Monte Carlo Casino Night Fundraiser

The Arbors Raises Money at Night in Monte Carlo Casino Night Fundraiser

At our annual Casino Night event we raised funds for children with deployed parents through MCAS Miramar. The event raised $335.95 towards assisting the children with deployed parents.

At the Casino Night Fundraiser guests enjoyed blackjack, craps table, roulette, karaoke, wedding chapel, hor d’oeuvres and cocktails all to help raise funds for a very worthy charity.

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“This was our 10th Casino Night event and once again exceeded expectations. Everyone who came had a great time, and in the end we raised much needed funds for a wonderful local charity,” said Gaby Duron, director of sales and marketing for The Arbors.

Happy Thanksgiving! ‘Tis the Season of Thanks

We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our wonderful staff, residents and extended family and friends as we give thanks, this Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays, a time when we can reflect and focus on the virtues of everyone who is a part of our life and, of course, enjoy a day centered on good food! We wish we could gather everyone together for what would be a most spectacular of Thanksgiving celebrations. Instead of this, we can give thanks for what the year has meant to us all. There is a saying that feeling appreciation and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it. So we want to begin the holiday right and share our appreciation for all of you.

Thanksgiving is more than just being grateful and a day off of work. It is a day for appreciating our good fortune and sharing it with others. Whatever your creed or beliefs on this Thanksgiving Day remember the real reason for the celebration.

Travel safely over the holiday, spend time with your treasured family and friends and enjoy every last morsel of the wonderful feast on this our day of Thanksgiving!

It’s that time of year again—Medicare Sign Ups October 15-December 7, 2015

It’s October which means Fall Open Enrollment begins for Medicare. During the Annual Coordinated Election Period, which runs from October 15th through December 7th, people with Medicare can change their choice of health coverage (whether they receive that coverage through a private Medicare Advantage plan or traditional Medicare), and add, drop or change Medicare Part D drug coverage. It’s very important that Medicare beneficiaries review their drug plan annually.

Why? Because Medicare private drug plans can make changes each year; changes can include which pharmacies are in their networks as well as which drugs are covered and the costs.  Most people can only change their plans during the Fall Open Enrollment Period.

Find out whether medications you are taking will be covered on your plan next year.  If your physician had to submit a prior authorization exception request and you need the same medication next year, call your plan to find out what you need to do to make sure that your plan continues covering your medication.  Your physician may need to submit a new request and he may be able to do so before the end of the year to ensure that your coverage continues without interruption.

Now is the time to be asking questions! For more information visit www.medicareadvocacy.org

 

The Arbors Senior Living Celebrates National Assisted Living Week With

“Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit”

Today’s seniors are expecting more from every aspect of their lives, and the senior housing industry has responded by creating assisted living communities where senior residents thrive. To celebrate the way more than one million people live, there is National Assisted Living Week® which takes place this year from September 13-19, 2015. This year’s theme “Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit” showcases the integral role caregivers play in assisted living residences such as ours.

NALW 4 color logo 2015This theme celebrates the countless ways assisted living caregivers nurture the whole resident. Communities across the country work each and every day to ensure that the lives of their residents are fully nourished in each and every way. Conversely, residents nourish the lives of team members and volunteers by, with the support of loved ones, sharing their inspiring lives.

Our caregivers provide comfort, care, and companionship to enhance the lives of our residents. This celebration recognizes the bonds built between residents and the assisted living caregivers who are committed to providing residents with person-centered care and services

Fun Things To Do with Grandkids This Summer

Summertime offers plenty of opportunities for families to connect—kids are out of school, vacation days are scheduled, and warm weather brings us out and about. When your grandkids (or great-grandkids!) come to visit, do you need some ideas for low-cost activities that are fun for all ages? We have a few suggestions for residents and their families—simple ways to have a good time together, anytime, anywhere.

Teach your grandkids a favorite hobby. Can you play the guitar? Do you know how to knit or crochet? Are you a good cook? Perhaps you’ve got a knack for crafts. A sport you love? Most of us have at least one thing we’re pretty good at. Give your grandkids a few lessons. Or else just let them gather round while you show ‘em how it’s done!

Take a slow walk around the neighborhood. Point out interesting things you’ve noticed: old trees, pretty plants, unusual houses, cute pets. Ask your grandkids to tell you what catches their eye.

Ride the bus. Take the train. Does your city have a trolleycar? Light rail? Head downtown, uptown, crosstown—or just choose a route and go. Even a short trip can be an adventure.

Make iced tea. Brew your own tea and add ice cubes. Bring the pitcher outside or serve it inside, depending on the weather and everyone’s mood. Have an iced tea party.

Go to a yard sale. Check the classifieds on Craigslist or in your local newspaper for neighborhood sales: garage, yard, estate, tag, moving. One person’s junk is another person’s treasure! If your grandkids or great-grandkids are small, give them a few dollars to spend on special trinkets.

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

In May, we give tribute to two very important groups of people- our Mothers and our Veterans.

On the subject of mothers, often times we are asked about gift ideas for our residents. While we can’t tell you for certain what a mother may want, we do have some ideas as to what we know they would appreciate.

As you know by the time our mothers or grandmothers have reached their senior years, they’ve accumulated plenty of store-bought items: clothing, shoes, jewelry, linens, and household items—the list is endless. This Mother’s Day we have some ideas, instead of buying yet another robe or pair of slippers for mom or grandmother, consider enlisting the kids and grandkids in something small but heartfelt just for her.

Put together a “10 Things I Love About You” book: This project requires card stock, a binder ring or slender ribbon and a hole punch.  Cut the pages and card stock into 2-inches-by-3.5-inches pieces (about the size of business cards) and punch a hole in the top left corner of each page. Number your blank cards 1 through 10 and write a different reason why you love mom on each of them. Loop your cards onto the binder ring.

Arrange a bouquet with photo flowers: Cut family photos (like school pictures) into round shapes to be the center of each flower. Cut simple flower shapes out of different-colored construction paper. Glue photos to the center of the paper flowers.

Sew simple Mother’s Day sachets: Fold a square of fabric into quarters, stitch it around the edges (leaving one corner open), and fill it with dried lavender or other sweet-smelling herbs, and sew it up.

Assemble a vacation memory jar: Get an antique glass jar (or an acrylic jar that’s less likely to break), and embellish the jar opening with twine or ribbon, and then fill it with pictures and mementoes from a family vacation or event—like a wedding, reunion, or party.

Of course the best gift for any mom or grandmother, is a visit from family members on Mothers day.

FAMOUS QUOTES ABOUT MOTHERS

“God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” Rudyard Kipling

“Our mothers give us so many gifts. They give us the precious gifts of life, of course, but they also leave treasured lessons that can guide us along our journeys even when they are no longer with us.” Maria Shriver

“Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.” Maggie Gallagher