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Playing piano with Parkinson’s

January 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A man with Parkinson’s disease has started playing piano at the hospital to the delight of patients and surprise of doctors. 

Activity programming: An administrator’s view

January 6, 2017  |  Sean Mockbee, BS, NHA
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How can administrators support activity programming and make their activities directors the best they can be? An Arizona assisted living owner/operator explains the value of encouraging new ideas.

Playtime revisited

January 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A Minnesota couple, affectionately known as Grandma Rosie and Grandpa Dave, volunteer as foster grandparents at a local Montessori school.

Dressing residents with dignity

December 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A New York woman has started a collection to help area residents get new or gently used clothes, a simple gesture that reminds us dressing is more than a matter of appearances.

Finally, a side of hummus

December 27, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears loves hummus. Rules prevent residents from keeping refrigerated food, so she’s advocated for activities to serve it for three years. Victory has never tasted so good.

Tis the season

December 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Help residents get into the spirit this season by enjoying the festivities and remembering what is really important during the holidays. 

Learning never gets old for Fla. seniors

December 21, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Residents of three Florida senior communities go back to school under a new program to inspire life-long learning.

Adapting anticipation for the holidays

December 21, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathleen Mears fondly remembers Christmases of years gone by and is learning to make new traditions in the nursing home. 

Remembering Christmas traditions

December 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The holiday season is filled with memories, which can be an entryway to connect with people with dementia.

Carol of the children

December 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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First- and second-graders spent a day singing for nursing home residents and spreading Christmas cheer in Illinois. 

Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder make you sad

December 12, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on the change of seasons and why she prefers them despite the dark, bitter cold mornings that make her want to go back to sleep. 

World's oldest woman celebrates another birthday

December 6, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Emma Morano, of Italy, celebrated her 117th birthday. She is the oldest person in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. 

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