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May 2023

7 Simple Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

By Health & Wellness

In the United States today, approximately 96 million adultshave prediabetes — and up to 70 percent of those who have elevated blood sugar will go on to develop type 2 diabetes, according to an American Diabetes Association expert panel. That’s in addition to more than 37 million who already have the chronic disease.

Naturally, then, it might feel daunting to try to get high blood sugar under control. But fortunately experts say a number of simple (read: straightforward, not necessarily all easy, but doable) steps can bring glucose levels back into a healthy range. You also have plenty of reasons beyond diabetes prevention to do just that.

People with prediabetes have a higher risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke in the future — along with other heart disease issues — “even without full-blown diabetes,” says Zhenqi Liu, M.D., James M. Moss professor of diabetes at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Here are steps you can take to reduce your risk and lower your blood sugar.

1. Know your numbers

To start, you need to know where you stand. The vast majority with prediabetes — more than 80 percent — don’t know they have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To learn more about your blood sugar numbers, and ways to lower your blood sugar, from AARP, CLICK HERE.

The Best Exercises for Seniors: A Guide to Staying Active in Your Golden Years

By Health & Wellness, Senior Resources

Explore the best exercises for seniors and tips on how to get started, stay motivated, and enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Staying active is vital at any age, but it’s especially crucial for seniors. Regular exercise provides many health benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health, enhanced mental well-being, and helping seniors live a more independent lifestyle. There is growing evidence to show that it may slow the progression of dementia. In this blog post, we will explore the best exercises for seniors and provide tips on how to get started, stay motivated, and enjoy the numerous benefits of an active lifestyle.

Factors to Consider Before Starting an Exercise Routine

Before diving into a new exercise routine, taking a few precautions is essential. Speak with your doctor or physical therapist to determine which exercises suit your needs and health conditions. Pay attention to any discomfort or pain during training and adjust as needed. Begin with shorter durations and lower intensity, gradually increasing as your fitness level improves. To maintain long-term commitment, we recommend choosing exercises you’ll enjoy, and don’t be afraid to mix things up and try something new.

To learn more about the benefits and types of exercise, from CLICK HERE

2023 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award Winner

By News

We are thrilled to announce that LCS® has been named a Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award Winner for 2023. This prestigious award recognizes organizations that have achieved exceptional performance in employee engagement and workplace culture.

As a Life Care Services® community, part of the LCS family of companies, we are deeply committed to creating a positive and engaging workplace culture that empowers our employees to thrive both personally and professionally. We believe that our success is directly tied to the dedication and hard work of our team members.

The Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes surveys of employees and managers, as well as an in-depth analysis of organizational culture and leadership practices. To receive this award, organizations must score in the top percentile of all companies surveyed, demonstrating exceptional performance across a wide range of metrics related to employee engagement, satisfaction, and well-being.

We believe that our commitment to creating an exceptional workplace is reflected in the quality of care and service that we provide to our residents and their family members. By fostering a positive and engaged workplace culture, we are able to attract and retain top talent and provide the highest levels of hospitality and care to those we serve.

We are grateful to our employees for their dedication and hard work, and we are thrilled to share this exciting recognition Gallup has presented to LCS. As we look to the future, we remain committed to building on our successes and continuing to foster a workplace culture that empowers our employees to thrive and excel.

To learn more about careers at The Bayshore at Hilton Head Island, click here. To see how life at a community led by a strong, hospitality-focused employee base could enhance your life or that of a loved one, click here to contact us today.

Best Vacation Locations for Senior Travel

By Lifestyle

Finding the right opportunity for senior travel, whether that involves relaxation and leisure or fun activities, outdoor exploration, and more, is achievable. Discover some of the best places to vacation for seniors, exciting activities to do on vacation, and tips for planning your next getaway.

Where Do Seniors Go on Vacation?

Choosing to travel within the United States can help eliminate costly international flights. Pick a state or town you’ve always wanted to visit and consider exploring fun and exciting activities.

Travel to any of the recommended below places on your next vacation:

  • San Diego, California – Enjoy sunny weather and outdoor activities like nearby attractions, gardens, spas, and golf courses.
  • Key Largo, Florida – Visit a tropical paradise with great things to explore, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and swimming in warm, crystal-clear water.
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico – Enjoy the colorful, rich history and an abundance of art galleries, museums, and the town square, all within a walkable distance from each other.
  • Phoenix, Arizona – Beyond beautiful accommodations at a luxurious resort, find yourself hanging out poolside, playing golf, tennis, pickleball, or visiting a spa.
  • Bluffton, South Carolina – Nature preserves, picturesque villages, riverfront marinas, and more allow you to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

For ideas on what to do on vacation as a senior, and how to plan your trip, from Life Care Services, CLICK HERE.