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The difficulty of going to the doctor

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Senior Editor Nicole Stempak explores the problem of care coordination and how to help seniors access needed medical treatment. 

Brookdale community writes happy tale

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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One senior living community is now the forever home for a former resident’s dog.

A resolve to change

January 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathleen Mears wants you to leap into the new year and suggests ways to set yourself up for success in 2017. 

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. 

The challenge of getting around

January 9, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Navigating nursing homes and Medicaid is never easy, but resident blogger Kathy Mears has had trouble getting around, literally. It took several visits and months to get her joystick adjusted and working properly—and caused an injury in the process.

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.

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. 

Where there’s a wool, there’s a way—or hat

December 15, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A group of resident knitters at a California retirement community are knitting hats for area homeless.

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. 

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