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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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Coping with a Difficult Transition

You’ve talked to your friends, neighbors, church members and hair stylist about choices.  You’ve checked the websites, and been on the tours.  You made the best decision based on the information you had and you placed your loved one in the nursing home of your choice.  Now what?  If you Google “adjustment to nursing home […]

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“Don’t Wait Too Long to Move to Cloverwood”

Each year, Cloverwood Senior Living hosts a panel discussion. Our residents share their valuable perspectives on a variety of topics with guests who may be interested in moving to a senior living community such as Cloverwood. Some of the most common concerns we hear are: When is the right time to move? What is the […]

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Our Friendliness Comes from Our Volunteers!

Each week, hundreds of individuals devote countless numbers of hours to the Friendly Senior Living community. These dedicated, kind individuals are one of the most important elements of the Friendly Senior Living experience. We want to extend the greatest of thank you’s  to our Friendly volunteers, who have become an integral part of our organization. Our volunteers […]

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

What do you think of when you think of a neighborhood? Do you have visions of a close knit community of friendly and helpful people who are bonded together by virtue of their proximity? Do you picture laughter and friendship, kindness and good will, social gatherings and good company? Do you imagine people you can count […]

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Take Care of Your Heart!

February is American Heart Month and according to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  This is alarming, but there is good news—heart disease is preventable and controllable!  Some of the risk factors that lead to heart disease include Obesity, Physical Inactivity, Smoking, Hypertension and Diabetes. Here […]

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What is Respite Care for Older Adults?

Respite care typically refers to a short term stay at a senior living community, usually at the assisted living level of care.  It is now allowed for 120 days per calendar year in New York State.  This used to be capped at 6 weeks, and by extending the time allowed, the State has acknowledged that respite […]

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