June 27, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 11:31 am

Seeking strong Wellness Director for Assisted Living Community

Belvedere Commons of Fort Walton Beach, rx an assisted living and memory care community, sovaldi has an immediate opening for a caring and compassionate nurse leader (RN/LPN). Primary responsibility is oversight of all aspects of resident care and the development of a quality care team. Must have solid management and leadership experience, no rx excellent communication skills, ability to direct a team and implement procedures and establish excellent service delivery for our Residents. Requires knowledge of Florida assisted living regulations, computer skills, background screening. CORE trained individual preferred or someone with an interest in becoming CORE trained. Salary plus full benefit package. For more information or to apply contact: Theresa Deibert, Regional Director of Operations. tdeibert@gracemanagement.com or apply in person to 2000 Principal Lane, Ft Walton Beach, FL.


June 26, 2012

Join Horizon Bay of Concord NC on June 29 for an authentic Fiesta Mexicana celebration.

Filed under: Senior Housing Events,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 11:37 am

Join us on June 29 for an authentic Fiesta Mexicana celebration. Indulge in chicken and cheese enchiladas, buy cialis Spanish rice, chips and salsa and margaritas! Enjoy Latin music and the exceptional services that make our community such a wonderful place to live. You won’t want to miss our take on this traditional south-of-the-border fiesta!


Please join Whitley’s Funeral Home for their first “Caring Connections” Seminar

Filed under: Senior Housing Events — seniorlivingguide @ 11:10 am

Wednesday, medical June 27, physician 2012 – 11:30 am

“Medication Management”

Presented by Mr. Tim Morley, Pharmacist

Cannon Pharmacy, Kannapolis, NC

Lunch will be Provided

Whitley’s Funeral Home and Comfort Keepers are pleased to start our first Caring Connections at the date above to be held at Whitley’s Funeral Home Annex Chapel.

This is the first of our monthly meeting with lunch provided and an opportunity to learn new and interesting information from local professionals in our area. The concentration will be on healthy living and options in all aspects of daily living.

Please RSVP to Ann Measmer  by June 25th via email at- annmeasmer@comfortkeepers.com or by calling 704-788-2535 or 704-640-5152


June 22, 2012

Senior Health Expo 2012 – Charlotte, NC

Filed under: Senior Housing Events,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 10:22 am

Over 40 healthcare vendors all in one convenient locations. Two featured speakers will discuss and answer your concerns!

Thursday, pilule September 13, patient 2012


Light refreshments provided

Free to the public


June 21, 2012

An eye-opening experience to Dementia

Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 2:36 pm

A Sun City Florida senior community has offered an eye opening experience into the world as a person with Dementia see’s it. The physical changes and limitations that are caused by Dementia are often not known about or understood by many. Dementia is not just a disease that effects the memory. It is a disease that causes significant and debilitating physical effects to vision, hearing and physical sensation. Learn more about this unique program and how to sign up for the next Virtual Tour in September http://soc.li/wgop5ue


June 12, 2012

2012 2nd annual Alzheimer fundraiser oyster fest!

Filed under: Alzheimer's,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 12:51 pm


Five Strategies to Improve Memory!

Filed under: Alzheimer's,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 12:48 pm

Five Strategies to Improve Memory!

Do you often feel frustrated because you can’t remember something important? Are you concerned your memory is getting worse? That’s a particular fear for people who have Alzheimer’s or dementia in their families. But plenty of healthy adults wish their memory was better.

Join us for a free workshop on memory and learn five techniques that help any adult remember more!

Presented by Dr. Vicki Parker with The Brain Trainer in Charlotte.
Learn what hinders memory and how to combat those blocks.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Ivey
6030 Park South Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210

Admission is free but pre-registration is requested.
To pre-register, call The Ivey at 704-909-2070

For caregivers, free respite care is available for loved ones during the presentation with advance notice.
Please call The Ivey to arrange at 704-909-2070.

A Community Education Program to enhance caregiver knowledge and the ability to create positive interaction.

Please forward to anyone who could benefit from this program.


Hospice & Palliative CareCenter to Sponsor Camp Carousel For Children, Teens & Adults Grieving the Death of Loved Ones

Filed under: Hospice,Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 8:42 am

WINSTON-SALEM, patient N.C., sales  June 11, nurse 2012 – Camp Carousel begun 22 years ago by the Grief Counseling Center of Hospice & Palliative CareCenter – will hold its 2012 summer bereavement camp Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27.  The camp is designed to help grieving children and teens from rising first graders through rising high school seniors as well as adults learn how to cope with death-related loss in healthy ways.

