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Aging and Health – Try Healthy Nuts to Boost Your Longevity

Staying Young And Healthy With Healthy Nuts?

Believe it or not, the first created human beings who inhabited this planet, Adam and Eve, already had healthy nuts in their diet. In the Genesis, God provided them fruits that bear seeds that we now know as nuts. After thousands of years, we now understand why God never failed to create this fruit and seed in one. And a handful of it a day would never let you go wrong. Put healthy nuts in your diet!

A HEARTy Snack

Almonds, macadamia, pistachio nuts, walnuts, and hazelnuts are not just for the appetite, they also are great sources of a number of health benefits. The studies of the Seventh Day Adventists during the 1990s first elevated the status of healthy nuts to its consumers. The study of this religious group in Loma Linda, California indicated that those who eat healthy nuts live two and a half years more than those who do not.

Healthy Nuts for Aging

(The Seventh Day Adventist is a religious group that advocates healthy living by not smoking and drinking, and having a vegetarian diet. Members of this religious domination who live in Loma Linda live 5-10 years longer)

Eating Health Nuts is NOT Nuts!

Nuts are said to contain Omega 3 fatty acids. These are unsaturated fatty acids that may decrease the risk of acquiring coronary heart disease. People who eat five times or more of it every week had roughly a 50 percent decrease in risk of dying from heart disease as compared to those who eat only nuts once a week. Those who eat one to four times in a week reduced their risk of acquiring the heart disease by 25%.

Recently, researchers also found out that walnuts and almonds can lower the blood levels of bad cholesterol which can lead to cardiovascular diseases. Besides its protective effect on the heart, this fruit has a very low glycemic index. In fact, healthy nuts are now being recommended by many dietitians to patients with diabetes mellitus 2.

KEEPING YOU AND YOUR BRAIN YOUNG

Usually, what’s beneficial to the heart is also favorable to the brain. Nuts are not just a hearty snack but also a brain food. It helps keep your arteries clear so it lessens the risk of clogging arteries which can lead to stroke. Healthy nuts also promote the production of precursors of serotonin, a neurotransmitter, which improves the mood, and reduces depression.

One ounce of nuts is the recommended amount to eat. That is equivalent to 24 almonds or 12 walnuts. Nuts are full of calories so be careful in eating too much of eating pleasure. Eating more than one ounce is fine unless you replace unhealthy high-caloric foods in exchange for nuts.

Here’s the deal: those who eat one ounce of healthy nuts five times a week become 3.3 years younger for the males, and 4.4 years for the females.

In addition, you would also live two to three years longer compared to those who don’t.

WHAT SHOULD YOU EAT?

Well, raw, unroasted, unsalted healthy nuts are best for your body.

Almonds are not just tasty but are also beneficial because they are alkaline-formers even though they are high in protein. Having alkaline is good for the body because we need to keep up with the high acidic content of the body (which is the result of the oxygenation of all that we eat).

Walnuts are the healthy nuts that have the most abundance of Omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts are the kind that is beneficial to the diabetics.

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Oklahoma Retirement at Grace Pointe Living

Grace Pointe Living Retirement Healthy Living Update

What’s the point of retirement if you don’t protect your health and vitality to enjoy it?

Grace Pointe Living Retirement

Living long and enjoying retirement lifestyle in Oklahoma is a good thing as long as you have good health. Who wouldn’t want to spend more time enjoying their life, family, kids, friends, and grandkids?

If you want to live a long life and a happy and healthy Oklahoma retirement, you’ll want to take care of your health and also be aware of the reality of aging health conditions. With proper and constant guidance from health professionals and your physician, you should be able to maximize those golden years and live a long and happy life.

Grace Pointe Living Bring You The Best in Healthy and Happy Oklahoma Retirement

So what are the main concerns of seniors and from YOU on your health that you need to pay attention to in achieving good health as you age? What weighs heavy on your mind as you strive to ensure the best retirement life?
Obviously, avoiding habits like smoking, getting your with under control and focusing on being physically active all play a big part in the success of living and long and healthy life.
It is possible to have excellent health in your 60s and beyond, but you have to be proactive and take charge of your health habits.

