National Volunteer Week

This year, National Volunteer Week is April 12-18. At CCAL, many of our residents engage in local volunteer opportunities, including working with Kiwanis Kids to serve the children at South Elementary; this involves mentoring and tutoring students as well as improving the school grounds and building. We also benefit from the help of local individuals [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00 April 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

Each March brings National Nutrition Month, a perfect opportunity to take stock of our dietary habits and assess ways we can improve it to aid healthy aging. Here are some tips to consider: -Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, whether they’re fresh, frozen, dried or canned. If you eat canned veggies, choose “reduced sodium” [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00 March 11th, 2015|News|0 Comments

American Heart Month: Living a Heart-Healthy Life

February brings American Heart Month, a time to reflect on behaviors that impact our heart health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming 600,000 lives each year. Luckily, we can significantly reduce our risk for heart disease and stroke by [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00 February 16th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Meet our residents

Meet Betty, one of our newest residents at Victorian House. Betty has three sons, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She hails from Indiana, where she grew up and made her grand entrance on April 23, 1924. Since then, she has lived all over the country, moving from Indiana to Southern California to Illinois, then back to [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00 December 8th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Honoring Veterans Day

Veterans Day is coming up. Each year, our nation observes this important day on November 11 to honor all the men and women who served and continue to serve our country. Currently, more than 21 million veterans live in the United States. In Colorado alone, we have 413,271 veterans, according the Department of Veterans Affairs. [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00 November 5th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Valley House resident celebrates 102 years

Janette Still Smith taking her daily stroll around Valley House. One of our wonderful Valley House residents celebrated a pretty momentous birthday this week – Janette Still Smith is now an impressive 102! On Tuesday, Oct. 21, her fellow residents, staff and family threw a celebration in her honor, complete with music and [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00 October 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Don’t let the flu bug bite!

Flu season is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to take precautionary steps to protect our health. For seniors in particular, the flu poses a significant risk. This nasty bug can cause seniors to develop pneumonia or dehydration, and can even worsen chronic existing medical conditions, including asthma, emphysema, and heart disease. The best thing [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00 October 9th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Working with the community

At Castle Country Assisted Living, we are committed to working with local organizations to promote the wellbeing of the people of Castle Rock, Parker and neighboring towns. In fact, we view our relationships with community organizations as one of our biggest strengths. Not only has it allowed us to help those in need, it also [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00 September 26th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Bringing kids and seniors together

We often hear about the positive impact intergenerational relationships have on children – they learn to respect their elders, better understand their family history, and might learn unique skills as well as valuable life lessons. It turns out that not only do seniors have a positive impact on kids, but kids have a positive impact [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00 September 8th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Celebrate National Assisted Living Week

National Assisted Living Week® is quickly approaching. This year, it will take place Sept. 7-13 and celebrate the theme “The Magic of Music.” Music plays such an integral role in assisted living communities across the country. Most incorporate live concerts, music history discussions, instrument lessons, vocal groups or other musically-related events into their activities programs. The [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00 August 28th, 2014|News|0 Comments