Ask any 10 people what they consider a healthy diet, and you’ll probably get 10 very different responses. Unless the 10 people you ask are nutritionists or dietitians, of course. If you’re familiar with the general guidelines for good nutrition, then you probably know these basics: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables Choose whole grains […]
Looking for a Simple Way to Improve Your Health? Move More!
If you spend most of your time sitting, you probably already know that’s not good for you. Research shows a sedentary lifestyle can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, depression and other conditions. That’s the bad news. The good news is even small […]
4 Basic Tips on How to Stay Safe Online and Avoid Getting Scammed
As people of all ages spend more time online, scammers and hackers are becoming more sophisticated. Consumers reported losing almost $9 billion dollars in scams last year, according to data released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — an increase of more than 30% compared with 2021. Online shopping was among the top five types of […]
Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Consider Hiring a Life Coach
You may have thought that life coaches are only for people who want help advancing their career or those experiencing some sort of existential angst. The truth, however, is that life coaching can benefit people in all walks of life — including older adults who are approaching retirement or have already achieved that milestone. In fact, […]
We Marked Our Six-Month Anniversary With an Industry Award!
In mid-December, just six months after we welcomed the first residents to their new homes at The Variel, we were named among the winners of the 2022 Architecture & Design Awards by Senior Housing News (SHN). We’re thrilled to have received such an accolade so soon. Nearly 100 organizations across the U.S. and in other […]
Winter? Here in Woodland Hills, We Say, ‘Bring It On!’
When much of the country is dealing with cold temperatures and winter precipitation, we’re fortunate here in sunny Southern California. We don’t have to restrict our activities to inside venues. Nor do we have to bundle up when we want to do something outdoors. Of course, residents at The Variel don’t have to venture out […]
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