Here are some suggestions on areas of focus if you are serious about achieving and maintaining a healthy senior lifestyle.

  1. Heart Disease- Did you know that 37 percent of men and 27 percent of women who are 65 and older can have heart and cardiovascular issues? The accompanying concerns of high blood pressure and dietary factors like high cholesterol play a big part in this being a serious watchpoint for seniors. Focus on exercise (easy to do here at Grace Pointe) and healthy eating habits. Keep in touch with your doctor and use the wellness benefits of Medicare and your health professionals to maintain good health when it comes to your precious heart.
  2. Bone Density and Osteoporosis- You don’t want to lose your mobility and ability to get around the world and visit your friends and family. Low bone mass can create serious problems! Fractures, bone breakage, loss of movement and mobility all can accelerate an already fragile senior health issue into the critical stage. Diet and proper medical advice and medication can greatly help here!
  3. Diabetes- Did you know that 25 percent of seniors can face problems with diabetes? Ask your physician, exercise advisors, and health professionals to set you up with good diet plans and medical programs that can avoid serious blood sugar and diabetes problems.
  4. Balance and Fall Dangers- Falling has been the downfall (no pun intended) of many seniors. In later life, the most critical lifestyle incident can be the unexpected trip or fall. Most falls occur in your personal residence. Think of the areas in your home that would cause this to be a problem…slippery bathroom areas, rugs, furniture.
Engage in healthy exercise and be attentive to your diet. Access your health benefits, providers and doctors to keep you abreast of the best preventive treatments for keeping your health in optimum status as you get older.
Getting older is not a health decline that you have to surrender yourself to these days. Keep your options open and keep your spirits up. You’ll be more likely to achieve good senior health and a long and happy Oklahoma retirement life to enjoy with friends and family. At Grace Pointe Living, we are here to ensure that your Oklahoma retirement is happy, healthy and all that it can be!

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Grace Pointe Living | Open Concept Active Adult Living

Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma

Innovative Open Concept Active Adult Living in Oklahoma

Finding and moving to a quality retirement community is often a difficult choice for seniors and their families. Many of the issues that complicate the move to a good retirement facility consist of misinformation and confusion about the nature of ‘retirement’ and lifestyle choices in retirement communities.
Many times, the focus is on what is being left behind rather than the advantages of the community and what is going to be experienced in the future.
“But by looking only at what might be lost, all to be gained is often overshadowed.”
When you find a superb retirement community like Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma, you’ll see the advantages. Both seniors and their families will appreciate the fellowship, housing choices and community ‘vibe’ at quality communities like Grace Pointe.
When you are in a forward thinking quality community, you’ll enjoy a great active social life, activities that focus on your health and well-being and the ability to live in a home that is not an apartment. You’ll appreciate the unique opportunities of living at a community ‘neighborhood’ like Grace Pointe Living!
The luxury homes at Grace Pointe Living are situated in duplex, triplex, and quad-plex variations. Each home offers luxury features including, slate tile, quality hardwood floors, advanced stainless appliances and more. Maintenance free living isn’t just the yard, we do everything from fixing your ice maker to changing your light bulbs. It’s a carefree lifestyle for you to enjoy your Oklahoma retirement life!

Additional amenities include complimentary internet and cable, concierge services, onsite massage facilities, to the door food delivery, to the door dry-cleaning, social activities, clubhouse, and a lot more. Grace Pointe Living residents love LIVING life instead of spending needless time MANAGING life.

Staff is available Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, with weekend tours available by appointment. Contact us today for more information.


Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Moore, Oklahoma at Grace Pointe Living! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

Senior Health Tips | Oklahoma Retirement Living

Senior Health Tips for a great retirement

Congratulations on moving to Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma. We want to encourage you to maintain your optimum health and fitness so that you can enjoy your Golden Years of retirement and fully realize the great choice you made moving to Grace Pointe Living.

