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ARCHIVE of 2019

Musings on Advent
Margaret Zook Posted on
While waiting for Christmas, do you wonder, as I do, about the pregnant women in the Christmas story? The following excerpts from a sermon by Rev. Kathryn M...
Interviews with Residents at Living Branches
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Everyone’s reasons for choosing Living Branches are different. However, their experiences here are all full of caring staff, friendship, happiness, and personalized care plans to support their individual lifestyles. Hear..
Dementia Care Strategy - Music & Memory
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Music has the power to awaken the mind. With the Music & Memory program at Living Branches, residents are brought closer to loved ones. Hear about some more of the..
Resident Stories in Personal Care at Living Branches
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Making the decision to move to Personal Care can be challenging, but you are not alone. Hear from our residents about their transition into Personal Care and how their wonderful..
Live & Grow Together at Living Branches
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Living Branches is an ecosystem of valued residents and caring staff founded on the values of togetherness. Learn more about the history, services, and different campuses and hear what life..
Memory Care 101: What to Expect From a Memory Care Community
Kathleen Roberts Posted on
The average age of the population is getting older. As the baby boomers reach retirement and the average age of the American population continues to increase, there are more senior..
Dementia Care for Seniors: Communication Techniques
Kathleen Roberts Posted on
Dementia affects a great deal of America’s older population. Dementia is a general term for memory loss and other cognitive loss serious enough to interfere with daily life. It’s..
How to determine when your loved one needs Personal Care
Karen Walser Posted on
How to determine when your loved one needs Personal Care As senior adults age and their health needs change, a move to Personal Care, also known as assisted living, may..
Older Adults Month: Week Four
Margaret Zook, Director of Church and Community Relations Posted on
NPR reported on a group of engineers walking through the airports in aging sensitivity suits. The suits were to help understand the unique issues of navigation for older adults...
Finding the Best Activities for People Living with Dementia
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Keeping active can improve a person’s quality of life, bringing pleasure and meaning. Seniors living with dementia often find everyday activities are more difficult. But choosing appropriate, failure-free activities..
Older Americans Month: Week Three
Margaret Zook, Director of Church and Community Relations Posted on
A Plan for Living Well in Later Life As we think of the many years ahead of us, we wish for them to be as happy and healthy as possible...
Older Americans Month - Week Two
Margaret Zook Posted on
The fastest growing segment of the American population is comprised of people above the age of 65. That segment is the healthiest, longest lived, most educated, most active body..
Older Americans Month - Week One
Margaret Zook Posted on
May is Older Americans Month, which provides a natural opportunity to celebrate God’s gift of aging and the contributions of older adults in our lives and congregations. Like..
Apps for Dementia Caregivers 2019
Rebecca Kikendall Posted on
Dementia is a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer's disease is the most common..
10 Scams that Target Seniors and How to Protect Yourself
Bruce Alder Posted on
While anyone can be a victim of fraud, we are seeing more and more scammers targeting retirees. Scammers target seniors because they are able to manipulate seniors to quickly..



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