THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT – YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION
The holiday season is here!
Christmas music began before Halloween and retail bargains were already running at full throttle online and in stores before the Thanksgiving table was set. Hallmark movies are consuming the television watching of throngs of traditional people who still believe in the magic of the season.
Outside of the pushing and shoving that takes place at the malls and retail stores, Christmas is one of the most joyful times of the year! Or is it? It all depends on [read more here Senior Times Article December 2018 ]
CAREGIVERS – YOU’RE NOT ALONE
Caregiving is emotionally, psychologically, and physically taxing and sometimes it feels very overwhelming.
I walked into the home of an elderly couple to talk with the caregiver. Her 81-year-old husband was becoming more and more difficult to deal with at home. His dementia symptoms were rapidly changing. Once a very calm, caring, and loving individual, he had become almost completely non-verbal and very anxious.
I asked, “How are you holding up.” The 80-year-old wife looking at me suddenly dropped her head downward as if to hide her face. But, just below her well-kept curly gray hair, I could see her eyes becoming red and tears began streaming down her aged cheeks. She whispered, “It’s getting very hard.”
For anyone who has ever been on the caregiving side of the aging process, you will likely be able to … [ Senior Times Article_Nov 2018_Caregivers You’re Not Alone ]
CENTRACARE CHANGES NAME TO “SENIOR CARE PARTNERS PACE”
STILL PROVIDES HEALTHY AGING OPPORTUNITIES
CentraCare has been offering healthy aging opportunities for older adults in our community for an entire decade. Things have certainly changed since the first enrollments came through the door ten years ago and things continue to change at a rapid pace. Because the organization has been helping so many seniors, several years ago a new medical clinic addition was placed on the Battle Creek building and in 2013 a new center was opened in Kalamazoo. Because of… [read more here Senior Times Article_September 2018]
ALTERNATIVES FOR SENIOR HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE THE CENTRACARE DIFFERENCE
As a senior are you tired of running from one doctor to another depending on your symptoms or condition?
Does it become wearisome to try to navigate the current healthcare system? If you said, “Yes,” then you’re not alone. Many seniors have difficulty dealing with the complexities in today’s world of healthcare and they are looking for alternatives.
CentraCare and other PACE programs throughout the country have become a desirable alternative to the …. [read more here Senior Times Article_August 2018_Alternatives for Senior Healthcare ]
CentraCare Experiences Unprecedented Growth – Announces Expansion Goals
CentraCare may very well be one of the fastest growing organizations in our region.
Over the course of the last 21 months, they have experienced an overall growth of nearly 50 percent and now employ 180 people. Their Battle Creek center has shown an increase of 35 percent and the Kalamazoo center grew by 71% over this same period of time. According to Laura Ferrara, CentraCare’s Chief Strategy Officer, “The growth we’ve experienced in the last 21 months has been unprecedented in the 10-year history of our organization. As we develop relationships within the community and as more and more people hear about us, those numbers continue to increase. We have become known for the excellent care we provide to our participants.” With a stated mission [read more here Scene Magazine_July 2018_Article and Ad]
THE SANDWICH GENERATION
How one local family made it work.
After high school graduation, Nancy found herself following in her mother’s footsteps and became a registered nurse. Over the years mother and daughter would cross paths often as peers in the nursing field, and at one point early in Nancy’s nursing career, she even reported to her mother who was the ICU charge nurse. However, several years ago [read more here Senior Times Article_June 2018_The Sandwich Generation]
- Senior Times Advance Care Planning: Start The Conversation
- Chronic Conditions in Older Adults – The Need for Integrated Care
- The Value of a Veteran
- Senior Times Extended Community Respite Options
- Senior Times Article Dec 2017
- Scene Magazine Jan 2018 pg29
- Scene Magazine Article February Edition Aging Well A Focus on Fitness
- Senior Times March 2018 article Aging in Place
- Scene Magazine March 2018 Longitudinal Clinical Experience