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!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Back
October is breast cancer awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and can affect women of all ages, especially women over the age of fifty. (Men can also get breast cancer, though their risk is significantly lower than women.) As women age, the risk of breast cancer increases dramatically. That is why it is very important to continue doing self-checks and visiting the doctor for regular checkups as you age.
Here are a few ways to help prevent breast cancer:
- Regular self-check ups
- Regular mammograms and doctor visits.
- Regular exercise helps to reduce the risk of breast cancer for any woman regardless of their body type. Exercise is also very important for breast cancer survivors.
- Stop smoking and limit the alcohol you consume to also reduce the risk of not only breast cancer, but other cancers and diseases. Smoking and high alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer development.
- Maintaining a healthy weight is also a big factor in preventing breast cancer. Because of this, it is important to eat a healthy diet on top of exercising regularly. Like with limited alcohol consumption and stopping smoking, maintaining a healthy weight will help prevent may other cancers and diseases besides breast cancer.
These are just a few ways to help prevent breast cancer. There are many great websites on the internet to learn more about breast cancer and the ways to prevent it as well as the different treatment options. It is important to visit your doctor if you find a lump in your breast during a self-examination or suspect you may have breast cancer. Detection at an early stage makes a big difference.
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.