At The Village of Bedford Walk, one of our main goals is to help empower independent seniors to live their most active, fun-filled and vibrant lifestyle! See the monthly calendar below for our June events or download the newsletter here.
On April 11, residents and a few team members loaded up The Village of Bedford Walk’s shuttle and headed off to St. Louis for a Cardinals baseball game.
Our suite offered barbecue, nachos, drinks and more, along with a great view of the field. The St. Louis Cardinals took on the Los Angeles Dodgers for their fourth game that week. The game was filled with awesome plays by the Cardinals, and best of all: they won! Even our lone Cubs fan had a fun day cheering on the home team.
We love planning exciting outings and opportunities for our residents, so our monthly calendar gets pretty full! Take a look at our calendar of events to see what activities we have coming up, and call us at 573.303.7252 to learn more about our community.
At The Village of Bedford Walk, one of our main goals is to help empower independent seniors to live their most active, fun-filled and vibrant lifestyle! See the monthly calendar below for our May events or download the newsletter here.
You have probably heard that it is important to keep your brain active, but do you know why lifelong learning is so important to your health? SixtyandMe.com explains three reasons why you should make education a priority.
#1: Lifelong Learning Improves Your Memory
Intellectual stimulation throughout your lifetime can delay the onset of memory problems and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, according to a study from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Learning something new, like a hobby, skill or activity can boost your memory by strengthening the networks in your brain.
Learning to play a musical instrument has several benefits including increasing your reaction time and strengthening your decision-making and problem-solving functioning.
#2: Lifelong Learning Lengthens Your Lifespan
Researchers David Cutler and Adriana Lleras-Muney suggest that a year of formal education can add more than six months to your lifespan. Their study found that the more educated you are, the lower your rates of anxiety and depression, heart disease, stroke, asthma and diabetes.
#3: Lifelong Learning Reduces Your Stress Level
You do not have to take a class or learn a new skill to receive the benefits of learning – simply pick up a book. Reading can lower your stress levels in as little as six minutes. Lower stress can lead to better cardiovascular health, a boosted immune system, lower blood pressure and decreased levels of depression.
As a retiree, you have more time than ever to pick up a hobby, read, learn a new skill or sign up for classes. Talk to Concierge Services if you would like help finding a local class or have a request for an activity.
At The Village of Bedford Walk, one of our main goals is to help empower independent seniors to live their most active, fun-filled and vibrant lifestyle! See the monthly calendar below for our April events or download the newsletter here.
At the event itself, businesses from the community create booths and serve up their best chili recipes. This year the JES booth theme was The Spice is Right, complete with a functional Plinko Board and Wheel. Our committee and The Village of Bedford Walk residents had so much fun creating this booth, but not as much fun as the kids did playing for prizes! Check out how awesome it looked below.