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Easy Ways to Practice Mindfulness

woman practicing mindfulness on a city streetWhat is mindfulness—and how does it help? Simply put, mindfulness is about bringing your attention to the present moment by focusing a single object or experience. Once considered an alternative wellness practice, continued empirical evidence demonstrates its benefits to good health and lowering stress. Across the globe, today many people practice mindfulness. It compliments, rather […]
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What We Have Done About the Coronavirus

man standing at airport baggage claim with mask onWe have requested visitors to not visit our facilities. We are taking this precautionary measure to prevent our residents from the possibility of being exposed to COVID-19. At this time, we do not have any cases in any of our facilities. Our greatest concern is ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy […]
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Maintaining a Nutritious Diet in the Midst of Health Challenges

couple dining in rehab facility“I didn’t know that I’d need to be such an expert about my own nutrition,” John laughed.  Following a stroke last fall, he was admitted to rehabilitation facility before returning to his assisted living community. “I came in pretty shaken up and was glad for the time to, literally, get back on my feet. It […]
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In Sickness and In Health: Spouse Caregivers Need Our Support

senior couple sitting on park benchEarlier this month, the American Heart Association (AHA) released a study showing that married people have a lower risk over time of suffering a heart attack. A supportive partner can encourage us to keep up with our medical appointments and wellness routine. And beyond that, having a good relationship lowers the stress that damages the […]
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