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.
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.
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.
Sunrise Senior Living opened the doors of its newest facility, Sunrise of Sabre Springs, this week after celebrating with an open house on June 22.
The event included tours of the facility, sampling the menu that will be available to residents and a visit from Poway Mayor Steve Vaus during the ribbon cutting.
The first residents of the community, at 12515 Springhurst Drive, moved in on Tuesday.
An 87-year-old senior in England has taken particular interest to George and Amal Clooney’s twins, Ella and Alexander.
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Retiree Pat Adams, who was paid a special visit by Clooney himself earlier this year, recorded a heartfelt message to the Clooneys, congratulating the couple on their new additions.
NORTH CALDWELL – The theme for the 2017 Intergenerational Prom held on Thursday, April 6 was “A Knight in Paradise” and according to organizers it lived up to expectations.
All guests at West Essex Regional High School (WEHS) received Hawaiian leis to wear, and a flora centerpiece decorated each table. The senior citizens also took home photos capturing their moments in a photo booth provided.
The Intergenerational Prom is a school-initiated outreach event focusing on integrating the senior community with the school community. This year we had approximately 150 people in attendance.
In a normally quiet parlor at Bethesda’s Fox Hill, nearly 20 students, mostly women in their seventies and eighties, are sitting around square tables—iPhones, iPads, and laptops powered on and reading glasses at the ready. Fifteen-year-old Jordyn Lemer stands before them, long blond hair tucked into a white baseball cap that reads “SocialCoach” in blue letters, with the icons for YouTube, Snapchat, and Pinterest floating in a nearby speech bubble (itself the icon for iMessage).
It’s a reunion 50 years in the making for Sherry Migdail and Daniel James. They reconnected in Maryland, but this story begins in Mexico, where Sherry was friends with Daniel’s parents. News4’s Meagan Fitzgerald reports.
Not Just Art, an enrichment center for kids located in Oyster Bay, recently launched a Music Together®Generations program, in which young children and seniors jointly participate in a music-themed class.
“In this special Music Together class we expand our circle to include ‘Grandfriends,’ seniors who live in an assisted living facility,” says program director Deirdre Savino. “We encourage the children to interact with the seniors. However, seniors can be involved in whatever way they feel comfortable, same with the children,” Savino says.
NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Ernie DeBlasis, a Fairfield senior citizen, and Nadia Belverio, a junior at West Essex High School (WEHS), were named prom king and queen at the fourth-annual WEHS Intergenerational Prom that was held at the high school on Thursday.
The theme for this year’s prom was “A Knight in Paradise.” All guests received Hawaiian leis to wear, and a floral centerpiece decorated each table. Each senior citizen also took home photos that were taken in the photo booth provided.