Successful Aging

Resilience: The Key to Longevity

Roughly 44 million people in the United States are now 65 or older, and by 2050, an estimated 387,000 could reach age 100. This is great news for all of us: There’s never been a better time to age with vitality and success! The National Institute on Aging (NIA) studied factors that influence longevity...

Success by the Numbers

If you’re searching for the best retirement community for yourself or a loved one, it can be hard to evaluate how the options stack up. At Acacia Creek, a Certified Center for Successful Aging, we tell prospective residents that they’ll feel it – the Acacia Creek difference, that is. There’s a palpable energy here...

Taiko Drumming: Body, Mind, and Spirit

As a Certified Center for Successful Aging, Acacia Creek promotes a lifestyle of growth, social connections, purpose, and resilience. One unique aspect of our community is our engaged residents who introduce their passions to each other through new campus programs and events. Resident Joan Wong introduced her passion of Taiko drumming to Acacia Creek...

Redefining Our Perspectives of Aging

Acacia Creek is an accredited Masterpiece Living Community. Our affiliation with Masterpiece Living is based on our shared vision to maximize the potential of older adults and debunk deeply-rooted myths around aging throughout the United States. A large volume of recent research has suggested that your expectations of aging may actually define your experience,...

Exercise with a Buddy Is Better!

If you’ve ever had an exercise buddy, you’ve probably noticed that staying motivated to work out is much easier when someone is counting you to exercise with them. When I go to the gym with my colleagues after work, I exert myself more and do a greater variety of exercises than I usually do...

Mental Function Myth and Fact

Have you ever heard the expression “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? Unfortunately, this saying perpetuates the myth that once we reach a certain age, it is too late to challenge ourselves and learn new things. Luckily, scientists say the opposite: Our capacity to grow and learn continues throughout our lives.  According to...