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Cedar Lake Village Walks to End Alzheimer's

Saturday, October 10 2015 11:02 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… Read Article

Community connections and interaction: A new approach to dementia care

Thursday, September 24 2015 7:55 PM
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 Vil… Read Article

Relating to others by recycling: Residents please Christ stitching ‘plarn’ mats

Friday, September 4 2015 6:54 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
(Olathe, Kansas) – Mary Cook’s mother tried teaching her to crochet, but Mary says it was hard for her to relate to the kind of activity her mom enjoyed doing in her downtime. Today, however, as a resident at Good Samaritan Society – Olathe [Cedar… Read Article

Taking care of the caregiver: Tips to avoid burnout

Thursday, September 3 2015 11:50 PM
Categorized In Relationships
More than 25 percent of adults in the United States provided care for a chronically ill, disabled or aging family member or friend during the past year. If you are one of these caregivers, you know that burnout can be a critical issue. Staying healthy yourself — physica… Read Article

Spotlight on Cedar Lake Village - HERLIFE Magazine

Saturday, August 1 2015 1:07 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Photograph by Anne Canon Photography by: Cindy McDermott A trip down memory lane is a sweet, enjoyable adventure for many people. But for those suffering from dementia, the stroll can become an agonizing journey as this cruel disease slowly dissolves their memories.… Read Article

AL Huber Current Project Spotlight - Cedar Lake Village Memory Care

Monday, July 6 2015 8:54 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
We are excited to announce that the Cedar Lake Village Memory Care Assisted Living is being featured as the Current Project Spotlight on the AL Huber website!  Images will update every 20 seconds on the AL Huber webcam.  To view the live webcam - pl… Read Article

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Monday, July 6 2015 8:19 PM
Categorized In Faith
But the mountain falls and crumbles away, and the rock is removed from its place; the waters wear away the stones; the torrents wash away the soil of the earth; so you destroy the hope of mortals.  Job 14:18-19 NRSV When my mother was informally dia… Read Article

Popcorn for dinner again? Try these tips for solo meals

Thursday, July 2 2015 12:14 AM
Categorized In Diet
    Do you remember the last time you cooked for a house full of people? What about the last time you cooked for two people? If cooking for one is the norm now, embrace the ease and freedom that comes with making whatever you want. Not sure you… Read Article

15 Great Apps for Seniors

Tuesday, June 23 2015 1:31 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Seniors are more tech-savvy than ever, and app developers are catching on.     Here are 15 apps that could make life easier, more fun and maybe even healthier for you or the seniors in your life. 1.  Wunderlist for Android, iPhone and i… Read Article

Lunch with Good Sam Event Raises Funds for Memory Care Services

Friday, June 12 2015 1:53 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
  Lunch with Good Sam brought people together at the Ball Conference Center to raise funds for memory care on the Good Samaritan Society – Communities of Olathe campus.  Our speakers, Pat Dinville and April Smith, brought understanding, laughter and some tears t… Read Article

Cedar Lake Village anounces a NEW Fourth Level of Care in Assisted Living

Friday, May 15 2015 8:19 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Cedar Lake Village has recently expanded our services at the assisted living community and have added a BRAND NEW fourth level of care for residents who would benefit from a higher level of care.  Among these changes is the addition of a licensed nurse to our staff on every… Read Article

A God-driven '68 Ford

Wednesday, May 6 2015 7:51 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
A God-driven experience with a ‘68 Ford unfolds for memory care in Kansas Click the image above to view the video. (Olathe, Kansas) – He couldn’t have known it would be so significant, but a trip Ted Asay shared with his grandpa in 1968 has become the r… Read Article

Olathe couple honored as they celebrate 81 years of marriage

Thursday, February 12 2015 9:33 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
  Dale and Alice Rockey (center, front) recently celebrated their 81st anniversary with family. (Olathe, Kansas) – It was Dec. 29, 1933.                            … Read Article

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

Saturday, August 23 2014 1:38 AM
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 to this project between now and the end of 2015, you'll receive a tax credit of 50 per… Read Article

CLV & Hoeger House Ice Bucket Challenges August 2014

Thursday, August 21 2014 7:55 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
​ Challenge accepted, Good Samaritan Society—Olathe! CLV and Hoeger House challenge 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 mak… Read Article

Macular degeneration and depression: Are you at risk?

Thursday, August 21 2014 2:44 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Imagine if you could no longer read, drive or even recognize familiar faces. For roughly 2 million older adults living with macular degeneration in the U.S., that is a reality, not an exercise in what if. Moreover, according to a study from the Thomas Jefferson University,… Read Article

Feel like you need to go all the time? You’re not alone

Thursday, August 7 2014 2:42 AM
Categorized In Well-being
As we age, trips to the restroom can become more frequent.  When we are no longer able to make it to the restroom on time, accidental urinary or bowel leakage can lead to emotional, physical, social and economic stress for many people. In fact, according to a recent gove… Read Article

Common myths about nursing homes: Will Medicare pay?

Sunday, August 3 2014 2:39 AM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
True or False: There is no need to worry about paying for a nursing home (rehab or skilled nursing center) stay. Medicare will fund everything. Answer: False. Medicare only pays for a nursing home stay if the beneficiary has had a three-night stay in a hospital within 30… Read Article

Senate hearing examines the impact of hospital status

Friday, August 1 2014 2:37 AM
Categorized In Senior Advocacy
(Washington, D.C.) – Provider magazine is reporting this week about U.S. Senate hearings focusing on Medicare requirements for hospital stays. Senators have learned the use of the observation status for Medicare recipients has created a confusing situation t… Read Article

Yoga for what ails you

Friday, August 1 2014 2:36 AM
Categorized In Well-being
Do you want to exercise more, lose weight or live a more stress-free life? Yoga might help with all three. For some, the word “yoga” evokes images of people bending their bodies in strange positions. While some stretching is involved, the practice of yoga encompas… Read Article