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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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Holiday Greetings from Glen Cooper, President & CEO, Friendly Senior Living

As 2015 draws to a close, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to our Members, residents, families, staff, volunteers, colleagues and individuals from the community for such a warm welcome to Friendly Senior Living.  I am honored to lead such a highly regarded organization, and feel fortunate to work with such a strong team […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

As Thanksgiving approaches, we asked our Friendly Senior Living residents and staff to share what they are thankful for. Their responses reflect a deep gratitude for family, friends and the “little” things in our lives which have such great meaning. We wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving and wonderful holiday season ahead! I […]

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Celebrating National Assisted Living Week at Glenmere

National Assisted Living Week is September 13 through 19.  This nation-wide observance celebrates what makes Assisted Living unique and wonderful and, while it is a Glenmere-wide celebration, the activities department takes the lead in designing specific programs and events.  The theme for 2015 is “Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit.” Glenmere Assisted Living, a part of […]

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Favorite Summer Recipe: Smoked Beef Brisket

At Cloverwood Senior Living,  Executive Chef Dan Dubock and I like to smoke beef brisket outside during the summer months. Last week we featured a BBQ at the Bar with ourfamous smoked beef brisket and served root beer floats with “It’s not your father’s root beer.”  We smoked the brisket in the Village Green, sliced to order […]

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