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Before deciding which retirement community to call home, Ruth Von Bramer did her homework.
Research is Key in Choosing a Retirement Community (The Catholic Review)
Silly suggestions, ridiculous responses and loads of laughter filled the room Nov. 5 at The Gallen Adult Health Care Center as children from the improv comedy group "Alpine Rocks, Come Laugh!" visited.
Kids and Seniors Bonding Through Laughter (Northern Valley Suburbanite)
Every morning at 10 a.m. sharp, Juanita Wood, 87, taps "okay" on a screen to start up a device that takes her blood pressure and transmits the information to her medical clinic. At 10:30 a.m., her husband, Arthur, 91, touch-starts his own device, neatly lined up next to hers. The machine calculates his blood pressure and weight and sends them off, along with a blood sugar count that he enters by hand.
The Virtual Doctor Visit (The Washington Post)
On Veterans Day and throughout the year, Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) salutes those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. This year, we honor Swan Creek Retirement Village resident Ted Jenkins, who was among 20 Ohioans to be inducted into the Ohio Veteran’s Hall of Fame by Governor Ted Strickland. The induction ceremony took place in Columbus on November 6 at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial.
I wrote last week about an inherent drawback to continuing care retirement communities, or C.C.R.C.’s: Within one facility or campus, residents can graduate from independent living to assisted living to a nursing home — but nobody really wants to.
The Bright Side of C.C.R.C.’s (The New York Times)
Seniors benefit more from regular walking sessions with shelter dogs than from scheduled walks with friends or a spouse.
Eight Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) retirement communities have received their five-year re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC). CARF/CCAC is an independent, merged nonprofit that accredits aging services and other human services organizations.
Judy McCormick was honored by AOPHA, the advocate of not-for-profit services for older Ohioans, with the 2009 Board Member of Distinction Award for her dedicated tenure as a member of the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) and the OPRS Foundation Boards of Trustees. The award was presented last week at the Awards Celebration during the AOPHA 2009 Annual Conference and Trade Show.
Sarah Grim, Corporate Director of Program Services for Senior Independence- Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), based in Columbus, was honored by AOPHA, the advocate of not-for-profit services for older Ohioans, with the Developing Executive Award. The award was presented last week at the Awards Celebration held during the AOPHA 2009 Annual Conference and Trade Show.
William Leiter has been named to the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) Board of Directors.