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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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Spirituality and Aging
An interview with Margaret Zook
“Growing old is not for sissies!” We’ve heard that phrase – maybe even declared it ourselves. Often we think of aging as a season that comes with challenges; it..


Pumpkin Gnocchi
A Living Branches chef’s demonstration of Pumpkin Gnocchi Recipe yields 4 servings 1.5 lb Idaho potatoes 2 lb Baby pam sugar pie pumpkin ¼ cup Parmesan cheese – grated 2 Tbs Parmesan..


Life & Growth at Living Branches
Together we empower older adults and families to lead lives of purpose and joy, guided by the Mennonite tradition of care and service to others. The Living Branches mission..