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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+00:00September 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+00:00August 28th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

Did you know that August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day? Declared a national observance by Ronald Reagan in 1988, this day honors older Americans for a lifetime of contributions to our communities and country. As Reagan wrote in his proclamation: “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00August 6th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Prevent dehydration for a safe summer

Unfortunately, adults aged 65 and older are at high risk for dehydration. There are several reasons for this, including: as we age, our bodies store less water, we feel less thirsty, and we’re more likely to experience illnesses that dehydrate us, such as pneumonia and diabetes. Now that we’re in the thick of the warm [...]

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

Parker Chronicle: Senior living center welcomes owls

By Chris Michlewicz Parker Chronicle April 19, 2013 Excitement has surrounded the arrival of two temporary residents at a Parker senior living center. A few weeks ago, the occupants of the Victorian House noticed that two Great Horned Owls had chosen a neighboring tree for their nest. Blending in among the gray-bark branches, the female [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00June 20th, 2014|News|0 Comments

CCAL completes 3,000-foot expansion

Castle Country Assisted Living, a nonprofit organization serving seniors in Douglas County, has completed an expansion project at its Victorian House senior living community, 19600 Victorian Drive. CCAL will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Tuesday, March 25, from 4-6 p.m. The 3,000-foot expansion and renovation are intended to enhance the quality [...]

2016-11-28T14:39:06+00:00June 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments