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Door Decorating Contest

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, December 25, 2017
Each year, The Fountains has a resident door decorating contest to bring the holiday spirit! Each wing had a first and second prize winner! First place will receive a 1st place ribbon and a gift card to the cafe. 2nd place receives a certificate ...

Holiday Fun in Independent Living

Jenna McGrail on Monday, December 18, 2017
The Fountains has really been busy this Holiday season! From winter crafts to visits from Frozen, the residents have been busy and engaged! The Fountain's takes great pride in providing a robust winter schedule for the residents! Some of the ...

Holiday Depression: Strategies for Overcoming Seasonal Stress

Jenna McGrail on 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 ...

Therapy Chicken

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, December 4, 2017
Rosebud, the therapy chicken makes an appearance at The Fountains! She is a 2 year old ball of feathers and has a very gentle demeanor. Rosebud's owner Gwenne Baile is a retired nurse-midwife who loves chickens and has taken classes to be a therapy ...

10 Ways to Strengthen Seniors’ Immune System

Elizabeth DiRiego on 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

Christa Bergamo on 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 ...

Not Just Bingo!

Linda Baker ADC, Activities Director Skilled Nursing on Monday, November 13, 2017
Activities are vital in maintaining residents’ mental and physical well-being. Programs include arts and crafts, trivia, word games, board games, exercise, tossing games, worship service, pet therapy, (yes, bingo), sing-alongs and music ...

Housekeeping improvements

Erica Peralpa, Director of Housekeeping on Monday, November 6, 2017
Hi​,​ my name is Erica. I ​am the Director of Housekeeping​. Since I started my career at The Fountains,​ we have improved​ the laundry room ​by installing new ​washers and dryers. Installing more ...

Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Monique Turner, Director of Social Services on Monday, October 30, 2017
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is an annual period of time when current Medicare users can chose to reevaluate their Medicare coverage and /or Part D plan. The open enrollment period is October 15th to December 17th. During this time Medicare ...

Wellness Center at the Fountains

Andrea Rowand, Wellness Center Nurse on 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

Jaime Patnode: Medical Receptionist on 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 ...

Alzheimer's​ ​Association Walk

Jennifer​ ​Ridgeway,​ ​LPN​ ​Director​ ​of​ &# on Friday, October 6, 2017
In​ ​light​ ​of​ ​the​ ​upcoming​ ​walk​ ​for​ ​Alzheimer's​ ​Association​ ​on​ ​October​ ​8th​ ​in ...

Main Functions of The Human Resource Department

Kim Bancroft, Human Resources on Monday, October 2, 2017
The Human Resource Department, formally known as Personnel Department, has six main functions as follows: Recruitment – the process of finding and hiring the best qualified candidate Safety – training of employees to reduce work ...

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

Steven Melchiorre on 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 ...

Home Modifications for Senior Safety

Andrea Fanz on Monday, September 18, 2017
Use this home modification checklist to keep your loved one safe while they age in place. Hidden hazards in the home can make seniors’ lives more challenging and put them at greater risk of injury. Inexpensive home modifications can make a ...

Anxiety​ ​in​ ​Elderly​ ​Population

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

Farm to Table

Maria D'Orazio on 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 ...

Medicaid PNA

Barbara Hurst, Business Office Manager on Monday, August 28, 2017
There has been an increase in the Personal Needs Allowance for Long Term Care Medicaid Residents. Effective July 1, 2017, the PNA amount has increased $15.00 bringing the new amount to $50.00. We are not sure if new PR1 forms will be created for ...

Resident Bios June to August

Alyssa Fanz on Monday, August 21, 2017
We warmly welcome our new residents who moved in June through August! Paul Ivins was born in Camden, New Jersey and raised in Blackwood, New Jersey. He moved into The Fountains on June 12th, 2017. He was enlisted in the United States Navy for 4 ...

The Fountain's Resident Concierge Program

Jenna McGrail on 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

Andrea Fanz on 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

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 ...