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“Superfood for Super Seniors” Event on August 6 Headlines Wellness Month Initiative in August at Country Club Village in Hot Springs

“Superfood for Super Seniors” Event on August 6 Headlines Wellness Month Initiative in August at Country Club Village in Hot Springs

“Superfood for Super Seniors” Event on August 6 Headlines Wellness Month Initiative in August at Country Club Village in Hot Springs

Event is Free, Open to the Public and Will Feature Guest Speaker from Oakpark Pharmacy, Healthy Cooking Demonstrations and Lunch, Farmers Market and Food Drive for the Jackson House

HOT SPRINGS, AR (July 30, 2015) – As Americans of all ages continue to discover the positive impact of healthy eating on active aging, seniors in Hot Springs, AR are invited to a “Superfood for Super Seniors Event” on Thurs., August 6, to learn more about the ways that certain foods can improve their overall wellness and daily quality of life. The event will be held at Country Club Village, an all-inclusive, affordable independent senior living community in Hot Springs, and is just one element of the community’s annual Wellness Month initiative. Held every August, Wellness Month empowers residents and local seniors to “Get Informed, Get Fit, Get Restored & Give Back” through numerous wellness-focused activities, inspirational events and advice from informative, expert speakers.

The Superfood for Super Seniors Event, which will run from 9:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m will feature:
• 10:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m : Ricky Keller, owner of Kelly Produce, will set-up an on-site Farmers Market showcasing a variety of locally sourced foods. Prices start at $1.50
• 9:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m : Food drive benefitting the Jackson House. Admission to the Farmers Market is free with the donation of a canned good. Most needed items include peanut butter, nuts, canned fish or chicken white meat, canned fruits in natural juices or dried fruit with no added sugar, canned chicken, tomato or vegetable soup, and wholegrain oatmeal or cereal.
• 10:30 a.m : Presentation by Wendall Workman, Pharmacist, Oakpark Pharmacy, who will discuss flu season and the value of getting a flu shot.
• 11:00 a.m : Healthy cooking demonstration by William Brown, executive chef at Country Club Village, who will create fresh and healthy superfood parfaits to share with residents and guests.
• 11:30 a.m : SuperFood “Eat & Greet” lunch, created by Chef William, featuring baked lemon rosemary salmon, garden wild rice with sautéed wild mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower and Julienne carrot mix, citrus spinach salad with sliced almonds and sweet potato pie. For dessert. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (501) 566-1950 or emailing CountryClub@SunshineRet.com.
• 1:30 p.m : “Super Senior Crowning” where Country Club Village residents will choose by ballot their favorite super healthy senior!

“Eating well is important for everyone at all ages, yet as we mature it becomes increasingly beneficial to incorporate nutrient-rich foods into our diet to promote a variety of health benefits,” said Denise Park, director of wellness for Sunshine Retirement Living, operators of Country Club Village and 20 other retirement communities in the United States. “When you combine healthy eating with ample exercise, plenty of sleep, and a positive environment, research demonstrates that seniors can enjoy longer and more active lives. Each of our events, including our Wellness Month ‘Superfood for Seniors’ event, are geared toward educating and empowering seniors to seek out the best options to live the healthiest lives possible.”

Additional Wellness Month activities in August at Country Club Village that are open to the public include:

• Get Informed: “How to Talk to Your Doctor” presentation by Janet Whitten, Oaklawn Center on Aging, on August 7, a Health Fair on Aug. 12, and blood pressure and blood sugar checks on Aug. 27 and more.
• Get Fit: Exercise classes on August 1, 8, 15, and 22 with Grace Labbe, Line Dancing every Tuesday at 11 a.m and Saturday at 1:15 p.m in August, and a Tai Chi class every Tuesday at 3p.m in August.
• Get Restored: Hearing Aid check and clean on August 5 at 9am, and a relaxation painting class on August 27 at 1pm
• Give Back: Join Country Club Village’s month-long Food Drive benefitting Jackson House, August 1-31.

Local seniors interested in attending these events can access a calendar online at CountryClubVillageRet.com, request a copy via email or mail, or stop by for more information.

“At Country Club Village, our primary focus is to offer a welcoming and safe environment for our residents and one that helps sustain health and wellness from multiple aspects,” said Linda Gothard, Manager of Country Club Village. “Here, we take healthy eating very seriously and ensure that the meals we serve are created to help our residents thrive and feel great. We hope that our Superfood for Senior Event as well as the other wellness activities and events we have planned in August, will help other seniors in and around Hot Springs to learn more about the simple ways they can become healthier and happier too.”

Country Club Village is located at 1925 Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs, AR For more information, contact us at (501) 566-1950, visit CountryClubVillageRet.com or email CountryClub@SunshineRet.com.

About Country Club Village

Located in the heart of Hot Springs National Park, AR Country Club Village is an all-inclusive independent living retirement community for today’s retirees. The community offers a variety of beautifully appointed floor plans, including studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and one- and two-bedroom cottages, all with spacious decks to enjoy the lovely AR weather. The community is situated on 28, beautifully landscaped acres inside of Hot Springs National Park, and minutes from shopping, a medical center, and several cultural venues. The carefree lifestyle found at Country Club Village includes chef-prepared meals and a convenient buffet in a beautiful and bright dining room, a robust wellness program including yoga and Zumba classes, free transportation, maintenance and housekeeping, on-site beauty salon, computer center, library and fitness room. For more information, visit CountryClubVillageRet.com or connect socially.

About Sunshine Retirement Living

Based in Bend, OR Sunshine Retirement Living manages 20 retirement communities in eight states, offering senior apartments, independent living, assisted living and memory care. A family-owned business with 20 years in the senior housing industry, Sunshine Retirement Living’s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider offering value, choice and independence while promoting health and social interaction that exceeds residents’ expectations and enriches the lives of both residents and staff. By providing meals, housekeeping, activities, transportation, utilities and in-house management staff, Sunshine Retirement Living continues to build an unparalleled community feeling in each property. For more information, visit www.SunshineRet.com or connect with us socially at www.facebook.com/sunshineretirementliving.

*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living