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
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Once again, Gig Harbor has earned a top spot among the country’s best places to retire. Based on factors that help determine the quality of life for retirees, such as tax-friendliness, medical care and social opportunities, an analysis by the financial planning website SmartAsset™ ranked Gig Harbor as the best place in Washington to retire …Read More
It’s that time of year again—time to get out and enjoy all there is to do in and around Heron’s Key and Gig Harbor. Whether you want to be an active participant or you’re perfectly satisfied as a spectator, there are plenty of activities and outdoor recreation options to choose from throughout the warmer months. …Read More
May is Healthy Vision Month. Yes, it seems as though there’s a month (or a day) for just about everything, doesn’t it? But when it comes to our health, having these gentle reminders to pay attention can be helpful. After all, the more we do to protect our health now, the more likely it is …Read More
Dust off a Skillset of the Past Or Try Your Hand at a Brand-new Creative Endeavor. If you’re like a lot of people, now that the winter holidays are over and spring still seems a long way off, you might be tempted to burrow beneath the blankets and set the alarm clock for April. The …Read More
It seems we’re reminded daily about the importance of a self-care plan as you age—especially during these pandemic times. In fact, the news anchor of a major television network helps keep the subject top-of-mind as he signs off his broadcast each evening with, “Take care of yourselves . . . and each other.” As you …Read More
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It works for rehabilitation and fall prevention, too. With September being Healthy Aging Month, it’s a fitting time to showcase our holistic wellness program here at Heron’s Key. While many people focus on the physical component of wellness, we believe it’s important to take into consideration all aspects of “what makes us tick” when it …Read More
Heron’s Key Resident Weighs in . . . Heron’s Key resident Sue Engen, and many of her neighbors and friends, can be counted among the more than 25% of seniors 55 and older who volunteer within their communities. According to data collected by the Corporation for National and Community Service, this remarkable demographic contributes more …Read More
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