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COVID-19 Update: Lip-Reading Masks

July 28, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows: We are excited to introduce a new mask policy to enhance communication and connection between you and your loved ones during scheduled visitations. Effective today, all visitors have the option of wearing clear “lip reading” face masks with a transparent plastic panel in front of... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Visitation Update

July 14, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   It is such a pleasure to reunite our residents with their loved ones in person! Seeing the joy this brings to their faces and how they ‘light up’ during their visit  makes us so grateful to offer the opportunity to you and yours.   We... Read More

COVID-19 Update: Limited Visitation

July 6, 2020 — Dear Families of Residents at The Cove and The Willows:   As you may have heard in the news, all nursing homes in Rhode Island have been mandated to open to limited visitation this week.   Our detailed plan for “reopening” has been submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease... Read More

Wordfind: Words of Wisdom

July 1, 2020 — There’s a saying that “every elder is a library of knowledge.” During the pandemic, we’ve seen seniors sharing their thoughts, insights and hard-earned lessons with younger friends and relatives, on video chats, in letters, and written on signs from within their senior living communities. This month’s puzzle contains life lesson topics that they mention again... Read More

Healthy Up Your Recipes!

July 1, 2020 — Some of our favorite dishes—especially the “comfort food” we seem to be craving right now—can be awfully high in fat, sugar and salt. The National Institutes of Health has given some of these delicious classics a makeover. Enjoy! Classic Macaroni and Cheese Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Total time: 45 minutes Number of Servings: 8 Ingredients... Read More

Aging & Caregiving in the News

July 1, 2020 — Information, updates and interesting tidbits In this issue: Try a virtual board game with a friend. COVID-19 increases family caregiver stress. Tired of singing “Happy Birthday”? Do this instead! Another Idea for a Socially Distant Activity As we’ve been sheltering in place, a lot of us have been playing more computer games. But for a... Read More

Volunteer Opportunities While Social Distancing

July 1, 2020 — Millions of older adults volunteer. Their service is both of inestimable value to our country, and a vital part of senior wellness. Volunteering has been found to promote healthy aging in many ways. But in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many seniors are unable to take part in their usual volunteer activities. Many report... Read More

Five More Ways to Stay Healthy While Social Distancing

July 1, 2020 — The CDC reminds us to use disinfecting products safely. What else can we do to protect our health at this time? Don’t neglect routine health care appointments The top story, “Do Not Let Life-Threatening Ailments Go Unchecked During the Pandemic,” urged patients to seek help immediately for symptoms of stroke, heart attack and fall injuries.... Read More

Do Not Let Life-Threatening Ailments Go Unchecked During the Pandemic

July 1, 2020 — An important reminder from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) Hospitals across the country report that emergency department (ED) visits have declined significantly for illnesses not related to COVID-19. In particular, heart attacks and strokes appear to be going unchecked. Some hospitals also observe a decline in fall-related ED visits. Doctors believe that people are... Read More