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Spring is a time of celebration in most cultures. And what better experience to celebrate than that of being an Older Michiganian! Here is information on Older Michiganians Day coming up in Lansing along with registration information. You will enjoy the day if you decide to attend. PVM will be on hand and will post the event on our Facebook page if you would like to join in from a distance:

Save the Date

Older Michiganian’s Day to be held on May 16, 2018 on the East Lawn of the Capitol Building in Lansing, MI.

Yes indeed. It’s that time of year again. Time to get ready for the annual Village Victory Cup scheduled for Friday, June 22nd! This year’s event will feature some of the same exciting tried and true games as years past such as the Beanbag Toss, the Hoop Shoot, the Wellness Walk, the Puzzler, and the Balloon Volleyball Tournament, and the Kick-a-Roo will be returning for the second consecutive year, but with a slight modification. And based on a barrage of requests from residents, new this year there will be a group dance competition.

I often speak about the importance of having an Aging Well Attitude as an important aspect of aging. Recently inspiration has arrived in the personhood of Sister Jean Schmidt, Loyola-Chicago’s 98 year old chaplain. She has been their basketball team’s good luck charm during their NCAA March Madness tournament journey. Sister Jean has a sense of humor and is talented when it comes to branding. During her team’s Elite 8 game versus Kansas she was spotted wearing custom-made Nikes; and she is even the star of her own Bobblehead.

Alcohol is a part of American culture. We celebrate and socialize with it, and it plays a prominent role in many of our religions. And while moderate alcohol consumption may have some health benefits (≤ 2 drinks/day for men, ≤ 1 drink/day for women), it’s excessive drinking that you have to worry about. Most of you know that drinking too much increases your risk of injury, especially if you get behind the wheel, but did you know that it can wreak havoc on your brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and immune system?

March is national nutrition month, so you might expect this article to focus on healthy eating, however, if you suffer from poor oral health, eating healthy may be the last thing on your mind. The pain and discomfort associated with tooth decay, gum disease, dry mouth and other oral health problems can make chewing and swallowing difficult. You may skip eating altogether or turn to softer foods, which tend to be highly processed, contain a lot of fat and sugar, and are far from healthy.

Since Phil recently saw his shadow looks like we will have six more weeks of winter from Groundhogs Day on! Beyond surviving the snow and cold we need to protect ourselves from the health challenges that come with this time of year. The Cleveland Clinic has published some important tips to protect us from disease:

1. Wash your hands

It sounds simple because it is. Frequent handwashing is perhaps the best way to prevent norovirus—especially if you spend time in one of those crowded settings.

We’ve all heard about the physical benefits of exercise, but did you know it can also be good for our souls? Though spirituality means different things to different people, at its core is a sense of connection to something greater than ourselves that fills us with awe and provides us with meaning and purpose. Cultivating that sense of connection requires practice, and one way to practice is through exercise.

As Dr. Stephanie Ludwig, Director of Spiritual Wellness for Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort so aptly put it, “to exercise is to move, and to move is to be alive.