September 27, 2011

The Ultimate Matchmaker – Let Choice Connections Help You Choose the Perfect Senior Community at No Cost

Filed under: senior housing — seniorlivingguide @ 12:56 pm

Making the decision to move to a senior living community can be difficult and stressful.  Just open the Yellow Pages, no rx look through Senior Magazines or do an internet search and the options can be overwhelming!  So, stuff if you are in a position where you need to make a decision for yourself or a parent, where do you start?

Choice Connections of Richmond can be the perfect place to begin your search!  Rather than contacting several communities and becoming overwhelmed with information, why not make one call?  Choice Connections is familiar with the various senior living options and this knowledge allows us to help families narrow the search to those that will best meet their needs.  We guide seniors and their families through the complexity of senior care options professionally and courteously – and free of charge.

We begin by learning about what makes each of our seniors unique and understanding why they are considering a move.  Because there are so many types of senior housing, understanding the underlying objective in moving is an important step.  By getting to know our clients and their families, we learn about their individual preferences, health care needs, finances and other considerations that are important in choosing the right community.  Our team of experts will discuss factors important in the selection process not only for the short term, but for the long term as well.  Once we understand our clients’ needs and preferences (and fears!), we then identify those communities that will best match each client.  We discuss these options with our clients and schedule visits so families can see each community in person and talk with residents.  A Choice Connections Advisor will accompany clients on tours, ensuring that the “right” questions are asked and critical information for that family’s situation is discussed.

We’re there to help our clients every step of the way with a highly personalized service that can’t be found anywhere else.  We become our clients’ advocates, acting as liaisons with the facilities to ensure a smooth transition.  Even after a client has moved to a community, clients can count on us for ongoing support whenever needed.

Given the scope of options, it’s important to think about your objectives, needs and preferences when comparing communities.  Take time to visit communities and talk with residents.  This will help equip you with the knowledge needed to make your decision.

Written by, Lisa Hollier, CSA® (Certified Senior Advisor) and President, Choice Connections of Richmond—a FREE senior housing consulting service.  We invite you to explore how we can help you find the “best fit” retirement community in Richmond!  Call us at 804.364.0123 or visit our website at www.choiceconnections.com/richmond.

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Alzheimer’s Association “Walk To End Alzheimer’sTM” 2011

Filed under: Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 10:47 am

Ft. MyersThe Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, October 22, at Centennial Park in Fort Myers.  Nearly 500 people from Lee County are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will take part in a 2 mile walk and will learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Each walker will   join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here.  Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or call us at 239-405-7008 or 800-272-3900.

About the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s:

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.  Since 1989, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s has mobilized millions of Americans in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.  Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

About the Alzheimer’s Association:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Walk To End Alzheimer’sTM

Centennial Park

2000 West 1st Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Saturday, October 22, 2011
Pre-Walk Activities at 8:00 AM
Walk Step-Off at 9:00 AM

For More Information Call or Email Kara McClatchy at 239-405-7008 or 800-272-3900, mcclatchyk@alzflgulf.org or visit www.alz.org/Walk

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September 26, 2011

RALEIGH’S PREMIER RETIREMENT COMMUNITY OFFERS RARE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN FOUNDERS’ CLUB

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Raleigh, medical North Carolina, case August 3, 2011- The Oaks at Whitaker Glen today announced a limited time offer of membership into its exclusive Founders’ Club. From now until November 1st, The Oaks is offering a unique opportunity to join its founding membership, which includes some of the most recognizable names in Raleigh.  Founders’ Club membership locks in the community’s lowest rates and includes perks like discounts on hospitality items and services. “Each of our members deserves the best from The Oaks at Whitaker Glen,” said Neil Pruitt, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UHS-Pruitt Corporation, which manages the community.  “Our residents consistently tell us that The Oaks is a fantastic place to call home and truly offers the best in retirement living in Raleigh.”

Current and future members will soon benefit from the large-scale renovations that begin this month. The Oaks at Whitaker Glen has a long standing reputation as the premier retirement community in Raleigh, positioned in the desirable Five Points East neighborhood inside the Beltline of Raleigh. The renovations will only serve to enhance the upscale accommodations at The Oaks.  Phase one of the upgrades will include the addition of several dining options, a members’ library, University Club, and state-of-the-art wellness center. “We are all very excited to add additional services and amenities for our residents.  Our Founders’ Club members are lucky to live in such a uniquely caring community at such an opportune time,” said Danielle Miller, Community Director.

This special opportunity to join the Founders’ Club for the community that is redefining retirement living in Raleigh will end November 1, 2011.  For more information, visit www.whitakerglen.com.

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September 21, 2011

Staying Independent – Giving Up The Car Keys

Filed under: senior living guide — seniorlivingguide @ 9:22 am

Question: My mother is 91.  It has become increasingly noticeable that Mom should not drive any longer.   She is a very independent woman and I do not want to hurt her feelings.  Is there an easy way to get her to stop driving?

Answer: Giving up the car keys can be one of the most traumatic events in an older person’s life.  Not only does it symbolize the loss of autonomy and mobility, troche it can also affect one’s social life, dignity, and self-esteem.  You are smart to not jump into a discussion about this sensitive topic without a strategy in place.

