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Tips for Healthy Aging

As you grow older, you may find yourself looking for ways to feel younger, healthier and happier. You might have a few wrinkles on your face and a couple gray hairs, but that shouldn’t stop you from living life to the fullest.

Our goal is to keep you healthy, and if you do get sick, to heal you quickly. Below you will find several tips and resources to help you age gracefully so you can enjoy your lifestyle for years to come.

7 Tricks for Eating Well

The Fundamentals of Nutrition

One of the best ways to age with grace is to maintain a healthy diet in your later years. “You are what you eat.” This means the food you put in your mouth directly impacts how you feel, and subsequently how well you live! Feeling great is the best way to enjoy your active lifestyle for as long as possible.

Below you will find tips and tricks to eat well and maintain a heart-healthy diet.

  1. Increase your consumption of non-starchy vegetables: You should eat 3-5 servings of vegetables per day. Some non-starchy vegetables include asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and tomatoes.
  2. Limit your sodium intake: The American Heart Association recommends no more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day for most adults.
  3. Limit processed foods and foods high in fat and sugar: You should avoid foods that are pre-packaged. In the grocery store, do not walk down the center aisles. Instead, shop the perimeter to buy whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products.
  4. Choose whole grain products: A few examples of whole grains include brown rice, quinoa and oats.
  5. Use unsaturated fats, reduce saturated fats and eliminate trans-fats: Healthy fats include coconut oil, avocado, eggs and nuts.
  6. Increase water intake: The Mayo Clinic recommends 124 ounces (15.5 cups) of fluid for men and 92 ounces (11.5 cups) of fluid for women.
  7. Prepare foods baked, broiled and grilled: Avoid frying your food.

To learn more about nutrition and how you can age with grace with a heart healthy diet, visit https://TheVillagesHealth.com/Learning-Center. You don’t have to be a patient or resident of The Villages to attend, so bring your friends!

6 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Rest

Wake Up with Zest & Energy

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up feeling rested and energized every morning? Well, it’s certainly possible – especially if you get a good night’s rest. We all know that sleep plays an important role in our overall health and well-being – but it’s not always easy to fall asleep and stay asleep.

It is recommended to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night so you can be at your best during the day. But how do you ensure a good night’s rest? Keep reading for a few tips, and try to stay awake!

  1. Create a Sleep Schedule: Go to bed and wake-up at the same time every day, including the weekends. Doing this will help your body get in a consistent routine. It will help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
  2. Exercise Daily: Exercise uses your bodies energy, which will help you fall asleep faster. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:
    • Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week, like walking fast, dancing or swimming.
    • Do muscle-strengthening activities, like lifting weights or using exercise bands – at least 2 days per week.
  3. Avoid Naps: If you have trouble falling asleep, avoid napping. Do not take naps in the afternoon. Even short catnaps can cause some people to experience difficulty falling asleep.
  4. Evaluate Mattress and Pillows: Dust, moisture and debris cause mattresses and pillows to wear out. The life expectancy of a mattress is 8-10 years. The lifespan of a pillow is 2 years. If your pillows and mattress are no longer comfortable and supportive, it may be time to replace them.
  5. Beware of Bright Lights: Sometimes watching television and using your smartphone or laptop right before bed can cause a disruption in your ability to fall asleep because it activates your brain. Avoid bright lights one hour prior to bedtime.
  6. Establish a Bed Time Ritual: Relax before bedtime with activities such as reading a book, listening to soothing music or soaking in a warm bath.

Sleep plays a vital role in your health and well-being. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your physical and mental health.

To learn more healthy sleep tips, register now for our free Getting a Good Night’s Sleep class. You don’t have to be a patient or resident of The Villages to attend, so bring your friends!

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Belleview Care Center
Thursday, August 23 at 10:00 AM

How to Age with Grace & Dignity

Seven Dimensions of Wellness to Live a Happier, Healthier Life

As you age, you may notice several changes in your health and wellness. You might struggle to hear your children speak on the phone. Seeing the television might be hard. You might move slower than you used to in your younger years.

These changes are inevitable, but there are ways you can continue to enjoy the later years of your life. The key is healthy mindset across seven dimensions of wellness.

