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Maybe we enjoy music so much because it resonates with our bodies and brains. There is certainly a lot of research to support health benefits of both listening to music and regularly attending live performances. Below are some research findings that music-lovers will be happy to learn. These…

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At Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Oro Valley for those 55 and better, residents take full advantage of the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whether swimming laps on their own or participating in a variety of fitness classes, including the perennially popular water volleyball.

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Splendido’s chefs source local, seasonal, and organic ingredients to use in their from-scratch recipes, like the dressing for this delectable salmon dish.

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We are believers in the power of possibilities, and this passion comes through in what we do every day at Splendido, a Life Plan Community for those 55+ in Oro Valley. Our programs, services, and experiences strive to foster an optimism for what’s next and a learning environment that’s uniqu…

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If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your physical health and mood, just breathe. The practice of breathwork, or the intentional manipulation of your breathing, has been gaining attention, thanks to the widespread popularity of yoga and meditation. However, researchers have been stud…

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There’s a reason it feels good to clear up clutter and organize belongings in our homes. An office space covered in papers and files… a jam-packed closet where it’s hard to find anything… a garage chock-full of, well, everything… cluttered or disorganized spaces like these can actually affec…

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Get out your bird book and binoculars—it turns out that birdwatching offers a flock of benefits for Aging Well. And luckily for those of us in Southern Arizona, our area’s climate, geography, and location along migratory flyways attract more than 500 species of birds. You don’t necessarily h…

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One trend in home design that seems to be universally popular is open floor plans—that is, home layouts where living rooms are partially or completely opened up into the kitchen and dining area. “People continue to request open-concept homes,” says Marisela Panzarella, the Designer/Move-In C…

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More and more people are considering the many advantages of Life Plan Communities. These are age-restricted, amenity-rich residences where people live independently, with health care services available should the need ever arise. There are many practical reasons to choose a Life Plan Communi…

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When it comes to doing something good for your cognitive health, skip the “brain games” and try meditation. Regular meditation has proven benefits for your brain, which can sharpen your memory, boost your mood, and even make you more compassionate.

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The Oro Valley Town Council has postponed a public hearing to potentially take action on annexing the Westward Look Resort and approving the proposed Planned Area Development on the resort’s property, which was scheduled to be discussed at the March 3 council meeting.

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Even though life as we know it changed dramatically last year, the newest residents at Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Oro Valley for those 55 and better, say that the COVID-19 pandemic proved the ideal time to move to a Life Plan Community. While people across the country were shel…

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What makes some of us happier than others? New research looks at factors like personality traits, social factors, and more to try to answer this question. The 2020 Age Well Study findings (released January 2021) specifically focus on the happiness and life satisfaction of residents in Life P…

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Expansive glass doors that open to breathtaking mountain views, sophisticated fixtures and finishes, and plenty of space to design around your lifestyle. That might not be the home you picture when you think of moving to a senior living community, but it’s exactly what residents are experien…

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With nearly 300 feathers as unique as the people who created them, a magnificent set of wings has become an inspiring symbol for the Splendido residents and team members whose collective talents are reflected in them.

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This year’s holiday celebrations and traditions may be different than previous years, but there is still plenty to savor in the season. And pausing to savor good moments can actively boost your overall happiness and even your health.

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Spread good cheer with these holiday treats! The recipes are from Mary Teresi-White, the pastry chef at Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Oro Valley for those 55 and better.

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November—a month containing both Veterans Day and Thanksgiving—is an ideal time to focus on feeling thankful. Focusing on feelings of gratitude help you feel happier and more positive in the short and long term.

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Everyone has been spending more time at home in recent months due to the Coronavirus pandemic—and that shift is changing the way we view our personal space and having a major impact on trends in interior design.

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Just as you can improve your physical health with good habits, so too can you improve the health of your brain—boosting your memory and mental agility, as well as reducing your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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Just about everyone has been spending a lot of time at home in recent months, staying safely inside during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you haven’t already taken a look around to see how your home might work better for you—or benefit from a refresh—now is the time.

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It’s still possible to exercise, stay engaged, and connect with friends while staying safe during the Coronavirus pandemic —and that is especially true for those in Life Plan Communities like Splendido, an all-inclusive community in Oro Valley for those 55 and better.

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Aging Well in the home is evolving, due to the growing popularity of smart speakers and other connected devices. Whether you like to relax to music, keep up with current events, or catch up with friends on a video chat, you can do so with a simple voice command. Imagine applying that conveni…

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The number of yoga studios, gyms, and health-focused restaurants are tangible evidence of people’s investment in improving or maintaining their wellness. But is it possible to work toward wellness while one is actually at work? 

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More than 40% of people over 65 are Tweeting, posting, or pinning on social media—and their presence on platforms like Facebook and Instagram bodes well for their cognitive and social health. One study found that older adults who use Facebook had a significant increase in their ability to co…

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Despite knowing she was probably drank too  much that night, one woman took to the roads. Luckily, an Oro Valley Police Department officer was nearby to spot some of her poor driving.

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A few too many drinks wasn’t much of an excuse for an Oro Valley man who couldn’t keep his pants on.

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One man led Marana police on a chase through the desert after he wasn’t able to buy a beer at a convenience store.

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After drinking a fair bit of vodka while walking home, one woman’s night ended in the hospital instead of a jail cell.

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If you want a quick and comprehensive workout that continues to burn calories long after your session ends—or you tend to get bored with your fitness routine—consider Aging Well with circuit training. Circuit training is a fast-paced, intensive workout that involves cycling through multiple …

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A troupe of Ironwood Ridge High School students lost a chance to walk at graduation after they were caught vandalizing campus.

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One young man’s attempted breaking and entering at an elementary school was cut short after a custodian caught wind of the vandal.

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The Tucson J’s Second Annual Elder Camp. Many people look back on summer camp as one of their fondest memories. So it doesn’t seem right that there isn’t a summer camp for the elderly—a group who spends a lot of time looking back on its fondest memories. But now there is! After a banner firs…

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In the summertime, Tucson is for the locals. The snowbirds have flown the nest and the Wildcats have left for the rent-free luxuries of their parents’ houses. Tucson is left full of scorching days and the hardy inhabitants that endure them. Those locals, however, still have to eat.

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While your regularly scheduled programming will continue through the summer months, some local venues have thought up some great ways to watch independent and classic movies. The towns of Marana and Oro Valley are hosting dive-in movies at community pools, and The Loft Cinema is dreaming up …

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How does your plan for the future look? If you’re a planner, you’ve already got your investments and assets figured out and your estate plan in order. But there are other important aspects of planning that are often ignored.