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

Monday, July 1, 2019
By Andrea Fanz 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; ...

Young Mind from a Healthy Body

Monday, June 24, 2019
Andrea Fanz 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 ...

Arthritis

Monday, June 17, 2019
By Jen Ridgeway Millions of adults over 50 live with arthritis. The parts of the body that are most often affected include the hand, spine, hip, and knee. ​Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more of your joints. Symptoms of arthritis are ...

Emotional Wellness

Monday, June 10, 2019
By Andrea Rowand Wellness. When you hear that word, what does it mean to you? Most people think of their health and although that is part of it, there is so much more to it. There are actually 8 dimensions to wellness. Social wellness helps you ...

Welcome New Residents

Monday, June 3, 2019
Victoria Greganti moved into The Fountains in March 2019 from Vineland, NJ. She attended Sacred Heart High School and studied Spanish at Penn University. She is a former Teacher and Social Worker Supervisor. Victoria is involved in volunteering for ...

Honoring Memorial Day

Monday, May 20, 2019
By: Andrea Fanz Here are six ways to Honor Memorial Day Learn their stories Listen to recordings from veterans and their families through StoryCorps oral history (storycorps.org/discover/military-voices) or pick up a military related memoir or ...

You Make A Difference

Monday, May 13, 2019
By: Sara Leung, S.N Activities Director I want to write how everyone makes a difference in the lives of the residents in the facility. Each of us have a role and contribute to helping, caring, and providing for the residents. No matter how hard, or ...

Spring Time Dining

Monday, May 6, 2019
By: Kathy Kevenaar Hi, my name is Kathy Kevenaar and I am one of the dining managers. I am excited that Spring is finally here! I want to give a friendly reminder to everyone on the importance of staying hydrated especially during the upcoming ...

Food for Thought

Monday, April 29, 2019
by: Maria Dorazio We are all very shocked over what we see on the news. There is so much negativity that sometimes if we allow it, it can take over and seep into us. Let’s all get together and start changing this pattern. It starts with ...

April Volunteer Month

Sunday, April 14, 2019
By: Susan Mantz Hello, my name is Susan Mantz, I am the Director of Activities in the Assistant Living. April is National Volunteer Month. What a good way to give back to the community. This month is dedicated to honoring all the volunteers. At ...

The Fountains Happy Hour!

Monday, March 25, 2019
by: Louise Falzarano, Move in Coordinator I wanted to write about something fun, energetic and positive… so… I thought, and realized that every Friday, between 2:00pm and 3:00pm our Activities Director Jenna McGrail and her assistant ...

Go take a Walk! Why walking is Great for Seniors

Monday, March 11, 2019
by: Pam Davis, LPN, RAC-CT, WCC, MDS Coordinator Walking is a physical exercise that is senior friendly! It has many health benefits according to researchers, and it can be done at any individual’s own pace. Winter is almost over, so ...

Spring Activities

Monday, February 18, 2019
After a long winter, sunshine and warming weather are a welcome change. Here are 5 festive spring activities for seniors! 1. Get outside and enjoy nature After being cooped up indoors all winter, it will feel great to get some fresh air and ...

Fall Prevention

Monday, February 4, 2019
by Tom Boenning Today we are going to go over a topic that should be of concern to all individuals reading this blog. We are going to be talking about falls and the things we can do to decrease our risk of injury related to them. It is vital to ...

Superior Maintenance Team at The Fountain

Monday, January 28, 2019
Hello, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Chuck Berwick, Director of Maintenance. I have a team of 7 team members who ensure the safety and maintenance at The Fountains. The Fountains has roughly 220 Senior Living ...

Human Resources at The Fountains: Always Here to Help

Monday, January 21, 2019
I have been working in the Human Resource department here are The Fountains for over 3 years. In those years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of our employees. In HR, we strive to help our employees in many ways, whether it is ...

