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Assisted Living Communities Celebrate National Bake Cookies Day

By: Elizabeth Bemis
December 17th, 2012

December 18 is “National Bake Cookies Day”. With the holidays right around the corner, this could be the perfect opportunity to gather up all the cookie ingredients you can find, put on an apron and make as many delicious cookies as possible. Not only will the end product be delicious, but often the entire process of making these cookies can be a rewarding event that brings family and friends together.

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National Hand Washing Awareness Week in Assisted Living Communities

By: Elizabeth Bemis
December 3rd, 2012

National Hand Washing Awareness Week December 2 through December 8, 2012 is National Hand Washing Week. National Hand Washing Awareness Week’s main purpose is to decrease the spread of infectious diseases by empowering individuals to educate and help protect their communities. Clean hands can prevent the spread of germs from one person to another throughout an entire assisted living or independent living community. Working together can help make a difference.

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Flu and Pneumonia Shots for Seniors - Is it Too Late?

By: Elizabeth Bemis
November 15th, 2012

Although it might seem like the year is winding down to it's cold conclusion and already deep into the annual flu season, it is not too late to go get vaccinated for the flu and pneumonia if you have not done so already. October and November are the usual months during which flu shots are made available to interested individual in public places, though you can also approach your healthcare provider if you have missed your local deadlines. As for the pneumococcal vaccine, it can be scheduled anytime during the year when you have the extra time.

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The Benefits of Assisted Living Communities

By: Elizabeth Bemis
October 23rd, 2012

Assisted Living Communities As an individual ages, it may become necessary to look into alternative living facilities. Assisted living communities are just one of the many options available. There are several benefits of living in an assisted living facility. 

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