Blog - March 2011


It’s Never Too Late to Learn or Play

Posted on March 06, 2011 in Health and Wellness

By Laurie Hogue, AL Director of Nursing Cortney, front desk, editor-in-chief of The Cape May Gazette, had just provided yet another reminder about meeting the news deadline, and I was experiencing writers block! I was staring at my computer monitor thinking to myself. . . “What should I write about?” Hmmm . . . Then I thought to myself, “It’s all about the residents, go find a story!” Ahhhh! Within 5 minutes, I came across two friends, Barbara Cartwright and Muriel Hiatt, sitting at a table in a quiet AL corridor, concentrating on a vintage game called CONTACK- Tri-Dominos Game, Copyright 1939, Parker Brothers.

Don’t Grieve Alone

Posted on March 03, 2011 in Health and Wellness

Lake Vista of Cortland will be offering a Grief Support group the 2nd Tuesday of each month for those who have lost a loved one or are experiencing a loss. It will take place at Lake Vista of Cortland’s multi-purpose room in the Park Place apartment building. There will be two times offered: 1pm-2pm or 6pm-7pm.

Rockynol residents experience Tai Chi’s benefits

Posted on March 03, 2011 in Health and Wellness

Rockynol residents are reaping the benefits of Tai Chi. Nancy G, from NG Energy, has led weekly Tai Chi classes for this enthusiastic senior group for over a year. One energetic participant quickly squats down like an athlete and pops back into a standing position, demonstrating how she now has increased flexibility in her knees and less pain. Another resident’s eyes fill with tears as she explains the stress of being a caregiver to her husband, but how she feels less tension and is enjoying more restful sleep since committing to tai chi.

Lake Vista’s Spiritual Life committee making a difference

Posted on March 02, 2011 in Health and Wellness

Lake Vista of Cortland’s spiritual life committee is making a difference on campus as well as the community at large. Residents and staff make up this committee.

Health Updates at Mount Pleasant

Posted on March 02, 2011 in Health and Wellness

The residents of Mount Pleasant have many options when it comes to their health care needs and will get to see first hand what the West Chester Hospital has to offer. They will be given a private tour of the facility on March 22. This is a great opportunity to meet the staff and learn about the different services offered. On another health-related note, the Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammography unit will be at Mount Pleasant on March 31st from 12:00 –4:00pm. Getting an annual mammogram is the best way to detect breast cancer. The goal is to “Find It, Treat It, Survive It”.