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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2015

Retirement is a time to pursue new and old interests

blog-BarbMurry.jpgAn old song by Jim Croce has a line that goes, “There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do once you find them.”
 
That song was so meaningful to one Ingleside at King Farm resident that she picked it as the music for an ice-skating routine. It also resonates with the reasons why Barbara and her husband, Bill, picked Ingleside at King Farm for retirement living.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Seniors who volunteer are happier and healthier

blog-vol.jpgYou know that volunteering is fun and fulfilling and makes you feel happier. Now there’s evidence that volunteering might help you live longer. Having a heart, studies have found, is good for your heart.

Several studies reported in a review of recent research on volunteering by the Corporation for National & Community Service suggest that older volunteers enjoy positive health benefits, are better able to function as they grow older and are better able to cope with and surmount health problems.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015

Meet a staff member: Arts director enriches residents’ lives

blog-Cirone.jpgHave you met Diana Cirone, the dynamo behind the team that develops the arts, cultural and recreational programs you enjoy at Ingleside at King Farm?

Diana and her team create an amazing roster of more than 450 programs a month. But she modestly says it wouldn’t be possible to do that without support from the residents of the retirement community.

“It’s not just staff putting programs on a calendar,” she says. “We’re really creating programs in partnership with the residents. That partnership is the spirit of Ingleside at King Farm.”

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Seniors who use social media feel more youthful, study finds

blog-social.jpgAre you on Facebook? Do you Skype? If you’re a savvy Silver Surfer, then you know how easy it is to keep in touch with friends and family through social media. Bet you didn’t know, though, that learning to use social media could benefit your overall mental health and well-being.

A two-year study by researchers at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom found that older people who received training in use of social media were happier and—get this—felt younger than those in a control group.

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