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Altenheim helps people living with dementia optimize the joy of each day

A good day with moments of joy. People with dementia may not remember them for very long, but they deserve to experience them, insists Linda Begley, activity director for Shurmer Place Memory Assisted Living at Altenheim Senior Living, in Strongsville. “Our activities aim to optimize each day and allow each resident to be the person...

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A Final Thought: The DNA results are in

Earlier this spring, I wrote a column called “Waiting on the DNA results,” in which I revealed that I had ordered a DNA report from Ancestry.com in an effort to determine once and for all whether there was any truth to the persistent family rumor that one of my ancestors was Native American. The results are in and, alas—no. John...

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She is Dog Gone Crazy...about caring for your pets

People look for different things when they’re thinking of boarding their pet. Some appreciate cleanliness while others place an importance on affordability. And safety, without question, is at the top of everyone’s list. Dog Gone Crazy, Inc. a canine and feline FunHouse in Medina, understands the importance of everything mentioned...

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Seniors who choose to call Southpark Square Senior Apartments home say they feel happy and wouldn’t change a thing

Andreas and Erika M. never thought they would be happy living in an apartment—until they moved into Southpark Square Senior Apartments, in Strongsville. “We wouldn’t change this for anything,” insists Erika, who returned to Northeast Ohio with her husband and moved into Southpark Square in September 2017. “The location is...

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As part of the Meaningful Moments program at Cardinal Court and Greenfield Estates, residents have the opportunity to revisit their personal holiday traditions

Maybe your life is full. Really full. Between the kids, the spouse, the job and the house, keeping track of what your aging parent is doing on a day-to-day basis might not be part of the program. Or maybe you only see Mom or Dad during the holidays, when it’s easy for her or him to smile, nod and blend in at parties and family gatherings...

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