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An Inside Look at Deupree House's Horticultural Therapy Program

A growing body of evidence attests to the many benefits of gardening for older adults. Enter ERS’s Horticultural Therapy program. Aimed at helping our community members remain healthy and independent, it is a natural extension of our commitment to the six dimensions of wellness and positive aging.

Here’s a closer look at why horticultural therapy matters, along with how we’re putting it to work in the Deupree House community.

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Deupree House's Cures for Cabin Fever

Spring is upon us! And while there may still be a nip in the air, Deupree House is ready to get out and about. The best part? Cincinnati is home to an abundance of fun and senior-friendly things to do. Here’s a closer look at a few activities our community members have or will be doing throughout March, along with how events like these are an essential part of Deupree House’s commitment to healthy aging.

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How Deupree House's Six Dimensions of Wellness Enrich Body, Mind and Spirit

Wellness is an imperative at Deupree House. And while we believe that healthy living and positive aging is an individual responsibility, we also take great pride in supporting all of our community members in achieving their health and wellness goals. Enter our innovative “Six Dimensions of Wellness" philosophy.

Here’s a closer look at the six elements incorporated into this model, why they matter and how they’re interwoven into everyday living at Deupree House.

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Want to Grow Old Gracefully? Look to These 3 Inspiring Seniors

What does it mean to "grow old gracefully" or to "age with purpose"?

Are these just buzz phrases that the positive aging movement bandies about, or are there specific examples of older people in Cincinnati and the surrounding Tristate who live purposefully and visibly, inspiring seniors here and elsewhere?

There sure are. Today, let's introduce you to three of them.

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3 Ways to Age with Purpose

One of the most pressing topics in senior care today is figuring out new ways to help seniors age with purpose.

Seniors who feel like they have a sense of purpose are more likely to have a positive outlook of the future, which is in turn associated with better physical, mental and spiritual health.

They're less likely, too, to develop chronic illnesses like heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer's disease or other dementia disorders, or to experience clinical depression.

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Aging Myths and Facts You Need to Know

We live in an era of information silos, social media clickbait, fake news and "alternative facts."

So, how are we supposed to separate aging truth from aging fiction? How can a senior living in Cincinnati (and his or her family caregivers) determine what's real and what's not?

We're here to help you. Today, our Deupree House experts will walk us through several enduring myths, and tell us the facts about healthy, positive aging.

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3 Must-Read Books About Positive Aging

Here at Deupree House and at our sister retirement community, Marjorie P. Lee in Hyde Park, many of the residents enjoy participating in reading clubs.

That and the theme of this year's upcoming Refresh Your Soul installment got us thinking: what are some excellent books that reflect the positive aging ethos?

Well, we did our homework. Today, let's discuss three must-read books about (or reflecting) positive aging.

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