Retirement Done Right in Prescott

Simple Exercises Seniors Can Do at Home


Regular exercise is one of the best activities seniors can do to maintain—and enhance—their overall health. Some seniors may resist or fear physical exercise due to chronic health conditions or the potential for injury. The truth is, in most cases, the advantages outweigh the risks as long as the exercise program is appropriate for their physical condition.

Engaging Ways to Stay Connected Virtually


It is safe to say that over the course of the past year, many residents in the Prescott area have gotten more skilled in online communication than we might have expected. However, it can still be hard to feel close to our friends and loved ones when we are not physically present with them.

National Men’s Health Month; Raising Awareness for a Healthy Lifestyle


June is National Men’s Health Month which is a time to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men, and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions. This is important to note because many men don’t recognize how the passing of time affects their metabolism and fitness levels.

Understanding Your Circadian Rhythm


The circadian rhythm has a tremendous impact on health and well-being, but it can be difficult to understand what it is and how it influences the body. Circadian rhythm is the “physiological process that occurs approximately every 24-hours” and is a part of a person’s wake/sleep cycle according to the U.S. General Services Administration.

Prescott YMCA Encourages Older Adults to Remain Active

May is Older Americans Month and the James Family Prescott YMCA is emphasizing the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. Quad Cities residents are encouraged to develop behaviors that are crucial to healthy aging, including healthy eating, increasing physical activity, and social interaction—especially those adults over 50.

3 Essential Oils to Know for Physical, Emotional, and Mental Health


Springtime is traditionally a time of cleansing, and there is no reason that this theme should stop with spring cleaning your house. Extend this perspective to your mind and body by incorporating essential oils into your daily routine.

What Should Your Diet be Like After 50?

As our bodies change, so do our nutritional needs

It was 1941. The National Academy of Sciences, tasked with helping out World War II food-relief efforts, issued a report that addressed this question: What nutrients, and in what amounts, do people need to be healthy?

10 Kitchen Gadgets to Keep Seniors Safe


No matter how much you try to ensure your senior loved ones are safe and secure at home, household accidents can still happen. Many of these mishaps take place in the kitchen.

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Prescott’s Great Natural Areas


Prescott, Arizona, is a great place to live if you enjoy outdoor recreation. Surrounded by the Prescott National Forest and within driving distance of Sedona and Flagstaff, excellent outdoor recreation activities abound. Whether you prefer a strenuous excursion or a leisurely walkabout, there are options for everyone.

The Landings of Prescott Valley is Bringing Unique Assisted Living Care to the Area

Waking to the morning sun or calming and getting relaxed as the sun sets is tied to our natural body rhythm called the circadian rhythm. This is the “physiological process that occurs approximately every 24-hours” and is a part of a person’s wake/sleep cycle according to the U.S. General Services Administration.

7 Common Myths About Aging

Prescott, AZ has long been a community that has a strong base of retirement-aged individuals or those who plan to age gracefully in the area. With aging, many people have assumptions about what it means to “grow old.”

Simple Exercises can Relieve Stress and Improve Your Health


Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences and everyone will experience stress in their life. Responsibilities like work and family and serious life events like a new medical diagnosis or the death of a loved one can cause stress.

Banner Olive Branch Senior Center Offers Help to Seniors Throughout the State

Banner Olive Branch Senior Center in Phoenix, AZ, in partnership with the National Council on Aging, is offering eligible Arizona seniors a way to help with their food and utility bills and to sign up for other services they may need.


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