The mission of SWAG is to facilitate the social, emotional and physical well-being of our independent, maturing members by providing access to community resources, services and activities that help maintain their independence and wellness. In other words, we want to connect you to people and resources in our community that will help you lead an active and healthy lifestyle while enjoying all the Woodlake has to offer.
We are hoping to grow our group and would love your help! Any Woodlake resident can join and we encourage you to invite neighbors. Any questions or sign ups can be directed to the WCA office (804) 739-4344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer is almost here and that means our events and activities are about to get rolling. Not only do we have things going on right in your backyard, but also events that will get you out in the Richmond area. It wouldn’t be summer without Friday Cheers, and this year
Our SWAG group was fortunate to have a Ballroom Dancing Instructor from Lifelong Learning Center come to instruct us. Bill taught us 6 of the most popular dances that have lasted through the ages. We had the opportunity to learn the basics and try them out with the proper music.
The Benefits of SWAG
A healthy diet and physically active lifestyle are primary ways to prevent chronic diseases and manage your weight. An active lifestyle involves getting the minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity daily, with up to 60 minutes necessary for weight maintenance or loss.
An active lifestyle helps to reduce symptoms of stress and depression. Being active provides you with more energy to enjoy life with your family. It can also help improve your ability to simply function daily, especially as you age. A healthy lifestyle can improve your sleep patterns and your overall outlook on life. These lifestyle habits, physical health and exercise, diet and nutrition, cognitive activity, and social engagement can help keep your body and brain healthy and potentially reduce your risk of cognitive decline.