National Blood Donor Month: What you Need to Know

January 10, 2020By Rachel ClarkGIVING, Healthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities, News, Uncategorized, Volunteer, Wellness

According to the American Red Cross, winter is “one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs.” That’s because of busy holiday schedules, bad weather which leads to canceled blood drives, and other things. Plus, seasonal illnesses such as the flu can cause regular donors miss a … Read More

National COPD Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

November 25, 2019By Rachel ClarkEdenHill, Healthy Living, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Wellness

November is National COPD Awareness Month. According to the CDC-Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD makes breathing difficult for the 16 million Americans who have this disease. Millions more people suffer from COPD, but have … Read More

Can Playing Games Really Help Older Adults Stay Healthy and Happy? You Bet!

November 7, 2019By Rachel ClarkEdenHill, Healthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities, Wellness

For older adults, games represent so much more than a fun pastime; they offer an array of mental and physical benefits. The biggest perk seniors get from playing games comes from the interactions they have with others. Approximately 20% to 30% of seniors regularly experience isolation and loneliness. Unfortunately, loneliness doesn’t just make seniors feel … Read More

The WHEEL Designers

July 26, 2019By Jenna GullickEdenHill, Exercise, Healthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities

Starting August 5th, the Wheel of Exercise will begin. Contestants will spin the wheel, complete tasks, solve puzzles, and have fun while working towards getting the most points. There has been much preparation for this event, with the most important component being the wheel. Here at EdenHill communities, we have a woodshop available to our … Read More

Senior Safety Checklist

July 8, 2019By Suzanne TannerCaregiving, Healthy Living, Senior Care

Senior Safety Checklist It is important to evaluate the living conditions of seniors who live independently on a regular basis. An environment that was fine just a month ago may now pose a problem. Assess the home with your loved one’s diminishing abilities and special requirements in mind to make sure they are in safe … Read More

Just breathe….

July 2, 2019By Sarah CurrieHealthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities, Spiritual, Wellness

Have you ever noticed that when you’re anxious, or agitated, or even just preoccupied with your thoughts, you’re likely not breathing as deeply or well as is really advisable?   There’s a reason the age-old guidance for pausing before reacting under stress is “take a breath.”   Strange that an autonomic bodily function can be so readily … Read More

Bring on the Sunscreen!

May 24, 2019By Jenna GullickEdenHill, Healthy Living, LifeStyle & Activities

The sun is shining bright, but you don’t have to worry because you have your sunscreen on, right? May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection Month. More specifically, May 24th is National Sunscreen Day! Here at EdenHill, we have several activities that take place outside. We want our residents to have fun, while keeping their … Read More