The days are getting shorter and the air is getting brisk which means Halloween is approaching. The October 31st, time-honored tradition of dressing up and going door to door yelling “Trick or Treat” is still anticipated by young and old today. In Schofield residents will be making popcorn balls for visiting (more)
Everyone has heard the adage; “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,”” Recently, Copperleaf Senior Living Life Enrichment Coordinators (LEC), Jackie Z. and Colleen D. learned that “Laughter IS the best medicine” while attending a two day training workshop known as the World Laughter Tour (www.worldlaughtertour.com). Copperleaf hosted the (more)
Recently, the Stevens Point Armory was filled with hundreds of individuals looking for that ‘perfect’ job. As one of those 59 booths, Copperleaf Senior Living had pens, candy and applications; but what was also provided to the inquiring job seeker was an honest explanation of what the job would require them (more)
Good nutrition and balanced meals are imperative for elderly individuals. Thankfully at Copperleaf Senior Living our cooks have knowledge and understanding of these changes and work very hard to ensure that our residents are getting the proper nutritious meals they need to over-come those eating obstacles. Carol K at Schofield AL is (more)
For some individuals, technology can be as frightening as going to the dentist but at Copperleaf Senior Living, one form of technology has residents dancing in their seats! The IN2L or “It’s Never 2 Late-Dignity through Technology” system is an amazing tool that provides everything from guided tours through Europe (more)
Exercise for Senior Citizens As we age, statistically our inactivity will also increase. This inactivity can have a negative toll on our health, ranging from a decline in cognitive function to deconditioning of the body as a whole. Over the decades there have been many theories on how the aging population can (more)
The parking lot of Copperleaf Schofield Memory Care looked quite a bit different on August 11th this year as Schofield Memory Care and Schofield Assisted Living held their first annual Copperleaf Carnival. The blacktop was filled with tables full of cotton candy, hotdogs, nachos and other tasty treats while the (more)
For many of us the idea of driving means liberation and independence. Therefore, knowing when it is time for us to stop may take the help of others. While advanced age alone is not a factor of poor driving, age does play its role. Advanced age does increase the risk for decline in areas such as eyesight, reaction time, memory, and physical mobility. All of which are essential skills for the safe driver.
Aging into older adulthood, people acquire a decreased thirst sensation. Meaning the amount of water they desire, is less than the amount of water they require to be hydrated. Being hydrated is a temporary state, staying hydrated takes a greater level of watchfulness. This watchfulness may become diminished as one graduates into older adulthood. Coming with it a slew of other complications ranging from medication side effects to lack physical mobility.
It is not fully understood how relationships affect our overall well-being. However, it is suggested that we can reduce the risks of cognitive decline if we maintain close social relationships. Additionally, it is highly suggested that people have a higher risk of developing cognitive impairment such as dementia if they live isolated and alone.