Let’s explore some senior health tips to ensure that you make the most of your retirement life at Grace Pointe Living:

Physical activity is good for people of all ages. Staying active can help:

  • Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer
  • Improve your strength and balance so you can prevent injuries and stay independent
  • Improve your mood
  • Feel better about yourself
  • Improve your ability to think, learn, and make decisions

Before you start…

If you have a health problem like heart disease, diabetes, or obesity, talk to your doctor about the types and amounts of physical activity that are right for you.

Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activities.

  • If you were not exercising before, start slowly. Begin with 10 minutes of aerobic activity and gradually build up to doing 30 minutes at a time.
  • Aim for 30 minutes of aerobic activity on most days of the week.
  • Choose aerobic activities – activities that make your heart beat faster – like walking fast, dancing, swimming, or raking leaves.
  • Tell your doctor if you have shortness of breath, chest pain, or unplanned weight loss.

Do strengthening activities 2 days a week.

  • Try using exercise bands or lifting hand weights. You can also use bottles of water or cans of food as weights.
  • Breathe out as you lift the weight, and breathe in as you lower it. Don’t hold your breath – holding your breath can cause unsafe changes in your blood pressure.

Do balance activities 3 or more days a week.

  • Practice standing on one foot (hold onto a chair if you need to at first).
  • Stand up from a sitting position without using your hands.
  • Learn tai chi (“ty chee”), a Chinese mind-body exercise that involves moving the body slowly and gently.
  • Sign up for a yoga class, or try following a yoga video at home. Remember we offer free massage and exercise activities for you here at Grace Pointe Living.

These are short and simple tips that will help you maintain physical health and longevity during your retirement life at Grace Pointe Living. Let’s all work together to make sure you live a long and healthy life and fully enjoy your retirement years!


Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Moore, Oklahoma at Grace Pointe Living! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

Oklahoma Seniors | Medicare and You

Oklahoma Seniors and Medicare – The Annual Wellness Visit

Oklahoma Seniors! You’ve made it to retirement! Congratulations on living such a full and healthy life and making your new home at Grace Pointe Living in Moore, Oklahoma!

If you are able to access the benefits of Medicare, then you’ll want to be aware of the advantages provided to you. You paid into the systems for a lifetime and you deserve to understand the benefits of Medicare.

 

What’s one of the most important benefits of staying healthy and leveraging your Medicare benefits? Your Annual Wellness Visit!

Get Your Medicare Wellness Visit Every Year!

If you have Medicare, be sure to schedule a yearly wellness visit with your doctor. A yearly wellness visit is a great way to help you stay healthy.

What happens during a yearly wellness visit?

The doctor or nurse will first ask you to fill out a questionnaire called a “health risk assessment.” Your answers will help you and the doctor or nurse get the most from your yearly wellness visit.

During your visit, the doctor or nurse will:

  • Go over your health risk assessment with you
  • Ask about your medical and family history
  • Measure your height and weight
  • Check your blood pressure
  • Ask about other doctors you see and any medicines you take
  • Give advice to help you prevent disease, improve your health, and stay well

The doctor or nurse will give you a short, written plan – like a checklist – to take home with you. This plan will include any screening tests and other preventive services that you will need over the next 5 to 10 years. Preventative services are health care services that keep you from getting sick.

This may seem like a simple tip, but we all know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Take advantage of the prevention benefits of an annual wellness visit. You’ve earned your Medicare benefits, so utilize them to the fullest extent possible.

Read More at https://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/doctor-visits/regular-check-ups/get-your-medicare-wellness-visit-every-year

Source: HealthFinder.gov


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Oklahoma Seniors | Oral and Dental Health is Important

Oklahoma Seniors, Take Note of  These Tips – Oral and Dental Health is Important

You’ve lived a great and long life and now you’re enjoying your Oklahoma retirement at Grace Pointe Living!

