Resident Story: Dick & Marilyn Jenson
Dick and Marilyn Jenson were a married couple who moved into our Expressions at Enumclaw memory care community late last year. Other communities were unable to accommodate them together, but our team welcomed them as hospice residents and ensured they were comfortable during their final weeks. The couple celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary while at…
Heart Health Risks For Older Adults
Many older adults have difficulty with sleeping – whether it’s getting too little sleep, too much sleep, or doing too much napping during the day, it’s a common problem. As the issue persists, it can lead to a variety of health concerns. Fatigue is an obvious one, and even cognitive problems can arise. But did…
Reducing Frailty In Senior Living Residents
A common reason many people seek senior living is an increase in their frailty, or that of a loved one. Perhaps they’ve had a fall, or are worried about one. Maybe it’s becoming harder to take on daily activities or get out of the house to meet friends and loved ones. The effects of that…
Seven Things You Need To Know About Nutrition For Older Adults
It seems like every few weeks there are news cycles about new studies on nutrition, and the information always contradicts the last one. Wine is good for you, until it isn’t. A cup of coffee every morning is perfectly fine to get your day going, until you need to swear off of it forever. Or…
Interview With Nutritionist Alexandria Hardy, Part 2
For Part 1, click here. What are some recommendations you can give seniors or their family members to help them with successfully transitioning maybe from one phase of their diet to what it needs to be going forward? “I think finding the right motivation first of all, right? Because we can have all of the…
The Mediterranean Diet and Cognitive Health
Do you find yourself dreaming of a Mediterranean vacation? Even if you can’t visit, you can bring the Mediterranean home instead. And in doing so, help your cognitive health. Studies show that adopting a Mediterranean diet can help maintain cognitive function – according to one report, the results showed that “higher adherence to a Mediterranean…
Try A Recipe For Prestige BBQ Rub and Mango Salsa!
If you’re looking for inspiration for dinner, Prestige Assisted Living at Autumn Wind has you covered! Residents enjoy restaurant-quality meals prepared by talented culinary teams, and we’re sharing one of those recipes with you, for a delicious BBQ rub that goes great on chicken with mango salsa. The Recipe For The BBQ Rub Is As…
Interview With Nutritionist Alexandria Hardy, Part 1
Read part 2 of her interview here. Can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got to where you are? “I have been a registered dietician for about 15 years now, and I have had the privilege of getting to work in a number of different settings. My first job…
Meal Prep For Older Adults
As we age, eating healthily becomes more important than ever. There’s a wide variety of benefits to a balanced, nutritious diet, including cardiovascular health, reduced blood pressure, a healthy weight, more energy and much more. And in some cases, like with the Mediterranean Diet, you can actually protect and improve cognitive function with the food…
Holiday Fun at Prestige!
The holidays are our favorite time of year here at Prestige Senior Living – in fact, it’s a real Claus for excitement! Forget having a Silent Night, our team members absolutely sleigh as they go all out to bring the joy of the season to our residents and their families. Here’s just a sample of…
Helping Older Adults With Holiday Blues
Note: This blog is about sadness or loneliness around the holidays. If you or a loved is, or might be, dealing with serious depression or another significant mental health concern, we encourage you to talk to your medical provider or call the National Mental Health Hotline at 866-903-3787. For many people, the holidays can be…
The Mental Health Benefits of Pets For Older Adults
There are many things older adults can do to help with mental health: exercise, staying social, volunteering. Another item on that list: owning a pet. Pets, most notably cats and dogs, can have a wide range of positive impacts on the lives of older adults, and have been shown to bring joy and meaning to…
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