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Donate to CLV's expansion and Kansas tax credits are available for you!

Friday, August 22 2014 4:38 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Looking for a way to make a difference in our community, and save money on your taxes?   Now you can, when you donate to the Cedar Lake Village expansion project. When you donate $250 or more tot hsi project between now and the end of 2015, you'll receive a tax credit of 50 percent of your gift on your Kansas income tax return.    From the Executive Director, Joanna Randall: "I am excited to announce that Cedar Lake Village will break ground soon on its m… Read Article

CLV Ice Bucket Challenge August 2014

Thursday, August 21 2014 10:55 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
‚Äč Challenge accepted, Good Samaritan Society—Olathe! CLV challenges AL Huber, Boulder Associates, GSS Senior Living Consultant Susan Nickerson, GSS Customer Experience Consultant Jona Freel and CLV Cook Jeronimo Ramirez! You have 24 hours to make a $100 donation to the ALS Association or take on the Ice Bucket Challenge! (Or you can do both!)   For more information about ALS or to donate, please visit http://www.alsa.org/  For more information about… Read Article

Memory Care Facility Approved for Olathe Medical Park

Friday, July 25 2014 11:57 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
OLATHE, KAN. (July 2, 2014) – A new option for families dealing with memory care needs will be available in the near future.  The Cedar Lake Village Board of Directors and the Olathe Medical Center Board of Trustees have both approved the launch of a new memory care assisted-living facility dedicated to the treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Olathe Medical Center and the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society are joint owners… Read Article

Take a break: Why respite care is good for you, your loved one

Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:24 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
Are you helping to care for an elderly family member or friend? Then you’re one of approximately 50 million Americans who are considered senior caregivers.   Even a few hours of care per week can make a huge difference and help a senior avoid moving into an assisted living or skilled nursing center. Getting help from friends and family members saves money and promotes independence and confidence for many seniors.   Although many times this care is happily… Read Article

12 easy things you can do to prevent memory loss

Friday, June 27 2014 5:53 PM
Categorized In Memory Care
Research suggests that keeping your brain stimulated, socializing, proper nutrition and physical exercise are some of the best ways to promote cognitive health. Try these simple ways to prevent memory loss. Source: www.good-sam.com  Click here to view the original article.

What is the role of social services in a nursing home?

Saturday, June 21 2014 5:44 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
If I had to define social services staff members in one phrase, I would say, “Jacks of all trades.” Their duties and schedules change from moment to moment in order to best serve the individuals in their care. From a regulatory perspective, social services are defined as, “services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident.”   It would be difficult to provide a comprehensive… Read Article

Preventing loneliness: How to keep your parents connected

Friday, June 20 2014 5:31 PM
Categorized In Well-being
Loneliness isn’t just a feeling.   It can cause depression, anxiety, chronic pain, sleep problems and other health issues. And it currently affects 43 percent of adults age 60 and older. With the senior population projected to increase to more than 79 million by 2040, understanding loneliness and how to prevent it is increasingly important.   Here are five ways you can keep your senior parents connected with others.   1. Foster a sense of purp… Read Article

Are organic foods really better for you?

Tuesday, June 17 2014 5:21 PM
Categorized In Diet
We often hear the terms “organic,” “locally grown,” “sustainable” and “natural,” but it can be difficult to understand exactly what these terms mean. The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) certifies organic food production, and only foods grown under certain conditions can be marketed as organic.   These certified organic foods are produced under certain conditions that are ecologically friendly, but research co… Read Article