Spring Cleaning at Senior Living Communities  

It is spring cleaning time and it involves teamwork at senior living communities. Whether you’re cleaning your Independent Living or Assisted Living home or helping a neighbor declutter, it has  a profound significance. Spring cleaning promotes a sense of community...

Why Gardening is a Great Senior Activity

As we age, it becomes more important to exercise. Gardening is a moderate-intensity aerobic exercise that can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular and other diseases. It can also increase cognitive function and advance social integration; it is an activity...

April Showers bring May Flowers!!!!

April 2024 Newsletter We are so glad to welcome spring back to Grand Haven elderly care in Eldridge, IA! The gardens are just beginning to bloom and the air is becoming warm and sweet with the smell of pollen coming back to life. We did not have a bad winter at all,...

Gifts for Seniors with Dementia

There are many gift options that seniors with dementia will enjoy, however, specialized gifts such as these will provide them with joy, are appropriate and are stimulating. Memory journals display their past memories and experiences, which can be personalized with...

When is it time to move to Assisted Living?

Moving a senior into Assisted Living is a serious decision that involves much discussion. Below are some of the things to consider before making the move:  It is ideal to involve seniors in the discussions about their move to an assisted living facility; consulting...

Recent Activities at Grand Haven Retirement Community

Movie and popcorn nights – Recently “Miracles from Heaven” was played with Jennifer Garner. Happy Hours are something that residents enjoy doing. There is usually food and drink involved and their socialization is heightened during this time.  Fitness activities...

Senior Falls

The National Council on aging says that “Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten senior’s safety and independence, and generate enormous economic and personal costs. However, falling is not an inevitable result of...

Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Association states that “Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life, while Alzheimer’s is a specific disease.” Dementia People with dementia have two or more of these symptoms: Difficulty...