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Active Adult Love Technology! | Oklahoma Active Adult Living

Active Adults Love Technology!

If you’re living the active adult lifestyle here at Grace Pointe Living then you’ll love the fun, fellowship and social connections we provide for you! You’ll also want to know that Grace Pointe Living is fully online and available to you via your computer and mobile device.

Baby Boomers make up a large part of our resident lifestyle fans here at Grace Pointe Living. They have shown a remarkable acceptance and use of social media and the ability to use the internet to look for information. Although most of us and surely most Baby Boomers remember having to use card catalogs and paper index files to look for information, yellow pages, newspaper ads, an etc…the effect of the internet expanding during Baby Boomer adult lifetimes has fully been incorporated into their daily lives.

Yes, we still love to open a fresh newspaper or magazine with our morning cup of coffee, but sometimes you need to get quick and timely information about events, healthy lifestyle tips, good news and more. Technology makes that possible for us all.

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The Top Way Boomers and Seniors Use Online Technology:

 

  1. Senior Active Adults are Online! They are using search engines and social media to get the information they need. We have a fully developed website and social media outreach program to educate and inform our residents and those who might wish to make Grace Pointe Living their new home.

 

  1. Many Seniors are using technology to plan for their future. There are many financial advisors and service providers who provide calculators and online advice to assist Seniors in planning for retirement and active adult lifestyle options. Here at Grace Pointe Living, we have a ‘How To Transition’ page on our website to help potential new residents get the basic information on the process of moving to Grace Pointe Living. Of course, it’s best to call LaWanda and Donna and get the full details and a personal tour!

 

  1. Many Seniors confuse Active Adult Independent Living with Assisted Living or Memory Care. Here at Grace Pointe Living we are a fully developed 55+ Active Adult Living community. If you search online, you’ll see how different we are in providing you private quality homes, amazing lifestyle amenities, and facilities for enjoying the best years of your life.

Active Adult communities are not all alike. At Grace Pointe you’ll find exclusive private homes, relaxing walking trails, expert staff, senior living social activities, a true resort style amenity-packed environment, and new friends and fun that our age restricted community offers you. If you are looking for a secure gated community of active lifestyle senior adults, then you’ll want to explore what Grace Pointe Living has to offer! We have full information on how to transition to Grace Pointe Living on our website and we always welcome your call and visits!

Amenities

  • 3000 sq. ft. Clubhouse
  • Meeting room with business capabilities
  • Fitness Center
  • Park Benches and Picnic Areas
  • Sports Lounge
  • Guest Suites
  • Outdoor living area with fireplace
  • Walking trails
  • Fully stocked fishing ponds
  • Custom Cabinetry with Granite Countertops
  • Designer Appliances including Washer & Dryer
  • Covered Car Port for each resident
  • 2000’ walking trail
  • Landscaped grounds and irrigation system
  • Water features including ponds & waterfalls
  • Theater Room

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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 Retirement, Grace 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!

 

Grace Pointe Living Concerts and Entertainment

Grace Pointe Living Concerts and Entertainment

One of the big compliments we receive from residents and those who have toured our active adult living community is the entertainment and social fun we provide to our Grace Pointe Living family here in Moore, Oklahoma.

Check out our calendar of events and also make sure to attend the Sulley and Sisson Concert that is scheduled this month!

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Come by and see us weekdays and we can schedule you a tour of our community!


Grace Pointe Living
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!

Senior Lifestyle Exercise and Fitness | Oklahoma Active Adult Living

What’s the Best Time of Day to Walk for Senior Lifestyle Exercise and Fitness?

Grace Pointe Senior Lifestyles

At Grace Pointe Living, we focus on making sure our residents are happy and healthy and enjoying life to the fullest. Maintenance-free living, social activities, and private homes create a lifestyle that seniors enjoy and make for a community where they can flourish. Senior lifestyle exercise is an important part of our active adult living community focus.

