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Best Senior Living Community: Angie Hunt

Best Senior Living Community — Angie HuntPosted by Angela Hunt, RPT, MS, Executive Director, The Cedars Just the other day, at the 9th Annual Cedars Auxiliary Golf Tournament, an elderly gentleman came up to me and said, “You probably don’t remember me, but you treated me and my wife at the Sam L. Cohen Rehabilitation Center. Your staff was so kind and compassionate and we are both doing so much better because of the great care we received. Thank you so much for what you do!”My name is Angela Hunt and I am Executive Director at The Cedars. I oversee the daily operations of the Hoffman Center, home of the Sam L. Cohen Rehabilitation Center (39-bed short-stay rehabilitation) and the Skilled Care Center (63 long-term care beds). I also oversee 30 assisted living apartments at The Osher Inn.You might think that this is a tremendous responsibility, but working with...

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The Benefits of Assisted Living

As we celebrate National Assisted Living Week at The Cedars with an active calendar of resident and family gatherings and events, it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the positive effects that The Osher Inn assisted living has had on the community and those we serve since opening just three years ago.  Assisted Living is the perfect option for seniors needing assistance with one or more of their activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as bathing, dressing and grooming.  In addition, most assisted livings provide help with medication management, assuring that the medications are in-house and are being administered to the residents at the right time.  Staff is on site 24 hours per day providing personal support with ADL’s and medications.  A registered nurse works with the residents’ physicians to assure their medical needs are being met.  Seniors enjoy three meals per day at assisted livings in a social...

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9th Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament

Supporting Our Seniors: The 9th Annual Cedars Auxiliary Golf Tournament By Beth Sheppard, Director of Development at The Cedars You’d think that a golf tournament would be all about high scores, sponsorships and prayers for good weather. But I’ve learned that the tournament run by the Cedars Auxiliary is all about…family. There were sister acts: former Tournament Chair Roz Siegel and her sister Judy Brams (daughters of Charlotte Siegel, who lives at the Osher Inn and who is herself a longtime member of the Auxiliary) played together. So did Ron Lessard Jr. of Interim Healthcare, one of our Silver Sponsors, and his dad, Ron Lessard Sr. Then there was the D.A.R. Inc. team that included Executive Director Angie Hunt, her husband Col. David Hunt, and her brother, Vincent Palangie. Before the tournament even started, incoming Auxiliary President Suzie Berzinis and her daughter Hannah – herself a Jr. Auxiliary member...

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Visits II

Help with Aging Parents: Four More Ways to Make the Most of Visits – Part II By Melanie Desjardins, Manager of Care Coordination at The Cedars Have you ever thought, “What can I do with my loved one on this visit”? Well, here are some more ideas for your visit: 1. Go shopping from catalogs and/or the Internet and buy something new.  Remember there is a computer located in the Life Enrichment room for residents to use. Play cards. Make a special scrapbook celebrating your loved one’s lifetime or show already-made family scrapbooks, etc. Read newspapers and magazines aloud to keep them in touch with the world.  Reading the local newspaper is a great idea.  Remember, a visit doesn’t have to be long to be...

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