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Staying healthy during back-to-school season and when the weather begins to cool off can be a struggle; it seems like everyone you know is catching some sort of bug! The good news? There are some steps you can take to help prevent illness before it starts and remain as healthy as possible during the fall and winter.

"I am gaining weight, and I haven't changed anything—and it's all in my belly!"

Though everyone needs their alone time, research has shown that connectedness, especially among older adults, is highly beneficial for one's general and mental health. That's especially true in places like Beacon Hill at Eastgate, a senior living community in Grand Rapids that for over 60 years has provided a residential community and a wide range of services to seniors.

There's a misconception that once you reach a certain age or complete your formal education, whether it's high school or another form of higher education, that you're "done learning." That couldn't be further from the truth! Not only are every one of us learning new things each day, there are a bounty of opportunities to continue to grow our knowledge and expand our horizons.

Seventeenth-century British scholar Thomas Fuller once said, "Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments thereof are kept and preserved." He is also known for the famous quote: "We never know the worth of water till the well is dry."

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