That’s great news and congratulations for retiring in style and making the move to Grace Pointe. Now let’s share a few tips on maintaining your retirement lifestyle here at Grace Pointe. Let’s share a few tips from HealthFinder.gov on the importance of taking care of your oral health.

Taking care of your teeth and gums as you get older can prevent problems like toothaches, cavities (tooth decay), and tooth loss. A healthy mouth also makes it easier for you to eat well and enjoy the food.

It’s especially important to take care of your teeth and gums if you have a health condition like diabetes or heart disease – or if you are taking medicines that can cause oral health problems.

Follow the steps below to keep your teeth and gums healthy as you get older.

Brush and floss your teeth every day.

Brushing and flossing help remove dental plaque, a sticky film of bacteria (germs). If plaque builds up on your teeth, it can cause cavities or gum disease.

  • Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. Brush after breakfast and before bed.
  • Floss between your teeth every day. If flossing is hard for you, ask a dentist about using a special brush or pick instead.

Watch for changes in your mouth.

Your risk of getting oral cancer increases as you get older. If you see any changes in your mouth, it’s important to get them checked out.

See a doctor or dentist if you have any of these symptoms for more than 2 weeks:

  • A spot in your mouth, lip, or throat that feels uncomfortable or sore
  • A new lump or thick area in your mouth, lip, or throat
  • A white or red patch in your mouth
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing or moving your jaw or tongue
  • Numbness or swelling in your mouth
  • Pain in one ear without hearing loss

See the dentist regularly for a checkup and cleaning.

  • There’s no single rule for how often people need to see the dentist – it varies from person to person. The next time you get a checkup and cleaning, ask your dentist how often you need to come in.
  • Keep in mind that Medicare doesn’t pay for routine dental care. You may want to get private dental insurance.
  • For help finding low-cost dental care, visit http://www.nidcr.nih.gov/OralHealth/PopularPublications/FindingLowCostDentalCare.

Talk to your doctor about dry mouth.

Dry mouth means not having enough saliva (spit) to keep your mouth wet. Dry mouth can make it hard to eat, swallow, or talk. It can also lead to cavities or infection.

Dry mouth can be a side effect of some kinds of medicine. It can also happen if you have certain health problems (like diabetes) or if you are getting chemotherapy or radiation (treatment for cancer).

If you have dry mouth, you don’t have to live with it. Talk with your doctor or dentist and ask what you can do.

Read More at https://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/doctor-visits/regular-check-ups/oral-health-for-older-adults-quick-tips

Source: HealthFinder.gov


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Senior Health Concerns | Oklahoma Senior Retirement

Senior Health Concerns – Grace Pointe Living

It’s always good to stay on top of your health and be concerned.

Our friends at EveryDayHealth.com published a nice and informative list of top health concerns and areas of senior health to stay aware of in your retirement life. Let’s review their information…

  1. Arthritis

Arthritis is probably the number one condition that people 65 or older contend with,” says geriatrician Marie Bernard, MD, deputy director of the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, Maryland. The CDC estimates that it affects 49.7 percent of all adults over 65 and can lead to pain and lower quality of life for some seniors. Although arthritis can discourage you from being active, it’s important to work with your doctor to develop a personalized activity plan that, along with other treatment, can help maintain senior health.

  1. Heart Disease

According to the CDC, heart disease remains the leading killer of adults over age 65, accounting for 489,722 deaths in 2014. As a chronic condition, heart disease affects 37 percent of men and 26 percent of women 65 and older, according to the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. As people age, they’re increasingly living with risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, that increase the chances of having a stroke or developing heart disease. Dr. Bernard’s advice for addressing this senior health risk not only helps with heart disease but can improve senior health across the board: “Exercise, eat well, get a good night’s rest. Eating well means eating in a fashion that will allow you to keep a healthy weight with a well-balanced and healthy diet.”

