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A constant in memory care assisted living: A family’s love [video]

Monday, January 16 2017 4:40 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Chase Rykman, left, and his uncle, OJ, swap stories and fun times inside the truck OJ's former students renovated for Cedar Lake Village's courtyard designed for memory care assisted living residents.   Janet Simpson knows a thing or two about family life at Cedar Lake Village.   In 2004, her mother moved to an assisted living apartment on campus. She had survived a stroke and was beginning to exhibit signs of dementia.   Years… Read Article

4 ways to grow in your faith

Friday, October 14 2016 12:14 PM
Categorized In Faith
  As people of faith, it’s important to nurture our spiritual side. But many of us tend to get comfortable doing the same type of faith practice year after year.   Theologian Richard Foster suggests that we learn to love God and our neighbors better through activities that strengthen our intellect, our emotions, our relationships and our service.   If we think about expanding the variety of ways we experience and grow in our … Read Article

4 scams that target seniors

Tuesday, October 11 2016 12:02 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
  Here are four common types of fraud that prey on senior citizens, and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.   1. The imposter   This scam starts with a phone call or email. The scammer poses as a family member, friend, business or government official.   They ask you to wire money immediately — using a service such as MoneyGram or Western Union — to cover expenses such as a lien, a fine, outstanding deb… Read Article

You can give residents the gift of independence

Monday, August 29 2016 4:56 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
We need your help to purchase buses for our residents.     When a bus means more than a ride   Driving around town, they might look like regular transportation buses. But to the residents of Good Samaritan Society – Communities of Olathe, they’re a lifeline. Many residents on our campuses no longer drive, but they still have places they need and want to get to.   So when our two 15-year-old buses recently began showing their age… Read Article

Cedar Lake Village Thanks Local Police Officers

Thursday, August 11 2016 4:08 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
We are proud of our men and women in blue and thank them for their service! Seen below is Senior Living Manager, Tracey Torola, presenting Olathe Police Sargeant Bryan Hill a packet of thank you notes from both residents and staff of Cedar Lake Village expressing their appreciation. Also shown, is resident Charles Townley showing Sgt. Hill a book about the past sheriffs of Johnson County. We pray that all police officers everywhere are safe and respected by those they serve.… Read Article

The Sew and Sews at Cedar Lake Village

Thursday, August 11 2016 3:21 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Our CLV group, the Sew & Sews led by residents John and Dee Thomas, use their talents to help meet the practical, daily needs of others. This group truly demonstrates how to share comfort and compassion with those in need. Thank you to our Sew & Sews for all they are doing for others. Their many projects include hand-sewn totes to attach to walkers or wheelchairs; cobbler aprons for the CLV Memory Care community; eyeglass cases and small bags for safe keeping of hear… Read Article

The Resident Handbook

Tuesday, August 9 2016 10:40 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
The following poem was written by one of our very own resident poets, Beverly Rigler. She wrote about the resident handbook which is a reference guide for all of our residents, in particular, our new residents to help them become acquainted with our services and amenities when they first move in. Beverly is one of many of our talented residents. Enjoy!   The Resident Handbook   The Resident Handbook defines and describes... The “Housing with Services&rd… Read Article

Diabetes can impact your brain, not just your blood

Wednesday, April 6 2016 5:23 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