Van Duyn Comprehensive Plan to Enhance Our Resident Experience

Communication Van Duyn seeks to improve communication between its residents, its residents’ families and stakeholders within the community. Formation of the Van Duyn Family Partnership:  Complete The Van Duyn Family partnership includes representatives from the Family Council, community advocates and senior Van Duyn executives and ensures the Family Council’s input and concerns are heard and…

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The Great American Smokeout is Today November 15, 2018

The Great American Smokeout is today, November 15, 2018. This campaign is by the American Cancer Society and is urging all smokers to quit today on the great American Smokeout. Quitting is not Easy but you can Go for Help Join the Quit for Life Program This is a telephone based program where you can…

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Cold Weather Health Tips for Seniors

Brrrr! Winter is upon us. No doubt about it and for seniors, in general, dealing with the cold may be more difficult, especially for those who have chronic health problems and disabilities. November is COPD Awareness Month November is COPD Awareness Month. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the term that refers to several progressive…

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US Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 12-18, 2018

The US Antibiotic Awareness Week (formerly “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week”) is a one-week observance every year to raise awareness of the danger of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is when an antibiotic that used to work against a certain kind of bacteria is no longer able to fight that particular bacteria because the bacteria develops…

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Eating more Protein may Prevent Seniors from Disabilities

As the population of seniors over age 85 is increasing, researchers have set about trying to determine which lifestyle habits like diet can increase the chances for well-being and living independently without disabilities for the aging population. A group of researchers theorized that getting enough protein in the diet could protect seniors from disabilities and…

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November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes and Prediabetes on the Rise November is National Diabetes Month and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is on the rise at an alarming rate. Over the last 20 years the numbers of Americans with diabetes has more than tripled due to aging and being overweight. The Centers for…

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