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Walkers in our Community

Village At Deaton Creek

We Are All Special Walkers

It’s good to see so many dedicated walkers out walking on a regular basis in our community. Autumn begins Tuesday and we already feel  a tint of coolness in the air.

Notable is the efforts that so many of our walkers put in to consistently walk several times each week, all year round.  No, I am not talking only about those who go the fastest or walk the longest.  I am talking about the people that walk overcoming  difficulties.  

  1. The number of 80 plus year old walkers that are regular walkers in our community is truly impressive.  In fact, they are some of the best walkers. You can tell they have made walking an important part of their lives.
  2. The walkers who bounced back from heart operations, knee and hip replacements and other medical procedures and are determined to do what they can to fight back.
  3. The walkers that walk  while  dealing with ongoing health problems or limitations, like sight problems, back problems, foot or ankle problems, or walk with a cane. You know it’s not easy for them to walk but they do.
  4. The walkers who decided to do something to improve their health, who decided to get up, walk out the door and start a habit of walking on a regular basis. 

Yes, these walkers are truly an inspiration and admired for their dedication. Village at Deaton Creek has a wonderful parkway for walkers extending two miles from front gate to rear gate.

Walking is accessible to people with health problems

Walking makes it easier to move hip and knee joints so that you feel less pain. The motion actually lubricates the joints, so walking is good for people with arthritis or injuries to the knees and other joints.

Walkers are more likely to stay independent

A study found that older people who regularly walked were 41% less likely to develop a disability that could require them to go to a hospital. By walking you are decreasing the risk of disability and you’ll be able to stay independent longer.

Walking can reduce your risk of death

A study shows women who walked just 4,400 steps per day had a 41% decreased risk of death compared to women who walked only 2,700 steps per day.

Walking improves cardiovascular fitness

Walking reduces the risks of having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, which are all problems that tend to affect us older people.

Clearly walking for fitness works!

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Party Time

We are going to a lot more parties since moving to a Del Webb Community.

For instance, this week we went over to the neighbors house for a dinner party which included 4 couples. We arrived at 5:30pm and enjoyed cocktail hour, appetizers, and a great Italian dinner over conversation with our neighbors and friends.

Today we are going to Scott’s Downtown Gainesville for a birthday party for Pete, who is turning 80. The restaurant is closed to the public today so we will have the place to ourselves.

Two days from now it’s New Years Eve and we are going to two parties. A group on our street has been going out to a special New Years party dinner for several years and this year they invited us to go. We will be at the restaurant at 7pm for a special dinner of several courses plus your beverage of choice.

Next we are planning on making it back to our beautiful clubhouse for the traditional New Years Party in the Grand Ballroom to dance with music by a live band. After midnight we will drive the one mile back home on safe community roads.

Contrast that to before we moved to our lovely community. We usally stayed home on New Years because ee don’t drink hardly at all and it’s not safe of the roads. But you don’t have to be a heavy drinker to have a good time. Socially we like to bond with our neighbors and we never run out of things to talk about. Plus different people will be at each of these parties this week, so you get to socialize a lot.

These parties don’t drain you like the ones you went to when you were young and drank too much. These parties give you a good feeling and are fun!

Socializing is another advantage of living in an 55 and Over Active Adult Community with people you like and call your friends.

People like to socialize and there are even health benefits of doing so, especially as you age.

Isolation is a big problem with many seniors, mostly because they don’t have a way to meet new friends or stay in contact with old friends. Plus it can be difficult traveling to meet someone, say for lunch. People don’t become less social because they age, it’s just they lose the opportunities to do so.

All that changes with Active Adult Community living. At least the opportunity is there at your door step, if you want to be more socially active.

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