I have lived at Lewisville Estates for ten months. It was a major decision for me, coming from my own home of many years, to a smaller space and community setting. I have not once regretted the move. The staff is very accommodating; the residents are friendly and welcoming. When wanted or needed, activities are available. This is now Home!
American Heart Month Back
February has been declared as American Heart Month by President Obama. The federal declaration notes, “cardiovascular disease—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure—is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the No. 1 killer of American women and men, and it is a leading cause of serious illness and disability.”
Cardiovascular disease accounts for 17.3 million deaths per year. The number is expected to exceed 23.6 million in the year 2030. Millions of other Americans lose their lives to heart attacks, diabetes, strokes, etc. every year.
It has been noted that nearly half of Americans have at least one major risk factor. Many of them are unaware of the risk and react slowly to warning signs. Such risks include obesity, inactivity, diabetes and more. To control and avoid these risks maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly and avoid smoking.
You can lower your risk of heart disease and heart attacks by doing the following:
- Eat healthy. Foods such as cauliflower, pomegranate and lentils are good for the heart.
- Stay Active. Exercise is key to maintaining a healthy life and heart.
- No Smoking. Smoking leads to many health issues including heart problems. Secondhand smoking can lead to heart problems as well.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. High cholesterol and blood pressure raise your risk of heart attack as well as slow down and block blood flow to the heart.
- Manage stress. Stress can lead to not only emotional, psychological and physical issues including heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pains, and irregular heartbeats.
February is the month in which we as a country honor the memory of those we have lost, recommit to maintaining a healthy heart and continue the fight against heart disease not just for ourselves but our loved ones.
By wearing red during the month of February, we contribute to raising awareness of cardiovascular disease and provide a reminder that it is never too early to take action.
When we arrived at Lewisville Estates ten months ago, we were quite apprehensive to begin a whole new way of life in our old age. However, we were warmly greeted by residents and staff alike. We were most pleasantly surprised with our new apartment and quickly settled into our new home. We have been very contented and happy here.
I like Lewisville Estates because all of the people are so friendly. The games are fun and there is always something to do. I enjoy going out to the garden and watching the fish and birds; some of us got to see a roadrunner. I had never seen one before so that was exciting. There is also a hummingbird and a green parakeet.
I am so blessed to be able to live in such a wonderful place as this for the past 21 months. The food is great, the staff is so helpful and friendly, and the other residents are great people. We have so many activities here so we never get bored or lonely. Another thing I enjoy here is the weekly housekeeping service; I don't have to clean the bathroom, vacuum, or change the bed linens anymore. I can enjoy all of the fun things and they take care of the work!
My mother has been a resident at Lewisville Estates for about four years and recently we had to move her because she needed more care. It was regrettable that we had to move because we had grown to consider Lewisville Estates home. That is about the greatest compliment I can give to the staff at Lewisville Estates and the management at Tarantino Properties. Home is a place where one can feel comfortable, at peace and surrounded by loving, caring people. We found that at Lewisville Estates and are very grateful to every person there.