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Friendship Village Columbus

Diet and physical activity are great ways to combat aging and disease. Studies show exercise can elevate mood, reduce effects of depression and anxiety, and help prevent or delay many diseases and disabilities.

According to the National Institutes of Health at nihseniorhealth.gov, “being physically active can also help you stay strong and fit enough to keep doing the things you like to do as you get older. Making exercise and physical activity a regular part of your life can improve your health and help you maintain your independence as you age.”

Is there a difference between physical activity and exercise?

Yes, there is, according to NIH Senior Health, “Physical activities are activities that get your body moving such as gardening, walking the dog and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Exercise is a form of physical activity that is specifically planned, structured, and repetitive such as weight training, tai chi, or an aerobics class.”

The best way to fight aging is to stay active. Join us on Thursday, July 14, at 2:00 p.m. and find out what happens when you stop moving. Learn six simple exercises that can change your life for the better. Pick up 10 new habits in 10 weeks. Meet Shannon Kirkendall, Fitness Coordinator at Friendship Village of Columbus as she discusses ways to stay fit in retirement. Refreshments will be served.

Friendship Village of Columbus
5800 Forest Hills Blvd.
RSVP by calling (614) 568-0503 by July 11.


Jim M.

We moved to Friendship Village Columbus for various reasons. We are reasonably healthy and wanted to be sure we could enjoy the benefits of independent living before moving to the next phase of our lives. Through the experience of some friends we decided to skip the condo phase and go directly to a friendly senior living environment.
2014-10-29T20:38:08+00:00
We moved to Friendship Village Columbus for various reasons. We are reasonably healthy and wanted to be sure we could enjoy the benefits of independent living before moving to the next phase of our lives. Through the experience of some friends we decided to skip the condo phase and go directly to a friendly senior living environment.

Andy H.

We moved here before we were 70 to allow for a pleasurable retirement. The Lifecare contract, safety, amenities and activities supersede any other facilities we considered. Camaraderie between residents and staff is a rich experience.
2014-10-29T20:37:40+00:00
We moved here before we were 70 to allow for a pleasurable retirement. The Lifecare contract, safety, amenities and activities supersede any other facilities we considered. Camaraderie between residents and staff is a rich experience.

Harold C.

During my two weeks at Friendship Village Columbus, the service was wonderful, everyone was loving and caring, and the staff helped to make my recovery fast and easy.
2014-10-29T20:37:05+00:00
During my two weeks at Friendship Village Columbus, the service was wonderful, everyone was loving and caring, and the staff helped to make my recovery fast and easy.