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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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Our Memory Care Unit: Caring for Those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When caring for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, an abundance of patience and kindness are something we at the Witherell prize as much as one’s physical care. There is an art to caring for those whose memories are failing them. Gail Carone and Amy Demezzo, two members of our therapeutic recreation team, work at…

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Pooches on Parade: a Spring Tradition at the Witherell!

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Spring is one of our favorite seasons at the Witherell. The Rose Garden is in bloom, the days are longer and milder, and the pups—well, if it’s spring, it must mean they’re on parade! On Friday, May 3rd, we once again kicked off a new season with our heartwarming, tail-wagging Pooches on Parade event. It…

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Cheers to Volunteers! You Make It Happen

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and boy do we appreciate our volunteers! Witherell volunteers donate countless hours to enriching the lives of our residents– and the results are just amazing. Last year alone, a cadre of more than 300 local volunteers supported our staff by providing residents with more than 11,000 hours of loving attention….

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What Retirement? The Witherell is Buzzing with Activity!

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Some seniors dread retirement, envisioning unstructured days with not much to do. At the Witherell, our golden years are just that—a priceless time to pursue new activities and socialize with friends. Our robust monthly calendar of therapeutic recreation programs means that days are filled with fun and excitement. And, no two days are the same!…

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