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Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month. For 55 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been observed to recognize older Americans and their contributions to our communities. Led by the Administration for Community Living’s Administration on Aging, every May offers the opportunity to hear from, support, and celebrate our nation’s elders. This year’s OAM theme, “Engage at […]

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Quality Staff = Quality Care

Several members of the Friendly Home’s clinical team have recently been recognized for their contributions and achievements in the field of aging. As providers of care for the elderly in our community, the people we serve are our highest priority. The quality of our staff directly impacts the quality of care we deliver, and these […]

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

For your safety: Proper hand washing is key to prevent the spread of germs and illness, especially in the winter months. In case of an emergency, consider installing a personal response or medical alert buttons if you live alone. Avoid getting up too quickly when changing positions or when initially going out into the cold, […]

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“You Don’t Have to Worry About Much of Anything at Cloverwood!”

At Cloverwood Senior Living, we believe the best people to tell our story are the people who live here! Each fall, Cloverwood invites guests to join us for a resident panel to learn about life at our Pittsford senior living community. Current residents talk about a range of topics, including when and why they decided […]

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Empathy at the Heart of Caregiving

As the Friendly Home’s Staff Education Supervisor, my responsibilities include interviewing potential Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). and helping CNAs develop into successful skilled care providers who advocate for our Members and families.  From my perspective, the most important characteristic for a CNA to have is empathy, followed by a strong work ethic and well-developed communication […]

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Friends Are Thankful for Your Time!

It was immediately apparent that at the Friendly Home, the people are just that: friendly. Since the first time I volunteered at the Friendly Home in 2015, I have felt welcome and appreciated. “It’s your time, and we would love if you would choose to spend it with us!” Mary Graham, the volunteer coordinator, said […]

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March is National Nutrition Month!

Nutrition tips for older adults Small steps can get you on the road to eating healthy. Here are some tips to help you on your journey to good nutrition and good health! Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your bowl. Choose foods that provide the nutrients you need without […]

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Love Remains

Working in a nursing home as a Chaplain can be a very interesting job. For some, it can take a toll, and for others it can truly be a witness to God’s amazing grace. I am one of the latter. We have people of all faiths here at the Friendly Home, and I am here […]

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Giving Time of Year

Serving older adults with care and compassion is at the heart of everything we do at the Friendly Home. That means making our Members feel loved as the unique individuals they are, providing our families with peace of mind, and supporting our staff as they deliver person-centered care. Every day, we strive to live our […]

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Physical Activity: It’s Never Too Late!

You are never too old to exercise, as the benefits of exercising far outweigh the risks, even in your 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.  However, studies demonstrate that inactivity increases with age; by age 75, only one in three men and one in two women engage in physical activity.  A consistent exercise program will boost energy, […]

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