Tips for Dealing with the Holiday Blues

Monday, December 10, 2018
by Monique Turner, CSW, LNHA Although the holidays are a time of joy and happiness for most people, it can also be a very sad and emotional time for others. Thoughts of holiday traditions and family gatherings from the past can come to mind and ...

Balance Rehabilitation, the Power 9

Monday, December 3, 2018
By Laurie Sentman The Blue Zones The average life expectancy of an American born today averages 78.2 years. However, this year over 70,000 Americans have reached or exceeded their 100th birthday. There is a fascinating study published by Dan ...

Information on Type 2 Diabetes

Monday, November 26, 2018
by Jenn Ridgeway, CALA, Director of Assisted Living Type 2 diabetes, once known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition that affects the way your body metabolizes sugar. With type 2 diabetes, your body either resists ...

Tips for Keeping Your Medications, OTCs and Supplements on Track

Monday, November 5, 2018
By: Sia Janja, Director of Indepdent Living 1. Stay organized: Keep track of all medications (supplements etc) and place in daily medication boxes if needed to stay organized. 2. Take pills as prescribed and at the same time daily. Establish a ...

Medicare Update

Monday, October 29, 2018
By: Barbara Hurst, Business Office Manager New Jersey has finished mailing the new Medicare Cards. If you have not received your card, please visit My Social Security Account. The reason for this change, is an effort to protect seniors against ...

October Monthly Trips

Monday, October 15, 2018
Here are some special trips added for the month of October! Friday October 5th: 10:00am- Berlin Mart Tuesday October 9th: 5:00pm- Dinner outing to Pasta Vino Friday October 12th: 10:00am-Aldi/AC Moore Tuesday October 16th: 10:00am-Special ...

Locally Sourced Produce Used at The Fountains

Monday, September 3, 2018
August may be a sign that summer is coming to an end, but Dining Services have been cooking with local produce all summer. Some fruits and vegetables being served are Jersey tomatoes, blueberries, and cantaloupe. The hit vegetable right now is Sweet ...

Water

Monday, August 27, 2018
Hello to all my Cedar Parke friends and family. Some of you may know me others may not, either way my name is Tom and I am the nurse for Assisted Living. Today, I would like to talk with you about the importance of maintaining adequate hydration. It ...

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)

Monday, August 20, 2018
For seniors, a Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC) may be the ideal senior living option to “age in place.” CCRCs are a combination independent living, assisted living, and nursing home. What Is a Continuing Care Retirement ...

Resident Spotlight! Welcome New Residents!

Monday, July 9, 2018
Virginia Posterknock moved into The Fountains in April 2018 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey and goes by the name Ginny. Her favorite memories are walking on Wildwood Boardwalk and visiting Wildwood ...

To All Our Residents Celebrating This Month? HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Monday, July 2, 2018
God gave a gift to the world when you were born, a person who loves, and cares, who sees a prson’s need and fills it, who encourages and lifts people up, who spends energy on others rather than yourself, who touches each life you enter and ...

Celebrating our Resident's Birthdays!

Monday, May 14, 2018
A special Happy Birthday to… May 2nd: Mary Short May 2nd: Frances Castrataro May 3rd: Joseph Hanlon May 3rd: Mahon Keeler May 5th: Pedro Adriano May 7th: Walter Radziwill May 8th: Virginia Capuano May 9th: Madaline Codone May 12th: ...

Casino Night at The Fountains

Monday, April 9, 2018
The Fountains is proud to announce their Casino Night Meet and Greet on April 25th from 6-8pm. The event will be held in the Auditorium at The Fountains. Senior Helps has collaborated with The Fountains for this event where attendees can enjoy ...

It's Official!

Monday, April 2, 2018
It’s official! We are one of the NJ Sponsors for @RothkoffLawGroup’s 1st Annual Symposium for Eldercare Professionals on April 12th in Mount Laurel, NJ. Be sure to get your tickets before they sell out and visit us in the Exhibit Hall! ...