As a Marketing Director, we see it all, from families in crisis, to a prospective resident planning for their future. We’ve got a lot of ways we can assist folks into a new apartment, but I never realized how crucial offering a respite apartment could be, until recently when I worked with a particular family…
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on with no definitive end in sight and as we enter flu season, it’s more important now than ever that we establish our “new norm”.
Veteran to Veteran When people discover I am a veteran, they often thank me for my service. For some reason it makes me feel uncomfortable. Is it just me? Sometimes I feel that I did not earn that thank you. Never having served in combat, I don’t feel like I have done anything special to deserve a “thank you for your service.”
Here at The Arbors the health, the safety, and the security of our residents and staff are our utmost priority. With COVID-19 affecting older populations and assisted living homes disproportionately, we are striving to do all that we can to limit the exposure to residents and staff. We have developed an action plan based on government COVID-19 recommendations, community protocols, and resident and staff suggestions. The Arbors will be implementing several steps to limit exposure; unfortunately, we cannot eliminate the risk 100%.
When you are a caregiver for a loved one, winter can seem to last forever. The holidays have passed, yet spring still seems so far away. It’s either too cold or too icy to venture outside. Little things that used to roll off your back are now getting stuck in your head. How are you supposed to cope with caregiving when the winter blues and cabin fever are nipping at your heels?
Grilled swordfish in a lemon butter dill sauce. Stuffed chicken breast in a cranberry cream sauce with squash casserole. Spinach salad with pears, craisins, and blue cheese crumbles. It could be the menu at your local fine-dining establishment — but it’s not. It’s what’s on the menu this week at The Arbors.
When Ernie Gralia Jr. and his wife, Rose Marie Gralia, founded what would become The Arbors Gives Back in 1966, they did so with the goal of making a difference in people’s lives. With a family-first and community-driven focus, the Gralias built schools, nursing homes, and several housing developments for the elderly. Today, the third generation is running The Arbors’ 11 assisted living and memory care communities. Raised with a well-established work ethic and the drive to heavily invest in their communities, cousins and co-owners Sara Robertson and Amie Hanrahan are carrying on their grandparents’ legacy through The Arbors Gives Back.
Lupus is a mysterious disease. From the time someone first notices symptoms, it takes nearly six years for them to receive a lupus diagnosis. The key to preventing long-term consequences of the disease is early diagnosis — and that only comes with greater awareness of the disease.