On August 2, 2019, my Mom, Frances, gained her wings. She had spent the last 6 years of her life at Lake Forest Park, her last 5 months in Memory Care. I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Staff. They are all truly phenomenal caregivers. From the receptionist, to the hairdresser to the laundry staff, to housekeeping, to maintenance, to the kitchen staff. They are all just such wonderful, caring people. I have to mention here the extremely kind gesture from the kitchen staff who came to mom's room to see her just before she passed. Mom ...Show More
Promoting Men's Health this Father's Day Back
It is almost Father’s Day so let’s talk about dad. Is he a man who can tell any story? Is he a handyman or gearhead? Can he pull any joke out of his sleeve to make you laugh? No matter who your father figure is, Dad’s are important to our life. That is why promoting men’s health is also important, especially for your aging father. Here are some specific tips to improve men’s health:
Manage stress. Take time everyday to complete activities that bring you joy, but don’t overload your tasks. Maintaining a positive mental attitude is also important to managing stress. At Lake Forest Park, things such as meditating, yoga, and brief walks can help clear your mind and balance your mental state. Finally, it is recommended to sleep for 7-9 hours, so get plenty of rest each night to replenish your body with energy.
Get regular check-ups and screenings. Men have unique healthcare needs. Regular check-ups and health screenings not only protect your health, they also help your doctor understand your overall health. At Lake Forest Park, our on-site nursing staff helps with needs such as blood pressure monitoring and scheduling for doctor visits. As you age, keeping an eye on your health is important to maintaining an able lifestyle.
Stay active. Movement and exercise are crucial to improving your health. Developing personalized fitness plans and goals gets your blood pumping, activates your muscles, and stimulates your mind. The fitness and wellness activities at Lake Forest Park are perfect to help you fulfill your fitness journey.
To all the extraordinary Dads, we thank you for showing up and inspiring us all throughout life. We encourage you to keep your health at par so you never have to miss out on this amazing life in Ft. Pierce, Florida. Happy Father’s Day. You are truly a superhero.