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10 Finding Peace On The River 14 A Visit With... 16 Entertainment 18 Finding Meaning 20 Volunteer

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22 Chill Out: Tips For Managing Summer Stress 26 It’s Heck Getting Old 28 Fitness 30 Seasonal Art 32 Massage

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PASSIONS FINDING PEACE ON THE RIVER

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love my boat,” Bob Owings begins, “and I can tell you many reasons why it’s so special to me.” As a proud husband and father of three emerging adults, owner of a bustling family business, active church and community volunteer, and avid U.S. and world traveler, Bob’s life is pretty scheduled most of the time. “My boat brings people together and automatically relaxes everyone. That’s a natural gift of being on the water. The boat is its own vessel, separate from everything else that binds me to a structure in my life. It gives me a chance to ‘leave the dock’ in more ways than one.” Bob grew up with boats. In his younger years, he treasured more active times on the water, skiing, hanging out with his friends — just being loud and rambunctious. “Those weren’t relaxing times on the water. We were working hard to have our fun,” Bob says. As he grew older, what he wanted from his boat changed. “I remember when our kids were younger, aged 8 to 17, and we’d have such wonderful times. There was no internet back then. We gave each other our full “THE BOAT attention when we were on the BRINGS PEOPLE river.” About five years ago, Bob was TOGETHER AND able to purchase a boat built for entertaining and spending time AUTOMATICALLY with friends. He brought it to Louisville from the Gulf of Mexico, RELAXES taking five weekend trips to do EVERYONE.” it. During that time, he traveled through 22 sets of locks and learned quickly he would have no control over how long the journey took. “We had to accept that we didn’t determine the timeline for this trip. That slow pace and steadiness brought me a great deal of peace and perspective,” Bob says. Bob and his wife Michelle will often head to the boat for overnight or weekend stays. He invites his staff on board for retreats where they can get away from office interruptions. Recently, Owings Patterns moved to a different office building. “I should have been home each night answering phones and working on that project, but I went to the boat each evening instead. It took all the stress off me so I was ready for the next day,” Bob says. Bob loves early mornings when he awakens to watch the dew rise off the water. “There is such peace. It’s an amazing time that no one else really knows about,” he says. Although they live in Southern Indiana, Bob and Michelle can be at the dock in Louisville in 22 minutes. Sometimes they’re on their own; sometimes they invite friends. But always, they want to enjoy a lovely dinner and then see the sun go down. “We travel all the time, but Louisville sunsets are best. They are truly second to none,” Bob says. Bob wouldn’t have his boat anywhere other than the river. “You either love the river or you don’t understand it. And if you don’t understand it, you don’t appreciate it. On the river, in my boat, I find nothing but peace and contentment, whether alone or with friends. It’s a true spiritual connection.” 12 Summer 2022 / TodaysTransitions.com


Bob's wife, Michelle, and two sons, Seth (left) and Sam, enjoy a relaxing evening on the boat.

“IT TOOK ALL THE STRESS OFF ME SO I WAS READY FOR THE NEXT DAY.”

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PASSIONS A VISIT WITH...

By Lucy M. Pritchett | Photos by Patti Hartog

Carol Leist has her gems on display at Little Mount Lavender Company in Simpsonville, KY.

Finding Joy Through Gems

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s we transition from one stage of life to another, we are often called to develop different interests and discover different intentions. Carol Leist says such a transition point came when she retired as an IT project leader for GE Appliances. “I started questioning where I was in life, who I was away from work, and the influence of others,” she recalls. Questions we all have most likely asked ourselves at one time or another. Her search for an answer took her to a meditation group which encouraged her to go inside herself and to listen — to discover what she believed and what she wanted for her life. “One of the things I discovered was that I had an “MY WORK IS affinity for honoring Mother Earth, her blessings, and TO LOVE AND for bringing joy to my life and to the lives of others. I attended the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show with APPRECIATE a friend, and I became fascinated with the gems and crystals on display there from all over the world. They MOTHER brought me such joy,” she says. “I bought a lot of quartz crystals at that first show. I EARTH.” just felt like I was supposed to buy the quartz.” What started as a hobby has now turned into a business, with Carol selling gems, crystals, and jewelry. She also offers baby and marriage blessings and conducts healing ceremonies and workshops. Her workshops highlight the specific properties of different stones and crystals and how to use them as tools for life. “Everything on Earth has some sort of mineral composition, and my work is to love and appreciate Mother Earth,” she says. 14 Summer 2022 / TodaysTransitions.com

Carol with a walking stick that she made in a workshop in Arizona led by a Native American medicine woman.


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PASSIONS ENTERTAINMENT

By Vanessa Hutchison

What We’re... ...Reading

If you’re looking for a funny beach read this summer, be sure to pick up LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY, BY BONNIE GARMUS. Set in 1960s California, this novel will make you chuckle while it also tackles the more weighty issues of feminism at a time when women weren’t allowed to do much. Check it out if there’s a Mrs. Maisel-sized hole in your life that needs to be filled. If you’re looking for something a little heavier, try MEMPHIS, BY TARA M. STRINGFELLOW. This newly-released novel tells the story of intergenerational trauma shared by three incredible women in one black family. While the issues at play are serious in nature, the story is truly infused with hope and love, making it a perfect summer read.

...Listening To

The album that is begging to be heard this summer is JACK WHITE’S FEAR OF THE DAWN. Released in April, Fear of the Dawn is more of the clever lyricism and caffeinated beats that listeners expect from Jack White, but wrapped in a charming, if not always fun, package. This one won’t be your beach party go-to album, but it will keep you company on a long and winding road trip.

...Watching

Along the same lines, check out the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ latest release, UNLIMITED LOVE, which will promptly transport you to a California beach that feels vintage and very in-themoment. While this is a little different than what fans might expect from the Chili Peppers, it feels fun, fresh, and alive.

What everyone will be watching this summer is STRANGER THINGS. Fans have had a pandemic-long break from their favorite show and are excited for its new season on Netflix, released in late May. This ‘80s-inspired sci-fi/horror series meets back up with Will, Eleven, and the gang as they explore the Upside Down once again. If Stranger Things isn’t for you, check out the new series, I LOVE THAT FOR YOU, a new Showtime comedy starring SNL alums Vanessa Bayer and Molly Shannon as home shopping channel personalities, and Jenifer Lewis as the hard-nosed TV exec who holds the keys to an illustrious career at the network. This one is full of laughs and will delight a wide variety of audiences.

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PASSIONS FINDING MEANING

By Tonilyn Hornung | Photos by Erika Doll

John Boel:

Finding Meaning In Work And Play

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he meaning we find in our lives gives us a sense of purpose, the courage to handle setbacks, and the resilience to try, try again. Finding this purpose, however, can sometimes be as tricky as locating that last clean coffee cup in your office’s kitchen. Still, there are ways to look out for what uplifts and inspires you in your career and downtime. And author, news anchor, and troubleshooter investigator for WAVE News, John Boel, is about to give us the inside scoop. Discovering the meaning behind work and play is one of the areas in which John feels he’s doing well. “I do know how to find the rhythm and replenishment in life,” he says. This knowledge comes after discovering what activities work best to support his spirit so he can continue to thrive in a career he enjoys. “I’ve always loved my job,” John begins, “the best part is the storytelling.” The reason John started in the business, and the highlight of his day, has everything to do with writing. He says he loves being able to take the materials of his craft (the interviews, videos, etc.), put it all together, and create that final shareable product. Journalism is all about telling the stories that move and awaken us, and it’s in this process John finds meaning in his work. But he also knows being constantly immersed in a fast-paced work environment can bring on the stress and the burnout. So, he’s found a way to flee reality in search of a broader perspective. “Fishing and triathlon training have been it for me,” John reveals. While his triathlon training is shifting a bit now due to a back injury, John says for

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decades his routine has included competing in Ironman triathlons. These triathlons require participants to compete in a series of longdistance races that consist of swimming, biking, and running — in that order. John has competed in 13 Ironmans and says he’s always training for the next. “I would structure myself around doing a long three to five-hour bike ride on a weekend, and then find a fishing hole somewhere else,” he says. It’s in this structured downtime he finds balance — and himself. John says when he’s on his bike riding down a country road, he’s able to lose focus on everything else. Those are the moments that allow him to detach from the stress of daily life. “This is really important these days,” he says. Fishing holds a similar allure and might even rank as his favorite time-off activity. For John, fishing connects him to the deeper rhythms of nature, and he says there’s something about night fishing that he prefers. “I’m waist-deep out in the middle of a dark river, and I can hear the coyotes howling and the owls calling to one another. It’s just awesome,” he says. He goes on to say that even the simplest of sounds like the wind blowing through the trees can be therapeutic. It’s important to take time to schedule your own therapeutic activities so you can maintain that healthy work/play balance. John’s ritual for the last year and a half has been to finish work on Friday night and then immediately drive to his favorite fishing spot. “I fish until probably eight or nine in the morning and then sleep,” he explains. When his work schedule allows, and fishing season is at its peak, he may add more excursions because he understands the curative benefits these trips hold. “It’s been the structure of triathlon training for 15 plus years now, and then the fishing on the side that keeps me pretty busy,” John says. All these meaningful passions are ready to go and in place to give John purpose during retirement, too — a phase of his life he hadn’t considered entering until recently. “I never thought about retirement in my whole life until


“YOU HAVE TO FIND OUT WHAT YOUR PASSION IS. IF YOU HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND IT IN YOUR WORK LIFE, THEN YOU’LL NEED TO FIND IT OUTSIDE OF THAT.”

just the last couple of years, and now I’m ready for it,” he says. Not only will John have his favorite pastimes to help ease him into this next stage, but he’ll also be able to spend more time with his family. “My priorities are all about family,” he begins, “and just being a better person.” For those still searching out meaning in work and play, John says to look to your interests. “You have to find out what your passion is,” he says. He goes on to say that hopefully you’ll be able to identify your passions, like he did with writing, and then find a career that supports that. “If you haven’t been able to find it in your work life, then you’ll need to find it outside of that,” he encourages. Next, you must make time to engage in the restorative activities you love. Studies show taking intentional pauses in your day-to-day routine helps manage daily pressures, provide a sense of balance, and bolster your self-esteem. Research tells us that people with a clear sense of purpose and their own “why” usually live longer and find greater satisfaction with who they are. So, when you find the “rhythm and replenishment” in your life, look out for the positive changes it creates. You might uncover what truly exhilarates and motivates you — as John has done for himself. “What matters is the sunrise, and your family, and sitting around a campfire telling stories. Those are the things that matter,” says John.

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PASSIONS VOLUNTEER

By Kym Voorhees Raque | Photos by Patti Hartog

Volunteering: “I can do that.”

Sleep in Heavenly Peace originally started in Tom Recktenwald’s basement. When they outgrew that space, they moved to a building in West Louisville used by Catholic Charities.

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hen you lay your head on your pillow tonight you may not think too much about your bed, but Tom Recktenwald does. He thinks about all the children in our city who don’t have a bed to sleep in each night. As president of the Louisville West Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace (shpbeds.org), Tom and his team of volunteers build and deliver beds to needy children in our area. This Louisville native, born at St. Joseph’s Hospital on December 15, 1946, and proud Flaget High School and Jefferson Community College graduate, has called the city home his entire life. After retiring from Naval Ordnance in 1994, Tom became technical coordinator and computer teacher at Notre Dame Academy until his retirement in 2013. For three years he volunteered with Hand in Hand Ministries where he helped build homes in Appalachia and developed a children’s computer literacy camp at their Auxier, Kentucky site. Tom made sure that every child who attended his camp received a computer to take home. Tom said he was searching for a volunteer opportunity that would allow him to set his own work schedule and remain near home. That’s when he saw a piece on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt featuring Sleep in Heavenly Peace. “I saw the feature and thought, I can do that. I can make a bed,” he said. He traveled to the organization’s headquarters in Twin Falls, Idaho, for vetting and training. Tom started the Louisville West Chapter in September 2018 and as of March 28, 2022, the organization has built and delivered 459 beds to children in Louisville. Tom is responsible for the entire operation of the chapter, including fundraising, ordering materials, recruiting volunteers, overseeing the bed building process, and scheduling deliveries.

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WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE CHAPTER? I’ll continue doing what we do as long as I’m able, and then try to find a willing successor who can build on what we’ve started here and continue to provide beds for the children. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF THROUGH VOLUNTEERING? I’ve learned that you’re never too old to volunteer as long as you’re physically and mentally able. Volunteering allows me to meet and work with a great group of volunteers on a regular basis and stay both physically and mentally active. It’s rewarding to know you’re making a difference. Especially with the next generation. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OLDER SENIORS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? My advice for older seniors would be to get involved in volunteering in some endeavor that you enjoy doing. Find something you like and then find an organization that does it.


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CHILL OUT: TIPS FOR MANAGING SUMMER STRESS By Carrie Vittitoe

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WELLNESS CHILL OUT

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hhh, summertime. The flowers are in bloom, the sky is a clear, vibrant blue, and all is well. Or maybe not. Even though summertime is associated with relaxing, it can be a time of considerable stress. The routines that give our lives structure take a hiatus. We may travel and deal with traffic and airline delays. Families visit and invade our space for a little too long. It can all be a little too much. If the prospect of summer makes your shoulders tense, remember that you’re not alone. There are lots of ways to keep your cool, even as the temperature rises. KEEPING PHYSICALLY COOL People often talk about mindfulness in relation to their emotions, but it is important to be mindful of your physical state because heat can definitely make you cranky. “Pay attention to your body, your thoughts, your emotions and know when it’s time for a cool drink of water or some air conditioning,” says licensed marriage and family counselor Brittani Hoyer. “It’s important to stay hydrated and take breaks, especially on the extra hot and humid days.” EMOTIONAL SUMMER STRESSORS Even though normal routines can be tedious, they also give us a sense of control. However, summer tends to change people’s routines. School is out so children or grandchildren may need attention, or simply be in our usually quiet space. Co-workers go on vacation leaving their colleagues to handle more work. Some of us are back to doing tasks that we get a break from in the winter, such as grass cutting and weeding. These can all feel stressful, but what is stress? “The absolute best description of stress I’ve ever heard is ‘stress is anything that requires you to adapt,’” says Dr. Mark Schirmer, director of psychological services at Norton Behavioral Health. Each year, we may have to readjust to whatever summer throws our way. Sometimes summer just coincides with big life changes. Even though Peggy Brown, a Louisville middle school teacher, doesn’t have the stress of teaching in the summer, the season is especially challenging now that her husband, David, is working in Bowling Green at Western Kentucky University, where he has been serving as Dean of Ogden College since 2021. “My husband and I are currently maintaining two living situations. I have one child still living at home who has a full-time job. My other two don’t drive, [and] they will be working this summer. Honestly, I’m not sure how it’s all going to sort itself out,” she says.

