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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 ...

Skilled Nursing

Monday, May 27, 2019
It is an unfortunate circumstance to find on your "list to do" to find a facility to care for your loved one. The Fountains at Cedar Parke offers a variety of care levels which include Respite Stay, Rehabilitation or Long-term Care. Upon entering ...

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 ...