  1. Cancer

Cancer is the second leading cause of death among people over age 65, with 413,885 deaths in 2014, according to the CDC. The CDC also reports that 28 percent of men and 21 percent of women over age 65 are living with cancer. If caught early through screenings, such as mammograms, colonoscopies, and skin checks, many types of cancer are treatable. And though you’re not always able to prevent cancer, you can improve your quality of life as a senior living with cancer, including during treatment, by working with your medical team and maintaining their healthy senior living recommendations.

  1. Respiratory Diseases

Chronic lower respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are the third most common cause of death among people 65 and older, with 124,693 deaths in 2014, according to the CDC. Among people 65 and older, about 10 percent of men and 13 percent of women are living with asthma, and 10 percent of men and 11 percent of women are living with chronic bronchitis or emphysema, according to the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Although having a chronic respiratory disease increases senior health risks, making you more vulnerable to pneumonia and other infections, getting lung function tests and taking the correct medication, or using oxygen as instructed, will go a long way toward preserving senior health and your quality of life.

Read More at https://www.everydayhealth.com/news/most-common-health-concerns-seniors/

Source: Every Day Health


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Staying Young in Your Retirement | Grace Pointe Living

The Right Water To Start Staying Young

staying young in retirement

You’ve made the decision to retire to Grace Pointe Living and enjoy life! Congratulations for doing that and moving into one of Oklahoma’s most innovative retirement communities! Quality housing built by Ron Walters Homes and plenty of activities to keep you in your prime! Now you need to focus on staying young to enjoy it!

Now you want to preserve and enhance your health and make sure that aging and retirement will be a pleasant experience for you. Let’s explore some Grace Pointe Living tips on making sure you keep your appearance in the best condition.

Treating your skin and body right by taking care of your health is important no matter what your age, but it’s especially important when you start living a life of retirement.

Staying Young at Grace Pointe Living

Keep Your Skin in Good Condition is Key to Staying Young

A dry skin is one of the signs of an aging body. As we get old, skin loses sebum, and in turn, loses moisture. Drinking plenty of water is imperative for someone who wants to slow down the signs of aging such as dry skin. Any doctor would say we have to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. But most of them did not mention what kind of water we should drink. And I guess we ought to know.

What does water do to help you in staying young?

Water cleanses our body. It promotes the efficiency of blood circulation to help expel the toxins out of the body. Water aids the body in swilling out waste from particular cells, keeping them in a good state. While it carries away toxins from the skin, water also transports necessary vitamins and minerals into individual cells. Keep your fluids topped off!

Staying young means you need to rehydrate skin frequently

Water comprises 70% of our body. Skin, being the largest organ, has a lot of water in it. But the body consumes and expels lots of water in a day. Because of this, our skin needs regular rehydration. The most powerful moisturizers are not enough to take the place of the element that comprises our body the most. Not enough rehydration causes the skin to look dry, tough, and old. Remember to rehydrate your skin often!

Staying Young Beats Getting Old

We get older since we are not flushing out of all the generated wastes within our body allowing these toxins and impurities to mount up within our body. Excessive toxins and waster put a hardship on our minds and bodies. For our body to operate and to maintain its temperature, we consume nutrients inside our cells. The chief ingredients of all foods, real or junk, plant or animal, alkaline or acid, costly or not, are proteins, fats or carbohydrates. And these are nothing but the amalgamations of these elements: oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen.

After undergoing the digestive and circulatory processes, these nutrients will be oxidized at the cellular level. After this, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen will all turn into organic acids: fatty acids, ammonia, uric acids, etc.

These acidic rubbishes are expelled in the form of urine or sweat after having undergone some processes in the blood. Regrettably, as a result of our lifestyles (i.e., too much stress, not getting enough sleep, not enough workout, too much ingestion, smoking, etc.), the body can’t rinse out all those acidic wastes produced in our body. These waste products build up in an area in our body. What’s worse is that we don’t consume enough fruits and vegetables which are alkaline foods. We get old by this process which is definitely not a prescription for staying young!

The Right Water for Staying Young and Healthy

To reverse aging caused by acidic waste products, we should drink alkaline water. Acid-free alkaline water or micro-water is created by cleaning tap water (typically with a pH of 7) and letting it go through an electroanalysis chamber. Alkaline and acid minerals found in a tap water is split b a device called water ionizer. The system would release water with a pH of 9 (alkaline) and another set with a pH of 5 (acidic).

Drinking alkaline water is one of the most helpful and trouble-free ways to flush toxins and delay the process of aging. Its effectively lies in the fact that it penetrates deeper than ordinary water. There, it dissolves and transports wastes out of the body. Coconut water is great for staying young and vital!

Alkaline water is more than twice as effective as ordinary tap water. In fact, the effectivity of three glasses of alkaline water is greater than six glasses of a regular one. With this alkaline water, 4 glasses are enough to suffice your daily water need, and delay aging, in turn.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these tips on maximizing your health here at Grace Pointe Living. Connect with your expert staff on activities and programs we offer to make your retirement life at Grace Pointe Living the best it can be!

Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Oklahoma! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

 

What Supplements Are You Taking for Bone Health?

Are You Getting the Amount of Vitamin D That You Need?

At Grace Pointe Living, we want you to enjoy your Golden Years and retirement to the fullest. Taking good care of our bodies and our emotional health is imperative to having a top quality retirement lifestyle.

Are you familiar with the importance of having good quality Vitamin D in your body?

Many people have heard about the need for Vitamin D from media outlets, television and health care provider information, but it’s important to ensure that you personally understand how the amount and quality of the right kind of Vitamin D can affect your life and health.

Did you know that Vitamin D is important for building and maintaining strong bones and body structure? As we age, we all know that there is a risk for osteoporosis to affect our health and bones. We all want to do the best we can to maintain our posture, health, and physical vitality.

So how can Vitamin D help us in maintaining the best in physical health and well-being?

Vitamin D is known as the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ because your body can manufacture it from exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D functions as a hormone which happens when your body absorbs the Vitamin D from sunlight exposure. It’s also a ‘fat-soluble’ substance so that body can only absorb it orally when you consume it with foods that have some fat in them like, chicken, avocado, and even peanut butter!

It’s important to understand that if you have trouble absorbing the fat in foods, you could be disposed to having a Vitamin D deficiency and that would not be a good thing as you age.

Senior Health and Vitamin D

So how do you get enough Vitamin D?

Just by counting on your diet, you may come up short as referenced above if your ability to absorb fats is compromised in any way. You may have to increase your exposure to sunlight and explore the idea of taking quality supplements to achieve your optimum Vitamin D fulfillment.

Remember that Vitamin D has effects on our immune systems, combating inflammation and encouraging good cell growth, so it will pay to understand and maintain quality Vitamin D consumption.

Understanding that there is more than one kind of Vitamin D will help you make smart choices in your health maintenance

There are actually two forms of Vitamin D, Vitamin D2, and Vitamin D3. If you get outside much, you are manufacturing Vitamin D3 as it’s the natural form you make on your own.

Ask your health care professional to determine your own personal needs for Vitamin D. Vitamin D2 is less effective than the natural Vitamin D3, but both are good hedges against any kind of deficiency in this important vitamin.
Focus on getting at least 600 IU of Vitamin D on a daily basis. You’ll want to ensure a base level of consumption to maintain bone health!

Always consult with your healthcare professional on what is best for you when it comes to any kind of supplement and intake of any amount of a vitamin or herb supplement.

Let’s all keep our bodies in prime condition in order to enjoy our prime time retirement lifestyle at Grace Pointe Living!


Exceptional Active Adult Living is now available in Moore, Oklahoma at Grace Pointe Living! Our premier communities for those who desire the best in modern active adult living are taking reservations now! Laurel Springs RetirementGrace Pointe Living, and The Chateaux at Mon Abri are open and offering tours of the best homes and senior lifestyle in Oklahoma. You’ll appreciate the attention to quality, lifestyle, and amenities when you make the move to one of our quality active adult living communities! Contact Us Today!

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