Our eyesight is so important. Eye health can become a greater concern as we age, given increased risk of diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration. If detected early, an eye doctor can guide a person through steps to preserve your vision. Perhaps even more important would be avoiding these problems to begin with. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And it could be as simple as adjusting the foods we eat or the supplements we take.… Read More
Navigating a long-term care policy can be daunting, especially when the need for financial assistance to help cope with a new or worsening condition arises with little warning. The policy could have been in place for years and what was known about it initially has been forgotten with the passage of time. Or, loved ones who weren’t familiar with the policy are now struggling to understand.
“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.” — Albert Einstein
Happy Birthday to Bob Jenkins, our oldest resident! Bob, who lives at Heather Glen, turned 108 on July 30. Born in 1912 on a farm in Iowa, Bob grew up in Boone County, Iowa, and is a proud 1934 graduate of Iowa State with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had a career in manufacturing and marketing, which took him throughout the northeast and Midwest and finally to Florida, where he retired. He and his wife, Helen, raised a son and a daughter together and traveled extensively after he retired.
Read our Resident Spotlight to learn more about Bob, including why he drove a tractor across Iowa!
Happy Birthday, Bob!
The past several months have been different, to say the least… sad, scary, unknown. But our community has risen to the occasion and has come out stronger. Executive Director Pam Pate gives her perspective on how the staff and residents are making it work.… Read More