–One of our favorite traditions at The Manse on Marsh retirement community in San Luis Obispo is hosting High Tea regularly in our beautiful atrium. Residents love the rich history of High Tea, the chance to socialize, special appearances by groups like the San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra, and for many, there are serious health benefits for seniors who regularly drink tea.
Certain teas, like green and black, are full of antioxidants, as much as 10 times the antioxidants contained in fruit and vegetables! Antioxidants are a powerful army for cancer prevention as well as lowering bad cholesterol levels.
Tea helps reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. A study in the Netherlands found that people who drank at least two to three cups of black tea daily had a 70 percent lower risk of heart attack than those who didn’t drink at all.
Tea’s powerful inflammatory effects can help prevent coronary artery disease by keeping plaque from building up in the bloodstream and arterial walls, both of which can lead to heart disease and stroke.
Tea is good for bone health. Studies suggest that the phytochemicals in tea help protect against bone loss due to their estrogen-like properties.
Tea is good for dental health because it contains fluoride and tannins that help keep plaque from forming.
Drinking tea helps keep seniors hydrated. Dehydration is a common yet dangerous health condition for seniors. Seniors often experience a decrease in thirst while at the same time their body’s water content decreases. Also, multiple medications can leave seniors susceptible to dehydration.
We’d love to have you join us for our next High Tea event! Visit our Activities page to view a calendar of upcoming events, or click here to schedule your personalized tour of The Manse. The Manse on Marsh is located in downtown San Luis Obispo, the heart of the Central Coast and close to home for families seeking a retirement community in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, and other nearby communities. Amenities include spacious flats and private homes, restaurant-quality open dining, convenient transportation, social activities, maid and laundry services, nurse on staff, attentive caregivers and discreet personal assistance.