Archives for Meth-Wick Community

Dietitian Tips: Staying Hydrated

During these hot months it is important to remember to stay hydrated! Adequate fluids are by far the most important nutrient we put into our body. In addition to providing …

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Resident Spotlight: John and Karen Wagner

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As John and Karen Wagner will tell you, they are members of the Oreo generation. Their adult lives were squeezed by two important sets of responsibilities: after spending a few …

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Employee Spotlight: Julie Farmer

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Julie Farmer is the kind of person you like on sight. Her unmistakable warmth and energy draws people in and her conversations are filled with humor and compassion. She’s the …

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What Living Independently Looks Like at Meth-Wick

Retirement living comes in plenty of different shapes and sizes. At Meth-Wick alone, residents can choose between five different styles of living. For many, independent living is the best way …

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What to do after a fall

Our bodies change with age. Our vision can get fuzzy, our muscles may get weaker, and our steps can get shorter. It’s a normal part of the aging process, no …

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WelTracs: Making Wellness a Priority

Shantel Phipps stays busy on Meth-Wick’s campus. As a Successful Aging Coordinator, she personally developed and now implements the health and wellness program WelTracs. Once a new resident is accepted …

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3 Ways Community Living Can Make You Happier

Older adults have dozens of choices for where and how to spend their retirement years. Some of those choices are limited by ability but, for the most part, today’s older …

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What is assisted living?

Maybe you’ve noticed you need a little help around the house. Maybe you’re having a hard time remembering when to take your medication. Maybe your kids are nervous about you …

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What to know about Medicare in 2018

For Meth-Wick residents on Medicare, there are a few notable updates to keep an eye on over the coming year. The National Council on Aging and AARP tell us more: …

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Important Exercise Habits for Seniors

Regular physical activity can prevent many common health problems faced by older adults, like high blood pressure, poor balance and obesity. If you’re not currently active, get together with your …

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