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An odd couple

February 13, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

As Valentine’s Day approaches, resident blogger Kathleen Mears offers a glimpse of romance in the nursing home.

NH matches residents with Valentine’s admirers

February 2, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A nursing home is asking community members to be residents’ valentines.

Brace yourself

January 30, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears was told for years she was unable to get new leg braces. When hers finally broke, she was pleasantly surprised to learn she was eligible for new custom ones.  

Seniors rally for Women’s March

January 23, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A group of retirement community residents showed their solidarity by marching around the campus Saturday. 

The difficulty of going to the doctor

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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

One senior living community is now the forever home for a former resident’s dog.

A resolve to change

January 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

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

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

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

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

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

Help residents get into the spirit this season by enjoying the festivities and remembering what is really important during the holidays. 


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