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AUG 2015

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96 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.15 Newly remodeled apartments Come home to Twinbrook! • Assitance in Bathing and Dressing • Medication Reminders • Staf On-site 24-hours • Beauty Shop • Scheduled Activities • Shuttle Service • Housekeeping Services • Family Owned and Operated Conveniently located in the midst of the Highlands, Hikes Point and St. Mattthews 502-452-6330 • 3525 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, Ky 40205 Healthy aging is not the oxymoron it once was. With better medical care and technology, Americans are living longer and leading healthier lives than they were just 20 years ago, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Tat's good news, and an important reminder that today's lifestyle has a direct efect on quality of life in later years — for better or worse. For many diseases, changes in the body begin years before any symptoms appear. Recent research shows this is true for the brain too — changes can start up to two decades before any outward sign of Alzheimer's or dementia. A truly healthy lifestyle maintains both brain and body. 5 Tips For Aging Well From Belmont Village Senior Living "Fortunately, what's good for the heart is good for the brain and the rest of the body, so it's simpler than it seems," said Ted Burfct, Belmont Village executive director. "Our programs and activities are designed to give residents every opportunity for a healthy, purposeful life." Belmont Village's top fve tips for healthy aging: • Eat a healthy diet – stick to high-fber, low-fat foods rich in antioxidants to help combat diseases like diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and cognitive impairment. Avoid refned, processed foods high in carbohydrates, bad fats and additives to reduce infammation responsible for joint pain and tissue damage. • Exercise every day — weekly routines should include cardiovascular activities and strength training; for better brain health, do activities that work mind and body together — like dancing, where you have to remember moves and sequences. • Increase brain gain – build cognitive reserve by challenging yourself each day. An efective workout includes learning something new or doing something that is a mental stretch. • Be a social butterfy — don't isolate — regular social interaction helps us feel our best, and there are real benefts for physical, emotional and cognitive health. • Maintain your purpose — no matter what your age, it's important to set goals and engage in activities that are meaningful to you — it's what gets us up in the morning and keeps us looking forward. Belmont Village is a leading Senior Living provider with 24 communities in seven states. For more information about Belmont Village St. Matthews, call (502) 721-7500, or visit belmontvillage.com.

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