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Because summer is when families spend more time together, it can also be a time of heightened and even unrealistic expectations. Is it really possible that your extended family can travel in a car for eight hours together and not get testy? Pamela Pettyjohn, interim senior minister at Hazelwood Christian Church in Muncie, Indiana, says family members who have drastically different political or religious views may find themselves arguing or frustrated when they are spending an entire week in each other’s homes. HOW “CHILL” ARE YOU? While we often give credit to people for being cool and collected, Abbie Beacham, Ph.D., director of Behavioral Science at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, says “The place of ‘chill’ is not a constant for anyone. Whether or not someone seems ‘chill’ is often dependent on a specific context. Nobody is completely chill or completely high strung.” What sets one person off on an emotional rampage would be a big nothing to someone else and that can change depending on the situation. Individuals who don’t get as ruffled by the unexpected as some of their peers may have developed habits of mind that help them remain more calm. Abigail Rennekamp is a mother of four adult children who says she learned a lot about not letting things bother her following her divorce decades ago. She thinks her birth order as the youngest also has something to do with her being a relatively easygoing person most of the time.

“THE PLACE OF ‘CHILL’ IS NOT A CONSTANT FOR ANYONE. WHETHER OR NOT SOMEONE SEEMS ‘CHILL’ IS OFTEN DEPENDENT ON A SPECIFIC CONTEXT.”


PLACES TO CHILL IN THE “VILLE” If summer has your emotional temperature too high, be intentional about stopping, resting, and recharging. Here are some suggestions for “cooling off” this summer in Louisville: • Visit Dairy Del at 1516 South Shelby Street for a soft serve treat. • Purchase a day pass at the Omni Louisville Hotel and rent a cabana for lounging.

TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR COOL Whether you consider yourself cool as a cucumber or generally hot under the collar, there are things all of us can do to help our mental health when summer stress bears down. Staying consistent in some ways can help you feel more in control of life. Peggy is an early bird even when she doesn’t have to be for her middle school teaching schedule. “I get up very early every day mainly so that I’m not rushed and panicked. I keep a daily schedule, which includes time for just me,” she says. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule is also a good idea. Pamela has learned over time how critical sleep is to her mental well-being, especially if she is facing new routines. Abigail always has something on hand to keep herself entertained, whether it is her phone, a book, or knitting. These prove especially helpful when she flies on standby to visit her children and has lots of time to fill while she waits for a seat. She has also learned the importance of giving herself a way to recharge and reset, which can mean that she rents an Airbnb instead of staying in her children’s homes. If you keep a daily routine, get ample sleep, and can entertain yourself, you still might need some additional tools for regaining your cool in the face of stress. A mindfulness practice may sound mystical but is really quite simple. Dr. Schirmer says taking a few minutes to say aloud to yourself what your senses are noticing is a practice that helps you stay in the moment, not ruminating about the past, or fretting about the future. Doing this several times a day can help you recenter yourself: What do you notice with your skin? I notice the pressure of my right shoelace is tighter than my left. What do you notice with your ears? I notice the sound of a bird chirping outside my window.

• Imagine yourself in Giverny, France, when you go to see Claude Monet’s Nympheas painting at the Speed Art Museum.

What do you notice with your eyes? I notice that a swirl of blue weaves itself around the edges of the rug beneath my feet.

• Take in a Bats game at Louisville Slugger Field on a Wine Slushy Wednesday or Game Time Happy Hour Thursday.

What do you notice with your nose? I notice the smell of lilac blooms from the open window.

• Dance your summer stress away at a free Waterfront Wednesday concert. • Visit the Louisville Zoo and spend time watching the slowest animals on exhibit to remind yourself to stop and breathe. • Put on your swimsuit, grab your floatie, and head to Falling Rock Park in La Grange, Kentucky to bask in the sun for a bit.

What do you notice with your tongue? I notice a bitter taste from the coffee I had this morning. Paying attention to your breathing is another way to check in with your emotions and keep cool. “It really is amazing how we go through our days with shallow breathing,” says Dr. Beacham. She says to start by following a breath all the way in and out, really paying attention to that breath as it works its way down into your chest and out again. She says the people who do some of the courses she leads on personal resilience and well-being are often shocked at the powerful impact of stopping whatever it is they are doing and just focusing on breathing. “The hardest part is stopping,” she adds. “We talk a lot about how these practices are simple…but NOT EASY.” Today’s Transitions / Summer 2022 25


WELLNESS IT’S HECK GETTING OLD

Thin Skin: Handle With Care

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ging is the biggest culprit behind skin that sags, wrinkles, and even tears. “Over time, your body loses collagen and elastin which results in less support for the skin,” says Shannon McAllister, board-certified dermatologist with Associates in Dermatology. Factors such as genetics, medications like prolonged topical steroid use, and sun exposure can also contribute to thinning skin.

“WHEN YOU ARE IN THE SUN, UV RAYS CAUSE FREE RADICALS, WHICH DAMAGE THE SKIN AND EVENTUALLY LEAD TO WRINKLES, DARK SPOTS, AND SOMETIMES SKIN CANCER,” SAYS DR. MCALLISTER. Thinning skin may be an inevitable part of the aging process, but taking small steps every day to protect your skin can go a long way to helping your skin retain some of its strength and youthful glow.

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By Tami Pyles

SOLUTION 1: APPLY THIS A first line of defense for your skin is sunscreen. “It is never too late to wear sunscreen to protect your skin,” says Dr. McAllister. Apply sunscreen every day, even if you won’t be going outside. “You can get sun exposure through the window, or when you walk out to get the mail,” says Dr. McAllister. Using an antioxidant rich vitamin C serum in the morning is also a good strategy. Dr. McAllister recommends a serum that is at least 10% vitamin C, and ideally 15% to 20%. In addition to applying vitamin C serum, use a retinol. “Retinols help increase skin turnover and can also fill in fine lines and wrinkles,” says Dr. McAllister. Retinols boost the production of elastin and collagen, but can have a drying effect on the skin. Start with an over-the-counter version and consider switching to a higher strength prescription version when your skin has acclimated. SOLUTION 2: SKIN TREATMENTS For a more intense skin solution, you can consult with a dermatologist about the best options to pursue for your skin. Procedures that can help with thinning skin include laser treatments and microneedling. “Laser treatments induce heatrelated injury, as the skin heals it contracts and tightens,” says Dr. McAllister. “Microneedling is a process that uses needles to make microscopic holes in the skin. As the skin heals, the holes contract together,” explains Dr. McAllister. It can take up to four sessions of microneedling to see a difference in skin quality.


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WELLNESS FITNESS

By Dot Malone | Photo by Erika Doll

Dot Malone:

Fitness Inspiration HOW I STARTED: I began my fitness journey at age 50. I focused on my appearance first. I was not only overweight, but my body had the appearance and feel of bread dough. I was exhausted. I no longer had the strength, stamina, or balance to perform tasks that at one time were automatic. So I joined a gym and started working out. HOW I PROGRESSED: I changed my diet, began walking, and I made some progress. I did not have the knowledge to make real progress. I became discouraged. Fortunately, I met a trainer and in a moment of desperation, I sent a text to him that read, “Help Me”! Ten years into my journey and at 60 years old, he is still helping me. If you choose the right person to support your fitness journey, that person will individualize a plan. KEEPING ON COURSE: The more consistent my routines, goals, and meal plans, the less I need to track all the details. My family learned that my scheduled workouts were nonnegotiable unless there was a true emergency. Taking those precious hours for myself did not result in any family or work-related crisis, but it did help me bring a stronger, energized, happier giver to everyone. MY DIET: I take the time to sketch out a meal plan. I will usually prepare some protein (25-30 grams each meal), a hot or cold salad, grains, and vegetables so I have food available. Drinking 80 to 90 ounces of water is my daily goal. I start each morning with at least a 20-ounce glass of water and then enjoy my cup of coffee (no sugar). I never skip breakfast. I eat three meals and two snacks per day and try to stop eating by 6:30pm. TO OTHERS: Don’t wait until you “feel like it”. Do it, your feelings will catch up as you begin to see positive changes in your mental and physical health. 28 Summer 2022 / TodaysTransitions.com

Dot has a tattoo that reads, “Internal strength, external focus”. God gives her the internal strength to do the things she needs to do, wants to do, and doesn’t want to do. Dot’s part is providing the external focus to use that strength.

“THIS IS MY 10TH YEAR ON THIS JOURNEY, AND I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE TAKEN THOSE INITIAL SCARY, CHALLENGING, AND AWKWARD STEPS.”


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WELLNESS SEASONAL ART

By Anita Oldham | Photos by Melissa Donald

Seasonal Art

Peaches, blueberries, and veggies, oh my! It’s time to cover your taste buds with a perfectly ripened harvest. Eating fresh makes you really appreciate the seasons, and we took some of the most common vegetables and put them together for a great taste. FRESH “PASTA” VEGETABLE SALAD • 2 medium zucchini, cut into “noodles”

Garnish with cherry tomatoes, lime wedges, pepitas, cilantro leaves.

• 1 red bell pepper, cut in half, seeded

Preheat the grill to medium high. Prep the veggies — brush or spray with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. After the veggies are tender, take from the grill and toss together. You can add a pesto sauce or just some salt and chili flakes for a fresh-from-the-garden taste. Add chicken or fish for a protein boost. You can also prepare on the stovetop by sauteing with olive oil.

• ½-1 onion, cut into small chunks • 1–2 ears of fresh corn cut off the cob • Oil, salt, and pepper for veggies

August: Vegetable Variety

SOME LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS

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• Douglass Loop Farmers Market douglassloopfarmersmarket.org @douglassloopfarmersmarket

• New Albany Farmers Market developnewalbany.org @NAINFarmersMarket

• Phoenix Hill/NuLu Farmers Market @PhoenixHillNuLuFarmersMarket

• Westport Road Baptist Farmers Market @westportrdbaptistfarmersmarket


June: Perfect Peaches Peaches are everywhere and ready to be picked right from the trees. We mixed up this Peach Salsa with all the fresh you can get on a chip. PEACH SALSA • 3 large peaches (ripe, but not soft), diced • ½ medium red onion, diced • ½ red bell pepper, diced • 1 medium tomato, diced • 1 jalapeno, finely diced • ½ cup chopped cilantro • Salt and pepper to taste

WHERE TO FIND

You can add lime if you want more tart or chipotle powder if you desire more heat. Serve with chips or over meat.

• Peaches Pick at huberwinery.com Order from thepeachtruck.com • Blueberries Pick at bryantsblueberries.com Pick at blues-end.com

Local blueberry season starts in June, with some of the more interesting flavors ripening in July. We went with a very basic blueberry crisp (because nothing is better with a little ice cream), but many of the local growers list their own favorite recipes you could try. SIMPLEST CRISP • 5 tbsps butter, melted • Mix in ¾ cup oats • 1/4 cup brown sugar • Add 1 tbsp real vanilla Mix together and put mixture over 3 cups of fresh blueberries in a shallow pan. Cook at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

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WELLNESS MASSAGE

By Tami Pyles

The Benefits of Massage

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he idea of a massage may conjure images of a relaxing day at the spa sipping cucumber water. However, massage is so much more than a luxury. It can also improve posture, relieve pain, and address chronic health issues.

Types of Massage

There are several types of massage that serve different purposes. You should talk with your therapist about the right type, or combination of types, for you. SWEDISH MASSAGE This full body massage, which combines gentle strokes and pressure with the primary goal of relaxation, is the most commonly used type of massage. DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE This more forceful form of massage targets various muscles. “It seeks to work on deeper muscle layers,” says Reg Wassom, licensed massage therapist at A Kneading Touch and Baptist Health/ Milestone Wellness Center. It is often used to treat injury or for individuals with chronic muscle pain. SPORTS MASSAGE “Sports massage relieves muscular soreness and increases or maintains range of motion,” says Reg. This type of massage can be performed before an activity to help stretch muscles and decrease the risk of injury, or after as a form of recovery. LYMPHATIC MASSAGE The target of this massage is your lymphatic fluid. Through the use of gentle touch, this massage can promote the flow of lymphatic fluid and increase its effectiveness. “This type of massage is great for people with fluid retention or rheumatoid arthritis,” says Reg. 32 Summer 2022 / TodaysTransitions.com

Myofascial Release

Fascia is a thin connective tissue throughout the body that links your muscles, bones, and organs. “Your fascia runs continually from your head to your toes. If you have tightness in your shoulder, the fascia can pull into your back, hip, and even down your leg,” says Sheila L. Kelly, licensed massage therapist and John F. Barnes myofascial release therapist. Myofascial release is a technique designed to eradicate these restrictions and free up the fascia. Myofascial release is different from massage. “It works at a deeper cellular level than massage. The holds are longer than traditional massage. During the treatment we use gentle to medium pressure, but sink slowly and hold for at least five minutes,” says Sheila. John Barnes, a founder of this technique, explains it as “a hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.” BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT You should talk to the therapist prior to your appointment. Ask questions about the types of massage techniques they use, and identify specific areas of pain or discomfort you want to target. It is critical to discuss any medical issues — blood clots, past surgeries or joint replacements, recent injuries, varicose veins, skin issues, or vertigo should be disclosed. Most therapists will have an intake conversation or form for you to complete. “Therapists should have an intake; if they don’t have one this could be a warning sign,” advises Reg. DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT You are in control. If the pressure doesn’t feel right, speak up. If something is causing pain, speak up. “You are the client and you are the boss,” says Reg. Some people enjoy conversation during a massage, especially to get to know the therapist, others prefer less interaction. Whatever you prefer, your therapist should honor your choice. AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT Increase your water intake for several days after your massage. “Toxins can be stirred up during a massage and you want to flush your system,” Reg advises. Sheila recommends filling a pitcher with water so you can visually see how much water you are consuming. It is easy to underestimate how much you are drinking. She also recommends adding fruit and minerals to your post-massage water. “Walking and stretching are good after a myofascial release session, but don’t overdo it. Your body needs a day or two to readjust,” says Sheila. Some muscle soreness can occur after a massage, but this pain should abate within 2-3 days. If you are experiencing prolonged soreness, or the appearance of new bruises, contact your therapist.


