COVID-19 Update 3/16/2020

on 03/09/2020 4:45 PM
As a precautionary measure to protect our residents, and under advisement from the State Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are temporarily prohibiting all visitors and non-essential health care personnel, except for certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situation. Any individual permitted to enter the community will...
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Visit from Delaware State Police

on 04/19/2019 10:53 AM
Officer Jared Balan from Delaware State Police Troop 3, visited our senior living community to speak with our residents about crimes happening not only in our state, but across the nation, against seniors. We learned that many crimes that seniors fall victim to are committed by a family member or someone they know. Officer Balan did an amazing job explaining why seniors are such a vulnerable p...
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Churchman Welcomes Matsiko World Orphan Chior

on 04/17/2019 4:44 PM
On Monday April 8th, 2019, Churchman Village hosted Matsiko World Orphan Choir. The children performed song and dance for our residents. We learned about the children's native countries, Liberia, Peru, Nepal, and India. Additionally, we became aware of the prevalence and dangers of child trafficking. Our team of staff, residents, and family members were thrilled to purchase items and make dona...
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Workforce Symposium

on 04/17/2019 4:38 PM
In April 2019, management and some of our dedicated front-line leaders from Parkview, Churchman Village and Harbor Healthcare attended an off-site leadership workforce symposium. During this two-day event, Lou Ann Brubaker, President of Brubaker Consulting, presented on various topics surrounding "Creating a Culture of Staff Retention & Exceptional Care". Teams worked together to bra...
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Dash & Dine at the Atrium

on 12/19/2018 11:46 AM
Take a tour of our community and we’ll provide a chef-prepared dinner to-go!  WHEN  Wednesday, February 13  from 3:30-6:30PM WHERE The Atrium at Churchman Village  4949 Ogletown Stanton Road Newark, DE 19713 RSVP  by Wednesday, February 6. Call (302) 409-3232 or email sydney.alford@churchmanvillage.com. MENU  Please let us know your choice bet...
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New Home for the Holidays! 

on 10/16/2018 2:30 PM
Move into The Atrium at Churchman Village between November 1st & December 15th and receive half off your first month’s rent. To schedule your personal tour, call Sydney at 302.409.3232.  
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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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