We encourage our Grace Pointe Living family to enjoy new friends, new fun and especially physical activity. Life is better when you are able to get up and enjoy your life without holding back because you fear mobility issues. At Grace Pointe Living, we have wonderful walking trails and indoor fitness equipment for you when those Oklahoma days are a bit too windy for a walk. Speaking of walking, we highly encourage our Grace Pointe Family to start a healthy habit like walking.

If you are interested in leveraging the walking trails, fitness gym, and our community activities to enhance Senior lifestyle exercise opportunities, then you’ll want to do some research on what time of day is best for walking and exercise.

When you are planning out your walking routine, you might wonder if there is the best time of day to take a walk.

From a calories-burned point of view, there isn’t one time of day better than the other to walk. However, there are more considerations than burning calories that may influence when you walk; some bodily functions, and especially the habit of walking, respond better based on the time of day you walk.

The time of day for walks that are best for Senior lifestyle exercise is broken down into four periods throughout the day:

Morning Walks

• Noon Walks

• Afternoon Walks

• Evening Walks

Morning Walking:

A morning walk has several advantages, such as sharpening your mental acuity and revving up your metabolism that will carry through for the rest of the day. So while you don’t burn any more calories by exercising in the morning, you will end up burning more throughout the day by going for morning walks.

The healthy lifestyle improvements that you could experience include improvement in your blood pressure, walking your dog with you, positive mental health and mood boost, walking to improve balance and prevent falls, avoiding some issues of heart disease, and feeling good about establishing a healthy daily routine for yourself.

Noon Walking:

A Noon walk, usually done at work, exercising during your lunch break before eating the healthy lunch you brought from home, reduces stress, curbs hunger and improves blood flow so you can maintain your sharpness throughout the afternoon. If you’re retired at Grace Pointe, then you probably won’t find this time period a problem to work into your daily activities.

Afternoon Walking:

Studies have shown that exercising between 3 pm and 7 pm is the best time to build endurance and muscle. Increasing your endurance not only allows you to walk farther but faster before you’ll get tired.

Building muscle gives your body better definition, tones the muscles you already have along with increasing their size. Larger muscles mean more calories burned per day, but don’t worry, you won’t build enough to give you that bulked look.

The only conflict you might find is that Grace Pointe has many of our social events occurring during this time period. Check with our Social Director to make sure you won’t miss the chance for a great afternoon walk and participating in our wonderful community activities.

Evening Walking:

Exercising in the evening is a good way to reduce stress from a day of work. This time of day can be easier for some people as their muscles are already warm and flexible from the day’s activities. For many people, this perceived reduction of effort required makes exercising more enjoyable than during other times of the day.

A big advantage to evening walking is being able to stop by our clubhouse before or after and still participate in social fun. Sunsets are also wonderful at Grace Pointe Living.

Some people end up not exercising because they can’t find a 30-minute block of time each day to devote to it. However walking time is cumulative – for example, you get the same benefits from walking 10 minutes three times per day as you do once for 30 minutes. So if “chunking” works better for you, then walk according to that plan.

Experts agree that it isn’t the time of day you exercise that is important, but to do it when it best fits into your schedule. As with all senior lifestyle exercise plans, consistency counts, so if you can find a time of day when you can routinely walk, you’ll start to see results sooner and derive more benefits from walking.

Thinking that walking could be a great exercise and pastime for you here at Grace Pointe Living? Come by our clubhouse, visit with our staff and get familiar with our walking trails here at Grace Pointe Living. We provide the facilities and trails to make cardio walking activity a part of your daily health plan, now it’s just up to you to make it happen!


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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!

2019 is the year to start walking! | Active Adult Living Health

Active Adult Living Health Tips from Grace Pointe Living

4 Walking Mistakes to Avoid

Walking is a great way to get exercise, lose weight and get fit, but if not done properly, it can be counterproductive. Active adult living health requires you to take action on diet and your physical activity levels. Today, we are reviewing the importance or incorporating walking into your exercise plans for 2019.

These four mistakes are the ones most often made by inexperienced walkers when starting a new walking fitness plan:

  • Stride
  • Shoes
  • Posture
  • Frequency

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1) Stride while walking.

