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Diabetes can impact your brain, not just your blood

Wednesday, April 6 2016 6:23 PM
Categorized In Well-being
  The statistics are alarming. Twenty-five percent of people over age 60 have diabetes.   Many people think of diabetes as a disease that primarily affects the blood, but studies have shown that seniors with diabetes may experience greater cognitive impairment than their peers who do not have the disease.   During a severe episode of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, neurons and other brain cells may die, say researchers at the Unive… Read Article

Is caring for a loved one stressful? Try these 10 tips

Monday, March 28 2016 12:04 PM
Categorized In Well-being
A stroke. An accident. A debilitating disease.   There are many reasons why people become the primary caregivers for their loved ones.   And while becoming a caregiver is not a role that any of us hopes for, it’s a role that many have taken on. But that role can come with a lot of stress.   It is estimated that 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or a child in the past 12 months.   Of these inform… Read Article

Four things to consider as you look for senior housing

Tuesday, February 2 2016 2:26 PM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
Whether it’s because of retirement, or an empty nest, or a desire for something new, making the move to a senior living community is an exciting change.   As you begin your search for a senior living community to call home, here are four important things to consider:     1. Home maintenance   Maintenance-free living is a big appeal to senior living. Look for a community that will help you with the chores you most want to give up, like lawn … Read Article

Follow Cedar Lake Village on Facebook!

Thursday, January 14 2016 4:19 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Cedar Lake Village has a new Facebook page!  "Like" and follow Cedar Lake Village on Facebook to learn more about the everyday happenings, news, and special events occuring at CLV.  You can visit our page here. 

Your donations reflect Christ's light

Wednesday, December 23 2015 12:18 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
You can help enhance seniors' spiritual life.  For only $25, you can help provide beautiful spaces where our community's seniors can worship.  All donations to the Spiritual Life Christmas appeal will be used to enhance the chapels at Good Samaritan Society – Olathe and Cedar Lake Village.   With your gifts, we’ll purchase new altar cloths and pulpit scarves for the chapel in the post-acute and skilled nursing center.   At Cedar Lake Villa… Read Article

The memories they carry: Special spaces give veterans a place to reflect

Friday, November 6 2015 4:19 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
(Olathe, Kansas) – For the 32 veterans living at Cedar Lake Village, every day is an opportunity to stroll through memory lanes rich with military history.   Along a hallway in the campus’ main building are photos of residents past and present in military dress. Each branch of the military is represented with its respective flag hung above service member photos.   The other wall is a collage of iconic wartime images and a series of photos from the… Read Article

Cedar Lake Village Walks to End Alzheimer's

Saturday, October 10 2015 2:02 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Cedar Lake Village recently participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s held on Sunday, October 4 in Overland Park, KS.  This walk benefitted the Alzheimer’s Association and was sponsored by the Heart of America Chapter.    Team members consisted of staff, families, and friends.  Several employees of Farmer’s Bank, the bank onsite Cedar Lake Village, also participated in the walk and supported our team.  In total, 18 participants… Read Article

Community connections and interaction: A new approach to dementia care

Thursday, September 24 2015 10:55 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
(Olathe, Kansas) – Uncertainty, fear and anger often come with a dementia diagnosis.   For family members, the behaviors that arise from dementia are often the most challenging part of this spectrum of illnesses, says Tracey Torola, senior living manager at Cedar Lake Village in Olathe, Kansas.     Click on the image above to watch the video.   But Cedar Lake Village seeks to help dementia patients and their families in new ways.   T… Read Article