Fighting the Winter Blues By: Lynessa Tinglum Advanced Health Care, Community Relations Director The social aspects of staying active in the winter months can be just as important as the physical benefits you gain. Being around others who want to socialize and have fun while getting exercise is an important element in fighting off the… Continue reading Fighting the Winter Blues
Happy 100th Birthday, Dr. Taylor June 26, 2017 By: Lynessa Tinglum It’s not every day that you get an opportunity to be a part of a 100th birthday celebration for a special client. So this week, when given the chance to wish this former college professor of education a “Happy Birthday”, I jumped at the… Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday Dr. Taylor!
And, it’s over. The 2017 Skills Fair, “Lifting Each Other Up”, was a tremendous success. Nearly 100 of our caregivers shared this day with us and enjoyed the following stations: Clinical Skills – where they reviewed skills and learned new techniques Self Care – where they took a yoga or meditation class and talked about… Continue reading Skills Fair Wrap Up
My office is unusually “full” this week. There are boxes of prizes, gifts, games and decorations. And balloons. Lots of balloons. It’s Skills Fair week – the week we, as administrative/support staff, come together to devote a day to caring, coaching, teaching, and mentoring our employees. We’ve been planning this event for a year –… Continue reading Skills Fair Week!
Monday was Memorial Day. As is our family tradition, I went to the cemetery with my daughter, my two young granddaughters, and my mom. As my daughter and I went from gravesite to gravesite, bringing flowers and pausing to remember loved family members, the two-year-old ran freely, pausing occasionally to admire a trinket or bright flower.… Continue reading Memorial Day 2017
<!—-> Counselors, psychologists, support groups, share groups? When you see these words, what immediately comes to mind? Is it feelings of being afraid, uneasy, or connectedness and hopefulness? Your answer might reveal your internal attitude toward sharing your grief, sadness, or life experiences with another human. For some of us, it comes naturally…this connecting to… Continue reading Counseling Awareness Month
My 95-year-old mother has always been active and very health conscious. As she becomes more frail and debilitated with age she works hard to maintain a level of activity and good physical and emotional health. Although she is dependent on a walker for mobility, and is stooped with painful arthritis, she still participates in daily… Continue reading My Mom