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Study Reveals Continued Importance of Brain Engagement in Senior Health

Over the years, multiple studies have highlighted the importance of elderly individuals maintaining an active mind and body. Not only does exercise help seniors maintain physical health, but it can also help ward off memory problems and even Alzheimer’s later in life. While it’s common knowledge that a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen keeps people young, exercising your brain and spending time reducing stress as you age is just as important.

The combination of mental exercises, stress reduction, proper diet, and regular exercise seem to be the key in keeping seniors healthy in body and mind. Researchers say memory exercises and brain teasers like crossword puzzles keep the aging mind agile, while stress reduction techniques like stretching and relaxation exercises help preserve memory.

In a study released at an American College of Neuropsychopharmacology conference, participants ate five small meals a day that were rich in whole grains, antioxidants, and omega-3 fats which kept blood glucose levels even, helping to provide a steady source of energy for the brain. Physical fitness in the form of daily walks also helped keep Alzheimer’s at bay by strengthening the brain against the loss of brain cells and increasing oxygen and nutrients delivered to the brain.

Parc Communities prides itself on providing a community for active seniors with fun and engaging activities and luxurious amenities.  We provide all the necessary components that researchers suggest to help maintain a healthy mind, body, and soul in adults over 55.

Our amenities and activities include daily fitness classes like Zumba® and Ageless Grace® and engaging games including poker, Rummikub®, Scrabble®, and even Wii™ video games! We also take regular outings to restaurants, museums, and performances among other places and events.
Along with fitness and brain-teasing activities, Parc Communities offers the best in dining services with delicious meals prepared by our on-staff executive chefs. An entrée at Parc’s restaurant-like dining facility can include rainbow trout, pork tenderloin with apples, or boneless short ribs.

Our calendar includes relaxation and stress reduction in the form of yoga and other relaxing group activities like our Wine and Chit Chat afternoons.

Parc Communities employees believe that life is meant to be enjoyable! We try to provide our residents with the best in luxury senior living including engaging and stimulating activities and events. We invite you to visit a Parc Communities location to get a glimpse of our spacious and beautiful apartment homes as well as why our residents enjoy living the Parc Life.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact us. You can read about Parc on our website and keep up with the latest news and updates by following us on Facebook and Twitter.


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