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3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors

Don't let an emergency of a loved one leave you scrambling for official documents. By proactively gathering essential healthcare and financial papers, an emergency can be a little less stressful for caregivers when they need critical access to information to help a family member.   3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors File all important documents in one plac...

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Stay Strong and Healthy, Guys, with Screenings

June has been a special month for men and their families since 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. We celebrate men and their essential role in the family and in the community. Men are husbands, fathers, sons, bosses, employees, and coworkers. June is also a great time to draw attention to the health issues that impact men and the impor...

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Creative Ways to Show Appreciation to Military Members and Families

Most Americans are familiar with Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was observed on November 11 because World War I ended at 11:00 A.M. on November 11, 1918. President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially proclaimed November 11 to be Veterans Day in 1954. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, has been observed as far back as the Civil War, but it was mad...

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Move It! Exercise for Seniors

As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates, who has long been referred to as the “Father of Medicine”, wrote, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”   As usual, Hippocrates was way before his time. Almost two thousand years would pass before scien...

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For the Love of Dogs

At 100 years old, Sanders Glen resident Bernie Hill still enjoys loving on pets. Bernie and all of the residents at Sanders Glen are treated with regular visits from Luke & Gracie and their owners, Bill & Debbie Feltz. These Golden Retrievers are known as pet therapy dogs. And they are very good at their job! Gracie and Luke visit residents in both of the lobbies at Sanders Glen Ass...

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Awesome Admininstrator at Sanders Glen!

Here is our AWESOME Administrator surrounded by (some of) her admiring and devoted team! In recognition of National Administrator's week, Sue was surprised with a little gift to help her refresh and relax in her own special way. What a privilege it is for us to work with Sue, and to have an extra occasion to celebrate and thank her for ALL she does to support her staff, as well as the res...

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Beginning Yoga for Older Adults

Many senior adults turn to yoga for gentle exercise that can reduce tension and increase flexibility. In the early 80s, women (and some men) donned their leg warmers, Reebok high tops, and spandex body suits to stretch it out with Jane Fonda and dance to Let's Get Physical.   Today, seniors are still "getting physical" and keeping active through a variety of exercise ...

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Reducing Your Kidney Disease Risk

MARCH IS KIDNEY AWARENESS MONTH You’ve probably seen people wear red to draw awareness to heart disease or pink to bring awareness to breast cancer, but kidney disease isn’t often the subject of much attention. That’s surprising since one in three Americans are at risk for kidney disease. The kidneys perform several very important jobs for your body. According to the Nati...

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10 Years of Service at Sanders Glen Assisted Living

Wow! Sanders Glen Assisted Living recently honored five employees who reached their 10th year of employment. The longevity and stability of staffing is a key component to quality care and the overall success of a community.   Sanders Glen became a licensed community on December 10, 2007. These ladies have been part of the team from the beginning and helped to make Sanders Glen wh...

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Sharing the Love at Sanders Glen

Everyone knows Sanders Glen has a reputation of very friendly residents and staff. It should be no secret that we also have amazing families! This week a Valentine Party was hosted by the daughter and grandson of one of our residents at Sanders Glen Assisted Living. The pair brought in enough craft supplies and materials for residents to make a variety of creative valentines. In addition, ga...

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Heart Disease in Women: Heart Disease No Longer A “Man’s Disease”

Cancer has been called the “most feared diagnosis.” However, many women don’t realize that heart disease is actually the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Heart disease was once called a “man’s disease,” but one in four female deaths in this country are from heart disease, making it an equal opportunity disease.   Even more con...

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Generous Donation Keeps Residents Cozy In The New Year

One family, connected to two Sanders Glen residents, made a special request of one store: Stein Mart. The result of this act of kindness was that every one of our 115 residents, plus more than 50 staff members, received a cozy blanket for Christmas!   Residents shared they were "stunned" to be handed the unexpected gift on Christmas Eve. Several residents told of the ne...

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Glaucoma: The Silent Disease

Glaucoma has been called the “silent disease” because there are usually no symptoms and no pain.  Phyllis Diller once advised women, “Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age—as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”  It is true that our vision does change as we age. We may hold the book farther away until reading glasses become neces...

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Christmas Tree Decorating with the Vawter Family

In addition to the wonderful residents we have at Sanders Glen, there are also very generous families.   The Vawter family volunteered to give of their time on Thanksgiving evening to decorate one of the Christmas Trees in the Sanders Glen Assisted Living community.  Many compliments have been expressed on the beauty of the tree, and the people who gave of their holiday to bright...

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Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living

Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and avoid illness and infections. However, many people neglect the easiest way to limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses and it’s practically free—proper hand washing.   As you touch door handles, shake hands, and touch grocery carts, germs come in contact with your hands. These germs are easily spread to your eyes, nose, ...

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Food Drive to Benefit Local Pantry

The holidays are a time to come together and reflect on all we have given and how we can help others. At Sanders Glen Assisted Living, we are thankful for the residents, resident families, visitors who we see each day, and we would like to give back to others.   Please join us Nov. 20- Dec. 4 in a food drive for non-perishable food items.   Items needed include: Canned ...

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COPD: Prevalence, Treatment, and Quality of Life

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with COPD, you know the symptoms—coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, fatigue, difficulty taking a deep breathe, and tightness in your chest. You also know that living with COPD can impact your quality of life.   What is COPD? The National Institutes of Health report that over 14 ...

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The Hedgehog Wins Sanders Glen Halloween Contest

Out of the choices of creepy, ugly, funny, and down-right-adorable, it was this precious prickly hedgehog that earned the pumpkin trophy bragging rights for the Activities Department at the 2017 Halloween Party. Sanders Glen Assisted Living has built quite a reputation for fun on the last day of October every year, and 2017 did not disappoint. Residents and staff alike come up with creative cost...

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Sanders Glen Earns 2017 Bronze National Quality Award

Sanders Glen has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is one of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), the leading as...

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Sanders Glen Assisted Living Receives Deficiency-Free Survey

Sanders Glen Assisted Living in Westfield, Indiana, has achieved a deficiency-free annual survey (September  2017) as administered by the Indiana State Department of Health.   “I'm so grateful to have such an amazing staff. I feel the longevity we have with our current team members plays a key role in the quality of care we provide on a day-to-day basis," said Sand...

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