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Enjoy fun with neighbors in our resident-led activities or a community celebration hosted by our team. There's always something to do or keep busy with at The Fields at Arbor Glen.

Imagine life at The Fields at Arbor Glen. It is Saturday morning and you are enjoying a cup of coffee from your rocking chair on the patio of your new home. Your grandkids are playing in the nearby bocce ball courts and there is a friendly game of pickleball being played with friends. Feel the warm morning sun on your face as you engage in Tai Chi in the garden. Smell the food cooking on the community grill and feel the excitement of people headed over to the neighborhood potluck. Hear the sweet sounds of a harpist, pianist, or singers during special afternoon concerts as you listen with friends and family from the comfort of your new home.

Learn a new hobby or join that “group” you have been meaning to join. Meet people with similar interests and a zest for life just steps away from your front door. Grab a friend and take a boat cruise down the beautiful St. Croix River. Or pack a picnic and take an afternoon bike ride on one of our beautiful trails. Feel the comfort and warm welcome from the people of Lake Elmo as they greet you on your afternoon walks around The Fields at Arbor Glen and our nearby trail system.

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How to Keep Cool in the Hot Weather

If you're 65 or older, you're more susceptible to health problems that can come with hot weather. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are various reasons why seniors don't adjust as well as younger people to changes in temperature. For instance, various health issues and prescription medications can impact the body's ability to regulate heat. As a senior, you'll have to be more conscious than others about staying cool, especially in the warm summer months. Here are three tips for regulating body temperature:

Keep Your Environment Cool

The best way to regulate your temperature is to stay in a cool, comfortable area. That's easier with indoor air conditioning, but you'll want to take additional steps like not using your oven or stove to keep your room cooler. Don't be a "hero" and try to suffer through without turning on the A/C - it's healthier to maintain a consistent temperature in your space. Fans can't provide this consistency and won't prevent heat-related health conditions on days with 90-degree-plus temperatures. Don't have A/C or it doesn't seem to be working? Visit the library, a retail store, a restaurant, or other public spot to keep your cool.

Drink Plenty of Fluids

By the time you feel thirsty, you're already on your way to dehydration. Sip water or a water-based, non-alcoholic drink throughout the day. Try to avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks as they may even make dehydration worse. If you're taking a medication that has a diuretic effect, be sure to consult with a medical professional to establish a baseline amount to drink. You may need more than you think.

Dress Right for the Weather

Lightweight and loose-fitting clothing can keep you cooler than fabrics that are heavy or tight. A natural material like cotton or linen can help your body stay cooler than synthetic fabrics will allow. If you're not sure how warm temperatures will get, or if the day is initially cool, dress in easy-to-remove layers. And if you'll be outside, don't forget to regularly apply a high-SPF sunscreen. By preventing burns that can keep your skin feeling hot, you'll stay cooler and reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Stay Inside

When it's just too outside, don't feel bad about staying in. If you live in a senior community, you can take advantage of scheduled activities, or gather friends together for afternoon games. Talk about your travel experiences, favorite movies, or funny things your grandkids said. Staying inside in the hot weather can be a good reason to reconnect and enjoy some cool treats.


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