Articles on "Senior Videos"

Drum Circles in Retirement Communities
March 4, 2011 5:39 pm

Drum Circles in Retirement Communities

If you thought activities in senior living communities are limited to Bingo and Bridge, then you have not met Alan Yellowitz. Alan facilitates drum circles in a rapidly growing number of retirement, assisted and nursing centers in the Washington, D.C. Metro region. Alan’s story is all too common; in 2009 he was downsized from his job in the information technology field. After spending considerable time and energy looking for similar work, he started to think about changing his career path […]

Senior Care: Fall Prevention and Acute Rehabilition
February 15, 2011 3:36 pm

Senior Care: Fall Prevention and Acute Rehabilition

On February 3rd over 100 senior-serving professionals gathered for networking and a great lunch at the newest acute rehabilitation center in the DC Metro area, HealthSouth of Northern Virginia. Featured speakers include Medical Director Dominique L. Vinh, MD, Associate Medical Director Dr. Zuggo-Liszka from HealthSouth of Northern Virginia. In addition Tony Scheaffer of the Northern Virginia Fall Prevention Coalition discussed the organizations exciting new developments and opportunities. Videos of the ProAging Meeting Please view the following videos that were graciously […]

Dreaming Big to a Healthy Rehabilitation
December 30, 2010 12:56 pm

Dreaming Big to a Healthy Rehabilitation

  Frances and Joe Marmo have a lot to be proud of in their 55 years of marriage. Having raised three grown children, they are elated to now be grandparents of six.  With the desire to be closer to two of their children, the Marmos relocated from New Jersey to Northern Virginia last year.   Once they settled into their new home, the couple began planning a cross-country train ride as a celebration of their new stage in life. Before […]

Finding an Extended Family in a Retirement Community
December 17, 2010 3:47 pm

Finding an Extended Family in a Retirement Community

Freeda Johnson and Colonel Donald Evans, Jr. may not have taken the same roads in life, but it was a similar one that led them to Sommerset, an independent living community in Sterling, Va. Although the former school teacher and decorated soldier relocated to their new home in order to be closer to their families, both have been pleasantly surprised to have found a tight-knit extended family with their fellow residents and staff. Freeda Johnson – Teachers Moves to Senior […]

Using Art to Bring Out the Best in Senior Living
December 17, 2010 2:51 pm

Using Art to Bring Out the Best in Senior Living

If there is one thing residents at Classic Residence in Chevy Chase, a Vi Community, are not doing, it is sitting still. At Classic Residence, an older adult rental community, vibrant lifestyles flourish, especially in Dick Swartz’s art class. Here, several individuals with varying art backgrounds gather to create different works and form lasting friendships. “This is the best group; they’re so engaged and excited,” said Dick. “Everyone here is doing something different.” A professional artist, who has led art […]

Alzheimer’s Care and Elder Law: Finding Support and Guidance
September 3, 2010 3:21 pm

Alzheimer’s Care and Elder Law: Finding Support and Guidance

“I always thought of us as relatively young and in good health,” said Betty Strubel of herself and her husband of 26 years, Jim. It was eight years ago, however, when Betty received the news that Jim had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. “It came on like I am sure it does for other people, very subtly, and it was really hard to define what was happening,” she said. Shocked and traumatized by the diagnosis, Betty also experienced feelings […]

Discovering a Sense of Community in Retirement
September 3, 2010 3:09 pm

Discovering a Sense of Community in Retirement

Marta and Jim Harkins easily recall the exact time they met. That is because the Greenwich Village New York City residents stood at the same bus stop every day at 8:30 in the morning; Jim heading to his job at a bank and Marta to her job as an office manager for a small manufacturing company. Their small talk soon progressed to dinner and today they celebrate 51 years of marriage. The couple relocated to Arlington where they raised their […]

Pursuing a Passion in Retirement Community
September 3, 2010 3:07 pm

Pursuing a Passion in Retirement Community

“I am an immigrant and I have benefited greatly from coming to this country, so I am very interested in the problems of people like me,” said Frank Collins, Ph.D., a resident at Potomac Place in Woodbridge, Va. Frank is a retired college professor, lifelong political and social justice activist, and an advocate on immigrants’ rights. There is no doubt that he takes on each of his interests and pursuits with passion.   A graduate of Columbia University, Frank taught […]

A Team Approach to Elder Care
September 3, 2010 2:47 pm

A Team Approach to Elder Care

“If I had to do it all over, I wouldn’t change a thing,” says Mary Quigley in reference to the unique journey she took caring for her mother and brother over the past several years. While her brother Charlie passed away almost two years ago, her journey of navigating a complex maze of legal and financial matters is not quite over. A family of caregivers Mary’s mom, Mary Giron, was a dedicated caregiver to Charlie. Charlie was disabled, and had […]

Best Friends in a Retirement Community
September 3, 2010 2:03 pm

Best Friends in a Retirement Community

Among the greatest gifts people can offer is friendship. It provides social support for all ages and is especially significant for the older population, as is evident in the story of Fedora Chiodo and Jocelyne Moriconi. These Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue residents have been inseparable since the day they met and could not be happier having not only the support of one another, but their nearby children and the Sunrise staff. “My mother is so much happier with her new […]