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Butterfield Trail Village: Living Your Best Retirement Special to The Weekly Vista Situated on 44 picturesque acres in the heart of Fayetteville, with premier ameni- ties and a choice of impressive living options — including cottages, apartments and village homes — Butterfield Trail Village is filled with neighbors who make you feel right at home. Butterfield offers more options that come standard, more activities and amenities at your fingertips, and more choices than any other active senior living community in the area! The modern, landscaped campus is conveniently located near shopping, dining, walking and bicycling trails, and the University of Arkansas. Butterfield offers a host of amenities that make daily life fun, stimulating and stress-free: a fitness and wellness center with an indoor heated pool, massage services, meals prepared by Village chefs, maintenance and housekeeping services, group travel and enter- tainment, wood-working and art studios, vegetable and flower gardens, scheduled transportation and much more. With the recent addition of a multi-million-dollar Commons Center, a state-of- the-art Performance Hall featuring the finest in live entertainment, and a new casual dining bistro, Butterfield's campus is truly transforming and growing in ways you have to see to believe. There's a reason why the Village is regularly recognized by regional media as the area's best retirement community: the charm of hometown living in a neigh- borhood setting – all beautifully managed and maintained by a terrific staff who are ready to serve. Meeting new friends, learning new things, joining neighbors for activities and events, or creating your own schedule — with endless options for your kind of fun — there's a place for you at Butterfield. Call to schedule your tour today! 479-695- 8012. Snacks for sleep: Certain foods may help to improve quality of sleep Metro Creative According to the National Sleep Foundation, changes in sleep patterns are a part of the aging process. Many people experience difficulty falling asleep and then staying asleep as they age, and that difficulty can make men and women over 50 feel more tired during the day. But even though difficulty sleeping may be a part of aging, that does not mean men and women over 50 cannot take steps to improve their sleeping patterns. For example, certain snack foods may help to improve quality of sleep, especially when these foods replace less healthy snacking options. While men and women over 50 should always consult with their physicians before making any changes to their diets, the AARP notes that the following are a handful of snack foods that promote better sleep. · Almonds: Magnesium is a mineral with muscle-relaxing properties, and almonds contain enough magnesium to help men and women get a better night's sleep. A small amount of almonds before bed might be enough to make falling and staying asleep easier. · Bananas: Much like almonds, bananas provide a substantial amount of magne- sium. Bananas also contain the amino acid tryptophan, which many people asso- ciate with Thanksgiving turkey. While tryptophan might be most often associated with the sleepiness people feel after eating a holiday meal, it also has been linked to better sleep quality, so a banana shortly before bed might be just what you need to fall and stay asleep. · Cheese and crackers: One more traditional snack may just help you get a better night's sleep. Cheese and crackers contain tryptophan and carbohydrates, which can induce a better night's sleep and help you fall asleep sooner. · Cherries: Cherries contain the sleep hormone melatonin, and the AARP notes that recent studies indicated that participants who drank tart cherry juice on a daily basis fell asleep more quickly and slept longer and better than participants who did not. · Hummus: The primary ingredient in hummus is chickpeas, which are loaded with tryptophan, folate and vitamin B6. Folate has proven especially beneficial to older men and women who need help regulating their sleep patterns, while vitamin B6 helps the body regulate its clock. · Peanut butter: Peanut butter is another snacking item loaded with tryptophan. Spread some peanut butter on a carbohydrate, whether it's a slice of toast or some crackers, before going to bed, and you may enjoy a better, longer sleep. · Walnuts: Like cherries, walnuts contain melatonin, which can contribute to a longer, more restful night's sleep. Walnuts also can help regulate stress, which is a leading cause of sleeping difficulty. Many men and women experience difficulty sleeping as they age. But the right foods may just help combat such problems and help men and women get a more adequate night's sleep. 20 - SENIOR Health Fair - September 26, 2018

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