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For 43 years Clary Grove has provided excellent quality care. Working hand in hand with you, your family and your physician, we develop personalized plans that combine nursing care, emotional well ness, therapies and enrichment activities to optimize health and quality of life. Caring people make an aspiring difference at Clary Grove. From the moment families walk into the community and are greeted by staff members, there is a comforting feeling of “home:’ With an emphasis on residents’ independence and self-esteem, Clary Grove nursing and rehabilitation personnel work diligently to provide you with peace of mind.
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Berkeley Senior Service Mission Statement
Table Of Contents New Yearâ€™s Eve party. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 March Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 March Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 April Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Caregiver Support Services event. . . . 9 April Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 January Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Support of Caregivers is Helpful . . . 16 Mardi Gras and Valentineâ€™s Day . . . 18 January/February Birthday Bashes . . 20 Finding Work After 50. . . . . . . . . . . 22 How to Stay Flexible . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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New Year’s Eve party
Our seniors rang in 2018 with our ever popular DJ Monte Conner again this year! Monte is always faithful and always provides a great time for our New Year’s Eve Celebration. We celebrated with dancing, raffles, resolutions and a toast at noon! We also enjoyed an awesome lunch prepared by our wonderful Nutrition Department! 2018 is sure to be a great year at BSS!!
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Just a few highlights from our January fun at the Center. Many times during the Winter, we see lower crowds due to weather, but weâ€™ve had a very mild Winter thus far, so we had an awesome January!
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Support for caregivers is helpful
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Using a network of community support can help caregivers manage stress.
At some point in a son or daughterâ€™s life, the role of caregiver may shift. Where parents once took care of their children, aging parents very frequently rely on their children to care for them. Adult caregivers typically want to do right by their aging loved ones but sometimes find that the demands of medical and emotional support can dominate their lives â€” so much so that their own children and other household responsibilities are neglected. The Mayo Clinic says it is natural to feel sad, alone, frustrated, and even angry when serving as a caregiver to an elderly parent. However, itâ€™s also important to recognize the signs that the burden has become too much and to look for ways to lighten the workload. Anyone can get caregiver stress, but the National Alliance for Caregiving says women
are more susceptible than men. Those who are responsible for helping someone with Alzheimerâ€™s disease, dementia or a debilitating illness are also at a high risk of developing their own medical issues. These responsibilities can affect the quality of caregiversâ€™ sleep and impede their ability to relax and unwind. Finding relief from caregiver stress can involve a few different strategies. â€˘ Ask for more help. Donâ€™t hesitate to ask for help. If other family members or siblings are unable to pitch in, look into the possibility of hired aides. These professionals can be excellent and trained sources of support who assist with activities of daily living, remind patients to take their medications and assist in coordinating medical checkups. â€˘ Consider watchdog technology. Smart
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homes have enabled remote control of many household systems, making it possible to monitor thermostat temperature, water leaks or floods, appliance and light usage, and much more. Video and sound surveillance can offer peace of mind to those who cannot be with their loved ones constantly. Another option is a product called Care Coach. This is a digital tool that provides medicine reminders, health coaching, automated alerts, and an interactive avatar that can offer psychological and comforting support. â€˘ Explore respite care. Many rehabilitation and nursing facilities offer short-term respite care for loved ones so that caregivers can take the time to go on vacation or enjoy a day or two without having to check in on an elderly parent. Facilities generally have 24-hour staff to monitor residents, provide meals and provide entertainment. The change of pace can also be stimulating to the senior, and respite care can be a gradual introduction to long-term care. â€˘ Embrace community resources. Seniors may be eligible for low- or no-cost services like visiting nurses, meal delivery and adult day programs. This network of support can further alleviate caregiver stress. â€˘ Talk it out. Work with a licensed therapist to find other coping strategies for dealing with the mounting pressure of being a caregiver. Talk therapy and relaxation techniques can help curb stress. Being a caregiver is a rewarding but demanding responsibility. Utilizing all possible resources can make the job easier.
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6HQLRU 6SDFH«getting to know our Seniors @ BSS! Joan Harris What is your favorite memory from your child hood? Playing with my dolls and climbing trees Where did you grow up? Maryland What is your favorite thing about Martinsburg/Berkeley County? The People What activities keep you busy throughout the week? Crocheting How long have you been attending the Senior Center? 2 years What is the farthest you have traveled away from home? Ohio & California What is your favorite sport? Football What is your favorite food? Pasta What does the Senior Center mean to you? Meeting people, having fun and good lunches. Doing crafts, games and just getting out of the house! ***Stop by BSS and join Joan in our Fiber Café Group on Monday mornings at 9:30am!**
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Mardi Gras & Valentine’s Day
This year we enjoyed a full week of Holidays (Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day & Chinese New Year) and took advantage of this by celebrating ALL week at BSS! We enjoyed crafts, games, manicures, giveaways and lots more fun! It was a great week with lots of laughter and memories made!
