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Journey Through Aging

Posted on April 14, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities

April 16th radio program - Journey Through Aging - is packed with 3 wonderful conversations. Are you aware of the changes that are taking place in a retirement community's dining? Today, we learn more about dining from Chef Patrick at Swan Creek Retirement Community. In segment 3 we continue our conversation with Jennifer Heston. Then in segment 4 we tackle a very important conversation on how to manage medications. Segment 1 - More from Missy Buchanan Segment 2 - Chef Patrick Young - dining has improved in a CCRC Segment 3 - Jennifer Heston - Principle 5 of the Eden Alternative - defeating boredom. Segment 4 - Solutions to managing medications with Martha Clouse.

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Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month

Posted on March 22, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 20 Comments

Helen Ramsdell has been planting the seeds of greatness all her life and still is at 103.

St. Patrick's Day Thoughts by Jean Morgan, Swan Creek Executive Director

Posted on March 17, 2011 in Health and Wellness for Swan Creek Retirement Village

St. Patrick's Day Thoughts by Jean Morgan, Swan Creek Executive Director

Legend has it St. Patrick was a story teller. He had a great story to tell about his faith to the people of Ireland. For today and every day.

Alzheimer's carries heavy toll on unpaid caregivers

Posted on March 15, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities

Lenten Lunches

Posted on March 1, 2011 in In The News for Swan Creek Retirement Village

Our fourth annual Lenten Lunches series will begin Tuesday, March 8 and continue through April 19. Swan Creek’s Spiritual Life Committee and I invite you to join us as we walk together from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, and consider what makes that promise real.

Love Over the Years

Posted on February 14, 2011 in Active Aging for All Communities - 5 Comments

They finish each other’s sentences. She knows what he is going to say before he utters a word. They’re in sync as they work together carrying out daily activities. And they have loved each other for a lifetime.

How we see it – the value of low vision support

Posted on February 1, 2011 in Health and Wellness for All Communities - 4 Comments

When you have problems with your ability to see, it can change your lifestyle dramatically. Learning to cope with low vision is important to your independence and ability to perform daily tasks.

Pumping a Healthy Heart

Posted on February 1, 2011 in Health and Wellness for All Communities - 13 Comments

As we age, matters of the heart become increasingly important to our overall well being. To observe Nation Heart Health Month, we offer the following healthy heart tips...

Happy New Year

Posted on January 4, 2011 in Senior Lifestyle Options for All Communities - 17 Comments

The New Year is the perfect time to get organized and a necessity if you’re planning on making the move to a retirement community. The following are some ways to get started...

Brave Winter Elements Safely…

Posted on December 14, 2010 in Health and Wellness for All Communities - 3 Comments

The winter elements can take a physical toll on everyone, but pose an even greater risk of health problems to older adults.

It is critically important limit your exposure to the elements to short periods, stay dry and always wear a hat, gloves or mittens, a coat, boots and a scarf that covers your mouth and nose.

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