Thank You “Stepping On” Workshop!

Stepping On Workshop Karen

Thank You “Stepping On” Workshop! Thank You “Stepping On” Workshop! Karen had an unfortunate fall before participating in the Stepping On program. Because of the strategies taught in the classes, she’s been able to avoid falls. She loved the pharmacist and physical therapist who came in as guest speakers. They shared information about mixing medications and being aware of your … Read More

Virtual Pets: Benefits without the Mess

Pets add tremendous joy to our lives.  They can also protect against heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, decrease feelings of loneliness and extend our lives.  Of course, pets are also an investment of time and money.  Regular feedings, grooming, and ongoing vet-trips are just as much a part of pet ownership as snuggles and lap time.  There are more than … Read More

Stepping On Workshops Work!

Stepping On Workshops Work!

Stepping On Workshops Work!   Stepping On Workshops Work! Meet Gordon & Dolores. They both attended the spring Stepping On workshop. Dolores is full of energy and confidence because she’s gained strength through the Stepping On workshop. She and Gordon have more courage to get out, get active and exercise with others. Because of the Stepping On workshop, Dolores has … Read More

Don’t Let a Fall Cramp Your Style!

Prevent Falls in the New Year

Don’t Let a Fall Cramp Your Style! Don’t Let a Fall Cramp Your Style! Are you an older adult with a fear of falling? Falls are not a normal part of aging, yet one out of every three adults age 65 and older falls every year and most have significant health and lifestyle consequences as a result. Thanks to grant … Read More

Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace.

Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace

Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace. Meet Marge of Shepherd of Grace. Marge grew up on the 80-acre family farm in the house where she was born. Her dad was a farmer and her mom was a nurse at the old Swedish hospital then later was a labor and delivery nurse at the Buffalo Hospital. Of her three sisters, she … Read More

How to Speak Assisted Living: A Glossary of Terms

Senior care can open a whole new world of possibility for families and individuals alike, but finding the right environment and understanding the differences and definitions can be tricky to navigate. Here is a glossary of terms to help you understand the ins and outs of senior living.   Employment Terms:   Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA): CNAs work under the … Read More

Happy Parents’ Day!

Happy Parents' Day!

Happy Parents’ Day! Happy Parents’ Day! Parental figures in the United States receive the recognition for the role they play in their children’s lives on Parents’ Day. The day aims to promote responsible parenting and to recognize positive parental role models. It celebrates the special bonds of love between parental figures and their children.   What Do People Do? Parents’ … Read More

Robocalls and the Elderly

A Robocall sounds like a reference to an action movie featuring a half-man, half-robot, who spends his time studying a phonebook and making phone calls. Unfortunately, the reality of robocalls is far from entertaining. Any time your phone rings and it’s an automated or recorded message instead of an actual person, it’s considered a robocall. Back in 2003, the National … Read More

Meet Harold & Doris of Good Shepherd.

Meet Harold & Doris of Good Shepherd.

Meet Harold & Doris of Good Shepherd.   Meet Harold & Doris of Good Shepherd. Harold (Hap) and Doris are a delightful couple, to say the least! They have been married for 59 years and are still as devoted to each other as ever. Hap jokes that Doris “robbed the cradle” because she is two years older than him. They met … Read More

The Rewards of Working as a Nurse at a Elderly Care Facility

Deciding to go into the healthcare field is a sure-sign that a person is giving and compassionate. Choosing to work with the elderly is compassion on a whole different level. Acquiring the skills to become a nurse isn’t an easy task and possessing the compassion to work in elder care isn’t something you can learn. It takes a special kind … Read More