Residences Senior Living Blog

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Happy Veterans Day!

Veteran’s Day has always been acknowledged as a special day for all residents who bravely served the armed forces. This year we would like to share with you a special story and cherished memory of Lt. Colonel Arthur Vos written by Ruth Buikema. “As long as I can remember, my Dad has served his country.…

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A Safe and Healthy Living Environment – New Community Enhancements

A lot has changed in our community during 2020 as we navigate through this global pandemic, including our approach to safe and healthy environments.  We have already modified our daily life and operations to support social distancing, increased handwashing, and sanitization of high touch surface areas. We have obtained a lot more PPE then we…

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Pooch Parade – Furry Friends and Lots of Fun! Residences Senior Living

Recently both Residences at Coffee Creek and Residences at Deer Creek hosted a fun-filled pooch parade for the community to show off their furry friends. Several pooches strolled along in a socially distant parade for our residents and staff to enjoy. A wide variety of dogs in all shapes, sizes and breeds entered for a…

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CALL. YOUR. MOM. 10 Ways to Keep in Touch without Touching

If you and your family, like many others, are socially distancing from one another to protect a loved one who is elderly or immunocompromised, there are other ways to stay connected! While it is painful and stressful to be separated from the ones we love, quarantining and self-isolating has created an amazing opportunity for us…

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We are Still Here to Help!

If you or someone you love needs assistance at home, choosing the right path can seem overwhelming. Navigating healthcare options and choosing a senior living community can be challenging. Add to that the uncertainty of the current times, and it could feel especially daunting. With the mounting health concerns, there may be advantages to moving…

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Uncovering and Understanding Dementia-Related Behaviors

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Residences Senior Living hosted our first ever Live Webinar in place of our monthly educational event. Using the latest technology and user-friendly platform, we were able to broadcast our planned seminar online in order to do our part to help maintain social distancing. Program Director of the Institute for Excellence…

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Strategies to Manage Stress Related Anxiety

With life’s day to day stress, anxiety can be at an all-time high.  It is important to manage stress related anxiety in a positive manner. Our stress can affect us and those around us, so finding ways to cope is really important.  Without addressing anxiety, physical health can often be affected leading to a decreased…

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The Connection Between Heart Health and Vascular Dementia

Heart health overall is important and can lead to many other complications if not maintained. It is important to keep a healthy blood pressure, incorporate exercise into your health regimen, keep cholesterol within a normal range and a heart healthy diet inclusive of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good fats and low sodium. What is Vascular…

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The Good News about Stroke

Residences at Deer Creek recently hosted a seminar by Neurologist Sarah Song, MD, MPH, FAHA, FAAN, Associate Professor in the Section of Cerebrovascular Disease, in the Department of Neurological Sciences, of Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Song specializes in the study, prevention, and treatment of stroke. Her message by and large was that stroke is…

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Announcing Our Annual Scarecrow Contest

Get in the fall spirit and show off your skills in Residences Senior Living’s annual scarecrow contest!  Who Can Participate?  Schools, nonprofit and community organizations, youth groups, local businesses, and clubs are all welcome to participate.  When is the Contest? Groups can construct and set up their scarecrow display from Oct. 19-21 at the Residences…