Embrace Wellness – July 2019

The Erickson Living Embrace Wellness Team provides tips for promoting Physical Wellness for an all-around healthier life.

Embrace Wellness

By Lori Simpson Director, Resident Life In the years after World War II, Americans became more conscious of the environment. Smokey the Bear taught us: “Only you can prevent forest fires!”—encouraging us to be careful with campfires, matches, and cigarette butts. Building on this momentum, the Bureau of Land Management invented Johnny Horizon to remind…

Resident uses daily walking to maintain excellent health

By Elaine Hauptman Resident Writer Walking is a gentle, controlled form of exercise that promotes weight maintenance, enhances mood, promotes better heart health, keeps blood pressure in check, reduces the risk of diabetes, and controls hypertension.  Because of the repetitive motions of walking, it promotes better brain process, thoughts, and memories. Endorphins are released when…

Annual Enrollment is Here Now

  By Regenia Mapson Health Insurance Resource Manager Annual enrollment is now going on, and this is a good time for you to review your health plan benefits and coverage.  Health insurance coverage does not need to be complicated. Our onsite licensed agents are knowledgeable and can assist you in reviewing all aspects of your…

Red Cross Disaster Action Teams to speak at RWV Health Forum

By Jackie Michels Co-chair, Riderwood Health Forum The November meeting of the Riderwood Health Forum will offer a view of health care as it must sometimes be provided in situations of dire need and urgent and chaotic stress, where even basic needs for survival may be absent or uncertain. Riderwood residents Marge and Chuck Pulfrey…