As the country moves towards opening up again, and the summer season where we are normally active and socializing begins, it’s important to be able to manage the risks and keep your families safe. We all are asking ourselves: which activities are safest to resume? The experts have weighed in, and here’s some general guidelines. There are five factors to keep in mind. Is the activity indoors, where the air is more stagnant and infection is easier to spread, or outdoors? How close are you forced to be with others? How long a period of time are you within close quarters [...]
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Though it is a stressful time for everyone, it’s important to remember there are still ways we can take care of ourselves emotionally, even when there is so much chaos and uncertainty around us. One way of doing a quick de-stress is a short meditative relaxation technique. Take a deep breath in, imagining your breath reaching all the way down to your belly button when you inhale. Exhale and relax your neck and shoulders, allowing your shoulders to drop gently. Relax your jaw, forehead, and between your brows. Relax your knees slightly and press your feet into the ground, paying attention [...]
The holiday season is upon us. For many, it is a time to reconnect with loved ones, and spend time with family. For most, the holidays can add on layers of stress to ourselves and our relationships, especially when dealing with important issues like the aging of a parent. Tensions may rise between family members when trying to find the best way to care for an aging parent, especially around the holidays. Here are some of Loudonville Assisted Living Residence’s tips for managing stressful family relationships: Practice self-care. Have you heard the saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup?” It’s [...]
Here at Loudonville Assisted Living Residence, the weather is changing. Brisk autumn breezes are picking up the leaves, sending our beautifully colored fall foliage around the lawn, where mums enhance our pristine landscaping with pops of bright seasonal hues. Residents are enjoying the contrast between the deliciously cool weather outdoors, and the warmth of home, where we have the fireplace lit and giving a cheerful glow to the living room. Also, our amazing team of chefs and kitchen support staff has premiered their gourmet fall menu. This includes resident favorites such as braised short ribs, maple flavored roasted butternut squash, [...]