As individuals age, their bodies change, and getting adequate nutrition begins to pose additional challenges. Some people may drink less water due to declining thirst, while others find food unappealing. Nutrition plays a significant role in overall health, and packing in nutrient bang for your calorie buck becomes even more important with age. What are… Read More Power Foods for Healthy Aging
If your healthy habits fell a little short of your intentions in 2017, the New Year is the perfect time to start fresh. Whether your goal is losing weight, getting fit, reducing stress or being more social, you can focus on proactive steps to help you improve. Here are seven of the top New Year’s… Read More Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Older, Independent Adults
Keeping skin healthy poses challenges at any age. From acne to sun damage to serious dryness, skin problems can surface throughout life. As your skin matures, what are some steps you can take to keep it looking great? Cleanse Your Face Correctly Washing your face properly is not as simple as it seems, and doing… Read More Healthy Skin at any Age
Do you have memories you would enjoy writing about or some that you want to better understand? Join us for a special class, “Guided Autobiography: Writing to Discover Your Life’s Patterns,” from 10 a.m. to noon, Jan. 23 at The Villa at San Mateo – Library. Guided Autobiography provides a structure to help you begin… Read More Guided Autobiography Class Helps You Fnd the Threads That Give Your Life Story Meaning
Have you jumped on the virtual reality bandwagon yet? If you’re interested in technology, you’ve probably heard of VR, and you may know that its popularity in the gaming world has grown exponentially in recent years. VR headsets currently appeal mainly to younger consumers who enjoy video games, but the technology has begun to spread… Read More Are You Ready for Virtual Reality?
These days, most people carry a smartphone to keep abreast of the latest news and stay in touch with loved ones. But did you know smartphones may help improve your quality of life? By loading your mobile device with helpful applications, you can entertain yourself, continue learning, pay your bills, shop, manage the practical aspects… Read More Helpful Mobile Apps for Seniors
Are you looking for ways to broaden your horizons, learn something new and have fun? Zooniverse, an online “platform for people-powered research,” may be just the opportunity that fits the bill. The site brings together hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world to help professional researchers with a variety of projects. You’ll find a… Read More Zooniverse: A Simple Way for Seniors to Explore, Learn and Have Fun
Staying active can mean many different things as we age. To some people, active aging is keeping physically fit and eating in a healthful manner. To others, getting together with friends or engaging in intellectual pursuits may represent the ideal of an active life. Active Aging Week is Sept. 24 through 30, and it’s the… Read More The Villa at San Mateo Promotes Holistic Wellness During Active Aging Week