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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 ...

Pneumonia and the Elderly

Monday, March 4, 2019
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, ...

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 ...

Employee Appreciation

Monday, December 17, 2018
We love getting messages like the one below! Marie Matz, Nurse Liaison, thank you for all you do! Good evening, thanks so much for stopping by and chatting with my dad, when he returned to the Fountains this week. He is glad to be back (although ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Flu Season Is Upon Us

Monday, October 22, 2018
Reasons to get a Flu Vaccination: Flu Vaccination can keep you from getting sick from the flu. It can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization, including among children and older adults. A study published in the summer of 2016 showed that ...

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 ...

Department Spotlight

Monday, October 8, 2018
Hello, my name is Louise Falzarano and I am the Move in Coordinator for the Fountains at Cedar Parke. I want to share something about the place I work. I feel very blessed and lucky to work with the Residents and employees here at the Fountains. ...

National Fire Prevention Week

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
National Fire Prevention Week is October 7th through October 12th this year. At The Fountains at Cedar Parke, we take Fire Prevention and Safety very seriously. Led by our Safety Director, Matt McGregor, our Security Department conducts 12 Fire ...

New Medicare Cards

Monday, September 10, 2018
By now, everyone should have heard that new Medicare cards are being issued starting April of 2018. It will contain a brand-new number and is not just a replacement card. Why are the cards being replaced? The biggest reason is to prevent medical ...

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 ...

Summer Crafts with Assisted Living Residents and Memory Care Residents!

Monday, August 13, 2018
The Assisted Living Community and Memory Care Community at The Fountains have been enjoying this summer doing crafts, going on trips, and gearing up for Assisted Living Week in September! Assisted Living residents recently crafted some seashell ...

Resident Bios June to August to Welcome New Residents!

Monday, August 6, 2018
Virginia Kerbaugh”Ginny” moved into The Fountains in June 2018 from Cambridge, Maryland. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she lived for 25 years. Ginny was a former Library Technician and Secretary. She enjoys ...

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 ...