Wellness is an active process where you decide to make choices towards a happier, healthier life in the following areas:

Physical Dimension

  1. Maintain a healthy body weight.
  2. Eat clean, healthy foods.
  3. Engage in exercise regularly.
  4. Get a good night’s sleep.

Spiritual Dimension

  1. Believe in a greater purpose.
  2. Appreciate life.
  3. Practice mindfulness. Live in the present.
  4. Be consistent in your beliefs, values and behaviors.

Financial Dimension

  1. Be aware of your current financial situation.
  2. Update your estate plan and living will.
  3. Review your credit report.
  4. Live within your means.

Environmental Dimension

  1. Protect and care for the environment.
  2. Clean up litter.
  3. Recycle and conserve resources.
  4. Choose environmentally-friendly products.

Social Dimension

  1. Nurture relationships with people who are respectful, positive and supportive.
  2. Give back and contribute to your community.
  3. Sustain a strong support network.
  4. Be conscious of the effects of your behaviors on others. Honor your commitments.

Emotional Dimension

  1. Be positive and have a friendly attitude.
  2. Learn how to handle stress and anxiety.
  3. Remember gratitude is a great attitude.
  4. Avoid criticism, judgment and blame.

Intellectual

  1. Open your mind to new ideas and experiences.
  2. Listen more.
  3. Learn new (or improve) skills and knowledge.
  4. Seek challenges daily.

“We’re the oldest ones in our neighborhood and as my neighbor pointed out, we are inspirations for how to grow old gracefully. The Villages Health encourages us to be healthy.”
John & Jane Munger, 90 and 92 years young, Patients at Creekside & Specialty Care Center

 

If you can conquer the seven dimensions of wellness, then you are sure to age with grace and dignity!

To learn more healthy aging tips, register now for The Art of Aging class. You don’t have to be a patient or resident of The Villages to attend, so bring your friends!

The Art of Aging
Belleview Care Center
Tuesday, August 21 at 2:30 PM


7 Tricks for Eating Well

One of the best ways to age with grace is to maintain a healthy diet in your later years. “You are what you eat.” This means the food you put in your mouth directly impacts how you feel, and subsequently how well you live! Feeling great is the best way to enjoy your active lifestyle for as long as possible.

Below you will find tips and tricks to eat well and maintain a heart-healthy diet.

  1. Increase your consumption of non-starchy vegetables: You should eat 3-5 servings of vegetables per day. Some non-starchy vegetables include asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and tomatoes.
  2. Limit your sodium intake: The American Heart Association recommends no more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day for most adults.
  3. Limit processed foods and foods high in fat and sugar: You should avoid foods that are pre-packaged. In the grocery store, do not walk down the center aisles. Instead, shop the perimeter to buy whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products.
  4. Choose whole grain products: A few examples of whole grains include brown rice, quinoa and oats.
  5. Use unsaturated fats, reduce saturated fats and eliminate trans-fats: Healthy fats include coconut oil, avocado, eggs and nuts.
  6. Increase water intake: The Mayo Clinic recommends 124 ounces (15.5 cups) of fluid for men and 92 ounces (11.5 cups) of fluid for women.
  7. Prepare foods baked, broiled and grilled: Avoid frying your food.

To learn more about how you can age with grace, visit https://TheVillagesHealth.com/HealthyAging.

 


6 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Rest

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up feeling rested and energized every morning? Well, it’s certainly possible – especially if you get a good night’s rest. We all know that sleep plays an important role in our overall health and well-being – but it’s not always easy to fall asleep and stay asleep.

It is recommended to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night so you can be at your best during the day. But how do you ensure a good night’s rest? Keep reading for a few tips, and try to stay awake!

