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04/26/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Volunteering in hospice care can be taxing, but Maddie, one of our teen volunteers, says it's taught her to live life to its fullest. This week, for National Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to say thank you to Maddie, who's helped our patients live their best lives, too. #NationalVolunteerAppreciationWeek
Volunteering in hospice care can be taxing but Maddie one of our

Brookdale Hospice Volunteer Spotlight: Maddie

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Brookdale Senior Living
04/25/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we at Brookdale want to shine a special light on our hospice team. These selfless volunteers provide companionship for our patients and help them live every day to the fullest, even when it's not easy. We cannot thank them enough. #NationalVolunteerAppreciationWeek
This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week and we at Brookdale want

Toni Norman | Brookdale Hospice Thanks Volunteers

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Brookdale Senior Living
04/24/2017 at 19:50. Facebook
One of the most difficult things to lose when you get older is your autonomy, and driving can be a big part in that. Read about how Brookdale has teamed up with the ridesharing service, Lyft, to help residents stay mobile and independent.
One of the most difficult things to lose when you get older

Andrew Smith | Transportation for Seniors | Brookdale | Lyft | Give Residents a Ride

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Brookdale Senior Living
04/23/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
We all know drinking water is important, but sometimes it's not all fun and games! Read Virginia's poem about the plights of hydration.
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Brookdale Senior Living
04/22/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
Spending time outside every day has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, lower depression and enhance mental well-being, along with a whole slew of other physical benefits. It can be challenging for individuals suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia to get outside, so it's important to create opportunities for them to enjoy the fresh air. And there's no better day to start than today,...
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Spending time outside every day has been scientifically proven to reduce stress

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Brookdale Senior Living
04/22/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
Today on Earth Day, watch this heartwarming video about the flourishing vegetable gardens that brought smiles to our residents!
Today on Earth Day watch this heartwarming video about the flourishing vegetable

Harvesting for Health

Brookdale dementia residents spend the summer growing a garden.

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Brookdale Senior Living
04/21/2017 at 19:38. Facebook
In today's post, our resident blogger Betty shares her honest perspective on the ups and downs of book club!
In todays post our resident blogger Betty shares her honest perspective on

Betty Ago | Resident Blogger | Another Month | Book Club Meeting

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Beverly and Carrielou are life-long friends who were separated in 1960 when Beverly got married and moved. Recently, Carrielou was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and became unable to visit loved ones or talk on the phone. Beverly and Carrielou could no longer stay in touch - they missed each other and wanted to spend quality time together. Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale granted their...
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Beverly and Carrielou are lifelong friends who were separated in 1960 when

Beverly and Carrielou Reunite | Brookdale Wishes | Wish of a Lifetime

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It can be hard to help individuals with dementia engage, but animatronic pets are becoming game changers. Not only are they a great memory care tool, but these companion pets are spreading joy and giving people battling dementia a renewed sense of purpose. From
It can be hard to help individuals with dementia engage but animatronic

Freedom Square uses animatronic pets as dementia tool

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Jane Young
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Stress can change as you age, and this added pressure can take a toll on both your physical and mental wellbeing. For National Stress Awareness Month, we're sharing five tips to help you deal with senior stress. #StressAwarenessMonth
Stress can change as you age and this added pressure can take

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Nina Ross
Thinking about end of life decisions can be one of the hardest things you have to do, especially when you need to talk to your family about it. Today is National Healthcare Decisions Day, and Kim Estes has broken down what you need to do to plan your future before it's too late. #NHDD
Thinking about end of life decisions can be one of the hardest

Kim Estes | What are Advance Care Directives | Planning for the Future

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Stories like this make our hearts smile - Joyce and James' love is truly one for the decades. From AARP:
Stories like this make our hearts smile Joyce and James love is

Highschool Sweethearts Love Story Goes Viral - AARP

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This weekend is all about spending time with family and friends. Make it even more special with another original poem from Brookdale resident, Virginia Wylie! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Have you ever heard of the "butterfly effect?" If not, no worries. Our own resident blogger, Betty Ago, is back with part two of her 'Butterflies and Straws" post and is giving us her insights on the famed concept.
Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect If not no worries

Betty Ago | Resident Blogger | Butterflies and Straws | Continued

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It can be difficult to see a loved one start to exhibit dementia behaviors. But it's important to remember that these actions are a result of the disease - not a change in personality. Here are eight steps to help problem-solve dementia behaviors:
It can be difficult to see a loved one start to exhibit

Alzheimers and Dementia Care | Eight Steps | Dealing with Dementia Behaviors

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Lois Patterson
Nicole Wright
Growing up with 10 brothers and sisters can be overwhelming, but Brookdale Augusta resident Rama McCarty, 87, cherishes her larger-than-life childhood. After she and her siblings left the family farm, they found themselves spread all over the country and apart from each other. When she heard about National Sibling Day, Rama knew exactly what she wanted - to reunite with her siblings....
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Growing up with 10 brothers and sisters can be overwhelming but Brookdale

National Sibling Day | Brothers | Resident | Brookdale

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Because the heart is one of the most important organs in your body, it's important to treat it well! On today's blog, we're sharing a few of our favorite tips and suggestions for keeping your heart happy and healthy. Check them out now:
Because the heart is one of the most important organs in your

7 Tricks for Mastering the Art of Heart-Healthy Shopping

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With Tax Day quickly approaching, there's sure to be some extra stress. Take a break from your finances and enjoy this original poem by resident Virginia Wylie!
With Tax Day quickly approaching theres sure to be some extra stress

Virginia Wylie | Resident Poet | Tax Time Friend

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The straw that broke the camel's back. Do you know how this common idiom came to be? Betty explores this and other related musings in today's blog.
The straw that broke the camels back Do you know how this

Betty Ago | Resident Blogger | Butterflies and Straws

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82-year-old Lois Wallschlag has the theater in her heart, and all she wanted was to see a performance one more time. Due to her Crohn's Disease, Lois was unable to leave her community to complete her Wish, so Wish of a Lifetime brought the theater to her!
82yearold Lois Wallschlag has the theater in her heart and all she

Lois Enjoys a Theater Performance Again

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Maxine German
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