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January Birthday Bash
Our January Birthday Bash this year was celebrated with a 50’s Diner Themed Sock Hop! We had a dance off, enjoyed some Root Beer Floats & some Traditional 50’s music! Happy Birthday to all of our seniors with January Birthdays!
February Birthday Bash & Chinese New Year Celebration Our February Birthday Bash had a Chinese New Year theme this year!! We enjoyed various Chinese Traditions, games, snacks & teas. We even enjoyed a Traditional Chinese Fan Dance. Happy Birthday to all of our seniors with February Birthdays!
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Finding work after 50 may require some adjustments
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Unemployment isn’t easy for anyone, regardless of their age. But unemployed men and women over 50 may find it especially difficult to find work. Whether it’s a byproduct of age-related discrimination or any of a host of additional variables, jobless older workers often struggle to find work. In a 2016 analysis of government figures, the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School estimated that the jobless rate for workers 55 and older in August of 2016, six years after the Great Recession, was nearly 9 percent. At the time, the national jobless rate hovered around 5 percent. Unemployed men and women over 50 who are struggling to find work can consider the following strategies as they look to rejoin the workforce. • Revisit your résumé. Unemployed men and women over 50 have no doubt updated their résumés to reflect their most recent professional experience. But they may need to trim some of the fat in regard to their work life 10 or more years ago. Today’s hiring managers may only be concerned with recent experience that illustrates skillsets that are relevant to today’s jobs. Men and women over 50 may consider their experience from 20 years ago invaluable, but if that experience does not meet the specific needs of the jobs they’re now seeking, then they should remove it from their résumés so hiring managers can quickly access the more relevant information from their work histories. • Embrace 21st century job hunting. Finding a job in the second decade of the 21st century is unlike job hunting in decades prior, and wholly different from how
men and women over 50 looked for jobs upon beginning their professional lives. Networking can mean the difference between unemployment and landing a job. Go to job fairs attended by hiring managers and join professional organizations that host events where professionals in your field can gather. • Turn your age into a positive. Men and women over 50 should accept the likelihood that their new managers and/or hiring managers will be younger than them. When interviewing for a job, men and women over 50 should make an effort to showcase their enthusiasm about working with and learning from younger colleagues, while also noting their desire to commit long-term to a company. Some hiring managers may surprise older applicants, viewing them as potentially more reliable than younger workers simply looking to gain some experience in a particular industry before moving on to the next opportunity. • Make use of your existing down time. Another strategy unemployed men and women over 50 can try as they look for work is to make better use of their existing downtime. Enrolling in online courses can give prospective employers the impression that applicants over 50 are both tech-savvy and willing to learn new things. Each of those things can help men and women over 50 overcome any unjustified, tech-related stigmas that hiring managers may attach to older job candidates. Finding work after 50 is not always easy, and job seekers may need to adjust their approach before they can get back in the workforce.
How to stay flexible as you age
Men and women may begin to feel less flexible as they get older. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, that loss of flexibility is because muscles lose both strength and elasticity as the body ages. A lack of flexibility can make men and women more vulnerable to certain types of injuries, including muscle strains and tears. While people might not be able to maintain the flexibility they enjoyed in their twenties, there are ways for them to combat age-related loss of flexibility. • Stretch frequently. Stretching is a great way to combat age-related loss of flexibility. Stretch major muscle groups, such as hamstrings and shoulder muscles, several times per week. When practicing static stretching, the goal is to gradually elongate the muscle being stretched before holding the elongated position, and ultimately allowing the muscle to return to resting position. As flexibility improves, elongated stretches can be held for 30 seconds. Avoid stretching muscles that are sore or injured, and discontinue a stretch if you feel pain or discomfort. • Include yoga in your exercise regimen. Practitioners of yoga typically love how this unique discipline that exercises the body while relaxing the mind improves their flexibility. Many yoga poses are designed to improve the strength and flexibility of muscles, and some physicians may even recom-
mend yoga to aging patients. Yoga DVDs or streaming sessions can be great, but beginners may want to visit yoga studios or sign up for classes at their gyms so instructors can personally ensure they are doing each pose correctly. As their flexibility improves, men and women can try more difficult poses and classes if they so desire. • Get in the pool. Swimming is another activity that can help aging men and women improve their flexibility. Strengthtraining exercises are an important component of a well-balanced exercise regimen, but such workouts tend to focus on one or two muscle groups at a time. That means other muscle groups may be inactive and tighten up as a result. Swimming works the entire body, which helps all muscle groups stay loose and flexible. One or two swimming sessions per week can contribute to great gains in overall flexibility, especially for men and women who remember to stretch when they get out of the pool. Flexibility may decrease as men and women age, but there are various ways to combat the natural loss of flexibility.
There are various ways to combat the natural loss of flexibility.
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