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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.

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.

PVM is in the midst of our 70th Anniversary. We have been known as innovators since the beginning and continue to provide creative solutions for enjoying life to the fullest. If you are a PVM resident, a caregiver, or simply a senior who is wanting to remain where you are safely and securely, we have a new service to help you or a loved one. We have piloted a program at The Village of Westland for five years with high customer satisfaction and are now launching it to all of our Villages as well as entire communities throughout Michigan. The program is called CareSync Solutions and is already receiving rave reviews. It is a joint venture between PVM and Homestead Home Health Care Services, our partner in the Westland pilot.