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Senior Living Blog

Happily Ever Aging
...a UMH Senior Living Blog

Everything you need to know about caring for your loved one - at home or at a senior living community.

Dianne Terrace | MS, CPT

Director, The Wellness Center at Wesley Village. I am an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in training older adults and clinical clients. I work with private clients as well as my many clients at the Wellness Center at Crosby Commons, on the Wesley Village Campus in Shelton, CT. I have combined my training in strength and balance work with a modified Pilates Method that I have adapted for older adults. I am also a Certified Yoga Instructor trained by Lara Ward of Lotus Garden Yoga in Sharon, CT and I teach the Ultimate Core Ball Challenge as part of the Yale University Mat Pilates Program.

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Aging & Caregiving

4 Tips for Keeping Older Adults Healthy this Season

By: Dianne Terrace | MS, CPT
December 13th, 2016

According to licensed clinical social worker Robyn Golden, who also directs the health and aging department at Rush University in Chicago, “Although the holiday season is a great time of family and friends gathering together, we should offer older relatives options and ask them what they would like to do, but don’t just assume their limitations.” 

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Aging & Caregiving

Rise and Shine: The Benefits of Early Morning Exercise for Older Adults

By: Dianne Terrace | MS, CPT
April 12th, 2016

Most of us aren’t so crazy about getting up at the crack of dawn for fun things, let alone exercise (not that we don’t think exercise is fun, of course). But it turns out that there are a number of benefits to getting your exercise in early in the day. Your aging loved one might be a morning person, or maybe not so much. Whatever his/her routine might be, early morning exercise might be worth considering. Why? Check out these four reasons and see why you might want to encourage an older adult in your life to give it a shot… Or maybe try it out yourself!

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assisted living | health tips for seniors | 60-day stay trial | Aging & Caregiving

Let’s Get Stronger!!!

By: Dianne Terrace | MS, CPT
September 2nd, 2014

There is a common, but erroneous belief that people must put up with the loss of strength and muscle degeneration that comes with advancing age.

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assisted living | The Second Wind | Aging & Caregiving

Walk Your Way Through Summer!

By: Dianne Terrace | MS, CPT
August 20th, 2014

“The Second Wind” is a new category that we are adding to our blog. These articles will focus on exercise tips for older adults… from The Wellness Center at Wesley Village, a UMH campus located in Shelton, CT.

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