  1. Create a Sleep Schedule: Go to bed and wake-up at the same time every day, including the weekends. Doing this will help your body get in a consistent routine. It will help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
  2. Exercise Daily: Exercise uses your bodies energy, which will help you fall asleep faster. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults:
    • Aim for 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity each week like walking fast, dancing or swimming.
    • Do muscle-strengthening activities, like lifting weights or using exercise bands – at least 2 days per week.
  3. Avoid Naps: If you have trouble falling asleep, avoid napping. Do not take naps in the afternoon. Even short catnaps can cause some people to experience difficulty falling asleep.
  4. Evaluate Mattress and Pillows: Dust, moisture and debris cause mattresses and pillows to wear out. The life expectancy of a mattress is 8-10 years. The lifespan of a pillow is 2 years. If your pillows and mattress are no longer comfortable and supportive, it may be time to replace them.
  5. Beware of Bright Lights: Sometimes watching television and using your smartphone or laptop right before bed can cause a disruption in your ability to fall asleep because it activates your brain. Avoid bright lights one hour prior to bedtime.
  6. Establish a Bed Time Ritual: Relax before bedtime with activities such as reading a book, listening to soothing music or soaking in a warm bath.

Sleep plays a vital role in your health and well-being. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your physical and mental health.

To learn more healthy sleep tips, register now for our free Getting a Good Night’s Sleep class. You don’t have to be a patient or resident of The Villages to attend, so bring your friends!

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Belleview Care Center
Thursday, August 23 at 10:00 AM


How to Age with Grace & Dignity

As you age, you may notice several changes in your health and wellness. You might struggle to hear your children speak on the phone. Seeing the television might be hard. You might move slower than you used to in your younger years.

These changes are inevitable, but there are ways you can continue to enjoy the later years of your life. The key is healthy mindset across seven dimensions of wellness.

Wellness is an active process where you decide to make choices towards a happier, healthier life in the following areas:

Physical Dimension

  1. Maintain a healthy body weight.
  2. Eat clean, healthy foods.
  3. Engage in exercise regularly.
  4. Get a good night’s sleep.

Spiritual Dimension

  1. Believe in a greater purpose.
  2. Appreciate life.
  3. Practice mindfulness. Live in the present.
  4. Be consistent in your beliefs, values and behaviors.

Financial Dimension

  1. Be aware of your current financial situation.
  2. Update your estate plan and living will.
  3. Review your credit report.
  4. Live within your means.

Environmental Dimension

  1. Protect and care for the environment.
  2. Clean up litter.
  3. Recycle and conserve resources.
  4. Choose environmentally-friendly products.

Social Dimension

  1. Nurture relationships with people who are respectful, positive and supportive.
  2. Give back and contribute to your community.
  3. Sustain a strong support network.
  4. Be conscious of the effects of your behaviors on others. Honor your commitments.

Social Dimension

  1. Be positive and have a friendly attitude.
  2. Learn how to handle stress and anxiety.
  3. Remember gratitude is a great attitude.
  4. Avoid criticism, judgment and blame.

Intellectual

  1. Open your mind to new ideas and experiences.
  2. Listen more.
  3. Learn new (or improve) skills and knowledge.
  4. Seek challenges daily.

“We’re the oldest ones in our neighborhood and as my neighbor pointed out, we are inspirations for how to grow old gracefully. The Villages Health encourages us to be healthy.”
John & Jane Munger, 90 and 92 years young, Patients at Creekside & Specialty Care Center

 

If you can conquer the seven dimensions of wellness, then you are sure to age with grace and dignity!

To learn more healthy aging tips, register now for The Art of Aging class. You don’t have to be a patient or resident of The Villages to attend, so bring your friends!

The Art of Aging
Belleview Care Center
Tuesday, August 21 at 2:30 PM


Stay Safe Around Water

Who likes to swim? Swimming is a great exercise that builds muscle and develops endurance. It also is a great way to cool down during these hot summer days! In order to help you stay safe while participating in water activities, here are some helpful safety resources:

  • Wear Life Jackets: Many of us enjoy boating on the lake or in the ocean. When boating, it is always recommended to wear a life jacket. Even if you know how to swim, an emergency could happen that may impair your swimming ability. Just like you wear seatbelts in cars, make sure you wear life jackets on boats to ensure your safety.
  • Be Aware of Surroundings and Warning Signs: Sometimes when you are at the beach you may notice the lifeguard has put up a red flag. This flag notifies you that swimming conditions are dangerous. Avoid swimming when strong currents and riptides are present.
  • Know Your Limits: Swimming should be a fun activity, not stressful! Take a break if you are feeling tired while swimming.

One of the great things about living in Florida is that we have multiple bodies of water to swim in such as lakes, pools, rivers and oceans. Be safe and have fun out there!

