As people age, they have a choice as to how they will accept the inevitable. Proverbs states, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones”. According to research at Yale University, adults who developed positive attitudes about aging lived more than seven years
Fort Wayne is known as the “City of Churches.” Waynedale could similarly be named the “Town of Churches” as we have a wonderful large array of houses of worship representing many denominations for our residents to choose from. As vibrant and important members of our community, this column
May is Better Hearing Month and a good time to take inventory of your hearing health.
For the majority of people, hearing loss happens slowly over an extended period of time, sometimes 20 to 30 years. This loss is usually due to exposure to noise that is repetitive in nature and many times associated
Happy Spring! Hopefully the freeze is over and warm temperatures, pretty flowers, budding trees and the smell of fresh cut grass are in the near future. Some people dread this time of year because they have seasonal allergies and often “suffer” through the season.
Allergy symptoms tends to increase
Herbert Acker has been a mainstay of the Waynedale Community and the Lakewood Park Community Addition since his family built their home in the mid 50s. He returned to the neighborhood in 1964 following his time in the service and medical school. Herb’s current home in the addition is part of what
This month’s Community Spotlight focuses not on who, but rather what. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight Kingston’s Taste of Waynedale as this was the 10th Annual and final year of Kingston sponsoring the event.
The 2018 Taste of Waynedale was again a success. With close to 500
The big red barn known as Hair Barn Classics is a warm and familiar sight on Bluffton Road, but it wasn’t always themed as such. The original Barbershop that sat there was purchased by Bob Hey in 1960 and named Bob’s Barber Shop. In 1972, he rebuilt in the same location, enlarged and constructed
February is American Heart Month, making this an ideal time to remind us to focus on protecting our heart health. Chances are, you know someone who has been affected by heart disease and stroke. An average of one death occurs every 38 seconds due to some form of heart disease. The term “heart disease”
At 300 years old, The Masonic Fraternity is the oldest in the world. Medieval stone masons were responsible for building the great Cathedrals of Europe and organized into guilds. As society changed, wealthy and eminent patrons were brought into the guilds and the teachings of the guild were passed
Getting vaccinated each year is your single best defense to preventing the flu but there are also a number of good common sense tips that will help you stay healthy.
- Clean Your Hands Frequently.
It is scary to think of all the germs you pick up from menus, cash, remote controls, cell phones, pens and toilet handles, just to name a few. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth and if you aren’t able to wash with soap and warm (not hot) water, have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer close by. Carry a bottle of sanitizer in your purse or car with you.
When handwashing, use these steps: Wet hands and lather (rub backs of hands, between fingers and under nails). Sing the Happy Birthday
When is a good time to visit with a senior? The answer is OFTEN! I guarantee you they will enjoy a social call.
Many people procrastinate visiting with older adults for a multitude of reasons, even though they have good intentions. Perhaps you are unsure of what to talk about. Maybe the person has
Still looking for that special accent to complete your holiday décor? Visit the Waynedale Library to shop for a beautiful wreath and help support the Waynedale Corridor Project! 12 local businesses have decorated wreaths as part of a community silent auction that is sponsored by the Waynedale Community
Tis the season not to decide you want to lose weight! However, there is a way to survive the holidays without gaining a ton of weight, while still enjoying all the activities and parties.
No one should ever be on a diet; it should be about life style, one that I have seen hundreds of patients successfully
This month’s community spotlight is about an organization that is near and dear to my heart. It only seems fitting with Veteran’s Day just around the corner to focus this month’s column on Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and their mission to transport veterans to Washington for the day to reflect
Kingston Residence recently celebrated their Long Term Staff with a luncheon at Black Canyon Restaurant.
This valued group included team members who have been employed for five years or longer at the Assisted Living Community.
The employee with the most years of service at 31 years is Margaret Demongeot.
Kingston Residence is proud to announce that eleven residents and two Kingston ambassadors completed the 2017 Fort 4 Fitness Senior Marathon! These residents needed to walk 26.2 miles throughout the summer months before the culmination at Parkview Field on September 29th. Through a combination of
I featured Billie in our Community Spotlight in June of 2016. She recently passed away on August 9th. And between those dashes, despite her illness, she continued to tirelessly advocate for Belle Vista Association. So it is profoundly fitting that someone who dedicated her life to her neighborhood,
Who doesn’t love biking the trails on a sunny day? Even more so when all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the trip. Two residents from Kingston Residence Assisted Living recently had the opportunity to do so through the Jorgensen YMCA Trail Buddy Program.
A special bicycle called The Duet
Summer is a season of fun in the sun and it’s not over yet. Who doesn’t enjoy sun, surf, sand and even the occasional game of corn hole with family and friends? In order to avoid missing the party, take a few moments to read our foot care suggestions. Avoid going barefoot. Not only does
Rick Ritter believes in giving back. A disabled veteran following a three-year stint in the Marine Corps, he “feels blessed on so many counts.” Beating prostate and skin cancers and soon to be turning 70 years old, Rick remembers those friends who served and never lived beyond the age of 20. It
Meyer’s Barber Shop is a Waynedale staple, although surprisingly only about half of their clients are from the immediate area. The other half coming in and out of the barber side are from local factories that dot the Waynedale and Airport Expressway landscape. One regular customer drives in from
There are 765,000 strokes in the United States every year, which averages out to 1 every 40 seconds. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and the 5th leading cause of death. There are 7 million people in the United States over the age of 20 who are stroke survivors. These
Everyone agrees that exercise is important. It’s making yourself do it that is the challenge! However, as a senior, exercise can seem daunting. Arthritis, poor range of motion or chronic illnesses can all deter your determination. But movement, any type of movement, is good for you. Remember the