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NorthPointe Woods Featured in Scene Magazine

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NorthPointe Woods is pleased to have been featured in a recent edition of Scene Magazine, with an informative article titled, “Where you live could help you live a longer, healthier, happier life.”

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Research suggests, year after year, that something as simple as more social opportunities can support longevity and a more rewarding life—especially for seniors. When families weigh the costs and benefits, they may find a move to a senior lifestyle community offers that—and more. We talked to an executive director at a local retirement community for his take on the subject.

Senior Social Challenges

“Reaching retirement age often means less contact with work colleagues, friends and family. The loss of social contacts has a direct impact on mental and physical well-being,” says NorthPointe Woods Executive Director, Ron Monte.

The good news is taking advantage of chances to meet new people and developing new relationships have been shown in studies to reduce stress, ward off anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of some physical health concerns. Seniors who choose to live in their home have options, too. Engagement in local senior centers, faith organizations and volunteer pursuits keep them occupied, but a common problem crops up: older adults often feel less comfortable driving or leaving their neighborhood, so those interactions become increasingly difficult.”

To read the article, found on page 17 in the magazine, in its entirety, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Northpointe Woods – Convenience Plus a Complete Care Continuum

By News

NorthPointe Woods is a not-for-profit senior lifestyle community offering private independent living residences, plus apartments with access to supportive care for those who need assistance with the activities of daily living. 

Our leadership team has proven experience and a solid commitment to helping seniors find residential solutions that enable them to live life to the fullest.

To learn more about the extent of our compassionate, competent and credible care, CLICK HERE.

The Arts Can Help Us Living Longer, Happier Lives

By News

You’ve probably heard the good news. With each generation, we’re living longer. But just how much longer—and why? Well, life expectancy has jumped from just 45 years of age in 1900 to 80 in 2007. And many predict babies born today will likely live to 100 or older.

So, you may be wondering: what is the cause for our good longevity news? Advances in medicine certainly have contributed to longer lives. But today, even physicians acknowledge that healing/curing is perhaps only 60% medical. You’ll probably be surprised to learn the arts may account for at least a portion of that remaining 40%.

The National Endowment for the Arts asserts that participation in arts activities offers major lifestyle and health benefits, including:

  • Increased social engagement
  • Improved overall health
  • Improved cognitive functioning
  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased longevity

Perhaps it’s time to take up a new creative pastime that just may continue to add years to your life, such as making art, exploring photography, singing, writing or dancing.

Today’s senior living communities make it easy to explore the arts—with on-site amenities such as arts and crafts rooms and scheduled events that often includes arts opportunities for you or your aging loved one.

NorthPointe Woods Is the Art-Smart Choice. With an active arts culture and so many creative residents to inspire you, plus an all-new art room with top-notch instruction, you’ll be picking up a paintbrush or a camera in no time! (And you just might celebrate more birthdays.)