Earlier in the month we took a trip to the World War I Museum and Liberty Tower sitting atop the hill overlooking historic Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. We toured the museum and saw many artifacts, films, and interactive museum features. However, the trip to Liberty Tower topped our outing with a cherry on […]
Category: On Aging
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 […]
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 […]
We were voted Reader’s Choice Best Senior Living by The Examiner’s Best of Eastern Jackson County 2016.
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!
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 […]
For the past 9 years residents at The Fountains at Greenbriar have lead a daily exercise program called, Huff and Puff! This chair aerobics and calisthenics exercise class has had much success in our 9 years, but now more than ever it is getting a great resurgence! Our Huff and Puff class is now holding morning classes […]
Hello Readership! I’ve gotten a little behind on my posts because we’ve been having a lot of fun things going on in the community, but I will be filling you in shortly with a lot of updates. As part of Active Aging Week we had a lot of participating classes, and one of them that was […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Independent Council of Active Aging (ICAA) sponsors a week in September every year to increase the awareness about the importance of active aging. The Fountains at Greenbriar again is hosted this week in support of active aging as a part of our community programming. The week of September 22nd thru September 28th Greenbriar hosted an […]
Students from Blue Springs High School’s Honor Society probably weren’t expecting to have quite so much fun when they were invited to pair up with dancing partners from The Fountains at Greenbriar during their annual “Senior Prom” event on April 23rd. After all, the high school seniors are a good 60 to 80 years younger […]
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 […]
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 […]