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40 People | 42 Bar Cart | 44 Milestones | 46 Things To Do | 47 Making Space | 48 Living Options Directory

A BREATH OF COOL AIR: HEADING NORTH FOR A SECOND HOME

By Megan Seckman | Photos submitted PAGE 38 >>

Cape Island, Maine

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LIFESTYLE A COOL BREATH OF AIR

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t took about 27 minutes for me to fall in love with Maine. On a recent trip there this past spring, my heart was captured in a well-worn lobster cage and thrown overboard. Somewhere in a silent cove lobster boats bob atop me like aquatic pickup trucks. Bald eagles and crows soar overhead through puffy cumulus clouds, grazing the tops of pine trees. Fog and seaspray haze the horizon at dawn and dusk. And after a spring squall, a firework display of crashing waves flashes along the craggy coastline. These frigid, pristine waters point many vacationers’ compasses due north. Filled with landscapes a bit more protected from climate change and the unbearable heat of the south, northern summers are painted in rental cottages and fresh caught seafood, forest hikes, and crisp Atlantic or lake swimming. Wildlife. Blueberries. Just as vibrant, northern cities offer the best of human creation with a diverse cultural tapestry, bustle, and art scene. While the fierce winters limit ease and access several months out of the year, many still flock north for their vacation homes. Today’s Transitions caught up with two women who decided to go north for their second home: one opted for a lakefront Chicago condo and the other settled on the other side of that Great Lake in Washington Island, Wisconsin.

CITY LIFE IN CHICAGO As a military brat, Joyce Inman was born with a nomadic spirit. Stemming from a childhood that scattered her from Germany to cities all across the U.S., she quickly fell in love with big travel and city life. Therefore, part of the arrangement she made with her husband when they decided to get married was a promise to buy property in Italy and retire there. However, plans change and the two took root in Louisville, making a European move less likely. On a girls’ weekend getaway to Chicago last summer, Joyce woke up early at their lakefront Airbnb and as she turned the corner, the view from the window overlooking Lake Michigan at sunrise took her breath away. “The view changes like the ocean throughout the day,” Joyce said. “It was so beautiful...I had to live there. So I called my husband to see what he thought about it and he said ok.” And that is all it took. Joyce, a natural researcher, immediately sprung into action. After returning in late June from her girls’ weekend, she planned another visit for their anniversary in October. She found a real estate agent there and set up seven showings in a day that fit her parameters: lakefront, away from mid-city, updated, and renter-friendly. “I thought my husband and I would look for a year, but when we got to our condo, my husband stood on that balcony for the longest time — I’ve never seen him do that. He has never lived away from Louisville, and I 38 Summer 2022 / TodaysTransitions.com

honestly thought he was just appeasing me by agreeing to look at some properties, but we made an offer that day and it was accepted.” The stars seemed to align for the Inman’s vacation home — it is a corner unit with impeccable views from the wall of windows. They were able to sublet to a renter for several months throughout the winter, and they did not have to engage in any major renovations. The thought of managing construction in a major city seemed too daunting a task for them. Joyce loves the ethnicities and exciting aromas that waft down the hallways, and the neighborhood is robust and walkable with all the amenities of a big city — and the view. The view. For now, Joyce is hesitant to call this her summer home, “But who wants to live in Chicago in the winter?” she says. She plans to use the space as a getaway for friends and family and to go back and forth from April to October. As far as advice, Joyce says if you are thinking of buying a vacation home: research, research, research. “If you don’t enjoy research, then don’t do it. You will have to find a doctor, a place to cut your hair, mechanics, and a dentist. All of these tasks would have been much more challenging if we decided on Europe. “I’m a northerner — I like the direct way people communicate there. I’ve had many friends that moved to Europe and ended up unhappy there — it just wasn’t what they thought. My husband and I went up and spent a weekend in our neighborhood, just walking the streets to get a feel for it, and we love the people and culture there. Last year was a very stressful year for us, so this has really restored a lot of our hope for the future,” Joyce says.


ISLAND LIFE IN WISCONSIN Greta Seckman and her wife Colleen Conway have owned their property on Washington Island, Wisconsin since 2007. Stretching just off the tip of Door County, a sleepy peninsula atop Green Bay, Washington Island is northern island life at its finest: slow-paced and full of swaying green grass, pine trees, and lavender fields. Rocky limestone beaches sparkle like the Caribbean — you almost forget the crystal blue coast is lake water — until you dip your toe in, that is. You take a ferry to access the island — packed with vacationers in the summer months and capable of crashing through ice in the severe winters. “We visited the island several times and fell in love with it,” Greta explains. She and her partner wanted a weekend getaway within driving distance, and Washington Island had the serenity they desired. “It was a good time for us to buy and the project of fixing up the place was also part of our original mission.” Greta and Colleen are handy, so they were able to do a lot of the renovations on their home with some assistance from a few contractors. “We feel super proud of all the work we put in. That first year, we went up 19 out of 22 weekends. We called ourselves ‘Weekend Warriors’ — it was tiring, but now we have spent the past 15 years making memories there. We host family reunions and make lots of memories there with our boys. Northern summers are unique, spectacular.” The cabin is habitable seven months out of the year, and although they have visited in the dead of winter, they stress that winter there is hard. Even plowing the driveway is a major ordeal, much more tricky than hiring a lawn guy in the summer. If the snow is not maintained, it will damage equipment and becomes a liability. Over the years they have made great friends with people on the island that handle a lot of the property’s needs while they are away. Recently, a tree went down on the power line, and a neighbor-friend handled it for them. That is Greta’s biggest piece of advice if thinking of owning a second home in a remote location: make good friends that will watch out for your place. Each winter, 49 inches of snow fall on the island, with limited plows and resources available. In the summer months, they have a reliable tree guy, lawn guy, wood guy, septic man, and chimney sweep. Originally they wanted to rent the house out for a side hustle, but decided against that option due to the stress of managing the rental. Greta advises against purchasing property for more than you can pay cash for because you never know how much extra you will have to put into the home once it is your responsibility. When they first purchased their cabin, which they renovated to include a screened front porch, pergola, and interior-exterior fireplaces, they were not planning on replacing a septic tank, water tank, and hot water heater. “We didn’t have $9000 for that and there were only so many workers on the island, so things

moved slow. If you are thinking of buying a vacation investment property, make sure you love it! We were told by an advisor that a second home is diversifying your portfolio, so we treat it like that. It is an expense, but it is also a write-off.” And if you’re thinking about heading north for that second property, also consider the maintenance of closing down and reopening for the season. Greta and Colleen winterize the place around Halloween and return in the spring to open back up for the warmer months. It is a laborious process that involves checking pipes for cracks and leaks due to the harsh winters and opening a door that may have a bat on the other side of it. But once up and running…the views, the silence, the air quality, the northern lights, and the sheets of stars are spectacular. Spectacular, indeed.

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LIFESTYLE PEOPLE

By Lucy M. Pritchett | Illustration by Dan Kisner

Stephen McCrocklin:

What I Know Now

Listen to Stephen talk more about his life at AWG55.com.

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tephen McCrocklin is co-founder and executive director of Langsford Learning Acceleration Centers in Louisville. He and his wife Claudia, co-founder and education director, are celebrating 30 years of teaching reading, spelling, writing, and comprehension and have helped over 4000 children and adults become better readers. HOW HAS YOUR MODEL CHANGED? We switched our instruction to online totally during the pandemic. Now we continue to offer one-on-one personalized instruction at our center in the Highlands and online. We are able to help clients all over the country, including outside the continental U.S. There is no reason why a child sitting in a rural area should not have access to reading guidance. We have seen that the outcomes are the same with those we see in person and those we work with online. LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF? I need to slow down and not be quick to overgeneralize or assume anything. I need to really understand a situation so I can be helpful in working with the child and family. I can’t make assumptions and still be of value. LEARNED FROM THE KIDS? Kids do well if they can. If they are not progressing, it’s our job as an adult to figure out what’s in their way. We hear, ‘They could do better if they just worked harder,’ as if it is a child’s choice not to do well. That’s blaming them for difficulties that are not their fault. CHALLENGES YOU’VE OVERCOME AS DIRECTOR? The hardest part and the most important is building and maintaining a high-quality team. It is also the most rewarding. This is a team sport. Currently we have a staff of 35 who come together to build a successful result for our clients.

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WHAT IS A TRAIT YOU DISLIKE ABOUT YOURSELF? I interrupt people. I’m working on that. STRESS RELIEVERS? Exercise — both aerobic and weight training. I also meditate. That is powerful for me — sitting in silence for 20 minutes a day. HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR SPIRITS UP? Through the great relationship I have with Claudia and connection with others and our staff. If I haven’t been engaged in my life and the lives of others I start to feel disconnected. SOMEONE MIGHT NOT KNOW… I played cello up until I graduated from college. FAVORITE WRITING INSTRUMENT? Although most of my work is done on a computer, when I do write by hand, I have a favorite Montblanc pen that I use. HOW DO YOU BREAK THE RULES? I eat too many sweets, and I sometimes drive too fast. SECRET STASH? Dove dark chocolate. WHAT’S NEXT? I’m looking to scale up how to meet the needs of kids who were left behind due to the pandemic. CAN’T QUITE GET THE KNACK OF… Dancing. I have no rhythm.

Stephen McCrocklin admits he struggled with reading in school. After attending an individualized instruction program to develop his reading and comprehension skills, he made it a personal mission to ensure no other child should have to struggle as he did.

LIKE ABOUT LOUISVILLE? The fun little shops, restaurants, and independent businesses that add to the whimsical culture of our city. We do get the concert and music scene right as well. I hope our downtown comes back. Before the pandemic, we were on the right track with people working downtown everyday and little businesses were thriving. WORK IN GENERAL AFTER THE PANDEMIC? So many things have changed around work now. People are questioning why work? Why be there at all? Being in the company of other people doing some sort of service is to be engaged in the world. There are so many avenues to work independently, but it takes a team to really thrive and help an individual grow professionally and personally.


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LIFESTYLE BAR CART

By Lindsay McDonald | Photos by Melissa Donald

What’s On Your Bar Cart?

Add some healthy alternatives

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ool parties, backyard barbeques, and patio time...ahhh summer is here A perfect companion for any summer shindig is a bar cart, and we’ve got some tips to get your bar cart summer ready. “For me, a mobile bar is a complement to any event. It moves with the flow of an event,” says Jesse Hawkins, founder of the Mocktail Project & The Conscious Cocktailer (theconsciouscocktailer.com). What are some things to consider when preparing your cart? Jesse recommends keeping it clean and simple, with just one statement piece or else the cart can become cluttered, messy, or even sticky. With so many cart options available, be sure to choose a cart that fits your personality with a style that resonates with you. Stock it with both traditional spirits and non-alcoholic (NA) spirits and don’t forget the vintage, colorful glassware. Glassware is both functional but can also make a statement, adding charm and personality to the cart. Variety is essential when preparing your cart. The right spirits and the right accessories will help keep the party going all summer long. For anyone building a traditional bar cart, Jesse recommends starting with these essentials. SPIRITS: Vodka Gin Rum Whiskey Bourbon Scotch Tequila

NON-ALCOHOLIC SPIRITS: Ghia Tenneyson Curious Elixirs For Bitter For Worse Lyre’s American Malt Seedlip Spice 94 Spiritless Bourbon

ACCESSORIES: Glassware everyone should have: • Rocks Glasses • High Balls • Champagne Flutes • Martini Glasses On the mixology side: • Cocktail Shaker • Mixing Glass • Hawthorne Strainer • Steel Jigger

“I FIRMLY BELIEVE A COCKTAIL TASTES BETTER IN A FUN, PLAYFUL, VINTAGE GLASS.” – JESSE HAWKINS

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If you are looking for a statement piece, especially if using your cart for nonalcoholic refreshments such as tea, Jesse suggests a stunning tea kettle from Pinky Up Tea (pinkyuptea.com) to add a touch of sophistication to your cart. Looking to cut calories but still want to sip on a summer cocktail? Instead of the full alcohol serving, Jesse recommends using half traditional spirits and half NA spirits, like 1 oz Hendrick’s Gin & 1 oz Monday Zero Alcohol Gin, which is easy to make and better for the hangover. Also, utilize natural products like RE’AL puree infused syrups instead of pre-mixed cocktails or mixers which are loaded with a lower quality sweetener.

