Successful Aging

Season of Hope and Celebration

The end of the year is a great time for celebration here at Acacia Creek and all around the world. Almost every ancient culture in the northern hemisphere held celebrations in December as well. For them, the winter solstice marked the return of the sun, which they watched set farther south on the horizon...

Health Benefits of Positive Thinking

Positive thinking that typically comes with being optimistic, offbeat, and playful has a key role in effective stress management. In fact, personality traits like optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of our health and well-being, according to the Mayo Clinic. Many studies indicate that stress management is associated with a wide variety of health benefits. Likewise,...

Make Time for Gratitude

As the days get shorter and cooler, it’s a natural time to get cozy at home and reflect on everything we are grateful for. When we reflect and acknowledge what we are grateful for, it generates positive emotions within us and improves our wellbeing. Studies have not only linked gratitude to increased levels of...

We Succeed by “Failing Up”

It’s easy to think of failures as negative experiences. After all, we’ve missed the mark on something we tried to accomplish – oftentimes something that was very important to us. But, it is important to remember that failures aren’t wasted attempts. In fact, they can be excellent and meaningful opportunities for growth. When we...

Striving for Good is Good Enough

The mission of the successful aging team at Acacia Creek is to educate people about how growth and change is always possible. It is an individual’s belief in their ability to allow growth and change that largely determines their success. By educating residents and team members on the importance of having a positive mindset,...

Coping with Uncertainty

Living in a continuous state of uncertainty is difficult. Our brains crave certainty about our future. It’s been challenging to keep a level head when we are unsure of what to expect in a month, a week, or even tomorrow. If you have been feeling overwhelmed by all this uncertainty, you’re not alone. Not...