5 Gift Ideas for Retired Loved Ones

Great gifts for your retired parents or grandparents can be a challenge to find. Older adults have received many gifts over a lifetime of holidays and frequently don’t need or want anything new. Here are some creative gift ideas that retired relatives will love. Tickets to events Tickets are always an exciting gift that provides …

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The Importance of Lifelong Learning

For many older adults, retirement is a time to enjoy extra free time and explore new hobbies we may not have had time for in the past. At Friendship Village of Dublin, we believe in promoting the nine dimensions of wellness to help our residents enjoy their retirement and focus on active aging. One of …

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The Benefits of Yoga

The importance of exercising as we age cannot be overstated, but what exercises are best? The exercise that will be the best fit for you depends on a variety of factors including mobility, current health concerns, interest level and more. If you’re looking for a gentle exercise for stretching and low-impact movements, we recommend trying …

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Active Aging Week

Originally created in 2003 by the International Council of Active Aging, Active Aging Week celebrates the positivity of aging today. The weeklong campaign challenges society’s expectation of aging by showing that, regardless of age or health conditions, older adults can live a full life in all areas – physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, vocational and …

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Adventure Club Canoe Trip

The residents at Friendship Village of Dublin had another great Adventure Club outing, this time a canoeing trip with Trapper John’s Canoe Livery. After a successful first Adventure Club outing to go rock climbing, these daring residents were ready to take on another fun challenge! Whether they chose to canoe or kayak, all 13 residents …

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Hydration in the Heat

Summer in central Ohio can be a scorcher and according to recent reports, fall may be warm as well. While we can’t control Mother Nature, we can control how we take care of our bodies, especially in extreme temperatures. Seniors, more than any other age group, are more likely to experience dehydration and all of …

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Fashionable After Fifty

Some people may not view seniors as fashion icons, but this group has proven that style doesn’t have an age limit. Dressing well never goes out of style – as evidenced by many celebrities who know a thing or two about looking good at any age. Being a Fashionista isn’t just about wearing the newest, …

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A Culture of Wellness

Wellness is about more than just your mind and body – there are several interrelated aspects that are essential to cultivating an overall sense of well-being. At Friendship Village of Dublin, we embrace nine dimensions of wellness. Here they are, along with tips and insights for nurturing them throughout our lives: Physical – As we …

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Maintaining a Heathy Mind During Retirement

Retirement is when we finally get to slow down and make memories with our families. As we age, it’s important to take steps to care for our mind over the years to come. While cognitive decline is often the result of many factors, including age, genetics, environment, lifestyle and medical conditions, a proactive approach to …

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Summer Reading List

Retirement is a great time to pick up old hobbies – like reading! At Friendship Village of Dublin, our residents are able to take advantage of our vast library and many cozy reading nooks. With some help from our friends at Publishers Weekly and the Washington Post, we’ve put together a list of our top …

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