To learn more summer safety tips, visit https://thevillageshealth.com/summer-safety.


Tips to Avoid Heat Strokes

Do you tend to get overheated? This is common, especially during these hot summer months in Florida. We have to be careful not to let our bodies get too hot. When your body reaches an extremely high temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, you can be more susceptible to having a heat stroke. Heat strokes are the most serious form of heat injury. Some signs and symptoms include: nausea, rapid breathing, headaches and more. We don’t want you to have a heat stroke, so here are some tips to prevent them:

  • Drink Plenty of Fluids: Staying hydrated will allow your body to sweat and maintain a normal body temperature. Dehydration is a common cause of heat strokes so make sure you are drinking a lot of water! The Mayo Clinic recommends 124 ounces (15.5 cups) of fluid for men and 92 ounces (11.5 cups) of fluid for women.
  • Avoid Strenuous Activities: During the hottest parts of the day, limit physical activities. If you are exercising outdoors, plan to do it in the early morning or evening.
  • Take Caution with Medications: Certain medications can affect your body’s ability to stay cool and hydrated. Read the warning labels to make sure you don’t have a higher risk for a heat related injury.

“Drink plenty of fluids, avoid prolonged exercise and activities outdoors when temps are greater than 85 degrees. Take frequent breaks and dress in comfortable, cool clothing.”
Dr. Uyen Nguyen, Colony Care Center

 

If you happen to suffer from a heat related injury, call your doctor first. You don’t need to go to an urgent care facility. At The Villages Health, we have a doctor available 24/7. We also have on-site procedure rooms where we can provide you with IV fluids to re-hydrate your body.

To learn more summer safety tips, visit https://thevillageshealth.com/summer-safety.


Shield Yourself from the Sun

July is National Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month and we are spreading the word about the importance of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Below are four ways to protect yourself from the sun this summer.

  1. Stay in the Shade: Avoid or limit your time spent in the direct sunlight. The sun is strongest from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. During these hours, find a comfortable spot in the shade to relax.
  2. Apply Sunscreen: The American Academy of Dermatology recommends choosing a sunscreen that is water-resistant, has an SPF of 30 or higher and provides broad-spectrum coverage. It takes 15 minutes for sunscreen to soak into your skin, so make sure you apply it before going outside. It is also important to re-apply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you are sweating or swimming.
  3. Wear Protective Clothing: Many of us don’t want to wear long-sleeved shirts or pants in the summer, but covering your skin can help protect it from the dangerous UV rays. Try wearing a lightweight long-sleeved shirt. Thin cottons and linens are the most comfortable fabrics during these hot summer months.
  4. Accessorize: Hats are a great way to protect your face, neck and ears from getting too much sun. Sunglasses are also a great resource to protect your eyes from UV damage. Look for sunglasses that block 99-100% of ultraviolet rays.

To learn more about protecting your skin this summer, visit https://thevillageshealth.com/summer-safety.


Summer Safety Tips

Summer is here! It’s time to enjoy pool parties, outdoor barbecues, trips to the beach, picnics in the park and tons of other fun outdoor activities that The Villages® and the surrounding community have to offer. When spending time outside, especially in Florida, we have to be careful about sun exposure, heat exhaustion and water safety. Below you will find tips and resources to help you protect your skin while also staying cool and safe this summer.

July is National Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month

The days are getting longer and the sun is burning brighter. It’s important to protect your skin. July is National Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month and we are spreading the word about the importance of shielding your skin from harmful UV rays.

4 Ways to Protect Yourself from the Sun

  1. Stay in the Shade: Avoid or limit your time spent in the direct sunlight. The sun is strongest from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. During these hours, find a comfortable spot in the shade to relax.
  2. Apply Sunscreen: The American Academy of Dermatology recommends choosing a sunscreen that is water-resistant, has an SPF of 30 or higher and provides broad-spectrum coverage. It takes 15 minutes for sunscreen to soak into your skin, so make sure you apply it before going outside. It is also important to re-apply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you are sweating or swimming.
  3. Wear Protective Clothing: Many of us don’t want to wear long-sleeved shirts or pants in the summer, but covering your skin can help protect it from the dangerous UV rays. Try wearing a lightweight long-sleeved shirt. Thin cottons and linens are the most comfortable fabrics during these hot summer months.
  4. Accessorize: Hats are a great way to protect your face, neck and ears from getting too much sun. Sunglasses are also a great resource to protect your eyes from UV damage. Look for sunglasses that block 99-100% of ultraviolet rays.