It seems that if you want to walk faster, you could do so by taking longer strides – increasing the distance walked between one foot and the other. Wrong! Increasing your stride tends to result in an ungainly (and unnatural) walk that can end up hurting your feet and shins. If you want to walk faster, take shorter strides, but more of them during the same amount of time.

2) Shoes to wear while walking.

Not all shoes coined as “walking shoes” are good for your feet. If they happen to be too stiff, too heavy or too small, they may actually do more harm to your feet than good. When purchasing a new pair of walking shoes, consult with an athletic store expert. They can size you for a shoe that will be not only comfortable to walk in, but will give you the support, but also the flexibility, your feet need when walking.

Shoes wear out. While your favorite pair of walking shoes may seem like they are not worn out yet, they, in fact, may have lost their cushioning ability. If you walk 30 minutes per day three or four times per week, plan on buying new shoes every six months. Your feet will thank you for it!

3) Improve your posture for walking.

Using the proper posture is important when walking. Many people tend to walk with their head tilted forward and their eyes looking down. This creates an imbalance of weight and can lead to neck, back and shoulder problems. Instead, walk with your head aligned over your neck with your eyes looking forward about 10 to 20 feet in front of you. Strive to keep your head, neck, spine all in a line with each other.

4) The frequency of walking.

You can walk too much. If you find yourself losing your enthusiasm to pound the pavement, feel tired all day and always have aches and pains, all could be signals your body is sending you to walk less frequently. The most you should be walking is six days per week. Your body needs at least one day to build muscle, repair torn muscle fibers and to put energy back into your muscles.

A better plan yet is to walk four days per week, do some upper body strength training two days and rest the seventh day. Your two days of strength training should alternate with your walk days, meaning you should not strength train two days in a row, but have a walk day or two between them. Doing it this way balances your upper body muscle groups with the lower body and it gives the muscles you use for walking a little extra time off.

 

Don’t let these mistakes derail your walking fitness program. Take heed, walk smart and have fun!


Grace Pointe Living

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!

Don’t Let The Holidays Stress You Out!

Here’s a great article with some good information about avoiding or dealing with any holiday stress in your life!

The frosty chill of a December morning often brings with it thoughts of the approaching holiday season– decorating, shopping, gift wrapping, planning parties – but as the days speed toward the big event, it’s important to take a moment and savor the magic of the holiday season. A cup of tea by the fireplace while listening to Doris Day’s classic Christmas album, an evening stroll through the neighborhood’s sparkling decorations, even a jaunt to the mall to people-watch – whatever brings you joy, that’s what you should do. And thinking ahead can help alleviate holiday stress.

“Planning ahead can be helpful,” says Natalie Kurkjian, a physician at Mercy Department of Behavioral Health. “Creating a schedule or filling in a ‘Holiday Calendar’ that sets aside days for shopping, baking, visiting family or friends, is a great start. Knowing what lies ahead can help you dodge the chaos.

“As to symptoms of excessive stress, watch for persistent sad feelings, continuous anxiety, difficulty sleeping, racing thoughts, feeling excessively irritable or hopeless – these may warrant a visit to your doctor or mental health professional,” she adds. In hopes of preventing that, though, Kurkjian offers this extra advice:

 

Remake Memories

“Looking back on joyous holiday seasons from the past can bring out many emotions. Whether it is recalling those who are no longer with us or certain traditions that have faded, it is possible to turn that lamenting into new fond memories. Rekindling old traditions and creating new ones, especially in memory of those who have passed, is a start. Making favorite recipes, watching classic Christmas movies of your childhood or decorating to your heart’s content can all help recreate the childhood holiday of your memory.”

 

Agree to Disagree

“Preparing ourselves for difficult interactions is key. Sometimes, families will have a ‘no politics’ policy and avoid it from the beginning. If this isn’t possible, acknowledging that you cannot control what others do or think is a safe bet. Redirect the conversation if it’s heading to a ‘no-go zone,’ or excuse yourself to get a refill of cider. And if it all becomes just too much, a brisk walk around the block can help you reset.”

