Our family just got back from seeing Grandma Irene in the Pittsburgh area. We had a great trip, and she got to spend time with her granson “Johnnie.”
Gramma Irene is amazing. She is turning 79 this month, and is as sharp as a tack. She’s in great health too, so we can be thankful for that! I think the reason that she is doing so well is that she stays very active. As you can see, she has a garden that she tends to (we made a wonderful organic salad that evening from the greens picked in the picture below). She also does yoga several times a week, and walks almost every day.
She also eats incredibly well, and keeps up on all of the latest health information regarding diet and nutrition.
I think Gramma Irene is the exception in this area, unfortunately. From what we could see, there was a lot of unhealthy choices for eating in the Pittsburgh area. It was really hard to find “healthy” food at any of the restaurants we visited. There weren’t many people out exercising either. These weren’t just my observations – we all took note. Maybe we noticed since my family is from Colorado (voted this month in a major publication as being the “leanest” state.
Pittsburgh has a high percentage of seniors as compared to the national average. Currently, over 15% of the population of Pittsburgh are seniors, as opposed to the 12% for the rest of the country. For this reason, we made a dedicated page to Pittsburgh Assisted Living on our site today.
We hope to see Gramma Irene again this holiday season. She usually comes out to see us at that time, and stays for the week!