Celebrate Thanksgiving And Gratitude For Many Good Things In Your Life

It’s likely the best attribute of humanity; it’s quick, free, easy, impactful, has health benefits, emotional benefits, and it’s contagious. Research shows it is the “single, most powerful method of increasing happiness.”  “It“ is gratitude; a conscious appreciation for the good things in your life. Gratitude is the ultimate virtual circle (the opposite of a vicious circle).… Continue reading Celebrate Thanksgiving And Gratitude For Many Good Things In Your Life

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Fundraising Goes Back Many Hundreds of Years 

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CauseVox.com observes, “since there have been good causes to support, there has been fundraising. Communities have rallied to meet needs around the globe and throughout history.” Charitable giving has been part of human culture for thousands of years. Dating back to 2500 BCE, ancient civilizations launched a tax to help the poor. The word philanthropy,… Continue reading Fundraising Goes Back Many Hundreds of Years 

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Benefits of Music

Music contributes to greater happiness and improves overall mental and physical health. The love of music benefits everyone, and opportunities to enjoy it are abundant in Wilmington and at Shipley Living. These people knew what they were talking about when they coined what became their famous and inspirational music quotes: “Without music, life would be… Continue reading Benefits of Music

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Exercise is King

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Jack Lalanne, the original celebrity fitness guru, said, “Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together, and you’ve got a kingdom.” There are plenty of opportunities for getting exercise without leaving Shipley Living. Exercise is King Jack Lalanne, the original celebrity fitness guru, said, “Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together, and… Continue reading Exercise is King

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We’re Game… to Have Fun

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“Pass ‘go,’ do not collect $200,” and “Colonel Mustard in the library with a candelabra” are part of an almost universal dialect that crosses generations. Board game playing, which has been traced back more than 5,000 years, is enjoying a resurgence. Playing favorites like Monopoly, Clue, and others is not only a fun pastime; it’s… Continue reading We’re Game… to Have Fun

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Reading Your Way to Good Health

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Reading: It’s good for you  Shipley provides opportunities to read Whether you plowed through your to-be-read pile throughout the pandemic or last picked up a book during your school days, there’s no time like the present to cozy up with a good book. In fact, there are many benefits to starting and/or establishing a regular… Continue reading Reading Your Way to Good Health

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

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Humor is good for your health Shipley Living enjoys opportunities to tickle your funny bone They say that laughter is the best medicine – and that’s no joke! According to the Mayo Clinic, regular doses of laughter can help improve your health, including managing stress, soothing tension, and improving anxiety and depression. Residents at Shipley… Continue reading Laughter is the Best Medicine

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Socialization Makes Seniors Thrive

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Effective way to improve one’s well-being Shipley Living’s engagement is abundant. Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle knew this fact to be true, way back, Before the Common Era (BCE). “Man is, by nature, a social animal…” As social creatures, humans’ connections with others are what have permitted us to survive and thrive. The fact… Continue reading Socialization Makes Seniors Thrive

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