As you may know, we have fully integrated Montessori-Based Dementia Programming into our care here at Arbor Springs. This means most of our activities and many other things we do with our community members are structured around the Montessori method. You've probably heard a lot about Montessori from us and have a basic understanding of [...]
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It's All About The Journey We are so thankful for everyone who made our Thanksgiving special this year. We know it was difficult with our restrictions, but our family here at Arbor has never been stronger. There was still some fun to be had and some good food to be shared [...]
That's Quite A Pump-Cat!!! Wow, October was fun! We had a scary good Halloween with all of our community members! Everyone dressed up and was a good sport about our social distancing for the holiday. Halloween wasn’t the only big event we had. Our Annual Art Show was a great success, [...]
Over the last few months, we’ve spent a lot of time in the garden here at Arbor Springs. While we’ve had many successes, we’ve also learned a few lessons. I’d like to take a moment and share some of what we’ve learned. Hopefully, you, too, can find the joy of gardening with your loved one [...]
Happy Labor Day! September seemed to fly by. We have all been working so hard to keep our community safe and healthy. We thank you all again for your engagement and courage to keep trudging through this challenging time. Labor Day was quite wonderful though - celebrating those who are the [...]
Building New Homes For Some New Friends It is so exciting we were able to see our friends and family again! Our outdoor visits created a wonderful opportunity to finally see some of those close to us. However, we've had to pause the outdoor visits for now. We were grateful for [...]
Enjoying Our Summer Here at Arbor Springs Hard to believe summer is almost over! We have been busy the last few weeks and hardly noticed that it is coming to an end. Our garden is doing famously! Read further in the newsletter to see just how great things are going with [...]
Working Together To Get Through This! The last few months have been difficult. However, we are excited to say COVID-19 is gone from our community. If you were not able to attend our service of remembrance to honor those loved ones we have lost during the long month since visiting restrictions [...]
Your loved one’s schedule has probably changed a lot with the new reality of COVID-19. While we would like to return to our usual routines once this is all over, for now, maintaining a schedule as best as possible is crucial during this difficult time. This can be especially important when your loved one [...]
While this time has been difficult for so many, it has especially impacted our senior community and those in long-term care. I’ve talked a lot about how COVID-19 has presented unique and challenging issues around caring for older adults and, in particular, those with memory loss. The role of caregiver can often be overwhelming, [...]