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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Experiencing Alzheimer’s by Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) What is it like to experience Alzheimer’s? Several virtual reality programs have been designed to try to help high school students, medical, nursing and pharmacological students and caregivers experience what it is like to have Alzheimer’s. The idea behind these projects is to promote empathy for the person afflicted with dementia, to…

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Congrats To Our Free iPad Winner!!

Did you know that we raffle off FREE iPad’s for signing in to our Digital Kiosk! That’s right! You will find our digital kiosk at 3 locations in our building. Just sign in, share your thoughts on how we are doing and be entered into a raffle for a FREE iPad, no strings attached! Congratulations…

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Protective Vaccines for Seniors

August is National Immunization Awareness Month August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and this is a time for seniors to make sure they have taken advantage of some of the vaccines that can prevent serious diseases and suffering in the elderly. Shingles We already wrote about the new shingles vaccine in our blog post…

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Managing High Blood Pressure for Good Health

Keeping your Blood Pressure in Balance can Prolong your Life Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. If the heart has to work too hard, the blood pressure goes up, but in a normal situation it should come down at rest. High blood pressure has been associated with…

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Spouses and Dementia

In today’s world of high divorce rates, we are often heartened to see couples who have spent 40 years or more together. However, marriages that survived every hurdle are now being shaken up by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Neither Married Nor Single In his newly published book, Neither Married Nor Single: When Your Partner Has…

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Walkable London to Combat Air Pollution

Walking Action Plan In an effort to lower the rate of deaths due to air pollution and lack of physical exercise, the mayor of London in the UK, Sadiq Khan, has launched a massive Walking Action Plan to encourage London’s more than eight million residents to get out and walk more, cycle more and use…

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