SIP ON THIS: STRAWBERRY MOJITO • 3 tbsps sugar (use sweetener if you want to cut down on sugar) • 6 strawberries (cut into small pieces) • 1 sprig of mint • 1 tsp lemon juice • 4 tbsps Rum • Aerated water (soda water or sparkling water) To begin making the Strawberry Mojito, place 4 or 5 small strawberry pieces in each glass and add 2-3 mint leaves on the top. Juice about a teaspoon of lemon juice into each glass and add 2 tablespoons of sugar. Using the back of a spoon, gently mull the strawberries, mint, and lemon juice together until the strawberries and mint begin to macerate. Add the rum and ice cubes, then fill the rest of the glass with sparkling water or club soda and serve. Enjoy! Today’s Transitions / Summer 2022

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LIFESTYLE MILESTONES

Marking Milestone Moments In Your Life

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elebrating milestones like birthdays or even meeting your exercise goals offers you the opportunity to recognize achievements, honor life transitions, and bring you closer to those you love in the process. As life goes on, we don’t always take time to honor our accomplishments and the big question is: Why did we stop? Becky Shaw of Louisville has always been intentional when making plans and this includes celebrating her milestone moments. “I have my grandmother’s philosophy that was ‘plan and push,’” Becky says. This generational wisdom was the motivation behind her overseas trips for her 50th and 60th birthdays. Becky has traveled to countries like Turkey, Greece, and Italy. “It was amazing to walk the streets of Ephesus,” she says. It’s this sense of wonder she keeps close and why she’s making plans for her next milestone this year — her 70th birthday. Becky says she wants to recognize these life moments in an exceptional way by seeing “bigger and better.” So, she organizes unusual trips to create a memorable experience. “Carson from Downton Abbey says, ‘The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that’s all there is.’ Isn’t that a great quote?” she says. Studies show that our memories can contribute to our sense of well-being and storing up some good ones can even reduce stress.

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By Tonilyn Hornung

Becky says she feels more energized while taking her trips. “I have to meet everyone. There’s not a person on that bus or boat that’s not going to know me,” she says. Making friends and experiencing new cultures keep Becky’s love of traveling growing, but part of the excitement, too, is in the planning. “It’s something to look forward to which I think is key,” Becky says. Having an event to anticipate can boost your mood and increase feelings of optimism and that’s why Becky encourages you not to put off making your travel plans. “If we don’t plan it’s not going to happen,” she says. There are so many ways to plan your very own milestone celebration like throwing a party, preparing an extravagant meal, or perhaps organizing a secret little something just for you. Tawana Edwards felt moved to honor a big life achievement in a private way — a way she never would have predicted. “I’ve always had this phobia about needles,” Tawana says. As a little girl, she remembers hiding from the doctors giving her a tetanus shot, and her anxiety surrounding needles continued into adulthood. At 37 years old, Tawana was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma — cancer that starts in the white blood cells. Her treatment included chemotherapy, radiation, and eventually a bone marrow transplant — all of which involved needles. Years later, when Tawana was declared cancer-free, she thought about ways she could honor her journey, asking herself what she could do to acknowledge that she conquered cancer — and the needles. “So, I decided to ask someone to do needle work on me,” Tawana says. Just before her 50th birthday, Tawana got her first tattoo. Keeping this significant moment to herself, Tawana went alone to the tattoo studio. “I didn’t do it for anyone else but me,” she explains. A loose translation of “Tawana” in the Cherokee language means “morning star,” so she chose a blue-shaped star to be tattooed on her lower back. “It was like a statement of what I’d gone through and what I’d beaten,” she says. Honoring your life experiences is one way to honor yourself. “I’ve learned things without a doubt,” Becky begins, “it’s not only about seeing the world, but it’s about getting out of your comfort zone.” Tawana adds it’s important to celebrate transitions and to mark them in some way. She doesn’t regret getting her tattoo and says in doing so, “I was facing my fear and saying, ‘Look, this really is behind me.’ I really did feel like I was done being afraid.”


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LIFESTYLE THINGS TO DO

By Lucy M. Pritchett | Photos by Melissa Donald

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unch Plus One is a simple outing to enjoy with friends, visiting relatives, or guests. This summer, take a short drive to Simpsonville to the Little Mount Lavender Company gift shop and cafe, and experience the refreshing and restorative sights, smells, and tastes of lavender.

This is the perfect Lunch Plus One outing to enjoy on a hot, humid summer’s day. After all, what could be more cooling than the scent of lavender? Even the color has a refreshing feel to it. At Little Mount Lavender Company in Simpsonville, one can experience lavender in just about anything: candles, bath bombs, honey, syrups, soaps, lotions, teas, oils, potpouries, sachets, and — well, of course — fresh lavender itself. Something for you or maybe choose a gift basket, gift card, or gift box of fresh baked cookies for a friend or family member. Owners Jason and Jason Woodlief grow the lavender used in their products on their farm near Taylorsville. They have taken over what was formerly the Old Stone Inn and turned it into a sweet smelling oasis. Here you can savor lunch and a luscious dessert (be sure to order a glass of Lavender Lemonade…divine) and then spend some time amongst all the lavender loveliness. The owners started the lavender farm in 2016 and grow over 10,000 lavender plants used to make their products. They also produce their own eggs and honey at the farm for use in their bakery items: cakes, cookies, and cream puffs. In addition to lavender products, they feature handcrafted items from local artists including woodwork, leather goods, painted porcelain, acrylics, and the healing spirit of a selection of polished stones and crystals. So, if you are looking to relax and refresh this summer, a litte lavender goes a long way. 46 Summer 2022 / TodaysTransitions.com

Little Mount Lavender Company 6905 Shelbyville Rd Simpsonville, KY 40067 502.437.2141 Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm littlemountlavenderky.com


LIFESTYLE MAKING SPACE

By Tonilyn Hornung

Giving Your Unwanted Items A Second Chance

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fter you’ve taken the time and care to declutter your closets, and that small crawl space under your bed, you might find some items too lovely to toss into your garbage bin. What if your stuff can find new life with someone who appreciates their beauty? Taking your unwanted clothing, furniture, or even books to a secondhand shop is a way for beloved objects to go to a good home with someone who’ll love them as much as you have. Terri Burt, the owner of the Nitty Gritty Vintage store in Louisville which buys and resells vintage clothing, says, people who bring in their well-loved items are happy knowing they’re being recycled. “I’m going to respect their things, bring them back to life, and find them a new home where someone else can enjoy them,” Terri says. Whether you’re decluttering in an effort to downsize or simply creating more breathing room in your home, Terri knows it can be tough to let go. Understanding your unused items are going back out into the world can bring you confidence in taking those final “giving up” steps. Reselling reduces waste and helps the environment and Terri says it’s a win/win for you and the small business you’re helping. “I want to put your unwanted things on the floor, and have someone else enjoy it,” Terri says. Getting rid of excess stuff is clearly good for creating space, but it’s also great for creating a sense of empowerment. “Once you do it,” Terri begins, “you feel so much better.” Terri says a great deal of the allure to reselling (besides pocketing a little cash) is the knowledge that your items will be loved again. “People don’t just want to drop their memories off anywhere,” Terri explains, “they’d rather find them a new home.” For many vintage clothing and secondhand stores like the Nitty Gritty, there are specific times to bring in your articles to be assessed. Terri takes items all year round, and Sundays and Mondays are the best days to stop by. She can’t guarantee she’ll buy all you have, but she’s willing to take a look and encourages, “If you’re ready to find homes for your things, come by!” Another way to give new If you have more books than old prom dresses cluttering up life to old books is with a your closet, you might want to look into a similar process at the book exchange box. Fill the box with old or unwanted used book sale at Locust Grove. Locust Grove is a 55-acre 18thbooks, invite others to come century farm that provides tours and educational events yearand take one, and leave a round. Then twice a year, they host a used book sale where you’re replacement book in its place. welcome to donate the books you’ve cherished but no longer need. Bring your books in boxes or bags to their property during operating hours or give them a call, and they’ll schedule a pickup. Giving your treasured items a second chance to find value with another creates space in your home and connection with others. “We have a lot of stuff,” Terri explains, “what do you want to happen to yours?”

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LIVING OPTIONS: A NEW HOME Considering living in an active community of like-aged individuals? These living options allow you to stay active and independent without the regular maintenance of a house. Some communities offer gyms, artistic rooms, and food options. Others might be located in an area that allows for accessibility to the local community. Whether you are actively looking for your next home or making plans for the future, our Living Options directory lists local apartments, condos, independent living communities and other specific living situations available. See more on pages 50 and 52. Also search online at TodayTransitions.com by scanning the QR code. FEATURED LISTING

Brownsboro Park Retirement Community 2960 Goose Creek Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 429-7700 brownsboropark.com Family owned & operated since 1986, several spacious floor plans, located on 14 beautiful acres with a park, walking trail and fishing pond. Warm, friendly residents, spacious apartments with great closets, activities to keep your mind entertained and your body in shape, housekeeping, extensive shuttle program that runs 7 days a week and excellent chef-prepared meals. All-inclusive pricing (includes all utilities, phone, cable, internet & personal alert pendant). “I tell people we are here to mingle! I could have stayed at home, but then I would be alone. This is something special we have been given at this new step in our life to enjoy.” –Harriett Cooper, Resident Cost: $2150-$3500 Min. Age: 62 Owner: Bunker Hill Assoc. III, LLC

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Search our living options directory online by scanning the QR code.

LIVING OPTIONS

Looking for a new place to call home? This directory of low-maintenance housing options includes condos, garden apartments, retirement and independent living communities. Find more at TodaysTransitionsNow.com/searchliving. All costs are per month.

The Altenheim

Brownsboro Park Retirement Community

The Altenheim has apartment suites for independent living. Apartments have an efficiency kitchenette, full bath with shower and spacious living quarters with a separate bedroom. All apartments have emergency call cords to pull in case of emergency. Linen service, housekeeping, personal laundry service and meals are provided at no additional charge. Recreational, educational, social, and religious services are also available.

Family owned & operated since 1986, several spacious floor plans, located on 14 beautiful acres with a park, walking trail and fishing pond. Warm, friendly residents, spacious apartments with great closets, activities to keep your mind entertained and your body in shape, housekeeping, extensive shuttle program that runs 7 days a week and excellent chef-prepared meals. All-inclusive pricing (includes all utilities, phone, cable, internet & personal alert pendant).

Cost: $1856 Owner: The Altenheim

Cost: $2150-$3500 • Min. Age: 62 Owner: Bunker Hill Assoc. III, LLC

936 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 584-7417 • thealtenheim.org

2960 Goose Creek, Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 429-7700 • brownsboropark.com

Christian Care Communities — Middletown

Everlan of Louisville

Our active seniors live very independently in lovely garden home and spacious apartments. Take advantage of all a senior living community has to offer, including maintenance-free homes, wellness programs, spiritual care and security. Our serene setting is close to shopping and dining, yet offers a private park-like feel in a close-knit community with plenty of delicious food and fun, engaging activities. Assisted Living suites available.

Everlan of Louisville combines the perfect balance of modern luxury with southern charm. Strategically designed with abundant recreation space and an impressive array of amenities, you can enjoy an afternoon at the spa, take in a movie in the theater room, or relax in the courtyard while catching up with family and friends – all from the comforts of your new home. Our Boutique Senior Living community was designed to meet your individual needs while providing the freedom and flexibility you desire.

Cost: $1080- $112,500 • Min. Age: 62 Owner: Christian Care Communities, Inc. (since 1884)

11530 Herrick Ln, Louisville, KY 40243 (502) 254-1799 • Middletown.ChristianCareCommunities.org

Cost: $3100-$5850 Owner: Everlan by Dominion

5900 Hunting Rd, Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 812-1558 • everlanliving.com/louisville/

Forest Springs Health Campus

The Forum at Brookside

Steps away from our full-continuum of care, villa patio homes offer housekeeping; lawn maintenance; fitness center and clubhouse; medical alert pendant, a full calendar of activities and excursions; Villa Lifestyle Director; pet-friendly.

Everything you love and need — a beautiful forty acre gated senior living community! People walk into our community feeling a sense of warmth and welcome. A place that feels like home. The Forum at Brookside is about hospitality, and a carefree lifestyle. Amenities include chef prepared meals, room service, housekeeping, social activities,indoor heated pool, pet friendly, transportation, security, an experienced management staff,and support with medical care as needed.

Cost: $3147+ • Min. Age: 55 Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

4120 Wooded Acre Ln, Louisville, KY 40245 (502) 243-1643 • forestspsringshc.com

Cost: $2550-$4930 • Min. age: 55 Five Star Senior Living, Inc.

200 Brookside Dr, Louisville, KY 40243 (502) 245-3048 • theforumatbrookside.com

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LIVING OPTIONS

Looking for a new place to call home? This directory of low-maintenance housing options includes condos, garden apartments, retirement and independent living communities. Find more at TodaysTransitionsNow.com/searchliving. All costs are per month.

The Grand Senior Living

Harmony at Tucker Station

Resort style living, luxurious apartments, spacious closets, extra storage available, garage & golf cart garage rental, utilities & appliances included, patios/balconies, weekly housekeeping, 24-hour concierge, pet spa, salon & barber shop, fitness center, indoor heated pool, sun deck, putting green, club house, recreational activities, theater, cocktail lounge, terrace, shuttle service, continental breakfast, chef prepared gourmet meals, easy access to dining, shopping, entertainment, & health care, Signature Passion Program.

Harmony at Tucker Station is designed so residents can live the lives they choose in a beautiful, enriching, and supportive environment. Our stylish community provides the ideal springboard to all the pleasures of our picturesque city, with spacious, maintenance-free apartment homes, restaurant-style dining, and plentiful resources for staying fit and feeling good. This is the place to live your best life.

Cost: $3540-$5890 • Min. Age: 55 Owner: Management, Civitas Senior Living

9300 Civic Way, Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 310-1542 • thegrand-sl.com

Meadow, Miralea and Village Active Lifestyle Communities Enjoy handcrafted senior living on Masonic’s 82-acre Louisville Campus. Life Care and Life Plan offer priority access and discounts to Masonic’s full continuum of care services for entry fee residents. Community highlights include chef-prepared restaurant-style dining, salon and spa, movie theaters, life enrichment activities, fitness and aquatic center, creative arts studio, dog park, on-and off-campus transportation and 24/7 security. Cost: $1679-$4597 • Min. Age: 55-62 Owner: Masonic Homes of Kentucky. Inc.

