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Baby Boomers Help Others and Themselves Through Volunteering

on 08/20/2018 9:22 AM
Census data shows that 46 million people in the United States are over 65 and the 76 million baby boomers will soon put the responsibilities of career and children behind them. In addition to all that extra time, this generation has more education and more career success than any prior generation. Baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, still have a strong desire to see change in their c...
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Five Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

on 07/24/2018 3:06 PM
You’ve heard it said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but you may not have heard “A dog is good for your health.”  Some people think dog ownership means dog hair on the sofa, veterinarian bills, and an extra mouth to feed, but recent medical research may change that way of thinking. Research has shown a number of surprising health benefits of dog owners...
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RN Named Delaware Healthcare Facilities Association All Star Award Winner

on 05/23/2018 2:23 PM
Jennifer Vasquez, RN at Churchman Village (Newark, DE) was recognized as a 2018 Delaware Healthcare Facilities Association All Star Award Winner. Jennifer has worked at Churchman Village since 1995.
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3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors

on 05/23/2018 9:02 AM
Don't let an emergency of a loved one leave you scrambling for official documents. By proactively gathering essential healthcare and financial papers, an emergency can be a little less stressful for caregivers when they need critical access to information to help a family member.   3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors File all important documents in one plac...
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Stay Strong and Healthy, Guys, with Screenings

on 05/22/2018 12:04 PM
June has been a special month for men and their families since 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. We celebrate men and their essential role in the family and in the community. Men are husbands, fathers, sons, bosses, employees, and coworkers. June is also a great time to draw attention to the health issues that impact men and the imp...
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Creative Ways to Show Appreciation to Military Members and Families

on 04/26/2018 3:30 PM
Most Americans are familiar with Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was observed on November 11 because World War I ended at 11:00 A.M. on November 11, 1918. President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially proclaimed November 11 to be Veterans Day in 1954. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, has been observed as far back as the Civil War, but it was mad...
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Move It! Exercise for Seniors

on 03/28/2018 10:50 AM
As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates, who has long been referred to as the “Father of Medicine”, wrote, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”   As usual, Hippocrates was way before his time. Almost two thousand years would pass before scien...
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New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

on 03/19/2018 11:38 AM
In April, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards with new numbers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma: “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits. We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and hav...
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Public Invited to Open House May 6

on 03/06/2018 8:39 AM
The Atrium at Churchman Village, an independent senior living center, is hosting a Community Open House on Sunday, May 6 from 12-2 p.m. The Atrium is located at 4949 Ogletown Stanton Road in Newark, DE.   The Atrium at Churchman Village welcomes the community to tour the center and meet the team. Attending the open house is the perfect opportunity for community members to learn about ...
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Beginning Yoga for Older Adults

on 03/01/2018 4:09 PM
Many senior adults turn to yoga for gentle exercise that can reduce tension and increase flexibility. In the early 80s, women (and some men) donned their leg warmers, Reebok high tops, and spandex body suits to stretch it out with Jane Fonda and dance to Let's Get Physical.   Today, seniors are still "getting physical" and keeping active through a variety of exercise ...
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Reducing Your Kidney Disease Risk

on 02/27/2018 10:17 AM
MARCH IS KIDNEY AWARENESS MONTH You’ve probably seen people wear red to draw awareness to heart disease or pink to bring awareness to breast cancer, but kidney disease isn’t often the subject of much attention. That’s surprising since one in three Americans are at risk for kidney disease. The kidneys perform several very important jobs for your body. According to the Na...
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Heart Disease in Women: Heart Disease No Longer A “Man’s Disease”

on 01/25/2018 1:21 PM
Cancer has been called the “most feared diagnosis.” However, many women don’t realize that heart disease is actually the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Heart disease was once called a “man’s disease,” but one in four female deaths in this country are from heart disease, making it an equal opportunity disease.   Even more conce...
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Glaucoma: The Silent Disease

on 12/27/2017 1:23 PM
  Glaucoma has been called the “silent disease” because there are usually no symptoms and no pain.    Phyllis Diller once advised women, “Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age—as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”  It is true that our vision does change as we age. We may hold the book farther away until reading glas...
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Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living

on 12/01/2017 5:12 PM
Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and avoid illness and infections. However, many people neglect the easiest way to limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses and it’s practically free—proper hand washing.     As you touch door handles, shake hands, and touch grocery carts, germs come in contact with your hands. These germs are easily spread to your ey...
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Say What? Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults

