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ECC Team Supports Alzheimer's and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana's 2018 Alzheimer's Walk


An early morning storm could not keep Extended Care Consulting and many other dauntless supporters from Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana’s 18th annual fundraising walk. Held at the Lake County Fair Grounds, the event helped raise funds for programs to support individuals and families facing Alzheimer’s or related dementias.

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StoryPoint Senior Living Celebrates National Cookie Madness Champion


StoryPoint and their sister company, Independence Village, celebrated a huge win at their National Cookie Madness event last Saturday, April 28th, at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, MI. The event brought together residents from the final four cookie communities, families, employees and community leaders. The “celebrity panel” included Renee Chodkowski otherwise known as “The Great Foodini”, Mona Shand, Nolan Finley, Sean Tracy and Paul Glantz. These five chose The Fresh Glazed Apple Cookie as the “greatest cookie in the cosmos.”

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Family, Friends Gather In Valparaiso’s Central Park to Remember Loved Ones for Annual VNA Stroll for Hospice


Nearly everyone you meet has felt the pain of losing a loved one at some time in their lives. Sunday, the VNA of Northwest Indiana held their 17th annual Stroll for Hospice as both a way to remember and celebrate the memories of those lost loved ones, as well as a way to help the VNA continue their mission of helping families during their most difficult times.

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Off to the Races at Spring Mill Health Campus


Who says you have to go all the way to Kentucky to see the Derby? On May 3, Spring Mill Health Campus hosted their very own Kentucky Derby and the stakes were high. Spring Mill residents donned their most lavish hats and came ready to place their bets on a champion.

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Belvedere Senior Housing Brings Seniors and First Responders Together with "Dine and Dash" Lunch


Northwest Indiana’s first responders are among the bravest and most respected members of the community. All too often however, we only interact with them when things are at their worst: fires, traffic accidents, or any other kind of emergency. Belvedere Senior Housing is looked to change that with their Dine and Dash for First Responders, where their senior residents had lunch with local heroes.

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Gary Rainaldi, Certified Dementia Practitioner at Sebos Provides Care With a Person Centered Approach


Gary Rainaldi has dedicated his life to helping others. For the last four years he has been the Alzheimer’s Unit Director at Sebo’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hobart, Indiana. Because of his professional know-how and big heart, Rainaldi has made a profound, positive impact on local families and seniors.

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State Representative Slager Connects with Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation


The good people of Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Sheffield Manor Assisted Living Residence welcomed Indiana’s District 15 State Representative Hal Slager on Monday afternoon.

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Cosmic Black Light Bingo Proves a Unique Experience for Residences at Deer Creek


Residences at Deer Creek is always looking for new ways to bring fun, engaging, and dynamic events to their residents. That extends even to the time-honored game of bingo, a tradition enjoyed by many of the Residence’s occupants. In a twist called “Cosmic Bingo,” Deer Creek residents donned glow stick necklaces and armed themselves with luminescent bingo chips as they played the game of chance under black light.

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Belvedere Senior Housing Hops Into Easter with the First Annual Easter Eggstravaganza


Easter came a day early at Belvedere Senior Housing with the first Annual Easter Eggstravangaza! Residents, family members, and friends gathered for a jam-packed morning to celebrate the holiday together.

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Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso Hosts Author, Elaine Pereira, to Discuss Alzheimer's


On Tuesday evening, Journey Senior Living hosted author, Elaine Pereira, a licensed Occupational Therapist, to discuss her book and answer questions regarding dementia and Alzheimer's. Journey Senior Living is a senior care facility located in Valparaiso which offers assisted living and memory care for residents.

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Sebo's Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hobart Sends Cancer Survivor to Chicago's PINK Concert


Sebo’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is constantly looking for ways to engage with the community and spread hope and awareness outside of their walls. That’s why during the month of October they collected stories of those who have battled, and won, the fight against breast cancer in the hopes of highlighting positive stories.

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