Seniors Stitch Holiday Stockings for Deployed Soldiers
While many of us have been getting ready for the holiday season, for the past month seniors at the TriCounty Active Adult Center (formerly the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center) have been busy stitching nearly 1,000 holiday stockings to be sent to deployed service members through Operation Christmas.
Did you know that helping others can make you happier and more fulfilled? In fact, studies have shown that the more folks volunteer, the happier (and healthier) they are. So if you’re ready to break out of your routine and create more joy, why not explore volunteer opportunities that are interesting and rewarding and include the added benefit of providing some - one with the ultimate gift: your time.
Many senior living communities have impeccable facilities and upscale amenities to attract new residents. Having a beautiful, well-maintained home is important, but the quality of care is vital, especially when seeking a home to care for a loved one with dementia. Artis Senior Living, a national leader in memory care living, offers both.
Artis Senior Living’s celebrated the grand opening of its first memory care community in Pennsylvania, Artis Senior Living of Huntingdon Valley at 2085 Lieberman Drive on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
The new 72-suite residence will be the first freestanding memory care community in Lower Moreland Township. The community is comprised of four neighborhoods – Penn House, Pennypack Creek, Fetter’s Mill, and Huntingdon Station – that create an intimate environment with familiar living spaces.
Turn your living room into a campsite by building a pillow fort. Children will be crawling in and out, bending, lifting, and having a great time. Despite how it may look, it’s not difficult to clean up afterward.
Play a game of coin critters. Take coins from your pocket or purse, lay them out on a piece of paper, and have your child draw arms, legs, and other body parts to create a creature. Help her total up the value of the coins and write it beside the creature. Add or take away coins to form new shapes and figure out the new sums.
One of the greatest joys in life is the relationship between a grandchild and grandparent. Unfortunately, not every child has the opportunity to spend time and really know their grandparents due to any number of factors, including having a deceased grandparent, geographic separation, and increasingly more common --- the effects of dementia.
Dementia robs an individual of their personality and dramatically alters the relationships of those around them – spouses, children, and grandchildren. Dementia is particularly painful for those who witness the harrowing transformation from who they were into who they are with dementia. The silver lining is that they had the opportunity to know the individual.