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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Keeping Physically Active may help to Preserve Memory in Seniors

Seniors who move a lot, whether from physical exercise or through routine physical activity like housework, seem to have better memory function according to a recent study published January 16, 2019 in Neurology. Researchers from Rush University Medical Center found that seniors who move around a lot may have better memory function, even if they…

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Dancing is the Best Exercise for Senior Ladies

An 8-year population based cohort Japanese study published December 18, 2018, in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports shows that senior women who engage in dancing have less assisted daily living (ADL) needs than women who engage in 15 other forms of physical exercise such as: Walking Calisthenics Japanese croquet Jogging Golf…

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Choline may be able to Treat and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Choline, a necessary nutrient that is commonly found in many foods has been shown to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease in mice and even pass on the benefits to later generations. This new study was published January 8, 2019 in the NATURE journal Molecular Psychiatry by researchers at the Biodesign Institute at the University of…

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Glaucoma Awareness Month is in January

Half of People with Glaucoma do not Know they Have it January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month to raise awareness about this “sneak thief of sight” which shows no symptoms while it is stealing vision. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 50% of people who have glaucoma do not know they…

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Lutein in Spinach Smoothies Healthiest for the Heart

Lutein Abundant in Dark Green and Colorful Vegetables Lutein, is a carotenoid antioxidant related to beta carotene and Vitamin A that has been shown to have many wonderful nutritious benefits especially for heart and eye health. Lutein is found abundantly in dark green and also colorful yellow vegetables like broccoli, kale, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts,…

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Van Duyn Gearing Up For 2019!

As we move into 2019 with a new list of goals we want to achieve, we would like to take a minute to appreciate the accomplishments that our amazing employees had in 2018. This is only a quick glimpse of what our team was able to do last year! We look forward to all that…

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Stay Warm and Safe from Hypothermia

https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/hypothermia-cold-weather-hazard

  Hypothermia Our body has to maintain body heat in order for us to stay alive and healthy. As we age, however, we can lose body heat faster than when we were younger. The danger is that we may not realize that we have experienced this drop in our body temperature. Chronic diseases and certain…

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Diagnostic Screening Tests can Save Lives but Sometimes Pose Risks

Modern medicine offers diagnostic screening tests that can save lives by detecting dangerous diseases when they are at their very early stages when they can still be treated. These include early screening for heart disease and various types of cancers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the number…

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Managing Grief During the Holidays

“Tis the Season to be Jolly” “Tis the season to be jolly,” but for some people the holidays intensify feelings of grief for a departed loved one, even if the departed loved one passed away a long time ago. Holidays churn up all kinds of memories and the remembrance of past holidays celebrated together with…

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