength that affects the release of hormones and other organic materials within the body. Try it sometime, and you’ll see the benefit.

This kind of experience can positively enhance senior aging and change one’s mood, feelings, or emotions.

Nursing home life is not for you. You want an active adult living, not assisted living experience for your golden years. As a Senior, you have moved to our community because our concept of senior living and aging gracefully ties in with your idea of having a happy and healthy retirement. This is not adult day care, it’s an active adult living experience in a vibrant community of peers and caring staff who want to maximize the fun and enjoyment of being a senior at Oklahoma.
Retirement homes should be a blessing to you and inspire you to live a full and healthy happy life. That’s what we are all about here at Laurel Springs Retirement.
Our senior housing is constructed by Oklahoma’s premier construction and home builder, Ron Walters Homes and you’ll notice the difference when comparing our community to the conventional ‘apartment’ style senior living communities.

More room, privacy, great grounds, and facility amenities.

You’ll enjoy the ‘seniors helping seniors’ peer support of having neighbors who enjoy the same ideas on healthy and happy aging that you do.
Retirement living is pretty amazing here at Laurel Springs Retirement!


Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs Retirement, Grace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

Oklahoma Senior Health | Take Action Today!

Oklahoma Senior Health
Know Your Concerns and Take Action to Improve Your Health

Living a long life is a good thing as long as you have good Senior health. Who wouldn’t want to spend more time enjoying their life, family, kids, and grandkids?

​Oklahoma Senior Health – What’s the Best Course of Action to Succeed in Aging in Good Health?
Oklahoma Senior Health

Living a Long Life Means Taking Control of Your Life and Actions

If you want to live a long life, you’ll want to take care of your health and also be aware of aging health conditions. With proper guidance from health professionals and your physician, you should be able to maximize those golden years and live a long and happy life.

The Main Concerns That Affect Senior Health

So what are the main concerns on your health that you need to pay attention to in achieving good health as you age?

Obviously, avoiding habits like smoking, getting your with under control and focusing on being physically active all play a big part in the success of living and long and healthy life.
It is possible to have excellent health in your 60s and beyond, but you have to be proactive and take charge of your health habits.

Suggestions for Maximizing Your Senior Health

Here are some suggestions on areas of focus if you are serious about achieving and maintaining a healthy senior lifestyle.

  • Heart Disease – Did you know that 37 percent of men and 27 percent of women who are 65 and older can have heart and cardiovascular issues? The accompanying concerns of high blood pressure and dietary factors like high cholesterol play a big part in this being a serious watchpoint for seniors. Focus on exercise (easy to do here at Laurel Springs Retirement) and healthy eating habits. Keep in touch with your doctor and use the wellness benefits of Medicare and your health professionals to maintain good health when it comes to your precious heart.
  • Bone Density and Osteoporosis – You don’t want to lose your mobility and ability to get around the world and visit your friends and family. Low bone mass can create serious problems! Fractures, bone breakage, loss of movement and mobility all can accelerate an already fragile senior health issue into the critical stage. Diet and proper medical advice and medication can greatly help here!
  • Diabetes – Did you know that 25 percent of seniors can face problems with diabetes? Ask your physician, exercise advisors, and health professionals to set you up with good diet plans and medical programs that can avoid serious blood sugar and diabetes problems.
  • Balance and Fall Dangers – Falling has been the downfall (no pun intended) of many seniors. In later life, the most critical lifestyle incident can be the unexpected trip or fall. Most falls occur in your personal residence. Think of the areas in your home that would cause this to be a problem…slippery bathroom areas, rugs, furniture.

​Oklahoma Senior Health and Lifestyle | Good Tips to Make Your Golden Years Truly Golden

Engage in healthy exercise and be attentive to your diet. Access your health benefits, providers and doctors to keep you abreast of the best preventive treatments for keeping your health in optimum status as you get older.
Getting older is not a health decline that you have to surrender yourself to these days. Keep your options open and keep your spirits up. You’ll be more likely to achieve good senior health and a long life to enjoy with friends and family.


Living at Laurel Springs Retirement can be a blessing, but it’s really important to stop and take note of any health concerns you have. Our staff is trained in provided lifestyle help and advice and we offer lots of exercise activities and social connections for our active adult residents. Contact us and we can discuss any lifestyle enhancements that you want to explore so that you can enjoy living in our wonderful community!

