Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, along with whole grains. Choose healthy sources of protein and foods that are minimally processed. Limit your intake of salt, added sugars and alcohol. These are among the American Heart Association’s guidelines for an overall healthy diet. If they sound familiar, it’s because they’re similar to the …Read More
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Heron’s Key resident Anne Delaney has a giving heart. Through continued volunteerism and service, she has made an impact on many individuals, organizations and communities. Anne has shared this philanthropic nature with Heron’s Key since 2017 when she became a chairperson of the Volunteer Group. In this role—along with the chair from Penrose Harbor and …Read More
This isn’t really a secret at all to residents of Gig Harbor. A growing body of research shows that being in or around water — whether it’s the ocean, a lake, a pond or even a fountain — has physical and psychological benefits that enhance our overall well-being. Urban planners refer to these watery areas as “blue …Read More
Have you ever had the experience of hearing an old song and suddenly being transported mentally and emotionally to a specific time in your past? It’s a common experience for many people. Music is used to celebrate special occasions. To boost morale in difficult times. To soothe babies, teach young children and motivate us during …Read More
The decisions surrounding assisted living or memory care aren’t ones that are made lightly, whether you’re making them for yourself or a family member. Once you’ve decided to look for a senior living community that offers these services, you then shift your focus to deciding which one is best for your circumstances. And then, you …Read More
These days, most people know that living in a retirement community like Heron’s Key offers plenty of opportunities to stay active — physically, mentally and socially. Along with the promise of future access to advanced care and relief from having to maintain a home, the active lifestyle is a key reason many older adults consider …Read More
Do you have a plan in place for what to do if an emergency should arise? Thinking about what to do if, say, a fire were to break out isn’t something most of us want to dwell on. Nevertheless, situations arise that are beyond our control. In such cases, emergency preparedness can make a big …Read More
Click here to view the full Heron’s Key October 2021 Newsletter.Read More
September 22, the first day of the fall season, is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, and September 20-24 is Falls Prevention Week. Did you know? Each year, more than 1 in 5 older adults (age 65+) fall. One out of five falls results in a serious injury, such as broken bones or a head injury. Annually, …Read More
Click here to view the full Heron’s Flight September 2021 Newsletter.Read More