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Gardeners at Applewood Reap Multiple Health Benefits

Gardeners at Applewood Reap Multiple Health Benefits Growing a garden proven to be beneficial for senior body, mind and soul   Take a stroll through our beautiful community and you’ll see resident cottage homes, terraces and patios filled with colorful shrubs, plants and seasonal flowers. But some residents take their gardens to a whole new level and plant rows of heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, …
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Apple Picking in New Jersey

Apple Picking in New Jersey

Fall is just around the corner, but don’t let colder temperatures keep you from exploring New Jersey! Fall just means that it’s time to take the family out to the orchards to pick fresh apples. Afterall, fall is the perfect season for baking, and freshly picked apples from your local orchard make it all that much better. Apple season in New Jersey tends …
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Wineries in NJ

Best Wineries in New Jersey

New Jersey hasn’t always be known as wine country, but over the last 30 years, the state’s reputation as a top-notch wine region has grown significantly, receiving recognition from critics, industry leaders, and even in competitions throughout the world. New Jersey’s explosive growth in the world of wine comes as a direct result of the relaxation of Prohibition-era restrictions and the implementation of …
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Win-Win: Uniting Seniors with Senior Pets

Win-Win: Uniting Seniors with Senior Pets “Victoria was 14-years-old and unexpectedly homeless,” says Dr. Tracie Glicker of the Raintree Veterinary Hospital in Freehold, NJ. “On a whim, I called Applewood to see if anyone might be looking for a new friend.” Resident Association President Virginia (Ginny) Allen and best friend Ruth Dowdell had lost their beloved border collie, Rob Roy, a year earlier. …
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Weight Management Plays a Key Role in Senior Health

Weight Management Plays a Key Role in Senior Health By Shanna Lee, R.N. The epidemic of obesity in the U.S. has also had an impact on older Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) more than 40 percent of women over age 65 are considered not just overweight—but obese—and 36 percent of men are obese. The chronic disease of obesity carries …
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