Retirement Living | Sweeten Your Home

Sweeten Your Home And Feel Good | Oklahoma Retirement Living

Oklahoma Retirement Living

Tough routine brings about stress. Stress brings about (say it!) aging. While the rest of the world is turning out of your hand, you are most likely at home, savoring what’s left of your Thanksgiving weekend after a looooong week of holiday activities. You feel tired, almost whipped, and then, when you look in the mirror, you stare in horror. You just got hold of the worst news since Hurricane Katrina; you got wrinkles.

Stress is a part of life, but when you reach your Golden Years, you want to find a place to call home and start enjoying it. That’s why Laurel Springs Retirement came into existence. We are here to make Senior dreams come true.

Need some tips on making your new life at Laurel Springs Retirement a blessing? Here are a few that will encourage you to make your Laurel Springs Retirement home and lifestyle all it can be!

Senior Lifestyle Tips:

Be more than a boarder on your home! Beautify it! In this way, you won’t be dreading every waking moment in it. Add some spice in your routine. Trust me, it will bring out the younger person in you and you will forget you’re not getting any younger (well, physiologically).

FILL YOUR HOME WITH GOOD MEMORIES

Remember your pre-school picture where you are smothered in dirt and you still managed to flash a toothy grin? Remember your prom picture where you wore make-up even if it’s against your will? They actually represent very good memories that can make you feel both nostalgic and cheerful at the same time. Seeing these memories triggers a part of the brain that recalls that memory and connects it with good moods.

Everybody knows that good moods bring out the best in us. It helps us become more optimistic through life and become more productive. Come on, you know there’s a lot more to think about than having a Botox injection or not.

You might have heard a lot of times that to stay young, you must smile all the time. With a lot of good memories haunting your home, what’s not to smile about?

HAVE AN ARTSY HOME

Old = boring. That’s how 90% of the world sees it and you can’t help but agree. Look around your home. If the dominant color is anything neutral (gray, brown, black or white) then it’s about time that you redirect your creativity. Neutral is boring. Pastels, neon linings and bold designs spell F-U-N!

“I’ve Found a New Purpose in Life Here at Laurel Springs Retirement!”

If you can’t remember the last time that you’ve been fun then you’ve really aged. Recollect the atmosphere of fun. However, do not mix a lot of colors at the same time. Consult with someone who is good in interior design or read interior design books to have a guide. This is important because you don’t want your home looking like a day care center gone wrong.

Next, you can also consider filling your home with really good art. Put up bold paintings of local artists (local is cheaper but not necessarily of less quality). Frame good poetry on a fine quality paper with professional calligraphy. Even 10,000-piece puzzles and sophisticated cross-stitch pieces make good aesthetic treats. Choose carefully the quality of art that you put in your home. If you must, consult someone who finished a fine arts degree or even a college student of fine arts. Lastly, choose the art that you fall in love with. It should be something you can stand (and be happy) to see every single day.

HAVE A STOCK OF FEEL-GOOD FOOD

There are certain foods that don’t feel right when eaten every day. There are also certain foods which have the marvelous capability to make you feel better after eating it. Examples of feel-good food are those which are usually eaten after a break-up, a termination and after failing a subject.

Foods such as chocolate, ice cream, cakes are also connected with feel-good memories. Consider stocking up on these foods so whenever you feel like pigging out, do so in your own home and more importantly, do not apologize for it. That’s one of the best features of youth. Hmm. Alcohol is optional too.

You may not be getting younger, but hey, you can “retire” in your own home here at Laurel Springs every day. Stay young, stay fun and stay passionate about life.


Laurel Springs Retirement is the new and most innovative Active Adult Living community in Yukon, Oklahoma. Contact us for information on the new specials on leasing and lifestyle that will be available to you when you make the move to Laurel Springs Retirement. Expert staff, fun social activities and easy access to all of Yukon and the OKC Metro mean that moving to Laurel Springs Retirement is the ‘smart move’ for Oklahoma Seniors!

Looking forward to Thanksgiving?

The Thanksgiving Holiday is quickly coming upon us. If you enjoy hosting a Thanksgiving Holiday party, dinner or just a casual get together, then you’ll find these tips from our Sister community, Grace Pointe Living rather useful.

