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Female caregiver and senior patient in a wheelchair looking at camera outside

02

Jun 2017

4 Things That Make the Middletown Home’s Campus Uplifting

The staff at the Middletown Home makes every effort to create a positive and uplifting environment for everyone who walks through our doors – this includes our residents, caregivers, staff and visitors. We want the Middletown Home to feel like home and here is what we do to achieve that. We proactively seek ways to compliment and encourage one another. Compliments and encouragement are not...

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Senior man making expression

10

May 2017

5 Excuses We Need to Stop Using for Not Visiting a Loved One

In the hustle and bustle of day to day life, it can be easy to get caught up in our own to-do list. When we finally do have free time, we most often just want to relax or spend it doing a hobby we enjoy. This cycle can lead to making excuses as to why you don’t want to or don’t need to visit an...

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Memorial day card card illustration featuring American cavalry soldier general with Betsy Ross Flag

04

May 2017

6 Patriotic Ways to Celebrate this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just a few weeks away! This holiday is often viewed as the kick-off of summer. Family and friends celebrate together over backyard picnics and the American Flag can be seen from far and wide. Amidst all of this fun and festivities, we can lose sight of the sacred meaning of Memorial Day and the soldiers who gave their life while serving our...

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Portrait of a happy senior well-dressed man in isolation

10

Apr 2017

5 Ways You Can Make Someone in a Retirement Community Feel Special

5 Ways You Can Make Someone in a Retirement Community Feel Special At times, it may feel difficult to think of new ways to make a loved one living in a retirement community feel special. Your visits may blend together and start to feel routine after a while. It’s important to continue to change things up so that each visit is a unique memory. Take...

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5 Common Myths About Living in a Retirement Community

05

Apr 2017

5 Common Myths About Living in a Retirement Community

5 Common Myths About Living in a Retirement Community Many people who contemplate the decision of moving into a retirement community have reservations and uncertainties about how this change will impact life as they know it. Unfortunately, many of these hesitations are founded on myths that simply aren’t true. There is no doubt that moving from your home into a retirement community will change your...

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36042159 - female trainer helping senior woman in a gym exercising with a bosu balance training platform. elder woman being assisted by gym instructor while workout session.

17

Mar 2017

Better Balance Clinic

Flagship Rehabilitation will be hosting a Better Balance Clinic on March 30th from 1-3 in the Chapel.  We will be performing balance assessments such as the Timed Up and GO and Functional Reach Test.  We will also be performing shoe tread analysis and will have education on fall prevention, home safety, and side effects of medications.  We will have exercise programs to hand out and a...

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Tulips in spring

07

Mar 2017

3 Reasons Why Our Residents Enjoy Spring at the Middletown Home

3 Reasons Why Our Residents Enjoy Spring at the Middletown Home If you haven’t caught on yet, pretty much every season at the Middletown Home is our favorite season, for different reasons. Spring is no exception. This warm and cheery season breathes fresh air and new energy into all of us here on the Middletown Home’s campus! We start to open more windows, sit on...

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Portrait of a senior woman having healthy breakfast at home

02

Mar 2017

Tips for Healthy Aging

Tips for Healthy Aging As we age, our body’s change. It’s a fact we cannot avoid. However, we can make a conscious effort to make smart decisions now, and throughout the aging process, to provide our body with the things it needs to age well. Here are just a few ways you and your loved ones can make the aging process something beautiful and enjoyable....

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Happy seniors talking while sitting in the park

13

Feb 2017

Tips for Talking to a Loved One About Moving to a Retirement Community

Tips for Talking to a Loved One About Moving to a Retirement Community Whether it’s a parent or a spouse, talking to a loved one about the need to move to a retirement community can be one of the hardest conversations you’ll ever have. It’s a realization that they can no longer care for themselves or that the additional care you have providing to them...

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Woman hands in light teal knitted mittens are holding a beautiful glossy red heart in a snow background. Love and St. Valentine concept.

06

Feb 2017

7 Reasons Our Caregivers Love Working at the Middletown Home

7 Reasons Our Caregivers Love Working at the Middletown Home It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! This is why we wanted to focus on some of the many reasons our caregivers love working at the Middletown Home. We are so fortunate to have a group of caregivers and residents who really form some special relationships. Learn about the 7 reasons why...

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