Morning Worship Services and hymn sing. The afternoon was filled with music, from none other than our favorite, Joey from MacPhail and blooming crabapple trees! A beautiful sunny afternoon!
Jim Roth was back today with a LIVE Concert and some sunshine was definitely on the to do list today! Yippee!
Our seedlings have a new home in our Willows garden in the sunshine! Cucumbers, peas, marigolds, zinnia, snapdragons and Shasta daisy's, oh my! Our souls are filled!
I think we skipped Spring and went straight to Summer! It was a steamy day outside, we enjoyed it for a short spell and then went back inside for a tall glass of lemonade and ohhh, I also served strawberry cream PIE! ! It is wonderful to see all of these smiling faces and please know, if you would like to Face Time your loved one, just contact us!
Caring for People with Memory LossA lively, informative discussion related to memory loss and caregiving tips
Saturday, June 4, 2022Hybrid format, join in-person at the McNamara Alumni Center or virtually via Zoom.Join experts in a lively, informative discussion related to memory loss, caregiving tips, and what you can do to help. The goal of this conference is to provide information, support, and education for adult children, spouses, parents, health and community care providers, and others concerned with caring for people with memory loss.
The Caring for People with Memory Loss Conference is free and open to the public. Contact hours/CEUs must be purchased separately. Registration is required.
Questions? Contact UsTeresa Schicker, phone: 612-301-GWEP, email: MN-GWEP@umn.edu
Please be sure to look for special correspondence from Julie, the Executive Director of The Fountains today about Willows news. Thank you.
Spring has sprung, FINALLY! So I thought I would share with you a slice of my Willows focus for activities this Spring and how it relates to your loved ones here in the Willows.
What we do each day is related to what is needed of us in life, and our preferences. Our activities fulfill us. Did you know activities are one of the most important elements of healthy living? Let's explore.
Activities, how we spend our time, hold tremendous value, including offering cognitive and physical stimulation as well as providing opportunities for purpose, joy, socialization, and pleasure. This is true for all of us, even for those living with dementia.
Those who are living without limitations may be able to engage in what they want, when they want, independently. But when a person is living with dementia, they become more dependent on others to help them to successfully participate in the activities they want and need to do. Due to their cognitive limitations, they need support to initiate, engage or complete. But the need for cognitive support should never be confused with a person not wanting to engage in activities. And we must never assume activity participation loses its rich value and positive impact on health and quality of life.
The Benefits of Gardening... It's spring, so how about we talk through the many amazing therapeutic benefits of one of my beloved activities? Let's explore some of the wonderful health and well-being benefits derived from gardening:
Physical Exercise: strength, range of motion, balance, flexibility, and fine and gross motor coordination.
Cognitive Exercise: planning, problem-solving, prioritizing, sequencing, and all types of memory and attention.
Emotional Enrichment: a sense of purpose and pleasure. If gardening in a group, we can also find the emotional benefits of socialization. For many, like myself, there is peace and joy derived from simply being outside, where most gardening activities occur. We may connect with memories that bring us happiness. There are just too many benefits to list.
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