We watched Glenbrooke being built and knew right away that we would be selling our home to enjoy our retirement here. We have been here since 2003 and we will continue living here. Glenbrooke’s staff is second to none and they have become our family. Our friends that live here at Glenbrooke are also more like family. We enjoy the activities and lifestyle that Glenbrooke offers and truly believe there is not a better place to live out our retirement!
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 raises 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 heart beats.
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.
As a widower, I felt extremely lonely and disconnected in my neighborhood and home. My friend introduced me to the idea of retirement living in an independent retirement community. I looked at several in Brevard County, but none had the sense of family or friendliness that Glenbrooke has. I’m here at Glenbrooke to stay!
I waited too long to make the move to Glenbrooke. I visited many times and told several of my friends to move, but couldn't seem to brave it for myself. The staff at Glenbrooke never gave up on me, and even helped to see me through the selling of my home and assisted with all the arrangements to make the move! I now feel that I have regained my zest for life and am proud to say that I have found the person I enjoy spending all my time with. I would have never had such an opportunity staying in my house. I am truly at home here!
My husband and I selected Glenbrooke as our home of choice to enhance our retirement lifestyle, but never thought about what Glenbrooke would offer if either of us passed away. After his passing, our children asked me to move closer to them. Even with my limited vision, I am able to maintain an independent, active, vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. The staff is always available to meet any wants or needs that I may have, and they always do it with a smile and a hug.
Moving to Glenbrooke is the best decision I have ever made. I feel safe, secure and completely at home. My friends and family who come to visit can’t believe that my apartment is so spacious and beautiful! They are always complimenting me on my home and I never get tired of hearing the words “what a nice apartment”. The friends and family I have gained since moving here have definitely helped fill a void in my life, and I have peace of mind everyday knowing I have the freedom to engage as much or as little as I want.
I LOVE Living at Glenbrooke! They truly care about us. We asked for a change to the food and it was done quickly and is delicious. Thank you, Glenbrooke for taking such great care of us and making sure we are happy residents.