Thanksgiving Holidays at Laurel Springs Retirement

Energy consumption is always an issue as the weather turns colder. In Oklahoma, you try to get through the hot Summer weather and bear the sometimes high air conditioning bills, but Fall and Thanksgiving bring their own challenges. Having even a few friends and family over to your future Laurel Springs home during Thanksgiving can create increased energy bills. Think about cooking the turkey, all those hungry visitors, football on the big screen and doors opening and closing constantly!
Some simple tips:
  • Install a dimmer switch for lighting in the kitchen and dining area. Even if you reduce the lighting by a small 10% you can double a light bulb’s life. Imagine the saving on those fancy chandelier light bulbs?
  • Of course, you’ll have side dishes that will be served with the ham and turkey. Cook the side dishes at the same time as you are cooking the turkey and ham by timing the insertion of the side dishes into the oven during the cooking of the main entree. Corning Ware is recommended for this!
  • Try lowering the thermostat a few degrees. The cooking and the company will naturally heat things up. No reason to be turning on the air conditioning in November if you can avoid it!
  • Did you know that if you use ceramic or glass pans — you can turn down the oven’s temp by up to 25 degrees and get the same results. That’s because these materials retain heat so well, they’ll continue cooking food even after being removed from the oven. That’s called ‘smart cooking’!
  • Leverage your microwave. I know you don’t want to cook a ham or turkey in there, but they warm up or cook smaller dishes quickly. Same goes for crockpots..use them to take a load off the oven and have all the serving ready at about the same time. Resist the urge to peek inside your slow cooker: Each time you remove the lid, it releases heat and can add about 25 minutes of cooking time to your dish.
  • Keep your lids tight on those pots. Avoid the temptation to sneak a peek at your cooking. A watched pot never boils, right?
Holidays at Laurel Springs will be such splendid fun and if you can host a group without running your electricity or gas bill into the sky, then you’ll be a much happier host! It’s important to enjoy the company of loved ones, friends and family and not have to worry about the power bill hangover in December.
Here at Laurel Springs Retirement, we are planning to provide you with the best active adult retirement lifestyle available. If you are hosting a group of friends and family for Thanksgiving, then we want to support your efforts by providing access to our clubhouse, walking trails, resources, and advice on hosting a gathering and also saving money on your power bills!

Laurel Springs Retirement – Active Adult Living in Yukon, Oklahoma

Contact us if you have any questions or need help in scheduling access to our beautiful community for your visitors!

Be Safe and Have Fun This Halloween!

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween at Laurel Springs — as long as it’s just a trick.

To help you avoid any real-life scares — such as falls, fires, and traffic accidents — around your property this All Hallows Eve, play it safe while you’re setting up your Halloween lights and decorations.

Here are seven simple precautions recommended by John Pettibone, curator of Hammond Castle, a Gloucester, Mass., mansion that draws thousands to its renowned 20-room haunted house every Halloween season.

#1 Increase Wattage of Outdoor Lights

Providing plenty of illumination ensures that your visitors can see where they’re walking, helping to avoid missteps and falls. Pettibone suggests using the highest wattage bulbs your outdoor lighting fixtures can safely take (check the label on the socket), and adding landscape lights every few feet along your front walk.

“We use the solar-powered kind because there’s no wiring needed,” he says. “Just push them into the ground, let them soak up the sun during the day, and they’ll light up the walk after dark.”

#2 Use Friction Tape on Steps

If you have a concrete stoop, which can get slippery when wet, apply friction tape ($16 for a 60-foot roll of 1-inch-wide tape) to ensure stable footing, says Pettibone. He also stocks up on chemical ice melt ($20 for a 50-lb. bag) just in case of an early freeze.

Also, be sure to clear your walk, steps, and stoop of any obstructions that could trip youngsters focused more on tricks and treats than watching where they’re going. That means moving potted mums and jack o’lanterns out of the way, and hammering down any nail heads protruding out of your steps.

#3 Tighten the Railings

If your porch railings are wobbly or broken, family members and friends may know not to lean too heavily on them, but Halloween visitors won’t. So hire a contractor or handyman to fix the problem. It’ll make your home safer for guests all year round. Because more strangers come to your front door this night than the rest of the year combined, now is the time to take care of it.

#4 Eliminate Fire Hazards

Don’t put real candles into your carved pumpkins or paper lanterns. “That’s a fire waiting to happen,” says Pettibone. Instead, pick up a bulk pack of LED-bulb faux candles, which emit a yellowish, flickering, battery-powered light that looks amazingly similar to the real thing — without the danger.

