Tips for Seniors Moving to Assisted Living with Pets

Tips for Seniors Moving to Assisted Living with Pets

Making the move to assisted living is already a big life change for seniors. Having to leave a beloved pet behind only makes that more difficult. Pets offer ample health benefits to seniors. That’s why more assisted living centers have responded to residents’ wishes...
10 Ways To Keep the Mind Sharp As We Age

10 Ways To Keep the Mind Sharp As We Age

As we get older, we seem to have what we often jokingly call “senior moments.” That’s when you can’t remember a friend’s name or you walk into a room, unable to recall why. Do you ever wonder what happens to your brain as you age? It turns out there is a reason why...
A Rock-N-Roll DJ Sings Praises for Hillandale

A Rock-N-Roll DJ Sings Praises for Hillandale

Gary and Mary Jo Rossignol are always eager to share a quick story about their parents’ years at Chesterwood Village and Birchwood Care Center.  Even though time has passed since their residency, the impact of the array of activities and family-centered care will be...
A New Kind of Family at Hillandale

A New Kind of Family at Hillandale

Diane Bihl keeps meeting burnt out caregivers. Avoiding COVID-19 is hard enough let alone taking meals to mom and dad, doing their parents’ housework while masked and running their errands. “Our community’s senior adults have experienced world wars, the Great...
Total Body Stretches

Total Body Stretches

Help Relieve Muscle and Joint Stiffness Achy muscles and joints generally are associated with muscle tightness, arthritis or inflammation, even certain medications. Muscle attaches to our skeleton via connective tissue such as our tendons and is prone to constriction...
Pastor Doug’s Doorway Church

Pastor Doug’s Doorway Church

Much has been said about the isolation senior adults feel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Less has been discussed about their spiritual needs during this period of quarantine. Liberty Township’s Pastor Doug Dunlap has created the perfect remedy to reach seniors longing...
How To Manage the Daily Energy Drain

How To Manage the Daily Energy Drain

Energy conservation is often overlooked as a wellness component for mature adults and those with respiratory challenges. Managing our energy minimizes muscle fatigue, joint stress and wear, and physical pain caused through daily tasks. The primary goal is to make...
Kay’s A Real Live Mayflower Descendant!

Kay’s A Real Live Mayflower Descendant!

Chesterwood Village assisted living resident Kay Matson just received the official news of a lifetime. She is one of a handful of living descendants of the Mayflower. Since visitors are not allowed in the facility during the COVID-19 crisis, the official confirmation...
Bill Murray Can Fly!

Bill Murray Can Fly!

Since 1952 Bill Murray has dreamt about skydiving. He joined the military directly out of high school so he could become a paratrooper during the Korean War. Unfortunately he was rejected for wearing glasses. Bill instead served with honor as an Army infantryman....