Southview Festivities!


Southview Festivities!

December 13th, 2018

Our residents in memory care had a very special visit! The family of Pastor Kom’s wife, Michelle, was visiting for Thanksgiving and brought every resident a beautiful poinsettia for Christmas. They also sang some Christmas songs. What a wonderful surprise for our residents.

 

Here are pictures of our Christmas decorating throughout the building. What a great job our little elves did making our building look festive for the holidays! We had beautiful piano music performed by our resident, Shirley Dykstra. We also had holiday cookies, eggnog, and lots of fun. Plus, one tired activity director named Donna hiding under the tree!

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018

September 18th, 2018

We are proud to announce that Southview Senior Living and ten other Southview Senior Communities raised over $23,000, more than doubling our goal! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a nationwide fundraiser event for the Alzheimer’s Association in an effort to support lives affected by Alzheimer’s and advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June 26th, 2018

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the world to learn about and spread awareness. This month, go purple and inspire action.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. The disease affects memory, thought process, and behavior, and is serious enough to interfere with daily life, progressively worsening over time. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s has no cure.

Current Statistics

  • 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 94,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  • Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123% between 2000 and 2015.


(video: Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests these ways to learn more and get involved during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Share facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.

Memory Care at Southview Senior Living

Southview Senior Living offers exclusive Memory Care apartments with full 24-hour staffing. Our trained staff members provide care and activities designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss. We’re committed to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care so that our Memory Care residents live happy, healthy lives. Contact us to learn more about our Memory Care program.

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Volunteers & Great Weather

May 14th, 2018

Southview Senior Living loves the sun! Here are some recent activity updates:

Sunshine Group Volunteers

Every year, we have a luncheon for our Sunshine Group. They help set up for our special parties, birthdays, and made-to-order breakfast. It is way of saying thank you for all their help!

 

Memory Care

Memory Care residents enjoyed hanging out in the sunshine.

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Memory Care Valentine’s Party

February 21st, 2018

Southview Senior Living had a Valentine’s Day party in Memory Care. They celebrated with candy hearts and root beer floats.

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Activities at Southview Senior Living

November 30th, 2017

Our resident, Helen Petrowske, celebrated her 106th birthday! What a sweetheart.  Helen was the queen for the day and wore a crown and boa to celebrate.

Also, our memory care made wonderful decorations for Thanksgiving. They had fun getting ready for turkey day.

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Pumpkin Painting

November 6th, 2017

Pumpkin Painting

Southview Senior Living celebrated Halloween by painting some pumpkins. Check out all of the fun pumpkins and costumes!

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 22nd, 2017

Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month-Southview Senior Living

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an opportunity to learn more, take action, and spread awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that causes problems with memory, thought process, and behavior. It is the leading cause of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. People with Alzheimer’s experience issues with memory, communicating, learning, thinking, and reasoning that are severe enough to impact work, social, and family life.

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, although as our insights into the disease continue to develop, there are new treatments on the horizon.

Current Statistics
  • More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 91,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One-third of people aged 85 or older have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
  • Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease.

https://youtu.be/aLsVS0lrRD0 (video: Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter offers suggestions of ways to learn more get involved during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Share facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.
Memory Care At Southview Senior Living

Southview Senior Living offers exclusive Memory Care apartments with full 24-hour staffing. Our trained staff members provide care and activities designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss. We’re committed to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care so that our Memory Care residents live happy, healthy lives. Contact us to learn more about our Memory Care program.

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Coloring Butterflies

May 9th, 2017

Our tenants in Memory Care enjoyed making some butterflies to bring in the spring time. Our nurse Emily Hogg and her daughter Marquia Bell were nice enough to lend a hand along with our aide Donna Peltier.

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Life Like Stuffed Pets!

April 19th, 2017

Southview Senior Living is now incorporating pet visits with a cat and dog in the beginning of May for our memory care unit. While these puppies look so cute they could be real they are actually very life like stuffed animals that can still breathe and make noises!

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