 

Make a Budget

“Sometimes, more does not actually make it merrier. Have an idea of how much you want to spend on parties, gifts, trips – and try to stick to that number. Also, learn when to say no to extra projects or activities. Saying yes when we know we should have declined can lead to resentment and guilt, which don’t make for a very merry holiday season.”

 

Prepare for Afterward

“Some studies have shown 25 percent of Americans have symptoms consistent with mild to moderate depression after the holidays’ end. There are ways to prevent this holiday letdown. Take care of yourself; no doubt the holiday season has affected your health. Take up a routine of daily exercise or modify your diet. Also, come up with some activities to look forward to: attend a live performance, try out a new restaurant or catch up with friends over coffee. And why not take some time to help others? Volunteering at a homeless shelter or reaching out to older relatives or neighbors can always help reframe your attitude while making others feel better.”

 

Focusing on creating the perfect holiday is just setting yourself up for disappointment, Kurkjian said. Try not to focus too much on the minutiae, and if that is not possible – or it’s just too late – remember to take a deep breath and maybe even laugh.

“And if you can’t laugh at yourself, just Google ‘Christmas Fails’ and you will soon see it is not as bad as you think!”

 

Originally published at http://www.405magazine.com/

Laurel Springs Retirement


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Holiday Kindness Counts in the Holiday Season

10 small ways to brighten someone’s day with holiday kindness.

Holiday Kindness

It’s the holiday season here in Oklahoma and we love Christmas and the holidays! Our friends and family members deserve our care and holiday kindness, but so does everyone whom we meet in our lives. As we start to focus on being a ‘Good Giver’ instead of a ‘Taker’, we find more opportunities to enhance our lives and the lives of others around us by living the Christmas spirit and spreading holiday kindness.

Let’s all try to focus on ‘kindness’ this holiday season and then see if we can make this a 2019 resolution to carry us through the new year!

The holidays are more than candy canes, good deeds, a special time of the year, and eggnog.

Why is ‘kindness’ important?

According to research gathered by the non-profit Random Acts of Kindness organization, kindness increases our energy, happiness, and lifespan — and decreases our pain, depression, and stress. But we don’t need science to tell us what we already know: When we go about our days actively seeking opportunities to do little things for others, it makes us feel great.

Here are 10 ways you can leave a trail of warm-and-fuzzy feelings in your wake this holiday season.

  1. Give the gift of a compliment. Make it specific and authentic. Love the shoes of the person in front of you in line at the post office? Don’t hold that thought captive in your head — share it and make that person’s day!
  2. Return stranded grocery carts to the parking lot corral. People will notice — and might be inspired to copy your kindness. And even if they don’t notice, you’ve hopefully prevented someone’s car from getting dinged!
  3. Bring back the lost art of courtesy. Hold the door, be the last one off the elevator and let someone with fewer items get in line before you at the convenience store. Spend time looking for opportunities to be courteous.
  4. Pen a handwritten note to someone. In a time when Americans will send upwards of 781 billion text messages each month, according to statisticbrain.com, old-fashioned handwritten notes carry more meaning than ever.
  5. Greet people by name in a genuine way — at the gym, at work, at the community center and anywhere you encounter people you know on a first-name basis. The Washington Post reports that using a person’s name is the ”fastest and most reliable way of building rapport.“
  6. Give up your parking spot. Yes, the parking lot is packed and you’ve been circling around for 5 minutes. But just think how good you’ll feel letting someone else take the spot.
  7. Tip big — maybe not as big as the man who recently gave a Chicago waitress $11,000, but even an extra dollar or two beyond the standard 15–20 percent is sure to make your server feel appreciated.
  8. Make a donation. Regardless of the size of the gift, generosity ”lights up the same part of your brain that responds to food,“ according to a 2016 report from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Not feeling that flush with cash? Volunteer your time!
  9. Spring for treats. Whether it’s a tray of chai lattes for your book club or an ice- cold bottle of water for your mail carrier on a hot day, you’ll be delivering a big-time day brightener.
  10. Smile. Not only will you provide a warm connection point for another human being, but you’ll also be giving your brain a feel-good boost. The mere act of showing off your pearly whites activates neural messaging in your brain, reports Psychology Today — and that boosts your health and happiness.