“Throughout the week, attendees meet others who are grieving similar death-related losses, which is also an essential component of Camp Carousel,” explains Donna Hampton, Director of Grief & Bereavement Services at Hospice & Palliative CareCenter.

“We seek to help promote healthy mourning through small group grief sessions, creative play, art therapy, expressive movement, music therapy, animal-assisted therapy, and writing.  Camp Carousel activities are designed to provide campers with a natural outlet for the expression and understanding of the intense—and often unfamiliar—feelings that accompany significant death-related losses.”

Camp Carousel includes age-appropriate grief support groups, which will meet at specific times during the week of July 23 – 27, on Hospice’s campus at 101 Hospice Lane, off Bolton Street/Burke Mill Road, in Winston-Salem. The program will culminate on Friday, July 27, with a Memorial Balloon Release ceremony at Bolton Park for all participants involved throughout the week and their families.

Camp Carousel is facilitated by Grief Counseling Services masters-prepared counselors and by carefully-trained volunteers.  Many of the volunteers at Camp Carousel are school counselors, graduate students in counseling programs, and those who have benefitted from attending Camp Carousel due to their own death-related losses in the past.  In addition to working with children and teens, counselors also offer direction to parents on ways to better understand their child’s grief process.  Anyone in the community who is grieving a death-related loss can attend Camp Carousel.  There is no time limit regarding when the death occurred.


Following is the schedule for this year’s Camp Carousel:

  • Grief Groups for Children

      Monday – Thursday, July 23-26, 9:00 a.m.-Noon

101 Hospice Lane, off Bolton Street/Burke Mill Road, in Winston-Salem


  • Teen Grief Groups

Monday and Wednesday, July 23 & 25, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

101 Hospice Lane, off Burke Mill Road, in Winston-Salem

Dinner will be provided.


  • Adult Grief Groups 

Tuesday and Thursday, July 24 & 26, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

101 Hospice Lane, off Burke Mill Road, in Winston-Salem


  • Memorial Balloon Release for All Participants and their Families          

Friday, July 27, 6:30 p.m.

Bolton Park (near Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s campus in Winston-Salem)


If you are interested in attending Camp Carousel or know of someone who would benefit from these programs, contact Donna Hampton, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, at 336-331-1319 or go to the website, www.hospicecarecenter.org.

The cost for Camp Carousel is $25 per person.  Partial and full scholarships are available.


Since 1979, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter has been committed to providing quality medical, emotional, spiritual, and social support to patients and families who face a serious illness – regardless of diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment.  Today, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter provides these services in a 13-county area from four offices (Mocksville, Walnut Cove, and Salisbury in addition to Winston-Salem) and the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.  Hospice & Palliative CareCenter’s Grief Counseling Services offers bereavement services to families of Hospice patients as well as grief counseling to the community at large. Hospice also offers pediatric palliative care to infants, children and their families.  For more information about Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, contact Ann Gauthreaux, public relations director, at 336-768-3972, or see Hospice’s website at www.hospicecarecenter.org.


June 11, 2012

The Great Indoor Food Truck Extravaganza

Filed under: Uncategorized — seniorlivingguide @ 8:58 am

The Great Indoor Food Truck Extravaganza
Please come by and join us to sample a range of delicious dishes. We’ll be serving up a variety of foods. Plus, troche we’ll have entertainment and a raffle for some great prizes!
Thursday, June 28th 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
HarborChase Memory Care
6855 NW 70th Avenue, Tamarac, Florida
Please RSVP by June 25th to Laurie Langholtz
Toll Free: 1-888-907-2431 or by e-mail: llangholtz@hraonline.net


June 5, 2012

What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet? Medication in the Senior Home

Filed under: Senior Living Guide — seniorlivingguide @ 10:39 am

What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?

Medication in the Senior Home

Join us for our June Senior Saturdays workshop! Keep you and your family safer with a better understanding of your medications and by knowing what to do with unused medicines. Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville pharmacists will be on hand to discuss this topic and for one-on-one consultations.

Saturday, mind June 16, 2012

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville – Community Room

Francie Carney, Registered Pharmacist and Pharmacy Manager
Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville

Drug Drop!
Bring unneeded or expired medications to this event for proper disposal

This is a free program and registration is encouraged.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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