#5 Use Caution Tape to Prop Open Storm Door

In addition to spooky items like cotton cobwebs and half-buried skeletons, consider a few safety-related scene-setters. Pettibone suggests propping open the screen or storm door so it doesn’t get in the way when there’s a big group of kids congregated on your stoop.

“We use yellow caution tape to tie open the door,” he says. “You can order it online and it works well with the Halloween theme.” A 1,000-ft. roll of 3-inch-wide caution tape is about $8.

You’ll also want a working doorbell, so if yours is broken, either hire an electrician or handyman to fix it — or install a wireless doorbell in its place.

#6 Clear the Curb of Cars, Obstacles

Four times as many child pedestrians get killed on Halloween night than a normal night. So limit the danger as much as you can by clearing parked cars off the curb to allow better visibility and placing a reflective “watch for children sign” at the edge of the road. For for high-traffic roads in Halloween-intensive neighborhoods, consider posting an adult in the street with a hand-held traffic control light to help maintain safety.

Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this.

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Be Breakfast-Pretty | Laurel Springs Retirement Senior Health

A guide to at-home facials and skin-friendly processes for Senior health

Picture of Senior Health

One of the best things about eating right for Senior health is that your fridge is probably full of healthy choices not only for your tummy, but also your face. At Laurel Springs Retirement, we love sharing healthy lifestyle tips for our residents and the Oklahoma Active Adult community we serve. Senior health is important in order to really enjoy your ‘Golden Years’.

Sometimes even retirement can be stressful. Family issues, health concerns and even the weather in Oklahoma can cause stress. That’s why it’s important to take charge of your emotions and health and make intentional decisions that will positively affect your mindset and Senior health lifestyle.

Take a quick review of some of our most proven discoveries on keep your body and mind health, happy and youthful.

After a stressful day, take some time to relax. Put on some scented candles, put your feet up and tune up Norah Jones on your stereo. Take deep breaths as if they’re the last ones you have. Stress is already the second strongest killer in the medical field. Stress can lead to a lot of complications later on. So while it’s early, learn to combat stress by feeling good and keeping beautiful.

“Stress is already the second strongest killer in the medical field.”

If you know how to cook, you might consider the kitchen “the heart of your home”. However, if you’re the kind of person who is always outside, it’s safe to say your heart is not really in your home. Maybe you’re out partying, socializing and (darn!) working. That’s not so hard to imagine if your home is usually connected with clutter and some work. Change that image! Start prettifying in your home and make it your own Beauty Mecca.

One of the great things about living at Laurel Springs is the fact that you have a standalone home, not an apartment. Lot’s of walking trails, community clubhouse activities and social fellowship connections. No need to stay a shut-in at Laurel Springs!

Here are some at-home skin-spoiling masks and creams to help you maintain that youthful glow.

EGG MASKS for a new you:

The egg is composed of two parts: the egg white and the egg yolk. You’re lucky both can be used as facial masks raw!

First, let’s tackle the egg white. Separate carefully the egg white from the yolk after you’ve broken the egg shell. Next, beat the egg white until it’s foamy. Spread it all over your face in a circular motion. Avoid touching your eyes during the process. Wait until the egg white hardens on your face. You will feel a tightening of your skin after 15-20 minutes. After that, wash the egg white off your face and pat your skin dry.

Also, if you have oily skin, it is advised that you add a few drops of lemon juice into the egg white mixture. It will help minimize the oil on your face. However, if your skin is oily, do not add lemon juice. It will only irritate your skin.

Next, let’s tackle the egg yolk. The egg yolk is actually very high in Vitamin A. It helps in the “healing” of your blemishes. Just apply the yolk to your face in the same manner that you applied the egg white. Wait for 30 minutes for it to dry. Wash with warm water and pat your skin dry.

Though it may smell a bit, many experts actually swear by this technique. Eggs are better off as skin spoilers than food. At least you don’t get fat when you spread it on your face!

OATMEAL MASK to keep your face so pretty and soft:

Experts advise using oatmeal for trouble-prone or acne-prone skin. This breakfast wonder is actually famous for its gentle exfoliating features. First, clean your face with water and facial wash. Never use soap as they are not designed for the skin on the face. Next, wash your face with warm water and follow it up with hot compresses (using a washcloth). Moisten pinches of oatmeal until it looks like paste and use it to scrub your face. Again, avoid the area around your eyes. Wash off with cool water to close pores.

You may also use the oatmeal as a facial mask. Just repeat the process mentioned in the preceding paragraph but instead of washing the oatmeal paste away, let it stay on your face until it dries.

