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Why Yoga Should Be a Part of Your Exercise Routine

It has been said the time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. In 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services designated the entire month of September as National Yoga Awareness Month. The goal is to educate the public about the multiple health benefits of yoga, inspiring people to live a healthy lifestyle. …

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Recognizing the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and the perfect time to learn more about this debilitating disease.   According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia, “a collective name for progressive degenerative brain syndromes which affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion.” In fact, Alzheimer’s disease, and vascular dementia account for nine out of ten cases of dementia. Symptoms may include:  Memory …

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Healthy Aging – It’s Never Too Late to Start

We are living longer – thanks to advances in modern medicine.  As we age, it’s more important than ever that we focus on living a healthy lifestyle – from diet, to exercise, to maintaining a healthy mindset and nurturing our minds. September is Healthy Aging Month, which was designated in order to focus national attention on the …

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Meet Lisa McGhee (and her shoes) – Noble’s New Director of Dining

What you’ll quickly notice about Noble’s new Dining Director Lisa McGhee are her shoes.  They not only reflect her fondness for food, but her great sense of humor; today she wears shoes decorated with hamburgers and pizza.  Lisa’s began her career at Noble Horizons 15 years ago as a dietary aide alongside her mother, who …

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What Do You Do When Your Parents Need Different Levels of Care

Your parents have spent decades together – building and enjoying a life with each other. They figured out how to overcome challenges, both big and small, making it through a lifetime together. As they age, their need for care may be different, and it can be hard to understand how to help. Despite what may …

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TWO GENERATIONS OF VOLUNTEERING

Welcoming two generations of family members to Noble Horizons is one of our greatest privileges, whether as residents, staff, or volunteers.  Rarely are we able to host two generations simultaneously but this summer, the mother-daughter volunteer team of Carita Gardiner and Eden Oostenink changed that! Veteran Hotchkiss School English teacher Carita Gardiner volunteered to lead …

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National Eye Exam Month – Tips to Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

August is National Eye Exam Month and there is a lot you can do to help keep your eyes healthy and protect your vision in between your yearly exams. Of course, the first step is getting that exam! Get a dilated eye exam every year. It’s simple and painless and it’s the single best thing …

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Recap of EVENT with DR SCOTT SMALL – FORGETTING: THE BENEFITS OF NOT REMEMBERING

Noble Horizons was honored to host Dr. Scott Small as he discussed his latest book and insights into memory loss and Alzheimer’s. You can view the recording by CLICKING HERE. Scott A. Small is a physician specializing in aging and dementia and a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University, where he is the director of …

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The Benefits of Music in Memory Care

When it comes to finding the right Senior Living Community, especially one that includes a Memory Care area, be sure to inquire if and how they incorporate music into the program.  We retain the ability to feel joy – and we often can get that experience from music. Music can help people living with dementia access memories, …

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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Month (NIAM). NIAM is a yearly observance in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages from infants to elderly. The goal of NIAM is to raise awareness about the important role vaccines play in preventing serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. If COVID has taught us anything, it’s just …

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