You At Your Best

August 2017 • Back to School

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YOU AT YOUR BEST | nwAdg.cOm/YOUATYOURBEST AUgUST - BAck TO SchOOl | SATURdAY, JUlY 29, 2017 | 15 Accepting Medicare, Medicaid and most Long Term Care Insurances Providing Short Term Rehabilitation and Long Term Care Services Please stop by today for a personal tour or call us at 479.444.6108 4405 W. Persimmon St. • Fayetteville 3024A Market Ave Fayetteville, AR 72703 479-444-0259 877-737-0202 Air & Medical Supplies, Inc. A broad selection of CPAP & Bi-PAP Supplies Homefront 945 S. College • 479-571-2920 Our membership includes "seniors" aged 55 and over! Everything in the center is done with the seniors interests and needs as our priorities. BEAT THE HEAT, come to the senior center! Seniors enjoy gardening at Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center By Sarah haNey NWa Democrat-Gazette Located at 945 S. College, the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center is conveniently situated near historic downtown Fayetteville and offers an array of activities to engage the senior citizens of the community. "Here at the center, we have a wonderful exercise program," stated Center Director Cayla Wilson. "We have our drumming program, which is evidence based to help with coordination, dementia, and depression. It's a really wonderful exercise to make you feel really less stressed and very happy." The seniors can also help with the center's gardening. A study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease found that various physical activities — gardening among them — can cut your risk of Alzheimer's by as much as 50 percent. Other research finds that horticulture therapy is very engaging for dementia patients and has a positive impact on their overall wellbeing. In addition to this, gardening keeps a person active and reduces stress levels which helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other diseases. Gardening also provides an outlet for creativity for the seniors and nurtures a sense of pride and accomplishment when they harvest the produce. At the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, the produce from the gardens is harvested and then used in the meals that the senior center's kitchen prepares. The 12 year-old center boasts a fitness center, billiards room, dining hall and kitchen, exercise/yoga room, art/game room, library, outdoor patio seating area, and garden. There are plenty of activities to keep any visitor engaged and having fun. "The goal of the senior center is to provide a very positive and caring atmosphere for seniors in our community," added Wilson. The Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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