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Creating a Life of Purpose

by Pamela Leland, PhD, Executive Director  Several years ago I was talking with an older woman who was struggling with disappointment and sadness that she could no longer do the kind of volunteering that she had done when she was younger. She had spent much of her adult life doing…

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Expansion Update – Week of July 17th

Interior mechanical, plumbing, and electrical rough in continues. The roof truss work is nearly complete. Exterior wall vapor barrier installation has started.  Window installation is starting this week and will continue through next week.   Exterior wall finished brick work will begin next week. Contractors will be on site this…

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The Importance of Staying Hydrated

by Loretta Homer, L.P.N.  Did you know water is the most essential and important nutrient in the body? It is involved in every bodily function and constitutes for 70 to 75% of human total body weight. So understandably, drinking plenty of fluids to maintain and replenish water levels is vital…

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Expansion Update – Week of July 10th

Interior mechanical, plumbing, and electrical rough in continues. The roof truss work is nearly complete and will be finished next week. Roofing has been installed on about half of the building and will be completely done over the next two weeks. Exterior wall work will continue, which includes starting the…

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Expansion Update – Week of July 3rd

Most of the roof trusses have been set to date. Roofing is approximately 30% complete and will continue over the next few weeks. Sheathing of the roof trusses will continue next week. Underground piping work on Biddle Street was done this week and will continue through the Friends School. Interior…

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The Importance of Remaining Active with Dementia

by Jen Harris, Community Life & Outreach Manager Being mentally active is important for people living with dementia. Performing fun activities can help them stay alert and interested in daily living.  Cognitive-specific activities, such as assembling puzzles, not only provides mental stimulation but can also generate integral social interactions. Reminiscence…

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Expansion Update – Week of June 26th

The third floor walls have all been completed and the roof truss installation has started. All of the major concrete work is complete at this time. Interior mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough in continues. Wall framing will begin on the first floor in the next week. Truss work will continue…

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Expansion Update – Week of June 19th

Interior mechanical, electrical, plumbing rough in continues on the ground floor. Fireproofing the ground floor was completed this week. The third floor exterior walls have been installed. Trusses have been delivered and will be installed along with sheathing of the roof. Roof installation will begin next week. The interior slab…

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The Impact Food has on Seniors

by Rodney Sykes, Dining Services Manager  Luciano Pavarotti once said, “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” We all know the nutritional benefits of food, but having worked in the…

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Expansion Update – Week of June 12th

The third floor concrete deck pouring and structural wall installation will be completed this week. Ground floor spray on fire proofing is being completed this week.  Next week roof truss installation will begin. Interior 1st floor slab on grade will be poured next week. Mechanical piping and electrical rough in…

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Expansion Update – Week of June 5th

There will be work this Saturday, June 3rd. The third floor Hambro joists are set and half of the concrete floor will be poured this week. The rest of the third floor will be poured next week. Ground floor mechanical and electrical system rough in continues.   First floor slab…

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Practicing Safety: Reducing Your Risks

by Pamela Leland, PhD, Executive Director  If it is cold outside, we wear a coat, maybe even a hat and mittens. If there is ice or snow, we wear boots or shoes with non-skid soles. If we are driving in the rain, we use windshield wipers. If climbing on a…

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Expansion Update – Week of May 22nd

There will be work this Saturday, May 20th. The 2nd floor slab was finished and the exterior structural stud walls of the 2nd floor were installed this week. Hambro floor joists for the 3rd floor will begin this week and continue through next week. Mechanical rough in work continues on…

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