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What's Been Said...
“Even though I’m busy 20 to 30 hours a week, living at University Place makes it easy for me to exercise regularly in the fitness center and spend time in the woodworking shop.”
John L., resident


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Events & Health Education
Throughout the year at University Place, many different special events are offered to the residents, as well as to those residing outside the community. One week might feature a senior exercise program and the next might feature a guest speaker sharing his or her expertise regarding hip and knee replacement. Then, later in the month, there might be a holiday barbeque with live music, a choir performance in the chapel or any of the countless other fun, relaxing and educational events that are regularly scheduled at University Place.

In addition, we believe that seniors can benefit greatly by learning more about the benefits of exercise, positive aging and other health-related matters. That's why we will use this valuable space to share important health education with you.


Rightsizing Seminar
University Place
Thursday June 25 2 p.m.
We spend a great deal of our lives gathering ‘stuff’- furniture, dishes, collectables and so on. These things have brought us pleasure over the years, but now we are thinking about how these ‘things’ and our ‘home’ may no longer fit in our life.

The thought of sorting, purging and downsizing our home is like “eating the elephant one bite at a time.” It is overwhelming and we don’t know where to begin. Each “bite” may induce feelings of relief and accomplishment or sorrow and grief. The fact is that sorting through a lifetime of personal possessions can be extremely difficult so we avoid the task altogether.

Danielle Gaylord, Co-owner of Signature Organizing Service, will discuss the considerations we make when making a major move. Danielle will also provide you with Tools that will help you with planning for your home and your personal possessions. Finally, Danielle will provide you with a step-by-step plan to get started and stay on course.
She will cover:
•     The Importance of Planning
•     Having a Floor Plan
•     Moving Tricks of the Trade
•      Asset Management & Distribution – titled and untitled possessions
•     What to do with what remains
•     Letting it Go
Please RSVP by calling (765) 464-5611.

Health Education

University Place offers you 7 Ways to Age Successfully
1. Socialization

University Place is home to many residents and associates.  Retirement might have decreased your social stimulation, so maintaining relations with family and friends, and making new ones, is emphasized at Uni

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Avoid aches, pains and strains this autumn
The cooler fall weather hasn’t arrived yet but that hasn’t stopped many of you from packing away your swimsuits, summer clothes and oscillating fans.  Before you pull out your winter coat, fireplace tools and snow shovel, you’ll need t
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Healthy Aging Month is in September
Age gracefully year round at University Place!

Every September there’s a national health promotion designed to broaden awareness of the positive aspects of aging and to provide information and inspiration for adults, age 50+,

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Are you drinking enough water?
Take a moment and take a deep breath of fresh air.  As you know, oxygen is necessary for human beings to live.  Now go and get a glass of water.  Take a nice drink.  Next to oxygen, water is the element most necessary for survival.

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Seniors enjoying new leisure hobbies
Residents of Franciscan Communities are taking their bodies, minds and spirits on a journey that’s purifying, restoring and revitalizing their senses.  Similar to how Franciscan Communities constantly reinvents itself to fulfill the de
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Eating out healthily at restaurants
Fettucine Alfredo, twice-baked lasagna, a half-pound bacon double cheeseburger and just about anything that comes swimming in cheese sauce might sound appetizing.  The truth is none of those things will help your arteries and heart do
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Franciscan Communities utilizing pet therapy as wellness programming.
There is a resident at St. Mary Healthcare Center in Lafayette, Ind., that has a special connection with birds. He tries to visit the community’s aviary every day and when he does he whistles to the birds and they whistle back.

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