Acacia Creek News

The Joy of Walking

Did you know that exercising doesn’t have to be complicated? It is as simple as taking a brisk walk! According to the American College of Sports Medicine, seniors should exercise a total of 150 minutes, or two and a half hours, a week to stay healthy. Simply put, walking can help you maintain a...

Fitness Is Possible at Every Age

At Acacia Creek, a Masterpiece Living Certified Center for Successful Aging, we encourage our community to enjoy an active and social lifestyle. One of the many unique ways we motivate our community is by debunking common myths and misconceptions when it comes to older adults and fitness; some people are afraid of getting hurt,...

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition plays a very important role in the health and wellness of the human body. We all need protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals to give our bodies the proper energy for our active, healthy lifestyles. At Acacia Creek, a Masterpiece Living Certified Center for Successful Aging, and retirement community, we know that...

For Successful Aging, Take a Hike!

What if there was a way to control stress, reduce anxiety, and instantly boost your mood, outlook, and overall creativity? And what if this magic cure didn’t cost us a dime, and was readily available, always just a few steps away? Well, it is! Because it turns out that Mother Nature is an impressive...

Strength Training is for Everyone!

Many older adults do cardio and aerobic activities but hate to include strength training in their workout routine. They often don’t believe that they are able to do strength training exercises or build muscle. Luckily, science contradicts these myths. Here we look at the realities behind them. Myth: I’m way too old for strength...

Swimming for Fall Prevention

Most of us know someone who has fallen at home. Some people end up with a few bruises, while others have injuries requiring a trip to the hospital – a dislocated shoulder, broken hip, or worse. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one-third of Americans age 65 and older fall each year....