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Young Mind from a Healthy Body

Andrea Fanz on 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

Andrea on 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 ...

Summer tips

Steven Melchiorre on Monday, July 10, 2017
Dear Fountains Community, My name is Steven Melchiorre and I am a Physical Therapist for Balance Rehabilitation and I provide rehabilitation services to this community. I am familiar with many of you, but I have not had the pleasure to meet all of ...

Keeping Proper Caregiver Records

Andrea Fanz on Monday, July 3, 2017
It’s not uncommon for adult children to find themselves in a caregiving role for an aging loved one. Whether the transition was gradual, at first just helping out with tasks like transportation or housekeeping until more medical care was ...

Assisted Living, Simplified

Andrea Fanz on Monday, June 26, 2017
While life has its changes, the transition from an independent lifestyle to Assisted Living does not always come naturally. It's a choice that can only be made with the proper support, advice, and information. Before you and your family make the ...

About Louise M. Falzarano, Move In Coordinator

Louise M. Falzarano, Move In Coordinator on Monday, June 19, 2017
Well it is almost a year since I became Move-In-Coordinator here at the Fountains at Cedar Parke and I can say that I am very happy in this position. I love working with the new incoming residents and the other staff members that help in getting the ...

New Resident Biographies

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, June 12, 2017
We warmly welcome our new residents to The Fountains community! We hope you enjoy your new hope as much as we enjoy having you! John H. Quinn: John Quinn was born and raised in Riverton, NJ. He moved into The Fountains on April 25, 2017. Mr. Quinn ...

Seniors in Summer

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, June 5, 2017
Summer is right around the corner and that means hotter temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Summertime is a time of fun and relaxation for most people who can endure the heat and participate in outdoor activities. However, the senior population and ...

Online Activities Give Aging Brains a Boost

Andrea Fanz on Monday, May 22, 2017
The best exercise for your brain? Use it! A new study finds that knowing your way around the Internet and using digital tools may help you hang onto your memory and other cognitive skills – even improve them – as you age. Using ...

Take Care of the Skin You’re In

Pam Davis on 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 ...

The Fountains Move in Experience Testimonial

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, May 8, 2017
A new resident moved into our facility this week and his family was pleased with the move in process. She took the time to send the testimonial below to our Move In Coordinator, Louise Dunn. Louise has done a fantastic job since she started June ...

Music & The Elderly

Christa Bergamo on Monday, May 1, 2017
This fall, our Assisted Living community participated in the Music & Memory research program. Through this program we were able to obtain individual iPods for our residents and loaded them with personalized music play lists through iTunes. ...

The History of The Fountains at Cedar Parke

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, April 24, 2017
The Fountains at Cedar Parke was founded by Mr. Ellis G. Willard who was President of Presbyterian Homes of New Jersey. Construction was started in 1987 and opened July 5th, 1989. It was originally called Harvest Village under Presbyterian Homes and ...

April showers bring May flowers

Linda Baker, ADC Activities Director Skilled Nursing on Monday, April 17, 2017
April also offers many other events. Passover, Easter, Earth Day and Arbor Day are all celebrated in April. Our residents created a lovely Easter craft which is proudly displayed in their rooms. We will be reading about the meaning of Passover, ...

Bemer Therapy: What’s It All About?

Steven Melchiorrre, PT, DPT on Monday, April 10, 2017
The Balance Rehabilitation team was recently introduced to an adjunct method of treatment for injury called Bemer therapy. We are so impressed by the countless testimonials from users (including pro athletes, medical professionals, and long-time ...

Exceptional Care

Jamie Patnode, Skilled Nursing Medical Receptionist on Monday, April 3, 2017
The Fountains at Cedar Parke takes great pride in providing exceptional care for our residents. When walking into our skilled nursing department the unit clerk is often the first person you encounter. A smiling face that is expected to know all the ...

Discussing Giving Up Driving With Seniors

Andrea Fanz on Monday, March 27, 2017
The rate involving drivers over 75 is about the same as teenage drivers. Seniors have a higher risk of being involved in an accident for every mile they drive. For most Seniors or Elderly individuals, giving up driving means a tremendous loss of ...

Greetings From the Business Office!

Amy Iuliucci, Assistant Business Office Manager on Monday, March 20, 2017
Greetings From the Business Office! Amy Iuliucci, Assistant Business Office Manager Hello! My name is Amy Iuliucci, and I am Barbara's new assistant. I am new to the Fountains at Cedar Parke, but I already see that our staff is extremely caring ...

March is National Nutrition Month!

Andrea Fanz on 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 ...

The Human Resource Department at The Fountains at Cedar Parke

Dolly McCrink on Monday, March 6, 2017
The Human Resource Department at The Fountains at Cedar Parke consists of two team members: Dolly McCrink, Director of HR and Kim Bancroft, HR Assistant. There are many facets to the HR department. Recruiting new employees, keeping employee and ...

Caring for a Parent with Dementia

Andrea Fanz on Monday, February 27, 2017
During the month of February, we are reminded that “love is in the air”. This can be bittersweet, as one of the hardest things is watching someone you love forget that they love you. Often families share they are challenged by the ...

New Activities to help benefit our Residents!

Jenna McGrail on 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

Andrea Fanz on 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 ...

Valentine's Day is Approaching

Anita Geis, Skilled Administrator on Monday, February 6, 2017
As Valentine’s Day approaches, many of us appreciate and welcome the added kind words, hearts, flowers, and love. However, why can’t that be what all of us do and share each and every day? Each and every person can make an effort to be ...

Louise M. Dunn, Move-In-Coordinator

Louise M. Dunn, Move-In-Coordinator on Monday, January 30, 2017
Hi! My name is Louise Dunn. I work in the Marketing Department at the Fountains at Cedar Parke as the Move-In-Coordinator. I take care of the move-in process for three of the four different communities here - Independent Living, Assisted Living, REM ...

Visiting the Elderly During Flu Season

Christa Bergamo, RN on 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?

Wendy Cheeseman, Administrator of Assisted Living on 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 ...

Looking Back – Looking Ahead

Linda Baker on Monday, January 2, 2017
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of endings and beginnings. He is usually depicted with two faces, one looking at the past and the other into the future. Reflecting back on activities in 2016, our residents created arts and ...

How to Approach a Loved One with Alzheimer's

Andrea Fanz on Monday, December 26, 2016
When visiting a loved one with Alzheimer's, family members are initially shocked when they are treated with indifference or worse, ignored. This is because as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, it steals away a loved one’s memory, sense of ...

Steps to Finding the Best Senior Care Facility

Andrea Fanz on Monday, December 19, 2016
Many seniors reach a point in their lives where they simply can’t manage all their daily tasks alone. When that day comes, for most families the best move is to help them find a quality senior living facility where they can make a new home. ...