You are highly encouraged to use natural ingredients in taking care of your skin. Remember that our skin is like a sponge. It absorbs everything that we put in it. In this case, if you are confident about the things that you put on your skin, then everything will go just right.

There have been countless positive feedbacks about these home-made masks. Try them! Breakfast will mean a lot more than a morning meal to you now!

Remember, the amenities of Laurel Springs Retirement and our focus on Senior health are designed to help you experience the best in Oklahoma ‘Golden Years’ life! Our homes, community activities and expert staff have the answers to make your retirement a happy experience here in Oklahoma.


Contact Laurel Springs Retirement today to learn all about our new concept in retirement living!
Additional amenities include complimentary internet and cable, concierge services, onsite massage facilities, to the door food delivery, to the door dry-cleaning, social activities, clubhouse, and a lot more. Laurel Springs residents love LIVING life instead of spending needless time MANAGING life.

Staff is available Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm, with weekend tours available by appointment. Contact us today for more information about moving to Laurel Springs Retirement.

Oklahoma Retirement | Moving To Laurel Springs

Are you thinking of moving to a retirement community in Oklahoma?
Have you seen Laurel Springs?

Have you seen the many new choices for Active Adult Seniors in the Oklahoma area? New and innovative communities for active adults like Grace Pointe Living, Laurel Springs Retirement and Mon Abri in Edmond are showcasing the latest and best ideas for Seniors to have a happy Golden Years experience in their retirement.

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Moving to a retirement community is often a difficult choice for seniors and their families. Many of the issues that complicate the move to a retirement facility consist of misinformation and confusion about the nature of ‘retirement’ and lifestyle choices in retirement communities.

Many times, the focus is on what is being left behind rather than the advantages of the community and what is going to be experienced in the future. It’s critical to keep a future focus when you make your retirement decisions.

“But by looking only at what might be lost, all to be gained is often overshadowed.”

When you find a superb retirement community like Laurel Springs Retirement, you’ll see the advantages. Both seniors and their families will appreciate the fellowship, housing choices and community ‘vibe’ at quality communities like Laurel Springs.

When you are in a forward thinking quality community, you’ll enjoy a great active social life, activities that focus on your health and well-being and the ability to live in a home that is not an apartment. You’ll appreciate the Laurel Springs Retirement community ‘neighborhood’!

“Best Decision I Ever Made Choosing This Kind of Open Concept Active Adult Living Community!”

The luxury homes at Laurel Springs are situated in duplex, triplex, and quad-plex variations. Each home offers luxury features including, slate tile, hard wood floors, stainless appliances and more. Maintenance free living isn’t just the yard, we do everything from fixing your ice maker to changing your light bulbs.

Additional amenities include complimentary internet and cable, concierge services, onsite massage facilities, to the door food delivery, to the door dry-cleaning, social activities, clubhouse, and a lot more. Laurel Springs residents love LIVING life instead of spending needless time MANAGING life.

Staff is available Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm, with weekend tours available by appointment. Contact us today for more information.

Contact Us Today for information on this wonderful new Active Adult Living Community!

Decorating for Fall | Marvelous Mums!

Marvelous Mums for Fall | Oklahoma Home Decorating Tips

Marvelous Mums

So you’ve decided to make the move to Laurel Springs Retirement? Great! Make sure to personalize and decorate your new ‘Golden Years’ home for the season with beautiful Mums!
Here’s some great tips on maximize the use and enjoyment of the ever popular plant, Mums!

Mums are an essential part of fall gardening, but before they became popular for use as an autumn decoration, they were believed to possess a healing quality in their native Asian cultures. An ancient Chinese remedy for a headache requires boiling the roots, and petals and leaves were even enjoyed in salads.


Walk this way. 
Breathe life into a walkway or entryway by lining it with colorful mums. Mum plants are at their peak in September and October, and come in a variety of gorgeous fall colors, like gold, red, and orange, so choose one, or mix and match for a festive appearance.

Get centered. 
Because mums come in a handful of different shapes and sizes, you can use them both indoors and out. Try incorporating a few pompons (short clusters) or decorative (long pointed petals) varieties into a festive fall centerpiece.

Give a gift. 
Mums make for a wonderful addition to any fall flower bouquet! Mix and match colorful mums into any arrangement to give as a party favor, birthday gift, and more. Or, if you’re throwing a fall-themed get together, consider gifting every guest their own mum plant to take home.


