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Nick Hall
Broker Associate
Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate

48 South Ocean Avenue
Cayucos, CA 93430
Phone: 805-458-4544
Fax: 805-995-3657
Email: nickhall@sceniccoastrealty.com

Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. I have plenty of information and resources available to you. If you are a return visitor, thank you. I would love to hear from you and tell you how I can serve all your real estate needs.

Nick Hall

Creativity, Activity and Longevity
Creativity is what separates humans for all other species. Its seeds stem from thought with a gentle mixture of talent, inspiration, experience and desire. Creativity holds no boundaries. It comes in all shapes and regards a wealth of applications that include financial planning, painting, music, decorating, writing or inventing.

Today's seniors are generously advantaged by a great assortment of creative activities and outlets. They are encouraged to explore them as therapy for some of the challenges that come with adjustments to daily living that include a greater amount of leisure time and longer lives.

As creative expression distinguishes humans, it also provides us with an elixir for dealing with life issues. Whether it's engaging in sports, writing a novel or scrapbooking, creative endeavors keep seniors engaged in life, stimulate memories, while offering choice and control.

Creative involvement appears to have medicinal benefits for those who are challenged with physical or mental issues due to stroke, heart attack, dementia or other factors. For example, studies have shown that those with Alzheimer's open up and communicate well through collage work.

One of the leading proponents of the medicinal use of creative activity is Gene D. Cohen, MD, PhD. Director and Professor of Health-care Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry at the Center on Aging, Health & Humanities, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He is also the author of The Creative Age: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life (Harper Collins).

Dr. Cohen is the lead researcher of a 25-year study on creativity and aging in more than 200 senior citizens. Regarding the relationship of creativity and health, Dr. Cohen says, "Expressing ourselves creatively can actually improve health, both mentally and physically. Creativity is a natural, vibrant force throughout our lives-a catalyst for growth, excitement and forging a meaningful legacy."

Dr. Cohen also makes some other key points regarding the importance of creativity to wellness. They are:
    Creativity reinforces essential connections between brain cells, including those responsible for memory. Creativity strengthens morale. It alters the way we respond to problems and sometimes allows us to transcend them. Keeping a fresh perspective makes us emotionally resilient.
  • Challenging the brain can relieve sleep and mood disorders.
  • Reading, writing and word games increase one's working vocabulary and help to fend off forgetfulness.
  • Capitalizing on creativity promotes a positive outlook and sense of well-being. That boosts the immune system, which fights disease.
  • Having an active, creative life makes it easier to face adversity-including the loss of a spouse.
(Cohen, Gene D., "Welcome to the Creative Age", Bottom Line/Tomorrow Vol.9, #8 (Aug.2001)

When addressing the longevity of seniors, we need to look at more than the immediate needs of food, shelter, finance and physical health. There is much more to a truly healthy, rounded and fulfilling life than this. These things can be meaningful to a person, especially towards the end of their life. If we remember this, we will be much more likely to have a happy ending to our story.


Nick Hall
Coldwell Banker Liberty Realty
48 South Ocean Avenue
Cayucos, CA 93430
Business Phone: 805-458-4544
Business Fax: 805-995-3657

       
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We highly recommend Nick Hall - Nick brought this property to our attention while keeping us abreast of listings in the market that met our criteria. We have been working with Nick for some time and he has been very competent and professional and we highly recommend him. Lane and Sylvia B., San Luis Obispo
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Nick Hall is outstanding! He made himself available to us for all of our questions, concerns and comments all throughout the time, in a very professional manner.Nick had great suggestions and resources for us to tap into and it was a pleasure to work with him. Keep up the good work and thank you very much for your help and assistance. We cannot say enough good things about working with Nick, we found a friend in him. Nathaniel and Sonia D, San Luis Obispo
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Nick has been a wonderful agent and always in our corner in negotiations and although others in our transactions were difficult to do business with Nick dealt with them very well to our advantage and we would definitely choose him as our agent in the future. John and Helene Z, San Luis Obispo
Nick thank you for a smooth transaction, it was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to doing business with you again in the future. Narlene C, San Luis Obispo
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Nick was extremely helpful, communicating many times each day throughout and was very reliable in every way. He is a true man of integrity, very rare in the business world today. We have appreciated him and will call on him when we sell. Michael and Joy P, San Luis Obispo
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