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The romance of ballroom danceAdam Johnson

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step toward falling in love." -- Jane Austen In Jane Austen's time, dancing brought young people together in much the same ways as it does in our time. Dances gave ...

Christmas in the making Adam Johnson

While it may not command the same level of veneration as Easter, Christmas has profound personal significance for those who have spent their lives celebrating it. The customs of gift-giving, family togetherness ...

Making something good out of past regretsAdam Johnson

As we get older, our relationship to the past becomes increasingly complicated. Our sense of self is interwoven with past relationships, memories and unresolved emotions. Maria Benoit, director of Mission ...

Friends are good for your health Adam Johnson

While our social instincts may become less intense as we age, our friendships can have a significant impact on how we feel. In various studies, older adults who maintained active friendships were shown ...

Dehydration is more common than you thinkAdam Johnson

There is a reasonably good chance that you are dehydrated right now. According to a 2013 CBS report, 75 percent of adults experience chronic dehydration. What may be more startling is that older adults ...

Prayer and meditation: 'The Spiritual Sparkplugs' Adam Johnson

Having an active spiritual life becomes increasingly important as we age. At Youville Assisted Living, emphasis on caring for "Mind, Body and Spirit" is at the heart of our mission. What exactly is the ...

Entering the Season of Lent at Youville PlaceAdam Johnson

The season of Lent encourages us to reflect on the symbolic importance of sacrifice. When Christians "give up" things for Lent, whether it's a vice or unhealthy habit like sweets or red meat, they honor ...

Ballroom dance 'swings' through Youville Adam Johnson

A circle of older adults forms around a young man dressed in black. It is a Tuesday afternoon at Youville House Assisted Living. The residents wait with expectant smiles as the young man cues up big band ...