Screen Your Skin for Changes

It is recommended to look at your skin consistently to see if you notice any new marks, moles or birthmarks. You want to look for changes in color, shape and size. Some may feel different and feel like they are raised. If you have a mark that you are concerned about, talk with your Primary Care physician. If they find something out of the ordinary, they can also provide treatment, or in more serious cases coordinate your care with a Dermatologist.

Attend our Free Skin Cancer Prevention Class

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Join us for our Skin Cancer Prevention class to learn effective strategies to lower your risk while still enjoying the Florida sunshine! You don’t have to be a patient or resident to attend, so bring your friends.

Belleview
Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00 PM

Santa Barbara
Thursday, July 26 at 9:00 AM

Beware of Heat Strokes

Do you tend to get overheated? This is common, especially during these hot summer months in Florida. We have to be careful not to let our bodies get too hot. When your body reaches an extremely high temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit, you can be more susceptible to having a heat stroke. Heat strokes are the most serious form of heat injury. Some signs and symptoms include: nausea, rapid breathing, headaches and more. We don’t want you to have a heat stroke, so here are some tips to prevent them:

  • Drink Plenty of Fluids: Staying hydrated will allow your body to sweat and maintain a normal body temperature. Dehydration is a common cause of heat strokes so make sure you are drinking a lot of water! The Mayo Clinic recommends 124 ounces (15.5 cups) of fluid for men and 92 ounces (11.5 cups) of fluid for women.
  • Avoid Strenuous Activities: During the hottest parts of the day, limit physical activities. If you are exercising outdoors, plan to do it in the early morning or evening.
  • Take Caution with Medications: Certain medications can affect your body’s ability to stay cool and hydrated. Read the warning labels to make sure you don’t have a higher risk for a heat related injury.

“Drink plenty of fluids, avoid prolonged exercise and activities outdoors when temps are greater than 85 degrees. Take frequent breaks and dress in comfortable, cool clothing.”
Dr. Uyen Nguyen, Colony Care Center

 

Water Safety Tips

Who likes to swim? Swimming is a great exercise that builds muscle and develops endurance. It also is a great way to cool down during these hot summer days! In order to help you stay safe while participating in water activities, here are some helpful safety resources:

  • Wear Life Jackets: Many of us enjoy boating on the lake or in the ocean. When boating, it is always recommended to wear a life jacket. Even if you know how to swim, an emergency could happen that may impair your swimming ability. Just like you wear seatbelts in cars, make sure you wear life jackets on boats to ensure your safety.
  • Be Aware of Surroundings and Warning Signs: Sometimes when you are at the beach you may notice the lifeguard has put up a red flag. This flag notifies you that swimming conditions are dangerous. Avoid swimming when strong currents and riptides are present.
  • Know Your Limits: Swimming should be a fun activity, not stressful! Take a break if you are feeling tired while swimming.

One of the great things about living in Florida is that we have multiple bodies of water to swim in such as lakes, pools, rivers and oceans. Be safe and have fun out there!


Reverse Aging

As a society, we are fascinated by remedies and quick fixes that promise to slow the aging process so we can live longer, healthier lives. But what if you could do more than just slow the aging process? What if you could start to reverse it?

One of the most promising methodologies includes the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Dr. Shai Efrati, Director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research in Israel, explored the concept of reverse aging. On July 2nd at the Lake Miona Regional Recreation Center in The Villages, Florida, he shared results from clinical studies conducted by his team demonstrating that the regeneration of brain tissue, and other important capabilities, is indeed possible.

Speaker:
Professor Shai Efrati, MD

    • Director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center, Israel.
    • Director of the Research & Development unit, Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center, Israel.
    • Associate professor at the Sackler School of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University.
    • Chairmen of the Israeli Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (ISDHM).

Hearing Health Resources

What You Don’t Hear Can Hurt You

Treating Hearing Loss is the Most Effective Way to Prevent Dementia and Promote Brain Health

Have you noticed you are turning up the TV?

