April 2016 - Wesley Glen Retirement Community

Zika Virus: Are You At Risk?

It has been the topic of news for several months now and as of late, has turned into a bigger epidemic. The Zika virus, spread by bites of infected mosquitoes in the Aedeus genus, is in the same family as West Nile, yellow fever and tick-borne encephalitic viruses. I just returned from a cruise recently […]


Think Spring! Starting a Walking Group

Do you enjoy walking, but hate walking alone?  Are you looking for a new way to motivate yourself and others to get up and get moving?  Starting a walking group requires little effort and provides big rewards.  Because walking is possible for most people and doesn’t require special skills or equipment, it has become the […]


Put Your Best Foot Forward

I was on a cruise and was surrounded by sandals, flip-flops, and bare feet everywhere. It’s that lovely rite of passage for traveling spring breakers! Finally, your feet can breathe after being cooped up in boots, socks and snow shoes. But what do you really uncover when you take the socks off? If you look […]


Get to Know Your Neighbor

On a recent trip to Tampa, I learned the importance of knowing your neighbors.  My uncle lives  in a quiet retirement community, and he shared several stories of how he and his neighbors look out for each other.   We noticed a brand new American flag flowing in the wind in his front yard as we […]


One Journey in a Conversation

I like to meet people, talk to them and learn something unique about them. I learned early on from my father the art of being social. As I look back on my life, I realize that I have met some amazing people. Think about those individuals you knew in your neighborhood, your high school, college, […]