Welcome to the Charter House page! Charter House is the world’s only Mayo Clinic Retirement Living and is located in Rochester, Minnesota.
In these pages we provide you with helpful resources that enable you to age in a healthy and purposeful way. You’ll find insight from Mayo Clinic experts, wellness tips, and personal stories about aging well. Follow us as we discuss steps you can take to improve your overall well-being.
Start off your New Year with movement! Most people think of planned exercise as their sole focus for their fitness regimen. The word “exercise” is often thought of as working out in a gym or taking a formal class. Others focus on walking 10,000 steps per day. Yet [...]
Especially around the holidays, we think more and more about being connected with friends and family. But did you know that staying connected to the world around you is vital for healthy aging? Being socially connected enhances your quality of life by providing avenues for meaning and purpose.
Getting a good night’s sleep is often one of life’s most elusive challenge s as we age. Insomnia becomes common because of changes in sleep patterns and health. Whatever your reason for sleep loss, insomnia can affect you both mentally and physically. Finding ways to improve your ability to [...]
People today are taking a more proactive approach to managing how their health evolves as they age. This is significant as there is a growing body of evidence on how lifestyle impacts our health over the long term. Much of the deterioration associated with aging can actually be attributed to living a [...]
"To have a sense that your life has purpose you must believe that your later years are just as valuable as your earlier years. This doesn’t mean that you deny the inevitable struggles that come with aging; it just means that you choose to see aging as a [...]