Articles on "Senior Housing"

Friends and Neighbors–The Fountains at Washington House
April 30, 2014 3:41 pm

Friends and Neighbors–The Fountains at Washington House

By Christy Brudin Good friends and great neighbors are always there to lend a hand. That’s exactly what Carmen Callan was doing—helping a friend—when she found her ideal retirement community. As part of her search for a retirement community for her close friend, Ainsley, Carmen toured The Fountains at Washington House, a community offering independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing care in Alexandria, Va. When she walked into The Fountains, her search suddenly became much more personal. “I […]

Real-Life Story–The Crossings at Falls Run
April 29, 2014 9:17 pm

Real-Life Story–The Crossings at Falls Run

When Ralph and Patti Myers went to an open house at The Crossings at Falls Run, they enjoyed great company and a delicious meal—and they decided to stay. Located in Fredericksburg, Va., The Crossings offers a full continuum of senior living options, from independent living to assisted living and memory care. Ralph and Patti began searching for a retirement community after he started to show signs of Parkinson’s disease. “We wanted to find a place where he could get the […]

Alzheimer’s: The facts and Figures
April 29, 2014 9:17 pm

Alzheimer’s: The facts and Figures

alzheimer’s association report sheds new light on scope of disease According to the 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while deaths from other major diseases, such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke, continue to experience significant declines, Alzheimer’s deaths continue to rise – increasing 68 percent from 2000-2010. “Unfortunately, today there are no Alzheimer’s survivors. If you have Alzheimer’s disease, […]

The Circle of Life–Foulkeways at Gwynedd
April 28, 2014 5:06 pm

The Circle of Life–Foulkeways at Gwynedd

By Nancy Nolan Photography by Jim Greipp / Pau Hana Productions In early 1986, Douglas Tweddale came to Foulkeways at Gwynedd, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania,to fill an opening for an Administrator, vacated the previous year by Michael Peasley. Twenty-eight years later, on January 3, 2014, Michael Peasley stepped into the CEO position, surrendered by Douglas Tweddale upon his retirement. Ah, “The Circle of Life” and how it unfolds. Mike Peasley, Foulkeways CEO Looking back, the […]

Making a Buzz–White Horse Village
April 28, 2014 5:05 pm

Making a Buzz–White Horse Village

The saws hum. The drills purr. The hammers bang. The woodworkers are making a buzz again. In the Woodshop at White Horse Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Newtown Square, Pa., it is rarely quiet. Industrious woodworkers are going about their various tasks—from building shelves to handcrafting tables. Some of them are hobbyists, others professionals, but they all work for free and donate the proceeds of their efforts to the White Horse Village Endowment Fund or Residents’ Association. […]

A Living Legacy–Dunwoody Village
April 28, 2014 5:05 pm

A Living Legacy–Dunwoody Village

By Christy Brudin Everyone wants to leave a legacy. Whether it’s a family business, an accomplished offspring or a collection of worldly goods, most people strive to leave an impression on the world. While many people will succeed in making their mark, only a select few leave behind a legacy that continues to grow and thrive for generations: a living legacy. William Hood Dunwoody left a legacy behind that has not only lived; it has flourished. A humble man with […]

March 18, 2014 1:20 pm

Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Still Years Away

Boston Globe reports that the headlines last week touted the promise of a new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease — a simple, non-invasive way to detect the condition before symptoms occur. It measures levels of 10 lipids or fats circulating in the blood, and a study of 525 healthy seniors published in Nature Medicine found that it could predict within 90 percent accuracy whether the subjects would go on to develop memory loss or other symptoms five years later. The test could be a […]

March 18, 2014 1:14 pm

U.S. News & World Report Releases Best Nursing Homes 2014

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals, today released its Best Nursing Homes 2014, highlighting the top nursing homes in every state and nearly 100 major metropolitan areas. The ratings cover almost 16,000 nursing homes nationwide and are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. Now in its sixth year, U.S. News’ Best Nursing Homes is designed to help the millions of Americans who will spend time in a nursing home in 2014. According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, about […]

Smooth Sailing–BayWoods of Annapolis
March 14, 2014 6:45 pm

Smooth Sailing–BayWoods of Annapolis

Smooth Sailing By Christy Brudin A first ascent of a mountain with two kids in tow. Three days anchored off a reef after los­ing a mast. An epic sail across the Atlantic. Herb and Ruth Weiss have shared quite a few adventures over the years. After retiring, Herb and Ruth began sailing. They have sailed across the Atlantic and weathered several storms together. After recently moving to BayWoods of Annapolis, a continuing care retirement community in the heart of Annapolis, […]

Puppy Love at Morningside House of Friendship
March 14, 2014 6:20 pm

Puppy Love at Morningside House of Friendship

Alice Heiderman has always been a dog person. Throughout her life, she’s been the proud owner of many wonderful dogs. However, when she met Lily, the therapy dog at Morningside House of Friendship in Hanover, Md., what had always been an interest turned into a passion. Lily’s special breed of puppy love has helped improve Alice’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Alice Heiderman has found a new best friend since moving to Morningside House of Friendship—the community’s therapy dog, Lily. After […]