Over the past five years, The KnitWits at The Wellington Senior Living have been busy knitting Afghans for The Children’s Hospital. The group is resident lead by Marilyn Monson. As new residents move in, Marilyn does not hesitate to approach them to see if they knit and would like to join the group. The group … More The Wellington “KnitWits”
We’re Pleased to Welcome Back Kim Webster as Regional Executive Director of Senior Living Services! Kim has been in the field of aging services for 34 years, holding various roles within senior housing, home healthcare and hospice, nursing homes, dining services and hospitals providing leadership, on site management, marketing and sales and customer service. Kim also … More StuartCo Welcomes Back Kim Webster to Our Shepard Park Senior Campus!
The attached article below is written about about Jane Birks, a current resident at The Wellington Senior Living in St. Paul. At almost 90 years old, Jane published memoirs in 2010 and 2013, and is currently working on her third. Still Writing After All These Years Jane Birks revives her early love for literature with … More Still Writing After All These Years
Choosing an Assisted Living Community: Crisis or Controlled Decision? Which would you or your parents prefer? Can you imagine being told that you have to find an assisted living apartment to move into by Tuesday and today is Friday? This scenario happens frequently in Care Centers with rehabilitation wings, otherwise known as Transitional Care Units … More From Our Experts-Choosing an Assisted Living Community
A great article was published in The Villager last week titled, Shepard Park caters to all ages and stages of its residents’ lives. We are so proud of the neighborhood feel that has been created in Shepard Park. To read the entire article visit our website, here.
As summer time approaches it is especially important to focus on staying well hydrated. It is difficult for older adults to drink enough fluids due to decreased thirst sensation, fear of incontinence and difficulty regulating body temperature when hot. Water is an essential nutrient, just as protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are to a person’s overall health. Drinking adequate amounts of fluid, especially … More From Our Experts-Summertime Hydration Tips
Upcoming Events at The Alton Is it Depression or is it Early Alzheimer’s Disease? Presented by: William B. Orr, PhD, MD Join us Wednesday, April 18th from 6-7 pm “Differentiating Early Dementia from Depression in the Elderly” Telling the difference between depression and early memory problems can be very difficult. Dr. Orr will present ways … More Events Happening This Week At Our Senior Campus!
Presented by Many people have a friend or relative who has fallen. The person may have slipped while walking or felt dizzy when standing up from a chair and fallen. Maybe you’ve fallen yourself. If you or an older person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each … More Ask Our Experts; Falls and Older Adults