Can you think of more ways to create kindness in our world? It really costs us nothing to share an attitude of kindness and the rewards for ourselves and our world will be more fruitful than you can imagine! Let’s all work on making Grace Pointe Living the epicenter of holiday kindness this Christmas season!


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Best Day to Move to Grace Pointe?

Any day is grand, but let’s face reality and choose a day with nice weather!

Moving is bad enough, but moving in wet, muddy, sloppy weather should be illegal.

Alas, it’s not, and if you have no choice but to move during winter, do yourself a favor and hire professional movers.

If that’s not possible, pay heed to 5 of the most important tips from the pros.

1. What will you do with a small pet?

At Grace Pointe Living, we are happy to have your small pet join you in living here. If you’re moving your pet then you’ll need to work quickly during a winter-weather move and, since pets tend to get in the way during periods of excitement, find a place to “stash” them during the process.

Consider asking a family member to watch the precious pet or hire a sitter. Pets can also be placed in boarding where they’ll be safe.

2. What does the weather service say?

The best way to remain updated on weather conditions is with an app on your phone.

AccuWeather offers a free weather app and also a brilliant Road Trip Planner (you’ll need your laptop for this).

Many local TV station news departments offer apps that provide local weather alerts. In Minnesota, for instance, movers can download the CBS Minnesota app, or get road condition information from the Department of Transportation.

Check their websites or search iTunes or Google Play for a region-specific app.

3. Pack the necessities first

The last thing you’ll want to do after slogging through messy weather is to have to go through all those boxes to find the essential items you’ll need right away.

Before packing anything else, fill a box with the following:

  • Old towels and rags to wipe wet floors.
  • Snow/ice removal items, such as a shovel, ice scraper and a walkway de-icer
  • A change of clothing for all family members (including dry shoes or boots)
  • Snacks
  • Food for the pets (don’t forget the bowls)
  • Several large bottles of drinking water
  • Any medications you take daily
  • Bathroom items such as a shower curtain, shampoo, soap, toilet paper
  • Valuables
  • Coffee maker and everything to go with it
  • Things to keep the kids occupied

Place the box in the trunk of your car.

4. Protect your electronics

“Electronic components can develop condensation as the temperature decreases,” according to the experts at Bekins. “This condensation can cause water damage or even short-circuiting,” they caution.

Think “insulation” when considering how to protect your electronics. First, wrap each item in bubble wrap, then in a blanket. Place each item in a bubble-wrapped box and seal it tightly. Then, wrap the box in either bubble wrap or a moving blanket.

5. Use extra care when moving appliances

As soon as you move in, you’ll be tempted to get the washing machine and dryer set up, but don’t give in to the temptation.

Appliance manufacturers say that washers need to sit for at least 12 hours. This is to ensure that any traces of water that remained in them while moving hasn’t turned to ice, which could damage the appliance.

And, yes, the dryer needs to come to room temperature as well. Otherwise, the igniter and heating element may become brittle.

Sudden changes in temperature can also be lethal to your electronics, so unwrap them and allow them to sit for a while.


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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!

How’s Your Blood Pressure?

Did you read about the study on South American tribes and the result of diet on lifelong blood pressure issues?

We all know that living the good life at Grace Pointe Living is the way to spend your best years. Whether you are retiring or just want to make a downsizing move into a quality 55+ community, you’ll want to enjoy your best years while having them be healthy years.

Here’s a very interesting excerpt to a study at John Hopkins that might interest you if you are concerned about your blood pressure and the effect on your life.

In the U.S. and most other countries, blood pressure rises with age, beginning early in life. Results of this study support the idea that the tendency in Westernized societies for blood pressure to rise with age is not a natural part of aging but could result from a cumulative effect of exposure to Western diet and lifestyle.

