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OPRS In Presbyterians Today

Posted on October 18, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities

What’s in your Attitude?

Posted on October 17, 2011 in Health and Wellness for All Communities - 3 Comments

When we think of attitude, we think of sayings such as “Have an Attitude of Gratitude” or “Count Your Blessings”. But as it turns out, those are more than just bumper-sticker sayings or cross-stitch quotations. Research has shown over and over again that having a positive attitude helps us to live longer, happier lives.

The Hidden Benefits of Caregiving

Posted on October 13, 2011 in Caregiving for All Communities - 7 Comments

You may want to check out this encouraging article from The New York Times that challenges the stereotypes of what caregivers look like.

Ant and the Contact Lens -- A True Story

Posted on October 10, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 1 Comment

Have you ever had a difficult situation in your life and wondered, “Why am I being asked to carry this load?” If so, I hope you can find some reassurance in this story…The Ant and the Contact Lens – A true story. Brenda was a young woman who was invited to go rock climbing. Although she was scared to death, she went with her group to a tremendous granite cliff. In spite of her fear, she put on the gear, took a hold on the rope, and started up the face of that rock. Well, she got to a ledge where she could take a breather. As she was hanging on there, the safety rope snapped against Brenda’s eye and knocked out her contact lens. So, here she is on a rock ledge, with hundreds of feet below her and hundreds of feet above her.

Its Fire Prevention Week -- Tips to Keep You Safe

Posted on October 10, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 17 Comments

Knowing what to do in the event of a fire is particularly important as we age.

Pastor Appreciation Month

Posted on October 7, 2011 in In The News for All Communities - 12 Comments

October is National Pastor Appreciation Month and as part of this celebration, I would like to thank the thousands of clergy throughout Ohio and the nation who help us all throughout our spiritual journeys.

I am also grateful to our eight OPRS Chaplains who often serve as primary clergy to OPRS residents. One great example of this ministry (and we have lots!) is OPRS Chaplain Jan Ledford’s spiritual role at Llanfair, the OPRS community in Cincinnati illustrated by a story about one of our residents.

Ted Jenkins to Receive Honor From LeadingAge

Posted on October 3, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 9 Comments

Park Vista's new video

Posted on September 30, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities

Park Vista is the OPRS Community in Youngstown.

October is National Depression Education Awareness Month

Posted on September 27, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 2 Comments

October is National Depression Education Awareness Month by Lu Ann Presser, Dorothy Love Retirement Community

Major depression affects an estimated 19 million American adults every year. Nearly twice as many women as men suffer from depression.

October is National Depression Education Awareness Month

Posted on September 27, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities

by Lu Ann Presser, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, an OPRS Community in Sidney, Ohio

Major depression affects an estimated 19 million American adults every year. Nearly twice as many women as men suffer from depression.

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