Young at Heart wants your feedback! If you participated in the Volleyball tournament, please take ONE MINUTE to fill out this FIVE QUESTION survey! What did you like the most about the volleyball tournament? What would you change about the tournament / raffle? Were you satisfied with the format of the event? Very Satisfied Satisfied Neutral Unsatisfied Would you recommend this tournament to a friend? Yes No Would you be interested in joining Jennifer (& friends) at the Walk t
Chest Stretch 1. You can do this stretch while standing or sitting in a sturdy, armless chair. 2. Keep your feet flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart. 3. Hold arms to your sides at shoulder height, with palms facing forward. 4.Slowly move your arms back, while squeezing your shoulder blades together. Stop when you feel a stretch or slight discomfort. 5. Hold position for 10 – 30 seconds. 6. Repeat at least 3 – 5 times. *These exercises come from the National Institute on
Did you know that the various ways you use words stimulate different parts of your brain? Let’s put that frontal lobe to work by generating a few words! 1. Name three five letter words that contain only oneconsonant. 2. Change the order of the letters in each word to make another word… each / lemon / laces 3. Name 3 states in the US that have 4 letters. Next, try these rebuses… the words, which are arranged to represent a familiar phrase. *hint use spatial terminology IE: und
Young at Heart’s 1st Annual Volleyball Tournament to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Raises over $2,500! On July 12th, 24 teams came together to compete for AMAZING prizes at the sand volleyball courts in Santa Monica. I set out to to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association through my passion for volleyball. The day was filled with all skill levels of play (and music!). Prizes were awarded to the top 2 teams of the winners bracket, top team of the cons
Going BEYOND Reduce, Reuse, Recycle It may have appeared to be an ordinary sunny day in California to most people, but on April 22nd, Young at Heart got together generous students from the Boys & Girls Club in Hollywood, with a group of seniors from Raya’s Paradise in West Hollywood to commemorate Earth Day! The group of seniors and students spent the afternoon in the gorgeous back patio of Raya’s Paradise where events included: games, sharing Shel Silverstein’s, “The Givin
With Cinco de Mayo around the corner I couldn’t resist featuring my favorite “salsa”! Avocado Salsa is a fun alternative to ‘ordinary’ salsa, AND it features a California’s finest brain food: Avocados! According to WebMD, “Avocados are almost as good as blueberries in promoting brain health.” Tip: Although this is a salsa, and generally consumed with chips, get creative and add this to other healthy recipes to really spice things up! Avocado Salsa Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce)
The adage “if you don’t use it, you lose it” is not only true for the body, but also the mind! Although I love to work with coursework designed to stimulate various parts of the brain, sometimes it’s fun (and extremely beneficial) to Get Creative! Each week I love coming up with new and fun projects to do with my clients. This spring we’ve been getting creative with paint! Check it out! …And these ladies claim “they’re not artists”.
Now you can make and enjoy this tasty healthy recipe as I demonstrated in my video. I love having this around in the fridge, it makes for a great healthy snack when I’m on the go! Let me know if you enjoy it just as much! Zesty Quinoa Salad Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 limes, juiced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 1 (15 ounce) can black bean