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You're Invited to the AARP Driver Safety Course!
Monday, February 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Don't miss this opportunity!
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Celebrate Love Your Pet Day with us!
Thursday, February 18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Exciting News! Discovery Village At Sugarloaf is bringing the newest and best senior-living experience with brand-new independent-living apartment homes!
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Check out the exciting December activities and events that are happening at our community!
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Music Therapy
Don’t forget to bring tunes to your next visit with an elderly relative in Senior Living
 
There is mounting buzz around music therapy as one of the most transformative treatments for seniors. “Music has more ability to activate more parts of the brain than any other stimulus,” says renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks in a recently released documentary about music and the elderly, Alive Inside.
 
The documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen as he demonstrates music’s ability to combat memory loss. Alive Inside won the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
 
In a clip from the documentary, one aide describes a bed-bound woman she has worked with for two years that “barely opened her eyes, didn’t respond. Once we put the iPod on her she started shaking her feet, moving her head. It was amazing.”
 
Across the country, senior living communities are incorporating music as a form of therapy to uplift and engage their residents. Studies have demonstrated its ability to improve memory, lower agitation, and improve cognitive skills.
 
To be most effective, music should be chosen based on whatever the person’s preference. So next time you’re planning a visit to your elderly relative, ask them about their favorite songs, bands or albums. Then bring them along to listen and groove to during your visit.
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Holiday Open House! Invite a friend and join us for our festivities!
Saturday, December 5
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
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Warm Up To Fall! Join us for a homemade chicken noodle soup lunch and meet new friends!
Thursday, November 12
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M
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Join us for an educational seminar about hearing loss and the treatments that are available through digital technology. Don't miss this informative presentation filled with interesting demonstrations and humor!
Wednesday, November 4
1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Light Refreshments
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Fall Proof Your Home

Go through this checklist to help prevent you or your loved one from falling in their home, one of the leading causes of skilled nursing admissions.

FLOORS
Look at the floor in each room. Always keep a clear path through each room of your house, removing any objects, furniture, cords or rugs that may be in the way.

STAIRS AND STEPS
Take a careful look at the steps both inside and outside your home. Clear any objects off the stairs and make sure the carpet is securely attached to every step. Check that handrails are on both sides and run the length of the steps, and show no signs of loosening. Make sure that the steps are well lit, with a switch or light sensor at both the top and bottom. 

KITCHEN AND BATHROOMS
Examine your kitchen and bathrooms: are things you use often on high shelves? Rearrange these items to be lower to the ground, ideally waist level. If you need to use a step stool, find one with a bar.  Add a few safety items to your bathroom, if you don’t already have them: non-slip rubber mat in the tub or shower and grab bars in and beside the tub and next to the toilet.  

BEDROOMS
Is the path from your bed to the bathroom well lit? Add a light to your nightstand and night-lights along the way.

***Checklist modified from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Check for Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults
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