An Inside Look at Montessori – Arts and Crafts with Your Loved One

I am so happy to continue our series on Montessori-Based activities you can do with your loved one. If you didn't get a chance to check out our previous post on cooking with your loved one, take a look at it and have some fun! Either way, in this post, I would like to share [...]

An Inside Look at Montessori – Arts and Crafts with Your Loved One2021-04-23T20:59:28+00:00

An Inside Look At Montessori – Cooking with Your Loved One

Family and food: These are two things that are very important to our community and me here at Arbor Springs. So when I talk about food, I can't help but think about it in the context of the work we do here to help you and your loved one connect. The use of Montessori principles [...]

An Inside Look At Montessori – Cooking with Your Loved One2021-03-25T22:43:57+00:00

Tips on Reconnecting and Reengaging with Your Routine, Life, and Loved Ones After COVID-19

While we all can see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is so crucial for us to remember that our fight against COVID-19 isn't over. We still have a long way to go and must remain vigilant. With that said, we are getting closer to returning to a new normal. Especially with [...]

Tips on Reconnecting and Reengaging with Your Routine, Life, and Loved Ones After COVID-192021-03-02T00:38:50+00:00

Why It’s Important To Get Vaccinated (You, Your Loved One, And Your Family)

Thankfully we were first in line for COVID-19 vaccinations in Iowa. Many of us in the community have already received our vaccines. However, if you are not first in line or missed your opportunity to get vaccinated here in the community, you must do everything you can to get vaccinated or complete your vaccination course. [...]

Why It’s Important To Get Vaccinated (You, Your Loved One, And Your Family)2021-02-18T19:54:09+00:00

Tips To Turn Those New Year’s Resolutions Into Healthy Habits For You And Your Loved One

If you think about it, much of the care we provide here at Arbor Springs shares similarities to everyday habits. Positive and healthy activities performed regularly to improve the lives of those we care for — we do that all the time. So as we enter the new year and look for ways to make [...]

Tips To Turn Those New Year’s Resolutions Into Healthy Habits For You And Your Loved One2021-01-22T17:28:51+00:00

The Importance of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

Continuing to be active, engaged, and health-minded is so vital at any stage of life, but it is crucial for aging adults and seniors. Keeping a regular routine for activity and exercise is the key to maintaining, and even improving, the health and well-being of ourselves and our loved ones. Staying active and involved is [...]

The Importance of Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy2021-01-08T20:43:11+00:00

What You Need To Know About Vaccinations At Arbor Springs

After a long road and much sacrifice, it seems that the COVID-19 vaccine is finally here! While we still need to be very cautious, there is a good reason for hope and celebration. Furthermore, even with this happy news, there is still much work to be done. To make sure we are all on the [...]

What You Need To Know About Vaccinations At Arbor Springs2020-12-18T22:01:26+00:00

Gardening with a Mind to Montessori – What We Learned This Year In Our Garden!

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 [...]

Gardening with a Mind to Montessori – What We Learned This Year In Our Garden!2020-11-04T22:07:55+00:00

Keeping A Schedule For Your Loved One With Memory Loss In The Time Of Covid-19

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 [...]

Keeping A Schedule For Your Loved One With Memory Loss In The Time Of Covid-192020-07-22T22:42:02+00:00

Long-Term Care During COVID-19: Is Your Loved One Getting The Right Care?

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, [...]

Long-Term Care During COVID-19: Is Your Loved One Getting The Right Care?2020-06-22T17:39:27+00:00