No matter how you choose to use mums this season, just make sure you make the most of these colorful blooms!

Contact us for information and free tours of the best new Active Adult Living Community in Oklahoma!

Oklahoma Senior Health | Tips to Prevent Sun Damage

Oklahoma Seniors need to be aware of the cumulative damage that UV rays cause to their skin. You skin needs to be cared for and maintained for good health and especially to minimize the occurrence of skin cancer. Oklahoma Senior health is something that requires your attention!
Oklahoma Senior Health Sun Damage
We all know that sunscreen has been widely recommended for reducing sun damage to the skin, but are there any other tactics you can use to avoid sun damage?
Here are a few tips that we picked up from Prevention Magazine and it would pay to take note of their recommendations.

Oklahoma Senior Health Tips

  • Heliocare Supplements – It’s not exactly a “sunscreen pill,” but taking a supplement called Heliocare (Buy now: $23, amazon.com) before heading to the beach might reduce your skin’s reactions to UVB rays (the kind that make you burn). It contains polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE)—a substance from fern trees—and there’s some decent research to back it up, says Friedman. It seems to work by helping the DNA in your skin resist the kinds of sun damage-triggered changes that allow cancerous cells to form.
  • Stay Away from Windows When Sitting for Long Periods of Time – Windows in your home and car don’t necessarily block UV light like you might think. To protect yourself, you don’t have to hole up in a dark basement; just don’t lounge in direct light shining through your windows or skylights in the middle of the day. And if you drive all the time, consider a UV filter for your driver’s-side window. It can help.
  • Love a Sip of Wine? Great, But Go Easy – Studies have found that every daily drink a person swallows increases the risk of melanoma by 14 percent, and white wine in particular seemed to be troublesome. The authors believe that alcohol may somehow interfere with the DNA-repair process in your skin.
  • Love Coffee? Great! Drink More! – Several studies have linked daily coffee consumption with lower rates of non-melanoma skin cancer. And the more of the stuff a woman drinks, the more her skin cancer risks fall, per a 2007 study in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention. The authors say caffeine may block the kind of “DNA synthesis and cell division” that leads to skin cancer development.
  • Check Out B3 Vitamins – Nicotinamide, a rarer form of B3, seems to work by bolstering DNA repair after sun damage, and it’s generally safe. But talk to your doctor before taking this (or any) supplement to make sure it’s OK for you to try.
Hope these tips are of value to you. Oklahoma senior health is important and the more you take charge of your own health and habits, the better your chances for living healthy in your ‘Golden Years’!
Originally Published at Prevention Magazine
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Remember to visit and review all the new features, activities and opportunities to experience superb 50+ Active Adult Living in Oklahoma. Grace Pointe Living, Mon Abri, and Laurel Springs Retirement offer the newest and most innovative concepts in Senior Active Adult Living. Contact Us for Tours, Information and Availability of Active Adult Living homes in these new and exciting communities.

Why 60+ May Be The Best Age Ever | Oklahoma Seniors

Thinking Over 60 Is Not The Best Age To Be For Oklahoma Seniors?

Here’s a great article we’d like to share about how being over 60 could be the best ever for Oklahoma Seniors!

Over 60 The Best Years

Using interviews with men and women across Britain, Guardian reporter Amelia Hill discovered a common theme for the article: Even if you don’t make a specific plan for what you will do in retirement, you are likely to be happy in whatever you choose. She notes the choice is personal and the source of joy is far-reaching, from volunteering to playing with grandchildren to swimming daily in the ocean.

Research about happiness and aging shows that older adults generally are happier than their younger counterparts, and retirement is likely to improve your happiness and health. Moreover, that effect is immediate and long-lasting.

The Guardian interviewed Caroline Lodge, co-author of the book The New Age of Ageing: How Society Needs to Change, which followed more than 50 people age 50 to 90.

“Most of our interviewees are amazed by the fact that they are enjoying life and that they feel young and normal, sometimes into their 90s,” Lodge told The Guardian.

Much of this joie de vivre seems to come from something that many of us have enjoyed as we’ve grown older: A sense of self-confidence based on our years of experience.

“It’s the loss of angst about what people think of you: the size of your bum or whether others are judging you correctly. It’s not an arrogance, but you know who you are when you’re older and all those roles you played to fit in when you were younger are irrelevant,” said 69-year-old Monica Hartwell in The Guardian. “That makes one more courageous.”

Originally Published at NextAvenue.org

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