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Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is committed to serving seniors and communities. It’s our goal to be a first-line provider of resources, including information. Aging should be an adventure, not a scary trip!

In the PVM Blog, the experts at PVM will regularly publish articles and information. Topics may range from smart ways to age in place in your long-time home, to tips on how to shop for a senior community. We will have articles on transportation, wellness, nutrition, technology, activities, outlook-on-life, and more.

When it comes to getting older, a lot of people have a lot of opinions on what to expect but how much of it is true? Below are some statements taken from the “Facts on Aging Quiz” first developed by renowned gerontologist Dr. Erdman Palmore in 1977 and revised by Dr. Linda Breytspraak and Lynn Badura of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2015*. Do you know which ones are true and which ones are false? I’ll publish the answers in next month’s column. If you just can’t wait until then, you can view all the statements and answers by typing this URL into the address bar of your favorite web browser: http://aging.umkc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Facts-on-Aging-Quiz.pdf

Below are the answers to the true or false statements published in last month’s column.

Last month I had the pleasure of attending a conference at which I heard world renowned geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas speak about healthy aging. According to Dr. Thomas, the key to having what he refers to is a “good old age” can be summed up with the term: MESH, which stands for Move, Eat, Sleep, Heal. As a practicing physician, Dr. Thomas has found that neglecting to do any of these four things can have dire consequences as we age. Over the next four months, I will devote a column to each of these four behaviors and explore what exactly Dr. Thomas means when he advises us to Move, Eat, Sleep, and Heal.

Last month I introduced you to MESH, what renowned geriatrician Dr. Bill Thomas refers to as the key to healthy aging. As you might recall, it’s an acronym that stands for Move, Eat, Sleep, Heal. According to Dr. Thomas, neglecting to do any one of these things can have dire consequences as we age. This month we will focus on what it means to move.

Happy Summer to all of our readers. I hope that you are having a chance to gather with family and friends whether with a family reunion or simply a trip to the zoo or local library with your grandchildren. While having fun remember to also keep safety and security in mind.

While working in the back yard keep your back door locked at all times.