As we age, our reaction time and vision can change. First, make sure your mother has had a recent examination from her physician and eye doctor. Health changes, new medications and corrective lenses can sometimes be the culprit. Avoiding high traffic areas and driving at night can also help people be safe drivers. But if driving is becoming dangerous, the discussion will need to go further. Low-key discussions held over a period of time, discussing alternative transportation arrangements could prove helpful for her.  If you are still met with resistance you may need to get help from her physician or eye doctor.  The AARP offers driver evaluation and safety courses.

Straight talk that allows your mother to feel like an adult with a say in the matter will have a better chance for success.  Assuring your mother that she will still be able to get around with the help of family or a caregiver may ease your discussion.  A company like Comfort Keepers can provide friendly, accompanied transportation, as well as many other services in and around the home. Companionship, home cooking, light housekeeping, grocery shopping and errands are just a few of the services provided.  These services are designed to allow your mother to maintain her independence, continue with her social activities and remain in the comfort of her own home.

Mark Sheets, Greater Richmond Area Comfort Keepers owner.  For more information go to www.comfortkeepers.com or call 750-1123.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet Rosemary Rawlins, author

Filed under: Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 9:15 am

Learning by Accident

Join us for a book reading/signing and reception to celebrate National Rehabilitation Awareness Week and the release of Rosemary’s inspirational memoir.

Wednesday, click September 21, sovaldi 2011

3:30pm-6pm
Formal presentation begins at 4:15pm

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Virginia
5700 Fitzhugh Ave Richmond, VA 23226

 

 

 

Books will be available for purchase at the event
RSVP to Tonya Ferguson at 804-673-4503; tonya.ferguson@healthsouth.com

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September 20, 2011

SALES COUNSELOR Positions open:

Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 12:29 pm

Premier retirement community seeks sales candidates. Must have passion for working with seniors, health excellent communication and presentation skills. Computer literate. Sales experience, tadalafil in health care services, salve retirement industry preferred. Salary + commission.  Excellent benefits. EEO/DFWP. Send Resume to: East Ridge Retirement Village.

email: navarrodamaris@eastridgerc.com

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September 14, 2011

LINC NAMES DENISE KRANICH AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Filed under: seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 10:28 am

LINC, cialis Legal Information Network for Cancer, troche is pleased to announce that Denise Kranich has joined the organization as its new Executive Director.

As Executive Director, viagra sale Kranich is responsible for the day to day operation of the organization and together with the Board of Directors will provide leadership to achieve the goals and further the mission of LINC which is to ease the burden of cancer for patients and their families by providing education, assistance and referral to legal, financial and community resources.

Before joining LINC, Denise Kranich was the Executive Director of the Innsbrook Foundation where she was responsible for the successful Innsbrook After Hours concert series, the Richmond Corporate Games and many other events and activities during her 18 year tenure.

With more than 30 years experience in the business and non-profit community, Denise Kranich brings expertise in corporate relations, project and event management, volunteer administration, and community alliances.  Denise was named the 2010 Henrico County Community Leader of the Year and one of the 2011 Influential Women of Virginia. Denise is also a breast cancer survivor.

“After a thorough search, we feel fortunate to welcome such an outstanding leader to our organization,” said Mary Ann Wright, LINC board president.  “She brings an impressive array of experience and skills to the role of Executive Director. I feel confident that, with her commitment and enthusiasm for helping individuals living with cancer, the work we have begun over 15 years ago will be further advanced in the metro Richmond community.  Our vision at LINC is that no cancer patient goes without needed support services.”

For additional information, contact:

Mary Ann Wright
mawright20@aol.com
804-784-2706
www.cancerlinc.org

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Alzheimer’s Action Day-September 21, 2011

Filed under: Alzheimer's,Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 7:42 am

HarborChase of Tamarac-Memory Care and Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter are proud to host a breakfast in honor of Alzheimer’s Action Day-September 21, 2011 at 9:30 AM at HarborChase of Tamarac Memory Care.  An update on the state of Alzheimer’s will be presented by Barbara Grasch, Director of Programs , Southeast Florida Chapter.  For reservations and information , please contact Laurie Langholtz, at 954-722-0212 or by e-mail at llangholtz@hraonline.net.  We look forward to having you join us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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September 8, 2011

Boomers and the Minefield of Medicare

Filed under: Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 10:53 am

A fifty-minute, prostate hands-on, interactive, educational workshop:

1. the significance of Medicare in our lives.

2. on the rules according to Medicare and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

3. an exploration of the options available to create a complete, viable health insurance program.

4. roundtable discussion of health insurance issues for older adults.

 

Workshop dates:

Tuesday,  Oct 18th,  10:45-11:35 AM

Thursday,  Oct 27th,  6:30-7:35 PM

Wednesday,  Nov 9th,  10:35-11:20 AM

Tuesday,  Nov 15th,  6:15-7:05 PM

Thursday,  Dec 1st,  1:20-2:10 PM

Tuesday,  Dec 13th,  6:10-7:00 PM

 

Location:

8401 Patterson Ave.

Suite 105

Richmond, VA 23229

 

Call Edna Massey, 750-1110, to make your reservation.  Truly, seating is limited.

 

Edna C. Massey, CLU, ChFC
Myriad Financial Services of Virginia, Inc.
d.b.a. Myriad Insurance Agency
8401 Patterson Avenue, Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23229
Telephone: (804) 750-1110, x303
Fax: (804) 750-1461
Email: info@MFSVA.com
www.MFSVA.com
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