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Finding the Spirit of Christmas

By: Steve Proctor
December 11th, 2017

Every year when December arrives I find that I am in need of a boost – an infusion of something called “Christmas spirit”. I am not alone in this desire. A recent Wall Street Journal article chronicled the popularity of the Hallmark channel and its seemly endless stream of “feel good” Christmas movies. I have to admit that I am one of millions of Hallmark movie watchers that are referenced in the article.

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Five Meal Plan: Quincy Village Reimagines Food Services

By: Doug Atkinson
December 7th, 2017

This article is rebuplished with permission from The Journal on Active Aging. To learn more about Quincy Village, click here.

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Masterpiece Living | Caregiver Support

Merry Stressmas: How to Handle the Stress of the Holidays

By: Presbyterian Senior Living
November 30th, 2017

The following is republished with permission from the Masterpiece Living Mosaic. To learn more about Masterpiece Living at Presbyterian Senior Living, click here. "Merry Stressmas!” It should come as no surprise to learn that the holiday season (November through December) is often considered the sixth most stressful life event. Of people surveyed in a national study, 65% admitted to being anxious during the holidays, and 45% would rather skip it altogether. What can we do when the “most wonderful time of the year” is anything but? Brain expert, Dr. Rob Winningham, weighs in with some valuable tips for staying calm during the busy season and preserving memories in the process.

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Caregiver Support

Holiday Decorating for Seniors with Memory Impairments

By: Doug Atkinson
November 22nd, 2017

With Halloween now behind us, many will start thinking about decorating for Christmas. For some, it can be tempting to go “all out” and give your home a short-term holiday themed makeover. It can be a lot of fun, but if you have a loved one with a cognitive impairment, you may want to reconsider. Those decorations may be causing them unnecessary distress.

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Health & Aging

Preventing Senior Falls in the Fall

By: Doug Atkinson
November 16th, 2017

Fall is here, and it brings crisp air, colorful leaves, and pumpkin spiced everything. But it can also mean an increased risk of falls for seniors. Falls are a common issue many seniors face, and usually, a fall isn’t as simple as it seems. There can be many underlying factors that lead a senior to fall, from balance issues to unseen hazards.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Leadership in Times of Tragedy

By: Steve Proctor
November 9th, 2017

The past several months have been marked by a number of events that are accurately described as tragedies. Hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and the wildfires in the western states of Montana and California are combined into a string of events that is unparalleled in my memory. Some of these are called “natural disasters” while others reflect premeditated, evil intent directed toward an innocent population. Seeing each of these situations on the television screen leaves an indelible mark on each of us, especially if children or the elderly are involved.

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