Healthy Living

Therapeutic Recreation Is Fun and Flexible at the Witherell!

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Safeguarding the health of our residents is number one. But we also know that an essential part of well-being, and an important tool in preventing cognitive decline, is keeping seniors mentally engaged and emotionally connected. So, we’ve gotten very creative lately! Even though group activities are restricted currently, our therapeutic recreation team continues to offer…

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Staying Vigilant is Important, Here’s Why

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

As we continue to follow stay at home orders that include restricting visitors at The Nathaniel Witherell, it’s easy to get frustrated with the lack of connection to loved ones. But, it’s important to remember that this inconvenience is not only temporary, it’s critical to the health and well-being of everyone at the Witherell. According…

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Staying Connected and Engaged at the Witherell

Healthy Living | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Besides all the steps we’ve taken to keep Witherell residents healthy during the COVID-19 emergency, our social workers, therapeutic recreation staff, and volunteer director have stepped up to the plate and are pouring their hearts into creating new routines and engaging activities for our residents. “Our dedicated therapeutic recreation staff is continuing to provide mentally…

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When Caregivers Also Need to Take Care

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Caring for our families comes naturally. So, it’s no surprise to note that about 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult age 50+ in the last year, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. “It’s wonderful to care for someone who once cared for you. But, caregivers should also know the challenges of caregiving,…

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Friendships Make Seniors Healthier & Happier

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

As the “aging at home” movement grows, an important concern has surfaced: new research shows that social isolation may be a precursor to memory loss. So, for seniors who choose to reside alone at home, cognitive decline may be a real possibility. The good news is that lifestyle improvements can make a significant difference. “As…

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