The findings appear November 14 in the journal JAMA Cardiology.

“The idea that rising blood pressure is a result of aging is a widely held belief in cardiology, but our findings add to evidence that rising blood pressure may be an avoidable consequence of Western diet and lifestyle rather than aging itself,” says Noel Mueller, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of epidemiology at the Bloomberg School and member of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research.

For their study, the researchers took blood pressure measurements from 72 Yanomami aged one to 60, and found no trend towards higher or lower readings as the participants aged. The researchers also measured blood pressure in 83 members of the nearby Yekwana tribe, which is more exposed to Western influences including dietary — and here they found a clear trend towards higher pressure with advancing age.

The Yanomami live as hunter-gatherers and gardeners in a remote rainforest region of northern Brazil and southern Venezuela. Their diet is low in fat and salt and high in fruits and fiber. Studies of adult Yanomami since the 1980s have shown that atherosclerosis and obesity are virtually unknown among them and that they have extraordinarily low blood pressure on average, with no apparent increase as they age.

The new study reveals that this age-stability of blood pressure among the Yanomami starts in early childhood. It is the first to compare the Yanomami to a geographically co-located population — the Yekwana — that has had a different exposure to the Western diet and other Western lifestyle influences.

The researchers, examining members of Yanomami villages in southern Venezuela, found that their blood pressure measurements averaged 95 (mm Hg) systolic over 63 diastolic. (In U.S. adults, the average systolic is 122 and diastolic 71.) This low figure among the Yanomami is consistent with prior studies in Yanomami adults, but the researchers measured roughly the same blood pressure among Yanomami children as well. In fact, the data suggest that blood pressure in this population remains close to the same low level from age one at least through age 60, with no trend towards an increase or decrease.

In contrast to the Yanomami, the Yekwana have been exposed to some aspects of Western lifestyle and diet, including processed foods, through interaction and trade with the industrialized world. While blood pressure readings at the youngest ages were virtually the same as those for their Yanomami peers, there was a statistically clear trend towards rising levels with advancing age — roughly 0.25 mm Hg per year — such that the Yekwana had levels averaging 5.8 mm Hg higher by age 10, and 15.9 mm Hg higher by age 50.

“This age-related rise in blood pressure begins in early childhood — which suggests that early childhood may be a ‘window of opportunity’ for lifestyle interventions to prevent later rises in blood pressure,” Mueller says.

To put these findings in context, in the U.S. systolic blood pressure rises by about 1.5 mm Hg and 1.9 mm Hg per year among boys and girls, respectively, and 0.6 mm Hg per year among adults.

Read More Here >>>https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181114160024.htm

Make sure to utilize the physical exercise equipment we provide to you here at Grace Pointe. Understand that engaging with your neighbors here at Grace Pointe and participating in our social activities will help you maintain optimum physical and emotional health. Contact our staff and discuss your needs and our solutions!


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!

Active Adult Living at Grace Pointe Living!

Active Adult Living in Oklahoma | Grace Pointe Living

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If you’re living the active adult lifestyle here at Grace Pointe Living then you’ll love the fun, fellowship and social connections we provide for you! You’ll also want to know that Grace Pointe Living is fully online and available to you via your computer and mobile device.

Baby Boomers make up a large part of our resident lifestyle fans here at Grace Pointe Living. They have shown a remarkable acceptance and use of social media and the ability to use the internet to look for information. Although most of us and surely most Baby Boomers remember having to use card catalogs and paper index files to look for information, yellow pages, newspaper ads, the effect of the internet expanding during Baby Boomer adult lifetimes has fully been incorporated into their daily lives.
Yes, we still love to open a fresh newspaper or magazine with our morning cup of coffee, but sometimes you need to get quick and timely information about events, healthy lifestyle tips, good news and more. Technology makes that possible for us all.