Cost: $3350+ Owner: Harmony Senior Services

12523 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 694-4673 • HarmonySeniorServices.com

Sacred Heart Village Apartments Secured 540 sq. ft. 1 BR efficiency units located in both the Clifton & Cane Run Road areas. Dining room, meeting rooms, library and sitting areas and on-site laundry, appliances, walk-in shower, individually controlled heat and A/C, pets accepted with restrictions. Handicapped accessible units if available. Water & electric included. Income limitations apply. Call for details. Cost: income based • Min. Age: 62 Owner: Mercy Housing

2110 Payne St, Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 895-6409 • facebook.com/SacredHeartVillage

3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 915-2204 • masonichomesky.com

The Village at Wesley Manor Nestled on 35 acres, The Village at Wesley Manor blends traditional living with the harmony of nature and 21st century conveniences. Our community provides two and a half miles of walking trails weaving through mature trees, lawns and natural meadows. Tucked into this picturesque setting, The Village at Wesley Manor offers three floor plans to satisfy your retirement needs and dreams—all with a new, relaxed, carefree independent living lifestyle. Cost: $600 • Min. Age: 65 Owner: Methodist Retirement Home, Inc.

5012 E Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40219 (502) 964-7498 • wesman.org

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56 Caregiving: A Spiritual Journey | 56 Technology | 57 Navigating End Of Life Care | 59 We All Need Help 60 Concierge Medicine | 62 There’s No Place Like Home | 63 Home Caregiving Services Directory 66 Care Community Directory | 80 Try This!

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Caregiving: A Spiritual Journey

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bout 15 years ago, I was semiretired and looking for something to do. My good friend, who had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, was in need of some part-time assistance, and I offered my services. It was a great match! At first, the caregiving was primarily minor help with simple household chores a couple of days a week — driving to appointments, running errands, etc. Soon, more administrative assistance with paperwork, filing, and financial tasks was needed. It is well known that Parkinson’s is a progressive disease which can take on many different forms and is cruel in its debilitation. As the years went by, more and more actual personal caregiving (bathing, dressing, and such) became necessary, culminating in eventual 24-hour care by myself and a team of caregivers. On a personal level, the situation became increasingly intense and physically demanding. Also, due to the close personal contact with someone who was and became even more of a dear friend, the emotional aspect was very deep. The feeling of helplessness when faced with this unrelenting disease was overwhelming — for both of us. I was so very fortunate to have had the loving, learning, long-term, close friendship with such a brave warrior who fought a courageous battle against a formidable foe. It was never my intent, or even a thought, and certainly not my plan, to be a personal caregiver but sometimes our lives take unexpected detours. What an honor it was to care for my dear friend. I miss her and will always be grateful for the time we shared together. WHAT I LEARNED: • The hardest thing to manage is keeping all of the 24/7 shifts covered with caregivers who are not only qualified, but also a good match for the client. This is not an easy task. If at all possible, have a caregiver resource to call on for “in case of emergency” backup — things happen when humans are involved. • Do have a respite plan for yourself. Physical and emotional burnout is real. You cannot take care of anyone else if you aren’t taking care of yourself first. The Superwoman/Superman roles are already taken. • Try to enjoy the dear person/client with whom you are spending time. Be patient. No one wants to lose their dignity and independence. Remember, they had full lives and experiences before illness and have great stories to share. Caregiving has been, and still is, a truly spiritual journey for me. The opportunity of sharing the personal involvement of caring for someone can only be classified as a spiritual experience and a true blessing. — Sharron Akin 56 Summer 2022 / TodaysTransitions.com

Adapt Your Technology to Meet Your Needs By Vanessa Hutchison

DIGIT GRIP — $5-$8, digitgrips.com Digit Grip is an innovative, affordable solution that helps to prevent dropping devices like smartphones and tablets. It is a textured grip-shaped device that attaches to the back of your smartphone or tablet device with a secure, pressuresensitive adhesive. Digit Grip provides a secure grip that doesn’t allow the device to slip out of your hands, even during hand tremors or arthritis flareups. It provides an inexpensive way to prevent dropping and breakage of those expensive devices.


Navigating End Of Life Care By Megan S. Willman

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hile most people would agree that conversations about the end of life are essential, they are also inclined to approach the topic with dread. While our society celebrates all aspects of the beginning of life, we tend to shy away from details surrounding the end of it, and it’s uncommon to think of that time as a happy one. Ashleigh Skaggs is not only comfortable helping others navigate the end of their time on Earth, but also strives to make it a peaceful and meaningful experience. Ashleigh is an end-of-life navigator (aka a certified death doula) and owner of Morning Star End of Life Care. Why does she do the work? “The primary purpose of my job is to bring joy to the end of life,” Ashleigh says. PAGE 58 >>

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n today’s world, effective technology use is not only helpful, but necessary in order to communicate, work, and live a productive life. However, many people struggle with using devices like computers and smartphones due to hand tremors and shaking associated with conditions like Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Fortunately, a number of companies have developed assistive devices to help those who live with these conditions use technology more easily and comfortably. If you or a loved one needs assistance using tech to communicate, here are some options to consider:

ROLLERMOUSE — $176-$265, contourdesign.com Maneuvering a hand-held mouse is often the most challenging part of computer use for those with mobility issues. Contour’s RollerMouse takes the functionality of a mouse and puts it in a roller bar that sits at the bottom of the keyboard. This not only increases the overall surface area of the mouse, but also eliminates the need to hover your hand in an unnatural position to hold a traditional mouse. In addition to helping those with hand tremors, RollerMouse can ease the hand strain of computer use, and even prevent carpal tunnel syndrome.

BIGKEYS LX KEYBOARD — $153$163, bigkeys.com On a traditional computer keyboard, the keys are barely bigger than your fingertips, making it particularly difficult for those with hand tremors and mobility concerns to type accurately or comfortably. BigKeys Keyboards triple the size of the typical keys in order to make it easier and more comfortable to type. The keys also have deep pockets so it’s easier to feel when they have been pressed, thus preventing the errors caused by many modern keyboards. Furthermore, because BigKeys connects via Bluetooth, it can be used with phones and tablets in addition to computers, making this a versatile assistive tool.

TREMELO — $749, fivemicrons.com/ products/tremelo There are a number of wearables on the market that work to absorb the kinetic energy from hand tremors to make them less severe. Tremelo is unique in that it does not utilize electricity or nerve stimulation, but takes an entirely mechanical approach to easing symptoms. This not only makes it easier to use a computer or cellphone, but also to perform other everyday tasks such as getting dressed and preparing meals. Users report that the glove is not only effective, reducing tremor activity by 85%-90%, but also relatively comfortable to wear, making it a truly life-changing piece of technology. Today’s Transitions / Summer 2022

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Ashleigh found her purpose through a painful family tragedy when her father took his own life. She says she needed “someone who could advise me and offer kindness and support.” Then came the reality of COVID-19. Ashleigh had previously served as director of sales and marketing in senior living. She watched residents suffer through their isolation and after some research and conversation with others in the field, Ashleigh found her way to becoming a certified death doula. For many, the term “death doula” is a new one. Midwives and doulas support the baby and mother at the beginning of life; a death doula, most simply, supports a dying individual and the family at the end of life. Ashleigh answered some basic questions about her work and how a doula can meet client needs in a special way. HOW IS THE CARE YOU PROVIDE DIFFERENT FROM HOSPICE CARE? A death doula is a partner to hospice care, working side by side and filling any gaps that there may be. As an example, if a hospice chaplain visiting with my client must leave due to time limitations, and I sense the client needs more, I can continue the conversation they were having. My goal, like that of hospice, is to provide quality of life. IS A DEATH DOULA A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL? If what the person needs would require a nurse, that is medical and not within my purview. I can, however, provide services that a certified nursing assistant can do. I work in partnership with medical staff. WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER? I offer three different categories from which a client can choose as best fits their needs. A Joy Companion helps with feelings of isolation and builds community, and a Care Companion helps with practical tasks of daily living. A Death Companion tries to create a peaceful space that is warm and inviting, honoring the rituals and ceremonies that will bring meaning to their experience. I can serve as a liaison between nursing home staff and family. I also help the family with respite care, letting them feel comfortable with stepping away for a while and knowing I am here with their loved one. We’ve had “living funerals” where the client and family take time to say a goodbye that’s special to them. My focus is to honor my client’s wishes and to share those plans with their family and support system. WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO CALL A DEATH DOULA? We don’t begin our time together until the terminal diagnosis has been established, but I meet with people at any time during their planning process. 58 Summer 2022 / TodaysTransitions.com


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y journey into caregiving started at age 15 when I was diagnosed with third stage rhabdomyosarcoma. During my almost four years of treatment, I battled it out with cancer. My family, and especially my mother who was my primary caregiver, along with my church family, my pastor and his wife, all taught me how to care for those who were experiencing their worst days dealing with the issues of life. There were truly times when I felt that life was leaving my body. This experience made me make what I call — a deal with God. I told God, “If you save my life, I will dedicate the rest of my life to You.” In the 30 or so years since that “deal” with God, I have journeyed with more than 500 caregivers as they faced serious illnesses. I am also the primary caregiver for my son who has autism with developmental delays and apraxia, and for my daughter who was diagnosed with lupus two years ago.

Angela Overton has provided pastoral care as an associate minister, as well as provided chaplaincy care during clinical pastoral education as an intern and then later as a staff chaplain fill-in with Norton Healthcare. She is also the senior advisor to the faith leaders throughout the United States with the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) in Washington, D.C. where she advocates for policy change that will benefit and provide tangible resources for persons facing illness and supporting caregivers.

are caring for will not always express gratitude. In fact, quite often they will be mean, crude, and take their disappointments out on you. It is quite normal that those facing illness will take their pain out on those who are closest to them. We give them the space, but we also must have difficult conversations that involve our best efforts to set boundaries and reminders of appropriate ways to correspond when the woes of the diagnosis are difficult to articulate. From caregiver to caregiver, both for those new to caregiving and those who have been at it for some time, I am compelled to tell you that you cannot do this alone! Remember that you are human…right? You will need support! Ask for help! It doesn’t matter if it comes from clergy, a therapist, a friend, a family member, a support group, or a community-based organization. The most fruitful relationship for me is my relationship with God and folks who encourage me in my faith. What has been the most helpful and useful are the relationships that I have built individuals who are caring “THE LOAD OF THE CAREGIVER IS with for loved ones with a similar TEDIOUS, WEARISOME AT TIMES, diagnosis. I always ask: How are you surviving? Any new LONELY, CHALLENGING, AND TO connections? I have this issue… what do you suggest? What PUT IT SIMPLY, HARD! BUT IT IS don’t I know? I hope that one day we will ALSO REWARDING.” get to a place of coordinated health care, a day where we will To care for another is an awesome privilege, have a health care system that will be able to but there is an old adage that says, “it is also provide a cohesive streamlined way of care that an awesome responsibility.” Many times, we checks all the boxes of all involved when caring reason that this is not what we signed up to for our loved ones. Right now, though, you are do in life. However, I am happy that I have the greatest advocate for the person to whom the opportunity to fulfill this honor. There are you are providing care. According to John times when I feel like kicking and screaming Hopkins Medicine, a good health care advocate and am a little bitter that there is not someone is someone who knows the one they are caring else to shoulder the load, but I still am for well, who is calm, organized, assertive, and thankful for the opportunity. The load of the comfortable asking questions. As a caregiver, caregiver is tedious, wearisome at times, lonely, we must be bold enough to ask the questions challenging, and to put it simply, hard! But it we don’t have the answers to and insist that is also rewarding to be the one that nurtures those who do take the those we care about back to good health or to necessary time to answer peaceful rest. our questions and clear As a caregiver, we need to know first and up our confusion. foremost that we are human. We will not get it — Elder Angela right all the time. We will lose patience. We will Overton, M.Div. get angry. We will get frustrated. We will have to learn to ask for forgiveness. The persons we Today’s Transitions / Summer 2022

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Concierge Medicine: A Direct Line to Your Doctor

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he landscape of medicine is constantly on the move. With all these fast shifts, there might be times you feel left behind in terms of the patient/doctor relationship. But what if there’s a way to reestablish that classic connection? This is what’s happening when it comes to concierge medicine. Dr. Alexis Karageorge started her internal medicine practice, Louisville Concierge Medicine, PLLC, in 2011. The foundation for her practice is based on the concierge model which she describes like this: Patients come into the practice and pay a subscription fee. This fee varies from practice to practice and can be paid monthly or yearly. The fee can run anywhere from $1,600 to $4,200 a year. “This allows me to see a more manageable number of patients and they receive more personalized care,” Dr. Karageorge says. Dr. Karageorge explains there are many benefits to this type of customized care. “My patients can call and speak directly to me and get their questions answered right away,” she says. You can also have same-day appointments instead of waiting weeks (or on occasion even months) to be seen for a concerning condition. This ability to contact your doctor “MY PATIENTS CAN CALL immediately and be in charge of your own health is one reason AND SPEAK DIRECTLY TO ME Jacquelyn Poff was intrigued by this model. Jacquelyn says when AND GET THEIR QUESTIONS she was sick on her previous ANSWERED RIGHT AWAY.” health care plan, she called her doctor, got funneled to the call – DR. ALEXIS KARAGEORGE center, was asked a series of questions, and then told she couldn’t get an appointment for three weeks. “Now I have the ability to text the front desk nurse and she responds promptly,” Jacquelyn says. Another bonus Dr. Karageorge finds with the concierge model is that patients can have “a captain of the ship.” She says it’s not unusual for people to work with several specialized doctors for maintaining optimal health and as an internist, she becomes your captain. “I’m the doctor looking at the big picture,” she says. Dr. Karageorge makes sure diagnoses aren’t being missed and that you (as her patient) are always being heard. She’s charting your best course, organizing your health plans, and making sure you’re always comfortable. “I’ll be there to answer questions and most importantly hold your hand through the process,” she assures. A concierge practice is all about having a personal physician you can reach in real time and help you navigate the waters of this very complex medical system that we live in, says Dr. Karageorge. This is why Jacquelyn’s experience with her concierge doctor has exceeded her expectations. She explains that she was away from home recently and had an allergic reaction to a product. This concerned her so she sent a text message to her doctor describing the circumstances followed up by a few pictures. Within the hour she had prescriptions waiting for her at the local pharmacy. “It’s so nice to feel a sense of security when you’re away from home,” she says.

