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Twenty-Eight Years and Still Going Strong

Blog, Forest Grove Beehive
One of the biggest challenges facing seniors today is understanding the cost of living in an assisted living and determining quality of care. An additional challenge is knowing what questions to ask, who to ask and who to trust! When it comes to cost, families need to evaluate the cost of “staying at home” and the cost of “moving”. Many…
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The Power of Music in Memory Care

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For most of us, music is a big part of our lives. Music uplifts our spirits, makes us want to dance, and sing along. Music is a significant part of living in assisted living or memory care. Residents are regularly entertained by visiting musicians and many activities are tied to music. However, the real “magic” of music is the unique…
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Activities for Every Interest!

Blog, River Terrace
Our community at River Terrace Memory Care is a diverse group with unique backgrounds and interests. Because of this, we strive to create an activities calendar that has something appealing for everyone. We consider our residents family and we love watching them play, learn and enjoy their days. Our daily activities are chosen with three concepts in mind: the physicality…
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We Have Seen The Light!

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Imagine spending your entire day indoors, wearing sunglasses, or having ink spots throughout your field of vision – or even worse – only looking through a pinhole in a black piece of paper.  These are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when discussing elderly visual acuity. Some suffer from regular aging eyes, some have extreme conditions like Macular Degeneration,…
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A Lunch Outing

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Heritage House Morton – Morton, WA Recently we enjoyed dining out at a local Mexican restaurant. While waiting for our meal, we had fun visiting and taking photos, a great time was had by all.
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Youth Performance

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Easthaven Villa – Yelm, WA Yelm Seventh-day Adventist Church youth group came to perform for our residents. The youth group is led by Janeen Babas, the sister of our resident, Larry Houser. The youth group started raising money to go to Florida to help with hurricane relief; while they were able to raise the funds to got to Florida, unfortunately…
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Happy Holidays

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The Beehive – McCleary, WA Let’s remember this holiday season what is important. Friends, family, and, love. If you don’t have a friend, then be a friend. If you don’t have family then join ours! Nuestra casa es su casa “Our house is your house” From all of us at The Beehive  
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Country Drive

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Riverside Place – Hoquiam, WA We drove the loop around the East Hoquiam road and decided to stop at the local country store, Thompson’s Grocery, for some ice cream. Kim, the clerk, was so touched seeing everyone having such a good time, that she paid for half of our purchase. During our drive we saw chickens, horses, cows, dogs and…
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The Visions We Share

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Hearthside Manor – University Place, WA Lon Cole is a dear friend of Hearthside Manor who also suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He has offered to share a poem with our readers each month. These poems are from his new book Celebrate Survival. Enjoy! To be young again is a dream come true We learn as we age that life isn’t…
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They’re Back!

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Heritage House Buckley – Buckley, WA Every fall, shortly after the students return to school, Heritage House pairs up with a small group of young adult students from White River High School to work on job and socialization skills. The students assist with setting the dining room for the lunch meal, some light cleaning, and then spend some time with…
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