Boomers and Seniors Use Online Technology:
1. Senior Active Adults are Online! They are using search engines and social media to get the information they need. We have a fully developed website and social media outreach program to educate and inform our residents and those who might wish to make Grace Pointe Living their new home.
2. Many Seniors are using technology to plan for their future. There are many financial advisors and service providers who provide calculators and online advice to assist Seniors in planning for retirement and active adult lifestyle options. Here at Grace Pointe Living, we have a ‘How To Transition’ page on our website to help potential new residents get the basic information on the process of moving to Grace Pointe Living. Of course, it’s best to call our office and get the full details and a personal tour!
3. Many Seniors confuse Active Adult Independent Living with Assisted Living or Memory Care. Here at Grace Pointe Living we are a fully developed 55+ Active Adult Living community. If you search online, you’ll see how different we are in providing you private quality homes, amazing lifestyle amenities, and facilities for enjoying the best years of your life.

Some of the Reasons you’ll LOVE Living at Grace Pointe Living:

Amenities

  • 3000 sq. ft. Clubhouse
  • Meeting room with business capabilities
  • Fitness Center
  • Park Benches and Picnic Areas
  • Sports Lounge
  • Guest Suites
  • Outdoor living area with fireplace
  • Walking trails
  • Fully stocked fishing ponds
  • Custom Cabinetry with Granite Countertops
  • Designer Appliances including Washer & Dryer
  • Covered Car Port for each resident
  • 2000’ walking trail
  • Landscaped grounds and irrigation system
  • Water features including ponds & waterfalls
  • Theater Room

Grace Pointe Living

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!

Autumn Active Adult Living for the Fall Holidays!

Life at Grace Pointe Living is Amazing!
Enjoying the Fall Holidays is even better when you incorporate healthy foods into your holiday meal plans!

You might find that fall flavors and smells pack a lot of comforts, calling up memories of mom’s baking, trips to the pumpkin patch, or holiday meals shared with family. If you’re entertaining at Grace Pointe Living this Autumn holiday season, why not incorporate some foods into your menu that actually help to boost emotional moods and your outlook on life?

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The nutrients in these five fall foods can deliver a solid boost to your mood.

1. Acorn Squash – There are several health benefits to acorn squash and other squashes in general. Acorn squash is one of the most nutrient-dense squash varieties and contains higher amounts of antioxidants.

An acorn squash contains magnesium, which is an important nutrient for helping with depression and anxiety. If you’re going to eat a vegetable, why not consume one that can positively affect your good mood?

2. Apples – Apples can give you physical health benefits along with boosting your emotional outlook on life. Apples have a high phytochemical profile, they are excellent at preventing DNA damage, regulating hormones, and reducing oxidative damage

3. Pumpkin – How could we ever forget putting pumpkin in our Fall seasonal diet? It sure is much more than just carving a jack-o-lantern for Halloween! Pumpkin contains lutein and zeaxanthin — both of these nutrients are excellent at boosting memory recall in both younger and older adults.

Plus, pumpkin seeds are known to help boost your mood, something we can all use this time of the year. They contain the amino acid tryptophan, which we often equate with Thanksgiving turkey.

Including tryptophan in your diet helps your brain produce serotonin, a chemical known to boost your mood and give you an overall content feeling.

4. Turmeric – Food as medicine is not a new concept. We’ve been using various ingredients in recipes for centuries to help cure many ailments.

Because of its known healing properties, turmeric is considered a wonder spice for so many health conditions including decreasing the symptoms of depression.

Turmeric is great on sweet potatoes, rice, mashed potatoes and just as an overall seasoning. Great health benefits eating this one!

5. Cinnamon – It wouldn’t be Fall if there wasn’t some cinnamon in the air! The smell of cinnamon can change you from a blue funk into a holiday happy place!
Adding this mood-boosting spice to any food or beverage may help stimulate your brain. It also helps regulate blood sugar, which contributes to an overall steady mood.

Cinnamon adds warmth to the flavor in teas, cider, oatmeal, loaves of bread, baked fruit and veggies, and more.

Do you have any favorites in your cupboard that make the Fall holidays special? What’s your favorite ‘mood food’? Enjoy the holidays and keep your friends and family close…it’s the best way to live a life for LIVING!


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