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Director of Research for The Villages Health Heads Up New Program

Carla VandeWeerd, Director of Research for The Villages Health, is heading up a new research program here in The Villages®. Read about it in The Daily Sun here:

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Virtual Medical Appointments Expand Care Options

The Villages Daily Sun featured an article about The Villages Health’s telemedicine benefits.

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The Villages Grown is Coming to The Villages Health!

We’ve got something fresh for you… The Villages Grown is coming to The Villages Health!

Come visit their mobile market at our care centers to browse their beautiful selection of locally grown, farm fresh fruit & veggies, local eggs, spreads, beverages and more! See the schedule below to find a location near you!

Monday, January 11th:

The Center for Advanced Healthcare: 9:00-11:00am

Pinellas Care Center: 12:00-2:00pm

 

Monday, January 18th:

Santa Barbara Care Center: 12:00-2:00pm

 

Monday, January 25th:

Brownwood Care Center 9:00-11:00am

Colony Care Center 12:00-2:00pm

 

Monday, February 1st:

Creekside Care Center: 9:00-11:00am

Mulberry Grove Care Center: 12:00-2:00pm

 

Monday, February 8th:

The Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood: 9:00-11:00am

Pinellas Care Center: 12:00-2:00pm

 

Monday, February 22nd:

Santa Barbara Care Center: 12:00-2:00pm

 

Monday, March 1st:

Brownwood Care Center 9:00-11:00am

Colony Care Center 12:00-2:00pm

 

Monday, March 8th:

Creekside Care Center: 9:00-11:00am

Mulberry Grove Care Center: 12:00-2:00pm

 

Monday, March 15th:

The Center for Advanced Healthcare: 9:00-11:00am

Pinellas Care Center: 12:00-2:00pm

 

Monday, March 22nd:

Santa Barbara Care Center: 12:00-2:00pm

 

Monday, March 29th:

Brownwood Care Center 9:00-11:00am

Colony Care Center 12:00-2:00pm


Physical Fitness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Each year, our nation celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May. This year is no exception, but it does hold some new challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts agree regular physical exercise has a profound and positive impact on our immune system and benefits both the mind and body.

How can you and your clients accomplish your physical exercise goals and regimens during a time when access to gyms and parks are restricted? With some simple adjustments and determination, it’s still possible. These suggestions are only intended for individuals without any symptoms or diagnosis of respiratory illness and should not replace medical guidance in case of any health condition.

Indoor Exercise

A more sedentary lifestyle can have negative effects on our physical and mental health and overall quality of life. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends adults aged 18 and over do a total of at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activities throughout the week, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity throughout the week. This should include strengthening activities at least two days per week.

For older adults with poor mobility, three or more days of physical activity to enhance balance and prevent falls is suggested. You can follow the five elements of fitness from almost any area of your home:

  • Warmup. This can be as simple as walking around your house at a steady pace, on a treadmill or at a slow pace on a stationary bike. These activities prepare your body for a more vigorous activity and help prevent injury.
  • Cardiovascular. Try “high knee” exercise, which is essentially running in place. Stand with your legs together and arms at your sides. Lift one knee toward your chest. Lower your leg and repeat with the other knee. Continue alternating knees, pumping your arms up and down. Other ideas include jumping rope or even dancing to your favorite tunes! Try an exercise video or pedal faster if you have a stationary bike.
  • Resistance. Strength-building exercises not only build muscle and increase bone density, but help your body burn more calories and can even boost your mood. Some good indoor strength-building exercises include push-ups, crunches, and squats; working with dumbbells or bands.
  • Flexibility. Stretching allows for easier movement and helps give your muscles and joints a greater range of motion, improved balance and increased balance. Some ideas for this training include neck stretches, shoulder stretches, hamstring stretches, glutes stretches and more. Work in some stretch routines that target the areas of your body you would like to be more flexible.
  • Cooldown. The cool-down portion of a workout routine is designed to reduce your heart and breathing rates and gradually cool your body temperature. It can also reduce muscle soreness and stiffness and prevent venous pooling of blood in the lower extremities, which can cause dizziness. To cool down, you can walk around your home, stretch out your legs, stretch your chest, or do some slow-paced jumping jacks.

Remember, any physical activity is better than none. Start slow and increase duration, frequency and intensity over time. During this time of COVID-19, even short amounts of activity at a time can make a difference. Over the course of a week, you’ll be surprised how much you’ve accomplished. Even cleaning and gardening help you stay active and flexible.

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How to Access a Family Member’s Portal Using One Email Address

As we transition to our new medical records software, many of you have asked about accessing a family members’ medical records. For example, if you only have one email for both you and a spouse, are you able to access both records using one email account.

The answer is Yes!

To do this, you must first register your account using your email address. Next, call your care center and ask to be added as a “Family Member” to the person’s account that you would like to have access to with the same email account. With their permission, we can add you to their account.

This will allow you to view both accounts using one email address and one portal login.


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I came in wearing two hearing aids and Dr. Monterro asked why I was wearing two hearing aids and I said “Well, I guess it’s because I have a hearing loss” and she said, “I understand that, but your hearing is perfect in your right ear, it’s the left ear that has a hearing loss and you only needed one hearing aid." I was very impressed with the honesty and integrity in addition to her skills. She also has a great personality.

Art Minier, Patient at Creekside Care Center