Retirement Community Brings Magic of 1940s Home for Seniors with Reunion

Retirement Community Brings Magic of 1940s Home for Seniors with Reunion











(PRWEB) October 10, 2010

High school reunions are always full of laughs and great memories. The Carleton Place High School reunion, hosted by Waterside Retirement Community, took on special significance, because the former students in attendance all graduated during the 1940s and 1950s. Nearly one hundred alumni came together to reminisce with old friends and make new ones at the event spearheaded by renowned author and journalist, Mary Cook, and local area residents, Joan Hamilton and Audrey Wilson.

“I’ve wanted to do this for many years, and it is so exciting to see it finally happen!” exclaimed Ms. Cook. “Partnering with Waterside Retirement Community provided the planning team a perfect venue for the event. The welcoming and accommodating approach of the Waterside team has made this initiative successful and great fun,” she continued.

“We are thrilled to host this incredible event,” said Marilyn Colton, Waterside’s Community Director. “We really wanted to show our appreciation for the contribution these folks have made to Carleton Place and the Ottawa Valley over the years. They have given us the quality of life we enjoy in our communities and our country today.”

Graduates were treated to a complimentary social hour followed by a buffet lunch provided by Waterside, live entertainment and special presentations by a number of graduates. Bernie Costello, a local musician provided 40’s and 50’s music during the lunch. Bob Hill, a former resident of Carleton Place, was the keynote speaker. Many in attendance also took the opportunity to tour Waterside, one of Ottawa Valley’s newest retirement communities, located on the shores of the Mississippi River. Some graduates even quipped about how much fun it would be to live in the same community with former classmates.

Waterside Retirement Community offers independent living rental suites ranging in size from studios to two-bedroom. All suites include three healthy meals per day and a complete selection of amenities, such as an on-site spa, V!VAplex movie theatre, and much more. Waterside Retirement Community is owned and operated by Canadian-owned V!VA Retirement Communities based in Toronto, a developer and manager of rental retirement homes and communities across Ontario, including Mississauga, Vaughan and Pickering.

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Active Aging Week Promotes Quality of Life for Seniors

Active Aging Week Promotes Quality of Life for Seniors










(PRWEB) September 15, 2004

Millions of older adults suffer from chronic illness that can be prevented or improved through regular exercise, yet more than a third of adults over age 65 remain inactive. This month, an alliance of wellness organizations is setting out to change that fact.

The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), with the support of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, has joined forces with Lady of America and Jazzercise, Inc. to bring free fitness classes and health information to older adults for the second annual Active Aging Week. The international observance, held Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, will team fitness and wellness facilities that cater to the senior population with local fitness instructors to offer seniors free fitness classes and workouts.

Hundreds of facilities are currently scheduled to participate in the second annual Active Aging Week, including Lady of America, with 760 locations, and Goodlife Fitness Clubs, with 80-plus locations in Canada. This includes 10 Lady of America and Ladies Work Express facilities in the Tampa Bay Area. Add to this aggressive promotional campaigns, including statewide initiatives in Texas and in New South Wales, Australia, and the message of active aging is sure to reach more than 1 million older adults this year.

“As people get older, they’re frequently told what they can’t do. But the truth is, you’re never too old to become physically active,” says Judi Sheppard Missett, Jazzercise founder and CEO. “Often, the physical frailty attributed to aging results from under use, rather than wear and tear. Our goal is to help people understand the advantages of regular exercise and provide fun and simple ways for them to get active and stay active.”

Betsy Rutkowski, Director and Owner of Lady of America, encourages adults ages 50 and older to take part in these activities. “At any age, you can enjoy a better quality of life and health by being physically active,” says Rutkowski.

Apart from increasing energy, strength and self-esteem, regular exercise also helps to maintain mental capacity and aid in the management of debilitating conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis. For older adults in particular, this translates into increased independence, with exercise helping to increase strength and flexibility and lower risk for disease.

“Many people still don’t realize that physical inactivity is contributing to a number of the chronic diseases affecting older adults, including heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure,” says Colin Milner, International Council on Active Aging CEO. “We want to spread the word that there are simple steps we can all take to improve the health of older generations.”

More information about these activities is available by calling Lady of America at (727)843-8288. This facility is located at 5213 US Highway 29, New Port Richey, FL.

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