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WHAT TO ASK Dr. Karageorge suggests asking several questions of any concierge physicians you might be considering. What are your office hours and locations? And along those lines ask if you can make same-day appointments and what are good times to call for medication refills. Inquire about their annual fee and how it is to be paid. Is it in one big sum or smaller installments? Another important question to add to your list is: Does the physician go with you to the hospital? Ask if they actively go with you to the hospital or is it outpatient only.

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including yoga, cards, dance, cultural and educational clubs and events, and day trips. Be sure to include your loved one when choosing a center or activity. The more comfortable they feel, the more fun they’ll have.

Social Strategies For Solo Living

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uman beings are social creatures. We need other people to share a story or a joke, unload our feelings, or give us a hug. That sense of belonging we get from our place in a social group, neighborhood, or community is essential to our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Belonging allows us to feel safe, increases our feelings of self-worth, and reduces anxiety and stress. Socializing improves memory and cognition in older adults and strengthens the immune system. Despite its numerous benefits, maintaining a social life can be difficult, especially for those who live alone. Our social networks can begin to falter as loved ones pass on or friends move away. Physical limitations, memory issues, or illness can keep many at home and isolated. These challenges may require additional support to help loved ones maintain social connections. GETTING SOCIAL Summer, with its longer daylight hours, can offer the perfect opportunity to get out and about. Help your loved one find activities that challenge them either physically or mentally while offering a social outlet. A walking club, book club, Bible study, group exercise class, choir, knitting circle, dance group, or photography club can offer great opportunities for socialization and stimulation. Sharing the hobby with others improves satisfaction and quality of life. Not sure where to start? Try calling or visiting one of the senior centers in the area such as Metro Louisville’s Senior Center (which includes Wilderness Road Senior Center) or Jewish Community Center. Each offers a variety of activities

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VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENT While in-person interaction is nice, there is a wide variety of virtual options that help families stay in touch. Video conferencing through Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, or Google Meets allows you to both see and hear your loved one, and these platforms allow multiple family members to take part. Facebook is extremely popular among those 65 and older, allowing them to share photos and updates with family and friends, and stay connected. Those a little more tech savvy may enjoy Marco Polo. This video messaging app is a combination of FaceTime and texting, allowing you to record and send video messages that can be played later. If reading a bedtime story to grandkids would appeal to your loved one, Readeo, with a selection of more than 150 children’s books, lets you read a story over video chat. Most of these services are free or require a minimal charge to use. Make the most of these options by ensuring everyone is comfortable and knows how to use the platform, schedule a time when everyone is available to participate each week, and don’t be afraid to try more than one option. SIGNS YOUR LOVED ONE MAY NEED MORE SOCIALIZATION Social isolation can take its toll in a variety of ways. If your loved one is suffering from any of the following, more socialization may be needed to thrive. If you are unsure, consider having them evaluated by a professional. • depression • mood swings • poor memory or recall • poor hygiene • fear of being alone or going outside • lack of interest in activities • sleeping more than usual • not eating or eating very little


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STAYING HOME When you need help caring for someone you love, trust is important — you are trusting the caregiver with someone you hold dear. Whether it be skilled nursing care or companionship, care by people who have been vetted and trained and backed by a reliable company allows for ease of mind. Search on pages 64 and 65, as well as online at TodaysTransitions.com

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Visiting Angels

THIS CAN BE YOUR AD! This is a great space to feature your home caregiving services. Home caregiving represents a number of care services provided in your home during or after an injury or illness. Your home is personal, and we know that bringing someone inside for care is both an adjustment and a relief. Find the perfect care provided by people who are vetted, trained, and supported by a reliable company. That’s true peace of mind. Scan the QR code to search a comprehensive list of Home Caregiving options online at TodaysTransitions.com.

126 S. Sherrin Ave Louisville 40207 (502) 897-6547 VisitingAngels.com “Our compassionate caregivers help older adults live independently and comfortably in their own homes. The comprehensive services we offer are customized and tailored for each senior to ensure in-home care is an enjoyable experience.” – Andy Block, Owner & Director

Customized Care by reliable, trained and experienced caregivers. Visiting Angels gives you total scheduling flexibility and creates a specific plan of care for your loved one. Client feedback and family communication are an integral part of our customer service. Call today for your free assessment! Services: Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Light Housekeeping, Companionship, Meal Prep, Laundry, Errands & Transportation, Alzheimer’s care, Fall Prevention, Med Reminders, Respite Care for Families, Transitional & Rehab Care, Overnight Care, End-of-Life and Specialized Care Cost per hour: $23-30 | Min. time required: Flexible Type: non-medical | Owner: Andy Block, locally owned & operated Today's Transitions / Summer 2022

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HOME CAREGIVING BrightStar Care 406 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Ste G Louisville, KY 40243 (502) 893-4700 louisvillehomecare.org

CareBuilders at Home 2210 Goldsmith Ln, Ste 209 Louisville, KY 40218 (502) 458-2273 carebuildersathomelouisville.com

Caring Excellence Personalized Home Care Services 1169 Eastern Pky, Ste 1134, Louisville, KY 40217 (502) 208-9424 caringexcellenceathome.com

Helping Hands Companion Care Services 2301 Hurstbourne Village Dr #100 Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 426-9783 home-companions.com

Home Instead Senior Care 4101 Taylorsville Rd, Ste 200, Louisville, KY 40220 (502) 515-9515 louisvillehomecare.com

Hosparus Health 6200 Dutchmans Lane Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 456-6200 HosparusHealth.org

Malone Home Care 2932 Breckenridge Ln, Ste 1 Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 637-5474 malonehomecare.com

Accredited. High quality skilled & non-skilled in home care for people of all ages. All care is overseen by a Registered Nurse and is available 1-24 hrs/day with Guaranteed Caregiver Compatibility. Compassionate care, excellent service. Services: personal care, homemaker, transportation, errands, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, Parkinson’s, ALS, respite, med reminders, meal prep, end of life care, RN/geriatric case management, skilled nursing. Cost per hour: $27-$32 | Min. time required: 1 hr Type: non-medical, skilled nursing | Owner: Christian & Leslie McCutcheon Compassionate, customized, coordinated care; State Certified Personal Service Agency, Help at home for independence, post-rehab recovery, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care, Parkinson’s, respite, sitter service any location; 1-to-1 for med appointments, companion Services: personal care, homemaker, transportation, errands Cost per hour: $25+ | Min. time required: 3 hrs Type: non-medical | Owner: Laura Curry and Michael Coffey

Locally owned, Consistent Caregivers, Caregiver Matching and RN Case Management. Senior Care, Parkinson’s Care, Alzheimer’s Care and After-Hospital Care in your home. All care directed by Registered Nurse and Master Level Social Worker. Services: All personal care, all mobility needs,meal preparation, homemaking, medication reminders, exercise assistance, errands,transportation, respite care. Cost per hour: $23-$24 | Min. time required: flexible up to 24/7 Type: non-medical | Owner: Kayla Cook, RN, Elisabeth Knight, MSSW Personalized loving care available in home, assisted living, nursing home or hospital; scheduling up to 24 hours 7 days a week; trained and experience caregivers; free assessments; serving Kentucky and Southern Indiana since 1996. Services: personal care, home making, transportation, errands, respite, med reminders Cost per hour: $24 and up | Min. time required: Flexible Type: non-medical | Owner: Terry Graham, RN; Dawn Smithwick, BSW

We have proudly provided Home Care Services to the Louisville Community for over 22 years. We are committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality care to seniors. To us, it’s personal! Call today for a complimentary consultation. Services: Available 24/7; our CarePros provide personal care, post-rehab support, companionship, transportation, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, and end of life support. EVERY client will be assigned a Case Manager directed by Nursing Leadership. Cost for Service: Based on Level-of-Care. Services start at $29/hr. Type: Non-medical Home Care Services | Owner: CEO, Steve Hendricks Offering quality hospice and palliative care and grief counseling services to people living with serious and life-limiting illnesses. A not-for-profit hospice organization providing compassionate care. See our ad on back cover. Services: nursing & physician services, pain & symptom mgmt, social workers, spiritual care, CNA’s, grief counseling services and volunteer programs Cost: Medicare accepted rate | Min. time required: N/A Type: medical | Owner: Hosparus Inc.

Flexible Scheduling, No Contracts, 24 Hour Coverage, complimentary in-home assessment and Care Plan provided by a Registered Nurse. We help clients maintain independence in the comfort of their own home. Services: Licensed Private Duty Nursing Agency providing skilled nursing services (RN/LPN) and Personal Care Assistants (PCA) to help with activities like meal preparation, bathing and grooming, housekeeping, and medications. Cost per hour: RN/LPN $47+, PCA $22+ Type: medical and non-medical | Owner: Locally owned and operated

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Senior Helpers Louisville/Southern Indiana 4043 Taylorsville Rd Louisville, KY 40220 (502) 690-2648 seniorhelpers.com

Visiting Angels 126 S. Sherrin Ave Louisville 40207 (502) 897-6547 VisitingAngels.com

Locally owned, licensed and insured, compassionate caregivers trained how to keep seniors safe at home. Call today for a complimentary Life Profile consultation- the first step in reducing risks for your loved one. Services: Compassionate care by quality caregivers and excellent service. Flexible schedules with caregiver matching (3 hour minimum per visit). Cost per hour: $20-$24 | Min. time required: flexible Type: non-medical | Owner: Nancy Galloway

Customized Care by reliable and experienced caregivers. Total scheduling flexibility and a tailored care plan, including integral client communication. Free assessment! Services: Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Light Housekeeping, Companionship, Meal Prep, Laundry, Errands & Transportation, Alzheimer’s care, Fall Prevention, Med Reminders, Respite Care for Families, Transitional & Rehab Care, Overnight Care, End-ofLife and Specialized Care Cost per hour: $23-$30 | Min. time required: Flexible Type: non-medical | Owner: Andy Block, locally owned & operated

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CARE COMMUNITY DIRECTORY Today’s Transitions seeks to help you find the right care you need for a loved one whenever you need it. The Care Communities Directory contains both short- and long-term carerelated resources. More details can be found at TodaysTransitions.com. Search Home Caregiving Directory see page 63. For retirement Living Options Directory, see page 48.

TYPES OF CARE COMMUNITIES: Adult Day Care programs provide care and companionship to those who need supervision or assistance. Aging-In-Place Communities offer several levels of care on one campus. Assisted Living is residential living for those who need help with daily activities and health services. Hospice provides pain relief for those with a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. Memory Care residential living is for those with dementia at different care levels. Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. Personal Care residential living offers mobile residents minimal Search our care assistance for daily activities. Rehabilitation Services is physical treatment in an inpatient or outpatient community directory clinic. Skilled Nursing Care is 24-hour nursing services for residents in a care community Respite Care online by scanning provides short-term care in order to provide relief for primary caregivers. the QR code.

Find Help By Location

Search the Location Chart (on the right page) for specific types of care by location. The Map (right) coordinates with the Zone column. More details for all care communities listed in the chart can be found in the full directory listing starting on page 68. If you are interested in a listing, call 502.327.8855 or email Advertising@TodaysMediaNow.com. *Published rates are given by company.

Payment Options: These definitions can help you navigate the payment options in each directory: Private – consumer pays out-of-pocket. Private Ins. – could include Medicare supplements or HMOs/health insurance. LTCi – long-term care insurance; helps cover the cost of services for people who have an extended physical illness, extended disability, or cognitive impairment. VA – Veterans Administration; provides financial assistance to retired veterans needing medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care.

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Adult Day Care

Aging-in-Place Communities

Assisted Living

Hospice Care

Memory Care

Palliative Care

Personal Care

Respite Care

Rehabilitation Services

Skilled Nursing

Barton House

6830 Overlook Dr, Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 423-7177 • bartonlouisville.com Price Per Month: $6430

The Altenheim

936 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204 (502) 584-7417 thealtenheim.org Price Per Day: $100-$315 Number of beds: 32 (N/R, MC), 30 (PC) Enjoy our beautiful Highlands park-like setting with updated furnishings no matter your living arrangements – independent, assisted, personal care, memory care, nursing/rehab or short-term stay. Our selective menus with salad/cold bar offer a ton of variety. Staffing levels are above expectations and truthfully make us what we are today! Our Aging-in-Place community offers an above average staff-to-resident ratio, allowing time for visits with residents as well as necessary care. Hosparus care supports our staff when requested. We have a secure Memory Care unit, specializing in activity programs for residents offered by trained staff and volunteers. Our Personal Care option provides the independence of living at home. Owner: The Altenheim

Designed for Alzheimer’s & memory impairments. Dignified & individualized care, from meals to the activities they participate in, and how their room is decorated. Pets to love & care for, frequent meals promoting socialization, tree-filled backyard with a patio and walking path. Staff trained in dementia. Medical care by our nurses, therapists, psychiatrist & doctor. Owner: Goodworks Payment: Private, LTCi Features and Services: Showers, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical/ Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Chef on Staff

BeeHive Homes of Goshen/Prospect 12336 US Hwy 42, Goshen, KY 40026 (502) 292-3200 • beehivehomes.com/goshen Price Per Month: $4100 Your loved one will be safe 24/7 with our trained, caring staff. Owner: Eric and Catherine Sherrard Payment: Private, LTCi, VA

Payment: Private, LTCi Features and Services: Laundry, 24-Hour Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Tours/Trips, Medication Given, Pets Allowed, Chef on Staff

Belmont Village St. Matthews

4600 Bowling Blvd, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 721-7500 belmontvillage.com Cost per day: $140-$340

Anthology of Louisville

1105 Dorsey Ln, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 653-8111 anthologylouisville.com Price Per Month: starting at $3750 Number of beds: 98 Anthology of Louisville is situated in a quiet, picturesque suburb rich in history, brimming with southern hospitality and sophisticated country charm. The Personal Care apartments provide the stability and safety needed for the independence our residents desire. We also feature a Memory Care neighborhood specially designed for those transitioning through Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Anthology of Louisville was designed with purpose to embody the impeccable southern style of Louisville with all the comforts of home. The spaces and furnishings have been artfully created as a nod to Louisville’s rich heritage and easy elegance. Stop in for a tour experience that will exceed your Senior Living expectations. Owner: Anthology Senior Living Payment: Private, Private Ins., LTCi, VA Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

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The Community Built for Life – Belmont Village St. Matthews offers a variety of senior living options. Our residents enjoy an environment that allows as much independence or assistance that they may need. Our Community is designed inside and out to complement the style of the area and create a comfortable, familiar space for our residents. Private apartments are available in a variety of floor plans, and as a licensed Personal Care Community, our residents don’t have to move if care needs change and couples with differing care needs can stay together. We have been recognized for our award winning memory care programming, including our Circle of Friends® program designed to address mild to moderate cognitive impairment and varying stages of dementia. Founded in research and developed by experts, our memory care activities are therapeutic and engaging, with attainable goals that allow our residents to stay involved, maintain function and have happy fulfilling days. Owner: Belmont Village, L.P. Payment: Private, LTCi, Private Ins. Features and Services: Chef prepared meals, Transportation, Housekeeping, Laundry, on-site Therapy services, Entertainment and Happy hour, Medication management, Bathing, dressing, toileting assistance, Activities and outings, Pet friendly.


