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Tips for Seniors to Build Their Immune Systems

Monday, November 12, 2018
Tips for Seniors to Build Their Immune Systems As you age, your immune system becomes weaker and your health can suffer as a result. Here are some tips for seniors to build up their immune systems so that they can enjoy life to its ...

The Positive Effects of Senior Living Communities

Monday, February 12, 2018
Many older adults are wary of leaving their home to move into assisted living but they shouldn’t be because living in a senior living community is beneficial for both health and happiness. It’s common for older adults to resist moving ...

Expanded Stretch and Bend classes

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
The activity department has expanded the Stretch and Bend classes for residents! It is now Monday through Friday! The residents love their morning class where Jenna McGrail, Activity Director leads a vigorous class to keep residents limber and ...

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Monday, January 8, 2018
When the weather outside is frightful, there are a number of steps seniors can take to ensure a safe and healthy winter season. Ice, snow and cold temperatures can affect people of all ages. It is especially important to keep an eye on seniors ...

Holiday Depression: Strategies for Overcoming Seasonal Stress

Monday, December 11, 2017
Sometimes as we age, we don't feel like having lots of parties anymore, and the holidays are no longer very jolly. What used to be a time of joy can change, as life throws us some curve balls. We think we're supposed to be especially happy this ...

10 Ways to Strengthen Seniors’ Immune System

Monday, November 27, 2017
Keeping seniors’ immune systems strong is important, especially during the cold and flu season. Because they’re more vulnerable to infections, seniors need to take extra precautions to ensure they stay healthy. Healthy-living ...

Influenza Vaccine

Monday, November 20, 2017
Influenza is a very serious illness that can potentially lead to hospitalization and even death. Every year the flu season is different, depending on the strand of the influenza virus that is spread. Receiving the flu vaccine annually is the best ...

Wellness Center at the Fountains

Monday, October 23, 2017
Welcome to the Wellness center at the Fountains. We are pleased to announce our extended hours! 7am to 8pm Monday thru Friday. These extended hours help us better serve our community and residents. We offer a wide variety of services to the ...

How To Stay Hydrated When Your Sick

Monday, October 16, 2017
When you're sick, you hear it over and over: "Get plenty of fluids." And it’s true. Your body needs extra hydration when you’re trying to get well. Not getting enough fluids can affect the body’s ability to fight infection. But ...

Hip Fracture causing the fall, or fall causing the hip fracture?

Monday, September 25, 2017
What comes first? One of the most serious fall injuries is a broken hip. It is hard to recover from a hip fracture and afterwards many people are not able to live on their own. As the U.S. population gets older, the number of hip fractures is likely ...

Anxiety in Elderly Population

Monday, September 11, 2017
Anxiety​ ​can​ ​interfere​ ​with​ ​an​ ​older​ ​adult’s​ ​day​ ​to​ ​day​ ​function.​ ​​​If​ ...

Farm to Table

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Here at The Fountains, we support our local farmers by using everything in season. Jersey tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, zucchini, squash, cantaloupe, asparagus, and corn accompany our menus daily. Residents and their families can trust that ...

The Fountain's Resident Concierge Program

Monday, August 14, 2017
The Fountains concierge service enhances the living experience for our residents and truly helps make our community feel like home. But it’s so much more than a service- it is a supportive, easy-to-use amenity that helps residents manage their ...

Strategies for Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease: Patience, Compassion and Flexibility

Monday, August 7, 2017
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease flings every member of the family into a difficult and often chaotic situation. Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is a full-time undertaking. As Alzheimer’s progresses, everyone; spouse, children ...

Young Mind from a Healthy Body

Monday, July 24, 2017
Most people believe that the only way to maintain a sharp mind is by completing intellectual activities such as reading, solving problems or studying new information. However, studies show that physical exercise is actually highly effective in ...

Tips for Seniors on Staying Mentally Sharp

Monday, July 17, 2017
Promising research indicates that taking the following steps can help keep your mind sharp as you age: • Control cholesterol problems and high blood pressure. These conditions can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke, which are ...

Take Care of the Skin You’re In

Monday, May 15, 2017
With Winter upon us, it is a good time to talk about caring for our skin. As we spend more time indoors and crank the heat up, skin gets dry, no matter what type of heat you are using. It’s important to use a moisturizer and prevent dryness ...

March is National Nutrition Month!

Monday, March 13, 2017
Our nutritional habits are key to our ability to have the vitality to live well as we endeavor to age gracefully and joyfully. We are becoming increasingly more aware of the power of our food choices and there is more we can accomplish. It is never ...

New Activities to help benefit our Residents!

Monday, February 20, 2017
Therapeutic Coloring Adult coloring books are all the rage thanks to their therapeutic effects. The non-strenuous activity allows people to let go of their stress and focus on filling in the patterns. Adult coloring books have found a particularly ...

Medication Mix-Ups

Monday, February 13, 2017
At the beginning of the New Year, it's important to examine our health and lifestyle and plan for ways to improve in 2017. As we age, we tend to accumulate a list of daily prescription medications. It's common for the average American to see several ...

Visiting the Elderly During Flu Season

Monday, January 23, 2017
The flu is one of the most highly contagious illnesses and this disease can be exacerbated by a seniors preexisting chronic health condition. Flu season runs from October thru March and sometimes April. The virus is spread by “respiratory ...

Did you know the Fountains at Cedar Parke Assisted Living is an Advanced Standing Community?

Monday, January 9, 2017
The Advanced Standing Program is a voluntary program. The Health Care Association of NJ Foundation collaborated with the Department of Health to establish guidelines for the program. In order to receive this distinction a community must comply with ...

Getting By Versus Living Life…Which One Are You Doing?

Monday, December 5, 2016
Day after day I come into the rehab gym and watch from behind my office window as therapists are working with people of all levels of ailments and difficulties, both physical and social. Some are very motivated, wanting to increase the weight in ...

Top 10 Reasons Seniors End Up in the ER

Monday, March 3, 2014
Top 10 Reasons Seniors End Up in the ER Almost a quarter of all seniors visited the emergency room in 2010. What brings older adults into the emergency room? You might be surprised. Strokes, heart attacks, falls—these are the conditions ...

Top 5 Most Common Infections in the Elderly

Sunday, February 16, 2014
Top 5 Most Common Infections in the Elderly Infections are a leading cause of death in adults over 65. Learn about the risks and warning signs for the most common infections in seniors. Common infections like UTIs and influenza can happen to ...

Mind and Body Practices

Saturday, February 8, 2014
Mind and Body Practices Most complementary health approaches fall into one of two categories: natural products or mind and body practices. This section addresses mind and body practices. Mind and body practices are a large and varied group of ...

Pneumonia and the Elderly

Sunday, February 2, 2014
In 2010, pneumonia, combined with influenza, was the 8th leading cause of death in the United Sates, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This fact is illuminated by another statistic: 1 out of 20 adults who get pneumonia dies, ...

Research on Diseases Affecting Older Adults

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Research on Diseases Affecting Older Adults The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds research into the safety and effectiveness of complementary health approaches. Much of this research involves diseases and conditions that are common among ...

Research on Pain Management

Monday, January 13, 2014
Research on Pain Management About 100 million U.S. adults suffer from chronic pain conditions. (Chronic pain is pain that lasts for a long time, usually at least several months.) The annual economic cost of chronic pain in the United States, ...

The Importance of Exercise for Elderly

Friday, January 10, 2014
The Importance of Exercise for Elderly As people age, exercise becomes increasingly more important. Unfortunately, however, people tend to exercise less as they age. It is still important for the elderly to exercise. Even if they are unable to ...