Is it hard to hear your spouse?

Do you have trouble hearing in groups or at restaurants?

If yes, you may be suffering from hearing loss.

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 25 percent of people 65 to 74, and 50 percent of those 75 and older, have disabling hearing loss. Don’t wait, unaddressed hearing loss can have long-term, potentially devastating effects, beyond lifestyle issues.

A joint study by John Hopkins Medicine and the National Institute on Aging has released powerful data showing untreated hearing loss results in a higher incidence of early onset dementia. Dr. Turri, Director of Audiology at The Villages Health, says “The #1, single most modifiable factor for preventing Dementia is the treatment of hearing loss. Yes, reducing obesity, diabetes, and/or cardiovascular disease are important. It is also important to increase social activity, enhance our education and supplement our nutrition. These can all play a part in helping us to prevent Dementia; but none, even when combined, are nearly as effective as the treatment of hearing loss.”

Those findings further support the need for early detection and correction. “When patients delay treatment, brain function and cognitive ability can be impaired significantly from auditory deprivation,” says Dr. Turri.

Find Out if You Have a Hearing Loss

Take the quiz below to see if you may be suffering from hearing loss.

TAKE THE QUIZ 

Did you answer yes to the questions in the quiz? This may indicate that you are suffering from hearing loss.

The good news is that The Villages Health can help you overcome this obstacle.

Get a Free Hearing Screening

If you answered yes to most of the questions in the quiz and think you may suffer from hearing loss, your next step is to take a free hearing screening with a board-certified Audiologist. At The Villages Health, we have five board-certified audiologists conveniently located at seven different Care Centers throughout The Villages community.

If you fail a hearing screening, the doctor can take next steps during the screening.

Take a Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation

The next step is to take a Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation. This test examines your hearing threshold, speech discrimination and your air and bone conduction. These three types of hearing tests allow our audiologist to determine whether or not you have hearing loss, what type of hearing loss you may have and to what degree, and what type of treatment you may need.

One of our five board-certified Audiologists will explain your test results and discuss your treatment options, which may include hearing aids. They will find a hearing aid solution that works best for your personal needs, so you can restore your hearing and continue to enjoy an active lifestyle.


“I was very impressed with the honesty and integrity of my audiologist at The Villages Health. I came in with two hearing aids, and they discovered I only have hearing loss in one ear – and therefore, I only need one hearing aid.”
-Art Minier –Patient at Creekside Care Center

 

If you are a candidate for hearing aids, you can rest-assured that you will receive a risk-free, 30-day trial. This means you can try out your hearings aids to make sure you have the perfect fit before making a commitment.

After your trial, our audiology team will continue to follow up every 4 months to ensure you experience optimum hearing in all areas of your life. During this time we will clean your hearing aids, test them to make sure they are working properly and refit to your comfort level.

Hearing loss and gain changes over time, so we will continually assess and adjust your hearing aids. We want you to hear and experience everything at its best, from the TV in your living room and phone calls with grandchildren, to live entertainment on the square or the faint rustling of leaves.

Get Educated Before Making a Decision

Understanding the impact of hearing loss, as well as the many ways to treat hearing loss, can help you make an informed decision about your treatment. To that end, The Villages Health has implemented educational programs on the subject, along with a brain fitness program.

Our learning seminars include: Hearing Aids 101, Hearing Loss and Dementia and a Hearing Technology Expo. These resources are free for everyone in the community! You do not have to be patient or resident of The Villages to attend.

You can view the details of the classes and register below:

Hearing Aids 101

Pinellas Care Center
Thursday, June 7th
9:00-10:30 AM
Register Here 

Pinellas Care Center
Thursday, June 21st
9:00-10:30 AM
Register Here

Hearing Loss and Dementia

Pinellas Care Center
Thursday, June 14th
9:00-10:30 AM
Register Here 

Pinellas Care Center
Thursday, June 28th
10:00-11:30 AM
Register Here 

Hearing Technology Expo

Pinellas Care Center
Thursday, June 28th
2:00-3:30 PM
RSVP Here

Hearing loss is serious and should be treated as soon as possible. Don’t delay. Get in touch with us for more information at 352-205-4032.


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