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Adult Day Care

Aging-in-Place Communities

Assisted Living

Hospice Care

Memory Care

Palliative Care

Personal Care

Respite Care

Rehabilitation Services

Skilled Nursing

Christian Care Communities – Christian Health Center, Friendship House and Chapel House 920 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 583-6533 • ChristianCareCommunities.org/Louisville Price Per Day: Varies by Level of Care We offer affordable and recently renovated apartments in Old Louisville. Easy access to nursing and support services at Health Center next door. Owner: Christian Care Communities, Inc. Payment: Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicaid, private Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Cooper Trail Senior Living

325 Lincoln Way, Bardstown KY 40004 (502) 572-4329 • coopertrailsl.com Price Per Month: $3187-$5121 Compassionate staff, activities, respite & outpatient services on-site. Operated by: Trilogy Health Services, LLC Payment: Private, LTCi

Creekside on Bardstown

3535 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40218 (502) 919-7715 • creeksideonbardstown.com Price Per Month: $3500-$5500 Family/home like atmosphere that is all inclusive. We provide scheduled transportation to and from doctor appointments, telephone, cable, wifi, compassionate caregivers to assist with toileting, and more. We also provide 3 home-made meals per days with 3 snacks. Owner: Elmington Senior Living Payment: Private, VA, LTCi Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Dominion Senior Living of Louisville 6000 Hunting Rd , Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 812-1556 dominionseniorliving.com/louisville/ Price Per Month: $4600-$5850 We believe our Dominion Lifestyles should enrich the minds, bodies, and souls of our residents. Our person-focused approach allows each resident to choose how they spend their day enjoying our fun activities. Our personal care and memory care lifestyles come with top-notch amenities for residents. From private apartments to home-style meals, assistance with daily living, and housekeeping. It’s covered in our allinclusive pricing. Personal care is perfect for seniors who enjoy independence but need help with the activities of daily living and medication management. Our team provides person-centered care that meets the individual needs of each resident. Team members are available 24-hours a day to support residents with activities like dressing, bathing, medication reminders, and coordination of transportation and health services. Owner: Dominion Senior Living, LLC Payment: Private, VA, LTCi Features and Services: Transportation, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Management, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Chef on Staff

Forest Springs Health Campus

4120 Wooded Acre Ln, Louisville, KY 40245 (502) 243-1643 • forestspringshc.com Price Per Month: $3100-$4750 Full continuum of care, short-term care, therapy services on-site. Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid, LTCi

Creekside on Whipps Mill

9701 Whipps Mill Rd, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 919-8470 • creeksideonwhippsmill.com Price Per Month: $3450-$4500 Family/home like atmosphere that is all inclusive. We provide scheduled transportation to and from doctor appointments, telephone, cable, wifi, compassionate caregivers to assist with toileting, and more. We also provide 3 home-made meals per days with 3 snacks. Owner: Elmington Senior Living Payment: Private, VA, LTCi Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Pets Allowed, Chef on Staff

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Adult Day Care

Aging-in-Place Communities

Assisted Living

Hospice Care

Memory Care

Palliative Care

Personal Care

Respite Care

Rehabilitation Services

Skilled Nursing

The Forum at Brookside

The Grand Senior Living

Price Per Day: $165-$247

Price Per Month: $4400-$6850

Number of units: Ambassador Suites, 24 Apts

Number of units: 24 (MC), 62 (PC)

There are 24 apartments in Personal Care Ambassador Suites. Newly renovated Alcove and One Bedroom residences. Elegant restaurantstyle dining room and a private landscaped courtyard with gazebo. Personal Care is a licensed “step-up” from typical assisted living, since Personal Care permits the administration of medication by licensed professionals.

Housekeeping, laundry services, 24/7 staff on site and nursing staff trained in Dementia care, activity program, fitness center, secured outdoor courtyard, menu items to delight a variety of tastes with 3 meals daily, assistance with dining, medications and incontinence management. All-inclusive pricing. Short term stays available. Signature Passion Program with family care services and support groups.

200 Brookside Dr, Louisville, KY 40243 (502) 245-3048 theforumatbrookside.com

We partner with Ageility, a national leader in developing specialized rehabilitation and fitness training solutions. Through our onsite Ageility clinic, we provide easy-to-access outpatient rehab and fitness training. If you’re recovering from injury or surgery, you’ll appreciate our physical and occupational therapy that focuses on prevention and wellness. Owner: Five Star Senior Living, Inc. Payment: Private, Medicaid, Medicare, LTCi, Hospice, Private Ins. Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Water/Aquatic Exercise, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

9300 Civic Way, Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 310-1542 thegrand-sl.com

Owner: Management, Civitas Senior Living Payment: Private, LTCi, VA Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, House Cleaning, Bathing Assistance, Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Water/ Aquatic Exercise, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Franciscan Health Care Center

Green Valley Care Center

Price Per Month: $3150

Price Per Day: $282-$385

Full continuum of care, short-term care, therapy services on-site.

Short-term rehab to home, long-term care and secured memory care unit.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Owner: Life Care Centers of America

Payment: Private, LTCi

Payment: Medicare, Medicaid, private, private ins., LTCi

3625 Fern Valley Rd, Louisville, KY 40219 (502) 964-3381 • franciscanhc.com

Glen Ridge Health Campus

6415 Calm River Way, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 297-8590 • glenridgehc.com Price Per Month: $4167 Full continuum of care, short-term care, therapy services on-site. Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid, LCTi

3118 Green Valley Rd, New Albany IN 47150 (812) 945-2341 • greenvalleycarecenter.com

Hallmark House

10301 Coneflower Ln, Prospect, KY 40059 (502) 290-6706 • hallmarkhouseky.com Price Per Month: $5750-$6000 Our 32-apt community is for individuals with memory impairment. The open floor plan consists of two large living rooms, kitchenettes, nurses station and library. Our all-inclusive rate consists of assistance with daily activities (dressing, bathing, grooming), laundry, medication management, housekeeping, and meals. Salon services available. Respite stays welcome! Owner: J.A. Street & Associates Payment: Private, LTCi, VA

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Features and Services: Showers, Separate Units, Eating Help, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Outdoor Spaces, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff


Hometown Manor AL Memory Care 74 Mack Walters Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065 (502) 437-0814 • hometownmanor.com Price Per Month: $3900-$4100 11 rooms, AL memory care. Personalized attention. “Feel at Home.” Owner: The Alford Group, Owner Kasey Alford Payment: Private, LTCi

Harmony at Tucker Station

12523 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 694-4673 HarmonySeniorServices.com

The Legacy at English Station

Price Per Month: $3350+

Price Per Month: $6218

Our Louisville, Kentucky, senior living community offers a range of senior living options to provide as much or as little assistance as you may need. Choose from Independent Living, Personal Care and Memory Care to get the right level of support from our caring, expert team. We are committed to serving our residents in a way that provides comfort and enrichment in your life. Harmony stands out among senior living communities for our uniquely engaging calendar of events, enriching activities, and world-class care services.

Memory care honoring unique life stories, highly trained caregivers.

13700 English Villa Dr, Louisville, KY 40245 (502) 254-2361 • legacyatenglishstation.com

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC Payment: Private, LTCi

Owner: Harmony Senior Services Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Laundry, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Magnolia Springs Louisville Senior Living 8225 Whipps Mill Rd, Louisville, KY 40222 (502) 716-5160 mslouisville.com Price Per Month: $3000-$6200 Number of beds: 20 (MC), 66 (AL)

Heartsong Adult Day Health Care 9260 Stonestreet Rd, Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 935-3300 • heartsong-mc.com Price Per Day: $75-$80 | Type: medical Activities to promote cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual well-being. Owner: Heartsong Memory Care, LLC Payment: Private, Medicaid, VA, LTCi

Heartsong East Adult Day Health Care 10720 Plantside Dr, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 935-3300 Price Per Day: $80 | Type: medical Activities to promote cognitive, physical, social, and spiritual well-being. Owner: CJL Group, LLC

Memory Care: Home-like setting with all private apartments. Our specialized program, Heartfelt CONNECTIONS, enhances the lives of our residents by providing a safe, secure, and comfortable environment for your loved one with dementia. Secured outdoor courtyard, daily activities, salon. Assisted Living: More than a place to live, Magnolia Springs represents a place to celebrate life with purpose. Specializing in food, family, friends, and fun. Onsite: salon, restaurant style dining, laundry, activities, movie theatre, personal garages, PT/OT/Speech Therapy, Long-tenure staff, 24 hr on-site staff, access to different care levels. Owner: Life Care Services, LLC Payment: Private, LTCi, VA Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Payment: Private, Medicaid, LTCi

Heartsong Memory Care

9260 Stonestreet Rd, Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 935-3300 • heartsong-mc.com Price Per Month: $5600-$5900 Geriatric psych specialist & primary MD/NP visits. SHORT TERM STAYS. Owner: Heartsong Memory Care, LLC Payment: Private, LTCi

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Hospice Care

Memory Care

Palliative Care

Personal Care

Respite Care

Rehabilitation Services

Masonic Homes Kentucky — Louisville Campus

Nazareth Home

Price Per Day: Varies depending on level of care

Price Per Day: $200-$340

Capacity: Independent living – 402 apts/12 patio homes; assisted living – 48 apts; personal and memory care - 51; skilled nursing – 167

Number of beds: 48 (MC), 87 (SN), 25 (RS), 33 (PC)

3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 259-9627 masonichomesky.com

Masonic offers a full continuum of aging care services including independent living, assisted living, personal care, rehabilitation therapies, memory care, skilled nursing care, home care, dialysis, and on-site medical clinic. It offers the region’s only Life Care and Life Plan programs offering priority access and discounts on health care services for entry fee residents. The Louisville Campus offers a park-like setting situated on 82-acres and includes paved walking paths, community gardens and a resident dog park. Residents enjoy 24/7 security and a variety of amenities and features. Owner: Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc. Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Water/Aquatic Exercise, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Skilled Nursing

2000 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 459-9681 nazhome.org

Nazareth Home offers rehab and restorative therapy, specializing in dementia care and personal care with an award-winning therapeutic recreation and exercise program. Experience a neighborhood living design with caring and professional staff, gourmet dining, on-site religious services, secure green spaces, daily activities, beauty shop and rehab services. Open to persons of all faith traditions. Free tours. Personal Care program includes apartments and activities designed for independence and choice. All rooms are spacious to promote recovery, privacy and family involvement. Skilled and long-term nursing care, all private rooms, exercise, social activities, massage and holistic therapy. Short stay Medicare recovery program bridging hospital to home. Owner: Nazareth Home, Inc. Payment: Private, LTCi, Medicare, Medicaid Features and Services: Showers Available, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing Assistance, Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Chef on Staff

Morning Pointe of Louisville

4711 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40291 (502) 873-3800 • morningpointe.com Price Per Day: $106+ Conveniently located, a single level, state-of-the-art Senior Living/Personal Care community. Comfortable home-like environment. 24-hour licensed nursing and aide staff to assist with clinical needs in addition to personal care services. Memory care services, personal care plus many amenities of the traditional assisted living community with the added safety and security of a specialized Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence. Owner: Independent Healthcare Partners/Morning Pointe Payment: Private, LTCi, VA Features and Services: Transportation Available, Showers Available, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing Assistance, Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Chef on Staff

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Nazareth Home – Clifton

2120 Payne St, Louisville, KY 40206 (502) 895-9425 nazhome.org Price Per Day: $175-$315 Number of beds: 121 (N/R), 31 (PC) Award-winning staff provides nursing care, short stay and outpatient rehab, activities, dining and transportation. Easy access from I-64 on U.S. 60. Therapeutic recreation and exercise programs. On-site religious services. Skilled and long-term nursing care, private rooms, exercise, social activities, massage and holistic therapy. Fine dining and activity programs. Short stay Medicare recovery program bridging hospital to home. Personal Care program includes apartments and activities designed for independence and choice. All rooms are spacious to promote privacy and family involvement. Owner: Nazareth Home, Inc. Payment: Private, LTCi, Medicare, Medicaid Features and Services: Showers Available, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing Assistance, Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hour Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Open Kitchen, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Chef on Staff


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Adult Day Care

Aging-in-Place Communities

Assisted Living

Hospice Care

Memory Care

Palliative Care

Personal Care

Respite Care

Rehabilitation Services

Skilled Nursing

The Springs at Oldham Reserve

2000 East Peak Rd, LaGrange, KY 40031 (502) 265-4420 • springsatoldhamreserve.com Full continuum of care, meals, activities, gorgeous surroundings. Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid, LTCi

Park Louisville by Charter Senior Living 10451 Linn Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40223 (502) 423-8776 parklouisville.com

The Springs at Stony Brook

Price Per Month: $3500-$4700

Price Per Month: $2476-$5871

Park Louisville’s goal is simple, “to enhance the human spirit.” Our values are demonstrated by our dementia experts and passionate care partners who deliver unparalleled life experiences. Park Louisville provides premier personal care services that empower residents to live their life with dignity. As one of Louisville’s first stand-alone memory care communities, our renowned memory care program sets us apart.

