Category: On Aging

May 8, 2017

Pet Therapy is a success!

At The Fountains at Greenbriar we realize how much of a positive impact pets can have on aging adults. It is a great opportunity for emotional bonding and joy to be a pet owner. However, there are sometimes life events that change our ability to care for a pet’s physically demanding needs. At The Fountains […]

November 11, 2016

Veterans offer life lessons in service, featured in Healthy Aging.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received outstanding national coverage for our Veterans Life Lessons initiative in the Healthy Aging Magazine, published on November 11th, 2016. To read the original article, please click here. Celebrating Our Veterans Around the U.S. Watermark Retirement Communities Shares Vet Words of Wisdom From practical, lifesaving advice, “You […]

October 12, 2016

Nature Walk!

Another activity that we had to celebrate Active Aging Week was a fun nature walk at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center. The group had a fun time being silly and enjoying nature! As you can see…we enjoyed the great outdoors and it makes us a little goofy!

October 12, 2016

Healthy Eating Picnic!

During the last week of September we always celebrate Active Aging Week at our community. One of the many things that we did this year to celebrate was a healthy eating picnic. This created a fun opportunity to picnic, but be more health conscious with our eating habits. Fresh vegetables and fruits were definitely a […]

October 5, 2015

Active Aging: Pool!

Residents participated in Active Aging Week by engaging in a game of “9-Ball” pool. This activity is a great contributor to physical, intellectual, and social wellness! The physical wellness was supported by the participation in the game. Intellectual wellness was stimulated in the problem solving of the game, and of course the social wellness was contributed by […]

October 1, 2015

Active Aging: Wii Bowling!

The Residents at Greenbriar participated in Nintendo Wii bowling this past week as an opportunity to support the dimensions of wellness. This opportunity allows them to engage in a familiar activity without the strain of a bowling ball. The residents thrived with this opportunity to contribute to their physical, intellectual, and social wellness through this […]

October 7, 2014

Celebrating Active Aging Week (September 21st – 27th)

At The Fountains at Greenbriar we love to participate each year in Active Aging week by doing some fun and interesting things that promote overall activity performance and healthy lifestyle practices. We host a variety of health lectures, health food shopping, and exertive outings that all contribute to the positive healthly living lifestyle. This year we […]

May 13, 2014

Staying Fit for Life

Exercise and physical activity are good for you, no matter how old you are. In fact, staying active can help you: Keep and improve your strength so you can stay independent Have more energy to do the things you want to do Improve your balance Prevent or delay some diseases like Heart Disease, Diabetes and […]