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A Pilgrim’s Legacy: Thanksgiving at The Mayflower

A Pilgrim’s Legacy: Thanksgiving at The Mayflower

Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving with football, parades, or a good old-fashioned turkey, some traditions are truly timeless. Each year, we join hands around the table, appreciate how far we’ve come, and express thanks for the people and blessings that matter most,...

Mayflower Resident and Decorated D-Day Veteran Keeps History Alive

Mayflower Resident and Decorated D-Day Veteran Keeps History Alive

Sixteen million Americans served in the Second World War, but researchers estimate that just over one percent of those men and women – about 168,000 – are alive today. These members of the “Greatest Generation,” who fought in one of our nation’s most defining wars,...

The Whole Picture: Finding Passion, Purpose and Peace of Mind

The Whole Picture: Finding Passion, Purpose and Peace of Mind

Welcome back to “The Whole Picture,” The Mayflower’s blog series where we discuss the elements of a balanced lifestyle.  (First time reading? Get started here!) As we close the loop on the Eight Dimensions, we’re pondering the many facets of “spiritual wellness” and...

The Whole Picture: Is Fitness the Same as “Exercise?”

The Whole Picture: Is Fitness the Same as “Exercise?”

Welcome back to “The Whole Picture,” The Mayflower’s blog series where we discuss the many dimensions of wellness, with tips for feeling better, staying active, and living a balanced life. (New to the series? Get started here!) This time, we’re going back to the...

The Whole Picture: Your Brain and You

The Whole Picture: Your Brain and You

Welcome back to “The Whole Picture,” The Mayflower’s blog series where we discuss the many dimensions of wellness, with tips on how you can invest in a happier and healthier you. (New to the series? Get started here!) In today’s entry, we’ll be exploring what it means...

The Whole Picture: Finding Peace in Life’s Storms

The Whole Picture: Finding Peace in Life’s Storms

Welcome back to “The Whole Picture,” The Mayflower’s in-depth blog series on the elements of whole-person wellness. (Check out parts one, two, and three, if you haven’t already!) Today, we’re getting in touch with the topic of “Emotional Wellness” – with science-based...

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...