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Healthy Aging

Getting to Know Our 2021 Farmers

We’re proud to serve our residents nutritious and delicious meals from locally sourced ingredients in all of our communities. The benefits of farm-to-table dining are endless – including reducing blood pressure, lowering risk of heart disease, and promoting higher brain activity. Commonwealth Senior Living launched its farm-to-table dining program in partnership with Produce Source Partners, […]

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Health Benefits of Hobbies for Older Adults

After retirement, some seniors prefer to maintain a part-time job, but others may not know what to do with all the time they’ve suddenly gained in their day. While we may dream about the day when we can hang up our 9-to-5 workdays, those days consist of quite a bit of free time (roughly seven […]

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Eat Your Vegetables

You’ve probably always been told to “eat your vegetables!” As we age, a balanced diet is more important than ever. In honor of American Heart Month and National Nutrition Month in March, we wanted to bring to light the great impact healthy eating bring to our residents. To name a few, the benefits of farm-to-table […]

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Commonwealth Senior Living Receives National Award for Hydroponic Farm Program

Commonwealth Senior Living has received a 2020 Argentum Best of the Best Award for its innovative hydroponic farming program. The farming program, conducted in partnership with Charlottesville, Virginia-based Babylon Microfarm, is among the first of its kind in the senior living industry and is part of Commonwealth’s commitment to providing residents with fresh, locally-sourced vegetables […]

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What's the Secret to a Long Life?

Watch as Susan Pinker, developmental psychologist and TED speaker discusses “the blue zone”, an area on the Italian island of Sardinia where there are six times as many centenarians as on the main land and ten times as many as North America. Why? Friendships and regular social interactions. The harm of being isolated is a […]

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