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The Next Big Step

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Transitioning from independent living to a retirement home means big changes and, once faced, a fresh start for life’s third act. Helping with that adjustment is a top priority for senior living facilities around the state.  Most residents wish they’d done it sooner, says Beth Case, community outreach coordinator at Oklahoma City’s Epworth...

The Many Facets of Aging

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Keeping A sharp mind Challenging, fun games reap cognitive benefits for seniors. Common sense dictates that limiting passive behavior, like watching television, and challenging your brain can preserve mental acuity. Having fun as you age is also important and playing games keeps your brain sharp, says Lane Tinsley, a neurologist with INTEGRIS Neuroscience Institute in Oklahoma City. She offers options for everyone, such...

The Sky Isn’t the Limit

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Phyllis Gardner has changed her mind about a few activities since going to live at Inverness Village, a retirement community in Tulsa. “I made fun of yoga before I came here,” she says. “Now, I recruit people all the time to come to our class. It’s amazing how much that class can make you feel better for days afterward.” Nursing homes...