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The Highlanders (aka Mickey Finns Lunch Group)

Every Thursday for many years now, a number of men who live at The Highlands go out for lunch at Mickey Finns in Victor.   Anywhere from 10 to 25 or more men will go to the “meeting”, as they call it, each Thursday.  The same server waits on the group every week.  She knows their drink and soup preferences by heart… something that seems to warm the hearts of the diners.

There’s even a “Chief” who presides over the meeting.  His job is to announce birthdays and call on those who’ve come with a joke to share.  The current Chief got the job based on “longevity, not acclaim” as Dick, whom we meet in the most recent Highlands at Pittsford television commercial, was quick to point out!

Eat Well Exercise and Laugh

Eat Well, Exercise, and LAUGH

Alongside T’ai Chi, Stretch & Tone, Aquatics, and many other classes happening each week at The Highlands at Pittsford, you will find Laughter Wellness classes.

A good laugh not only lifts our emotions and shifts our thoughts in a positive direction, it has been shown to have positive effects on physical wellness.

Our bodies do not know whether we are finding something funny or we are making ourselves laugh.  According to Jeffrey Briar’s book The Great Big Anthology of Laughter Exercises, the benefits of laughing include decreased stress and depression, improved respiratory and cardiovascular health, pain relief, and boosted self-confidence.

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