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September Wellness Newsletter: Healthy Aging Month
September is Healthy Aging Month
GETTING OLDER IS INEVITABLE, HEALTHY AGING IS OPTIONAL!

Make the choice for healthy aging! This month, we focus on key components of healthy aging at any age. One key to healthy aging is a positive attitude: start each week in September's Mindful Mondays by practicing strategies to upgrade your mindset, develop happy habits, and live a happy life.

On Tuesdays, Wellness from the Kitchen with Chef Sandra returns! Join her as she shares easy and healthy budget-friendly dishes that will expand culinary horizons for palates of every age.

In the Wednesday Healthy U series, learn simple and effective ways to boost your immune system - good timing, as September is also cold and flu awareness month! 

Speaking of flu season, you can get a no-cost flu shot at any network pharmacy using your CVS prescription card with no copay and no cost to you. 
Visit CVS Pharmacy/Vaccine to schedule your and your family's appointments.

Our Healthy Thursday series focuses on healthy aging lifestyle information for all ages - the sooner you begin, the sooner you will realize the benefits. 
And, learn how oral health needs change as we age from our special guest, Holley Kirkland, RDH in "Dental Tips and Tricks with Holley the Hygienist​".

Have you lost touch with your inner child? 
Reconnect with the forgiving, free-spirited part of you (no matter what age you are) each week in the Friday's Unwind Time "YOU" sessions. 
You'll get your weekend started on a playful note!


Mindful Mondays: ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE
Mindful Monday
The Mayo Clinic reports that a positive mindset can lower rates of depression, distress, and pain; build greater resistance to illness; and, even reduce the risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Boost your positivity in this Mindful Monday series!

Monday, 9/12, 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Upgrade Your Mindset
Did you know that the Mayo Clinic reports that positive thinking has been shown to increase life span, reduce depression, increase immune system functioning, and improve heart health? Learn more about the benefits of positive thinking to transform your mental and physical health! Register here

Monday, 9/19, 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Live a Happy Life
What are the components of a happy life? A recent Harvard study offers some surprisingly simple keys to life happiness, which are shared in this webinar. Register here

Monday, 9/26, 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Happy Habits
Think of being happy as a combination of habits for your brain and body, which when done consistently, boost joy levels! Register here


SHE'S BACK! 
Wellness From the Kitchen with Chef Sandra
Chef Sandra Wellness from the Kitchen
Chef Sandra is back for Fall with a series of cooking demonstrations each month with recipes that will expand your culinary horizons. And, guess what? They have just the right ingredients: tasty, budget friendly, and time saving!

Tuesday, 9/13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Soba Noodle Stir Fry
Take a healthy "staycation" on a weeknight! Soba noodles are a good plant-based protein source, low in calories with anti-inflammatory properties. This dish is a quick, easy, budget-friendly, and delicious Soba Noodle dinner that can easily involve the whole family. Register here

Tuesday, 9/20, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Turkey Wrap with Smoked Paprika Spread
This delicious smoked paprika cream cheese spread adds a sweet, smoky flavor, making a party out of a plain ol' wrap! Register here

Tuesday, 9/27, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Jalapeño Cream Soup
"Spice" up your life with Jalapeño Cream Soup! It's great for cooling down in the summer and as a taste of summer in the winter. We'll show you how to make it as spicy or as mild as you like! Register here


 Wednesday Healthy U Series:
It's Cold and Flu Season - Boost Your Immunity!
Healthy U 
Boost your immunity naturally with foods that support your immune system, lifestyle habits that strengthen your immunity, and attitude adjustments to banish negative thinking!

Wednesday, 9/7, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Flu Awareness and Prevention
Get the scoop on the latest news about the upcoming flu season and learn the difference between the flu and a cold. Neither are pleasant, and both can have serious complications. Learn what you can do to boost your immune system to prevent both. Register here

Wednesday, 9/14, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Avoid the Invaders - Food Focus
Many things can affect our immune system, even the foods we eat. Learn about nutrients that are considered boosters of the immune system and what foods contain them. Register here

Wednesday, 9/21, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Avoid the Invaders - Lifestyle Focus
Studies have shown that adopting healthy lifestyle habits boosts immune system functioning - even 10 minute bouts of moderate activity has shown a positive response! Learn how adequate sleep, stress management, and moderate levels of activity can boost your immune system. Register here

Wednesday, 9/28, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Avoid the Invaders - Focus on Attitude
Research published in the journal Psychology and Aging reports that people who focus on positive information and think positively had stronger immune systems. Learn about this connection and how you, too, can switch to a "positivity" mindset. Register here


Healthy Thursdays: Healthy Aging
Healthy Family

Thursday, 9/8, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Build Better Habits to Age Well
According to the Centers for Disease Control, seven out of every ten people die from chronic disease and almost half of Americans have been diagnosed with some form of illness that is largely preventable. Review habits that contribute to aging well and how to incorporate some (or all) of these habits - it's easier than you think!  Register here

Thursday, 9/15, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Healthy Brain for Healthy Aging
Curious about how to maintain or improve your cognitive health? See what steps you can take to help care for your brain across the lifespan. Register here

Thursday, 9/21, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: 
Healthy Aging Dental Tips and Tricks with Holley the Hygienist
Did you know that cavities are not just for kids? Teeth become more susceptible to tooth decay as we age. Following an oral care routine while improving other health habits will improve your overall quality of life and help you keep your teeth and gums healthy too! Join "Holley the Hygienist",  in this interactive and fun 30-minute session. Registration not needed - Join here at scheduled time!

Thursday, 9/22, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Snap, Crackle, Pop: Arthritis Awareness
Do you experience pain and stiffness in your joints? Does this mean it's arthritis? Is arthritis inevitable as we age? Get these answers, along with bone health fundamentals and information on how to prevent and manage arthritis. Register here

Thursday, 9/29, 11:00 am - 11:45 am: Alzheimer's Disease - Get the Facts
Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Scientists have made tremendous progress in understanding Alzheimer’s and the momentum continues to grow. Hear the latest research news, including risk factors, along with ways that healthy lifestyle habits can delay the onset. Register here
Friday Unwind Time Series:
 The "You" Series

TakeTime to Unwind 

September's Unwind Time series focuses on YOU! Join these 15 minute meditations for dedicated "you" time.

Friday, 9/9, 11:00 am - 11:15 am: YOU - Self Esteem Meditation  Register here

Friday, 9/16, 11:00 am - 11:15 am: YOU - Authentic and Empowered Register here

Friday, 9/23, 11:00 am - 11:15 am: YOU - Your Playful Inner Child Register here

Friday, 9/30, 11:00 am - 11:15 am: YOU - Self Love  Register here





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