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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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Lasting Health: 4 Reasons Why Pickleball Makes the Perfect Senior Sport

At The Fields at Arbor Glen, we’ve experienced firsthand how an active lifestyle can help seniors look and feel their best – and there’s plenty of science to back it up. But staying active is easiest when the activity is something you enjoy. That’s part of what makes pickleball such a great option. Not only does it get you moving, it’s also loads of fun! And that’s just the beginning. Read on for four more reasons why pickleball is the perfect sport for seniors.

It’s Easy to Learn

Like tennis, pickleball is played on a court with a net separating the two sides. But instead of a stringed racket and tennis ball, it’s played with a paddle and lightweight plastic ball. The the court is much smaller too. These factors make it much easier for players to reach the ball and hit it back. Plus, the rules are simple for anyone to learn quickly.

It’s Enjoyable for All Skill-Levels

The same qualities that make pickleball easy to play also make it accessible for people of all athletic abilities. Beginners will appreciate not having to learn a lot before getting started, while more advanced players will find the sport can be as intense as they want. The faster players hit the ball and the more they volley – hit the ball back without letting it bounce – the more speed, skill, and strategy needed to accurately return the ball and score a point.

It’s a Great Workout

Pickleball’s combination of leg, body, and arm movements make it an excellent aerobic workout that creates less stress and strain on muscles and joints than other sports. It’s also good for the brain, challenging you to think quickly and build good hand-eye coordination.

It’s Social!

While it’s similar to a tennis court, a pickleball court is smaller, placing players much closer to both their teammate (if playing doubles) and their opponent. This makes it easier to socialize – whether you’re coordinating your shots, enjoying friendly banter, or razzing the other team.

There are a number of reasons why staying active is great for the senior mind, body, and soul, and pickleball checks all the boxes! This fun and engaging sport is more popular than ever, and many cities have a variety of ways to get involved, from senior centers to fitness clubs. We encourage residents to continue learning and be active in a variety of ways. In addition to the four pickleball courts in the center of our community, we also have bocce ball courts, walking and bike trails, plus an indoor fitness center with a variety of exercise equipment. Come see how an active lifestyle can improve your overall health while having fun and making new friends at The Fields!

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