on 10/19/2017 10:23 AM
Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults Have you been to a movie theater lately and enjoyed the surround sound experience? Did you know that the noise level of that movie probably approached 98 decibels, only slightly below a rock concert? With our nation’s population of older adults increasing, hearing loss has been called a major public health issue. Men tend to develop hearing l...
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Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

on 09/21/2017 4:11 PM
Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated Our bodies change as we journey from 60 to 80 and beyond. These physical and health changes require that we choose what goes in our body with even more thought than in our younger days. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Eating a variety of foods from all food groups and limiting sodium and sugar will help supply the n...
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Area Seniors Attend Open House at Atrium Independent Living

on 06/29/2017 6:11 AM
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our recent renovations! The Atrium Independent Living at Churchman Village in Newark, DE, welcomed more than 100 visitors at our June 22 open house. This event was designed to showcase Delaware’s Best Kept Secret for Seniors! The moderately priced, newly renovated spacious apartments, library, activities and exercise rooms drew many compl...
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Atrium Independent Living to Host Open House June 22

on 05/19/2017 8:44 AM
The Atrium at Churchman Village, an independent senior living center, is hosting a Community Open House on Thursday, June 22 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Atrium is located at 4949 Ogletown Stanton Road in Newark, DE. The Atrium at Churchman Village welcomes the community to tour the center and meet the executive director, director of nursing, activities director and other team members. Attending t...
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What Your Mother Really Wants for Mother's Day

on 05/12/2017 7:37 AM
She was there when you soared and there when you failed, moms are often the biggest cheerleader for their children. But, there comes a time when as children we become mom's advocate. The one who gently pushes her to go to the doctor for care, to eat more, or make it through a few weeks of therapy after an injury or surgery. Each Mother's Day, children of all ages honor the contributions...
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Senior Sun Safety Tips

on 05/10/2017 10:22 AM
Summer is a time of year most people look forward to, especially in the cool winter months. However, there are some precautions individuals should take to stay safe during months with excessive heat. Seniors, infants and children, and those with chronic conditions are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. While excessive heat can bother anyone, seniors are at a special risk, especially...
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When Memory Care Becomes a Concern

on 04/04/2017 10:25 AM
Everybody misplaces items, forgets the name of someone they know well, or doesn't show up for an appointment because it slips their mind. How often have you found something you lost in an unexpected place, like your keys in the freezer? While memory loss is a common occurrence, especially in aging, there is a difference in memory loss and a significant decline in cognition such as those ass...
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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

on 01/06/2017 9:04 AM
"Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside it's so delightful." While these may be words from a classic holiday carol, the sentiment is true. During the winter months, snow, sleet, and ice can make getting out and around a challenging - and often dangerous undertaking - for seniors. These winter safety tips will help to make sure you’re ready to handle the cold weather. ...
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When a Caregiver Needs a Break: Respite Care

on 11/22/2016 12:01 PM
As the population ages, the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," should be amended to "It takes a village to care for our senior population." In a 2015 study, an estimated 34 million adults in the United States provide unpaid care to an adult over age 50, often spending an average of 24 hours a week providing care. If a spouse is caring for a partner, that time spent c...
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Churchman Village Atrium Renovates Apartments

on 08/24/2016 3:37 PM
After three decades of being a place to call home in Newark, The Atrium at Churchman Village, an independent senior living community, is receiving a new lease on life. Over the next few years, additional renovations for the apartments at The Atrium are expected to update the bedrooms, kitchen, and bathrooms. “We are excited at some of the high tech that is going into out new apartments,&r...
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Promoting Readmission Prevention with an Exceptional Tool

on 04/27/2016 7:52 AM
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) secures its annual review of payments as it relates to Quality, a key component, binding quality to reimbursement, is Readmission to a Hospital. For decades, the return to a hospital for a related or unrelated episode was just standard operating procedure, the unofficial battle cry of a nursing or rehab team could have been, "when in dou...
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5-Star Quality Rating Awarded to Churchman Village

on 04/26/2016 10:36 AM
Churchman Village has received a Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This award is reflective of the ongoing, personalized care by Churchman Village clinical staff. The CMS Five-Star Quality Rating allows residents and their families an easy way to assess nursing home quality and to provide the necessary information to find the right center for the...
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