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How to Help Someone With Memory Loss?

Some minor memory loss, like forgetting where you placed your keys or the name of an acquaintance, is par for the course when aging. But memory loss related to dementia is not a normal part of aging. During the initial development of dementia, a close friend or family member often steps in to act as…

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

A simple act of kindness and sharing a talent can bring new life and joy to residents at an assisted living home. This was the case when a senior resident decided to give a piano lesson to another senior resident here at Ralston Creek Neighborhood. Neighbors helping neighbors. This piano lesson was a perfect example...

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Springtime Activities for Seniors

As spring arrives here in Arvada, it brings along with it warmer weather, blooming flowers, and a great opportunity to connect with your elderly loved ones. It's the perfect time of year to ensure that seniors are getting out in nature, basking in the sunshine and staying connected with family. Colorado offers a whole host...

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Therapy at Ralston Creek Neighborhood

We caught up with Meg Brushwood, who has been an occupational therapist (OT) for fifteen years and who is the Legacy Rehab Director as well as the occupational therapist onsite at Ralston Creek Neighborhood in Arvada, Colorado. How does therapy work at Ralston Creek Neighborhood?  Legacy is our in-house physical, occupational, and speech therapy group...

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Active Minds

It’s still wintertime here in Arvada. And it may still be cold outside but that doesn’t have to keep your senior from living a fulfilled life and keeping a sharp mind! When the frosty air keeps us inside and it’s time to do some indoor activities, encourage your senior to stay engaged in brain stimulating...

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A Sweet Season

February is right around the corner. It may be one of the grayest and coldest times of year but it is also the month when love is celebrated. Hearts stay warm when we are surrounded by family and friends, especially here at Ralston Creek Neighborhood! In the upcoming weeks, your loved one will likely notice...

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Keeping the Sparkle Alive

The holidays were over. Pam always enjoyed seeing family and friends and all the little gifts and cards that trickled in every day leading up to Christmas. It was a time of year she always looked forward to. But this year, even as the Christmas decorations were being taken down, she was excited for the...

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Celebrating The Holidays with your Senior

There was a light dusting of snow on the ground in Arvada. But hearts were warm at the assisted living community where Bettina lived. Today was Thanksgiving! Normally, Bettina celebrated Thanksgiving with her family. And this year was no different. Her nephew promised to come pick her up and take her home to their family...

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Holidays: gifts for seniors

It was the annual girls’ Christmas shopping trip. For Cate and her cousins, shopping for loved ones was a highlight. Plus they’d always go out for dinner afterwards! Cate’s grandmother lived in an assisted living home and she was always the first family member on Cate’s gift list. This year, she was eyeing the soft...

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