Sunrise Senior Living saves antique Wilton barn

News Organization:
Connecticut Post

WILTON — The 19th century barn on the former site of Young’s Nurseries at 211 Danbury Road will remain a historic landmark in town, now that the antique structure is being saved and donated to the Wilton Historical Society.

The barn has been on the land Charles Orem purchased in 1920 when he moved to Wilton and has witnessed the development of the Orem’s dairy business and the well-known Wilton Farmers baseball team, among other key historic events, said Allison Sanders, the Society’s director of communications.

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Sunrise in Pleasanton Made Room for North Bay Fire Victims

News Organization:
The Independent

News Organization Location:
Livermore, CA

Exactly one week before its official opening, Sunrise of Pleasanton welcomed 65 residents evacuated from Sunrise Villa Sonoma.

“In the early morning of Monday, October 9, team members came around to wake us,” said Al Lange, a resident of the senior living community in Sonoma. “We met in the lobby to hear the news about the wildfires but had no idea how bad it was. Later that morning, we were told about the plan to evacuate.”

Although Sunrise Villa Sonoma was not in a mandatory evacuation area, smoke was visible in the distance and news reports noted the fire’s unpredictability.

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Sunrise Senior Living’s North Old Town location moves forward

Subtitle:
by Alexa Epitropoulos

News Organization:
Alexandria Times

News Organization Location:
Alexandria, VA

Sunrise Senior Living’s planned Old Town facility passed its most significant hurdle on Nov. 18 when city council unanimously approved a development special use permit and changes to the Braddock Metro Station Small Area Plan. Sunrise also agreed to add a second “auxiliary” unit for low-income residents in addition to the one unit they had previously agreed to provide.

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English

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It’s Time to Get Involved in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Subtitle:
by Rita Altman, RN

News Organization:
Inside Sources

Bill Gates recently made the exciting announcement that he will be donating $50 million of his own money to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This is a huge boon to the doctors and researchers who are struggling to find a way to help the people affected by this disease.

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English

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“Celebrating Centenarians”: Sharing their wit and wisdom

Subtitle:
by Jeanne Theismann

News Organization:
Alexandria Gazette Packet

News Organization Location:
Alexandria, VA

Want to know the secret to a long life? If 107-year-old Laura Mallory is to be believed, it is not having a husband and children to worry about.

“I never married or had kids,” said Mallory with a laugh when asked the secret to her longevity.

Mallory’s comment was just one of the many bits of wit and wisdom shared as 25 centenarians from across Northern Virginia gathered for the second Celebrating Centenarians reception Nov. 7 at The Fairfax at Fort Belvoir.

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Hometown Hero tutors retirement center caretaker for nursing school

News Organization:
WYTV

News Organization Location:
Youngstown, OH

POLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Our retirement centers are filled with stories of successful, hard-working people who still have so much more to offer. One of those people is Jean Williams, who taught school for 47 years and is still changing lives.

Delonte Carter takes care of Jean at the Sunrise Senior Living Center in Poland. He never thought she would be the key to his future.

Delonte graduated from Chaney in 2011. Working as an aide at Sunrise, he dreamed of something more.

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English

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The Power of Words in Person-Centered Memory Care

Subtitle:
by Rita Altman, RN

News Organization:
Huffington Post

Let’s be honest – a stigma around Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory loss in general still exists in our society. For example, some people tend to think that people who have been diagnosed with dementia are mentally ill or “gone” – no longer who they once were and unable to contribute to society. But recently-departed country star Glen Campbell proved that couldn’t be further from the truth when he continued to record music and even tour after his initial diagnosis.

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Seniors from St. Charles’ Brighton Gardens volunteer at Northern Illinois Food Bank

News Organization:
Daily Herald

To create a picture in your mind that the senior citizens living at Brighton Gardens of St. Charles basically eat, sleep and watch TV all day would be a terribly inaccurate portrayal.

Sure, the health of some of our elderly would be cause for a sedentary lifestyle, but some Brighton residents are carrying on with the passions in their life — volunteering to help others.

The Northern Illinois Food Bank is the local recipient of some Brighton residents’ energy and desire to help others.

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English

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Older St. Bernard finds home as companion in assisted living community

News Organization:
WXYZ

Who knows the sadness dogs experience when they’re surrendered to a shelter when their owner no longer wants them or, for whatever reason, can no longer care for them.

Well, an older St. Bernard that was turned in to Macomb County Animal Control is now getting a lot of love in his new home with the senior citizens at Sunrise of Bloomfield in Bloomfield Hills.

Erica McCarthy and Courtney Chisholm are both with the non-profit known as the Canine Companions Rescue Center, and they pulled the St. Bernard from the shelter in hopes of finding him a new home.

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