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The Whole Picture: Getting to Work

The Whole Picture: Getting to Work

Welcome back to “The Whole Picture,” our new blog series on wellness! If you’re tuning in for the first time, be sure to check out part one and part two of this series. Today, we’re talking about “Occupational Wellness” – what it means for seniors, and how putting...

The Whole Picture: Living Better Together

The Whole Picture: Living Better Together

Welcome back to “The Whole Picture,” our new blog series on wellness! If you missed part one of this series, be sure to check out our last post on the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. Today, we’ll dive into the concept of “social wellness” and learn how friendship and...

The Whole Picture: Eight Steps to Living Better!

The Whole Picture: Eight Steps to Living Better!

Welcome to part one of “The Whole Picture,” our new blog series on wellness! In this series, we’ll dive into the many dimensions of a holistic approach to health, with simple habits and tips from our Mayflower team to help you feel – and live – better. For many years,...

Move More, Be Well: Three Ways The Mayflower Supports Lifelong Health

Move More, Be Well: Three Ways The Mayflower Supports Lifelong Health

For Henry Morrell, a good day starts with a morning swim in The Mayflower’s pool. For Lawrie Hall, finding inner peace in yoga class is the best way to unwind. And for Martha Williamson, seizing the day means heading down to the Fitness Center for a workout that’s...

“World-Class Culture” … Close to Home!

“World-Class Culture” … Close to Home!

Growing up in New York City, Michael Kakos had plenty of opportunities to appreciate classical music at a young age – and after more than four decades living in London, he and his wife Aimee grew accustomed to having a “cultural banquet” close to home. So, when the...

An Art Form for the Ages

An Art Form for the Ages

If Paul McCartney hadn’t paused to help John Lennon tune his guitar at a church party in Liverpool, the Beatles might never have been born. And if Theodor Seuss Geisel hadn’t bumped into a friend in the publishing business, generations of children would have grown up...

Advice from the Easel: It’s Never “Too Late” to Paint

Advice from the Easel: It’s Never “Too Late” to Paint

Artistic expression is about more than paints and pastels. It invigorates us, challenges us, and inspires our curiosity – and, researchers say, it plays a big role in a healthy lifestyle. “Anything that engages your creative mind – the ability to make connections...

Winter Park Is for Art Lovers – Especially During Festival Season

Winter Park Is for Art Lovers – Especially During Festival Season

Whether you’re a music lover, an art aficionado, or an all-around cultural connoisseur, Winter Park offers a bevy of opportunities to enjoy the arts. And in just a few days, our city will celebrate the return of a perennial favorite, the Winter Park Sidewalk Art...

This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music

“Music is the medicine of the mind,” as an old saying goes … and according to recent research, that still rings true today. Making music (and enjoying it with others) can reduce stress, improve mental health, and keep your memory sharp. But while there’s plenty of...

Creativity Matters: How Art Invigorates Us

Creativity Matters: How Art Invigorates Us

Whether you’re making music, painting a portrait, or sitting back to watch one of Shakespeare’s classics, engaging with art is among life’s greatest joys – and researchers say it’s also a key factor in staying sharp as an older adult. Flexing your creative “muscles”...

Make This New Year’s Resolution a Life-Changer

Make This New Year’s Resolution a Life-Changer

What will you do for you in 2022? After the challenges of the past two years, maybe it’s time to take matters into your own hands … make a change … and live with fewer worries. Pursuing positivity (and limiting the amount of stress in your life) can have a...

What’s on Your Horizon for 2022?

What’s on Your Horizon for 2022?

Those of us who make New Year’s resolutions do so with the best of intentions. Keeping them, however, can be another story: From a statistical point of view, fewer than 20% last until February. But recent psychological research also suggests the benefits of starting...

It’s the Gift of a Lifetime!

It’s the Gift of a Lifetime!

Not all holiday presents come in a box. In fact, one of the most important gifts you can ever give your loved ones is one you can’t buy online or at the mall. It’s the assurance that your financial future is secure … that your long-term health needs will be taken care...

400 Years of Thanks, Tradition (and Turkey!)

400 Years of Thanks, Tradition (and Turkey!)

“And although it be not always so plentiful,” wrote Edward Winslow in 1621, “it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God.” For the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, it was a hard-won harvest. But despite months of hardship and privation, they had much to be...

Those Who Served: Honoring Veterans at The Mayflower

Those Who Served: Honoring Veterans at The Mayflower

At 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918 – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – World War I drew to a hard-won close. As soldiers cheered and bells rang out across continental Europe, Americans came together to celebrate a day of peace … and to...

Expectations: Exceeded!

Expectations: Exceeded!

Emmett and Jo Clary never turn down an adventure. The couple, who met in high school and are bilingual in Spanish and English, have traveled and worked in Mexico and Puerto Rico, as well as across the United States. Once, they drove across the country coast-to-coast,...