Full continuum of care, meals, activities, gorgeous surroundings.

Flourish Memory Care is supported by leading-edge research – that people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia can grow and flourish, regardless of where they may be on their journey. Our exclusive memory care program provides therapeutic activities that focus on cognitive, creative, community, motivation, physical, social, and spiritual wellness.

3525 Ephraim McDowell Dr, Louisville, KY 40205 (502) 452-6330 • twinbrookassistedliving.com

We offer furnished, move-in ready suites for immediate residency. All-inclusive care is provided: medication administration, bathing, dressing, grooming, housekeeping and meals (cueing provided), a spacious courtyard, weekly bus outings, on-site therapy services (Physical, Occupational, and Speech Pathology), in-house therapy gym, with 24-hr medical and psychiatric staff available. Transportation to physician appointments with escort services offered. Owner: Charter Senior Living Payment: Private

Park Terrace Health Campus

9700 Stonestreet Rd, Louisville, KY 40272 (502) 995-6600 • parkterracehc.com

2200 Stony Brook Dr, Louisville, KY 40220 (502) 491-4692 • springsatstonybrook.com

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC Payment: Private

Twinbrook Assisted Living Price Per Month: $2750-$3150

Private apartments with emergency call cords, planned activities, medication reminders, assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, three meals daily, transportation to shopping, charges for additional services may apply. Staff on duty 24 hours. Family owned & operated. Mass 6 days/week. Owner: Bryan S McCoy, Inc. Payment: Private, VA, LTCi Features and Services: Transportation Available, Showers Available, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing Assistance, Dressing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hour Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Chef on Staff

UofL Health — Frazier Rehab Institute

Price Per Day: $283

200 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 582-7400 • UofLHealth.com

On-site skilled nursing, memory care services, private/semi-private.

Price Per Day: $1000

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Inpatient/stroke/brain injury/spinal cord injury/cancer rehab; PT/OT/ST.

Payment: Medicare, Medicaid, Private, Private Ins.

Owner: UofL Health

Sanders Ridge Health Campus

119 E Sanders Lane, Mt. Washington KY 40047 (502) 251-3821 • sandersridgehc.com Price Per Month: $3941-$5231 Full continuum of care, short-term care, therapy services on-site.

Payment: Medicare, Medicaid, Private ins., LTCi, VA

Valhalla Post Acute

300 Shelby Station Dr, Louisville, KY 40245 (502) 254-0009 • valhallapa.com

Payment: Medicare, Medicaid, LTCi, Private

Valhalla Post is a skilled nursing facility providing compassionate and personal skilled care. We specialize in providing in-patient and outpatient rehabilitation services to help our resident regain their independence and return to the highest level of function possible.

Shelby Farms Senior Living

Norton Healthcare physician is available, private rehab suites with private baths and a 6,000 sq ft therapy gym with state-of-the-art equipment.

Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

100 Williamsburg Dr, Shelbyville KY 40065 (502) 257-9485 • shelbyfarmssl.com

Whether needing long or short term recover care, our team can create a care program tailored to their needs.

Compassionate staff, activities, respite & outpatient services on-site.

Payment: Medicaid, LTCi, Private Insurance, Private

Operated by: Trilogy Health Services, LLC

Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Bathing Assistance, Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, 24-Hr Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dining Room

Payment: Private, LTCi, EFT

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Adult Day Care

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Memory Care

Palliative Care

Personal Care

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Skilled Nursing

Vitality Living Springdale

Vitality Living Stony Brook

Price Per Month: $3500-$4850

Price Per Month: $2650-$5000

VITALITY LIVING SPRINGDALE IS REDESIGNING SENIOR LIVING IN KENTUCKY WITH YOU IN MIND.

Vitality Living is your premier choice for senior living in Louisville, whether you need assisted living or memory care.

Vitality is your premier choice for senior living in Kentucky. We are committed to ensuring that every service and amenity helps create the enriched, active life you or your loved one deserves.

Vitality Living Stony Brook offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care. We support our residents’ needs as well as their interests with a calendar filled with a variety of activities to keep our residents as engaged, social, and independent as possible. Families will find peace of mind by knowing that their family members are well taken care of and enjoying life.

4501 Springdale Rd , Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 412-0222 vitalityseniorliving.com/senior-living-locations/ kentucky/springdale/

Vitality Living Springdale specializes in assisted living and memory care that allow adults to experience a lifestyle with vitality at any age. Owner: Vitality Senior Living Payment: Private, VA, LTCi Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing Assistance, Laundry, Meal Prep, 24-Hr Care, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Happy Hour, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Vitality Living St. Matthews

120 S Hubbards Ln, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 896-1759 vitalityseniorliving.com/senior-living-locations/ kentucky/st-matthews/ Price Per Month: $3000-$3600 As the premier independent living and assisted living community in the St. Matthews area, we are conveniently located in the unique St. Matthews neighborhood, with easy access to shopping, dining, festivals and the arts, Vitality Living St. Matthews offers independent living and assisted living in the heart of Louisville, KY. This vibrant senior living community offers all the comforts of home with none of the day-to-day obligations of owning one. After a morning meditation workshop, enjoy good conversation over breakfast. Take a stroll through the tree-lined streets nearby or meet neighbors for an afternoon shopping spree. At Vitality Living, the choice is always yours. Whether you are ready now or are just beginning to think about senior living, we invite you to stop by or call to schedule a tour at your convenience. We are here to serve you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Owner: Vitality Senior Living Payment: Private,LTCi, VA Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, House Cleaning, Laundry, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Outdoor Spaces, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

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3451 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 383-1574 vitalityseniorliving.com/senior-living-locations/ kentucky/stony-brook/

You’ll find plenty of comfortable common spaces to spend time with friends and family, whether it’s in the spacious family room, furnished sitting areas, front/back porches, or the large dining room. Large windows throughout our community give it an open and airy feel. Owner: Vitality Senior Living Payment: Private, LTCi, VA Aid & Attendance Benefits Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, Meal Prep, Errands, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Exercise Facility, Game Night, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Movie Room, Chef on Staff

Wesley Manor Retirement Community 5012 E Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40219 (502) 969-3277 wesman.org Price Per Month: $3000-$7000 Wesley Manor is a Life Plan (Continuing Care) community, including all levels of senior living on one campus: independent living, assisted living, personal care/memory support, skilled nursing and rehab. We are faith-based, non-profit; independently owned and operated since 1963. Owner: Methodist Retirement Home, Inc. Payment: Private, Medicaid, Medicare, LTCi, Hospice, Private Ins. Features and Services: Transportation, Showers, Separate Units, House Cleaning, Bathing & Dressing Assistance, Eating Help, Laundry, 24-Hr Care, Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy, Dining Room, Game Night, Tours/Trips, Emergency Assistance, Medication Given, Outdoor Spaces, Garden, Pets Allowed


Westport Place Health Campus 4247 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40207 (502) 893-3033 • westportplacehc.com Price Per Month: $5112 Full continuum of care, short-term care, therapy services on-site. Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid, LTCi

The Willows at Springhurst

3101 N Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40241 (502) 412-3775 • willowsatspringhurst.com Price Per Month: $3087-$5878 Licensed RNs, skilled nursing, short-term care, therapy services on-site. Owner: Trilogy Health Services, LLC Payment: Private, Medicare, Medicaid, LTCi

The Aldersgate at Wesley Manor 5012 E Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40219 Price per month: $4950-$5400 Autumn Woods Health Campus 2911 Green Valley Rd, New Albany, IN 47150 Cost per day: $238+ Crescent Grove Memory and Personal Care 3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville KY 40207 Price Per Day: $175-$240 The Enclave of East Louisville 100 Shelby Station Dr, Louisville, KY 40245 Cost per month: $4700-$7100 Episcopal Church Home 7504 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40222 Cost per day: $215-$316 Forest Hills Commons 9107 Taylorsville Rd Louisville, KY 40299 Price per month: $2495-$5495 Gathering Adult Day Health Services 4940 Hazelwood Ave, Louisville, KY 40214 Cost per day: $75-$250 Grove Pointe Assisted Living 3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207 Price Per Month: $4700-$6750 Hoskinson House at Wesley Manor 5012 E Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40219 Price per month: $2950-$5300 Louisville East Post-Acute 4200 Browns Ln, Louisville, KY 40220 Cost per day: $250-$1000 Masonic Home Shelbyville 711 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065 Cost per day: $295-$310 Oxmoor Lodge 8021 Christian Ct , Louisville, KY 40222 Price per month: $1980+ Pillars Assisted Living & Personal Care Community 711 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40056 Price per month: $2200-$3450 Rose Anna Hughes Home at Westminster 2120 Buechel Bank Rd, Louisville, KY 40218 Cost per day: $65-$134 Sam Swope Care Center 3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207 Cost per day: $295-$360 Signature HealthCARE at Jefferson Manor 1801 Lynn Way, Louisville, KY 40222 Cost per day: $290-$320

Signature HealthCARE at Jefferson Place Rehab & Wellness Center 1705 Herr Ln, Louisville, KY 40222 Cost per day: $335 Signature HealthCARE at Rockford Rehab & Wellness Center 4700 Quinn Dr, Louisville, KY 40216 Cost per day: $255-$280 Signature HealthCARE at Summerfield Rehab & Wellness Center 1877 Farnsley Rd, Louisville, KY 40216 Cost per day: $265-$290 Signature HealthCARE of East Louisville 2529 Six Mile Ln, Louisville, KY 40220 Cost per day: $270-$335 Signature HealthCARE of South Louisville 1120 Cristland Rd, Louisville, KY 40214 Cost per day: $240-$450 Signature HealthCARE of Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital 1850 Bluegrass Ave, Louisville, KY 40215 Cost per day: $520 Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital 3104 Blackiston Blvd, New Albany, IN 47150 Cost per day: $405-$1000 Tri-County Community Action Agency Adult Day Program 1015 Dispatchers Way, La Grange, KY 40031 Cost per day: $72 or $9/hr Village Crossing Retirement Community 2400 Arnold Palmer Blvd, Louisville, KY 40245 Price per month: $2900 The Villages at Historic Silvercrest 1 Silvercrest Dr, New Albany, IN 47150 Cost per day: $238 The Villas of Guerin Woods 1002 Sister Barbara Way, Georgetown, IN 47122 Cost per day: $280 Wesley Manor Healthcare Center 5012 East Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40219 Price per day: $280-$320 Westminster Terrace 2116 Buechel Bank Rd, Louisville, KY 40218 Price per day: $253-$284

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CAREGIVER TRY THIS!

By Carrie Vittitoe

Eat This!

F

ew foods are naturally rich in vitamin D, but fish and mushrooms can be a good source. Below is a recipe to try if you’d like a dinner-time boost of this beneficial vitamin.

Salmon with Mushroom Sauce (modified from thekitchn.com)

INGREDIENTS: • 4 (6 ounce) salmon filets • 1 pound mushrooms (cremini is a good choice) • 4 garlic cloves, minced • Fresh thyme • 11/2 tsps kosher salt, divided • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided • 2 tbsps olive oil Photo by Szakaly

• 2 tbsps unsalted butter INSTRUCTIONS: Season salmon filets on both sides with salt and pepper.

Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan. Add the salmon skin-side up and sear until golden-brown on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Transfer the salmon skin-side down to a plate (it will not be cooked through). Melt butter in the pan. Add the mushrooms and begin to brown them. Add the garlic, half the thyme leaves, and the remaining salt and pepper. Cook, stirring once or twice, until the mushrooms are tender. Reduce the heat to medium. Return the salmon skin-side down to the pan, nestling it into the mushrooms. Cover with a lid and cook the salmon to desired doneness. Sprinkle with the remaining thyme before serving.

Take This!

When an Israeli study was published in February 2022, vitamin D made headlines. “Among individuals who had severe COVID, [researchers] did find some vitamin D deficiency in those patients,” says Nancy Fuller, APRN at Norton Healthcare. “This has led to the idea that perhaps vitamin D helps immune health as much as it helps the musculoskeletal system.” In her experience, Nancy has learned that people who don’t take a multivitamin or supplement have a fairly good chance of being in the low range or even deficient for vitamin D. When it comes to adding a vitamin D supplement to boost overall health and reduce the chance of severe COVID, the best bet is to consider your own health baseline. “If you have some comorbidities like high blood pressure or diabetes, then doing some preventive things [like vitamin D supplementation] is going to be better for you,” Nancy says. 80 Summer 2022 / TodaysTransitions.com

Do This!

There is a difference between reacting to situations and responding to situations according to Dr. Mark Schirmer, director of psychological services at Norton Behavioral Health. “Reactions are more automatic and impulsive; a response is more deliberative.” Taking the time to sit quietly and notice your thoughts can help you become more aware of your reactions, and deliberately choose to respond rather than react. People sometimes find the practice of meditation frustrating because they expect that they won’t have thoughts at all. “It is absolutely normal to have thoughts that intrude in meditation practice. Focusing on your breath or on a sound is to give you something to focus on that is happening in the present moment,” Dr. Schirmer says. If you are interested in meditation, Norton Healthcare is offering virtual classes throughout the summer. nortonhealthcare.com/classes-and-events


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Making Space

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