Thursday night, the Visiting Nurse Association of NWI held their annual recognition dinner to honor its staff, volunteers and supporters. The evening welcomed and awarded VNA staff and supporters who continue to help those who need it most.
Bubbly glasses of champagne, comforting melodies from a live harpist, and one pair of oversized scissors marked the official opening of a new Journey Senior Living center at the Valparaiso location’s ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday evening.
StoryPoint Chesterton Senior Living is proud to announce that the Model Apartments are now open! Interested parties now have an opportunity to schedule a visit, where the Community Specialist, J.J. Swiatkowski, can walk them through a finished apartment, giving a more vivid idea of what living at StoryPoint Chesterton is like.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana
The Fat Tuesday tradition of carb-loading must have paid off for the residents at Valparaiso’s Rittenhouse Village, as the entire senior living center seemed to be hopping and bopping to the rhythm of the beat at the center’s Valentine’s Dance.
Lulu, a 7-month old Shih Tzu that works at Life Care Center of the Willows in Valparaiso, is just like any other pup – she’s sweet, playful, and cuddly. What makes the life that Lulu leads in the dog world so special and unique, is the fact that she comes into work every day with Life Care Center’s Director of Nursing Sabra Coons, Lulu’s owner. While Lulu has her puppy moments, she is amazing at fulfilling her role in her part-time position at the Center.
When a loved one faces a life-limiting illness, choosing the right next step can seem daunting, and may even feel impossible. End-of-life care decisions are never easy, but they become more challenging the longer frank discussions are delayed. For many, the decision to contact a hospice organization is seen as the last resort, when in fact, reaching out to a trusted hospice care provider earlier in the process can create an invaluable support system.
Congratulations to the Member of the Week for Jan. 1-5, 2018. Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso is a full service Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Valparaiso and surrounding communities. Their brand new state-of-the-art community opening EARLY 2018 is conveniently located near the intersection of US 6 & IN-49 in Valparaiso, Indiana.
NW Indiana Rusty Strings lets string players shine in a community orchestra that features musicians across Northwest Indiana.
In an effort to foster holiday cheer, StoryPoint Rockford partnered with McBride Studios and Rockford High School’s broadcasting studio, Beyond the Rock, to produce a holiday music video. The so-called “Holiday Together” project launched in early fall of 2017. The idea began with a desire to have the staff and residents of StoryPoint Rockford work in collaboration with the Beyond the Rock high school students to produce an intergenerational art project.
The holidays bring scattered families together -- giving adult children the perfect opportunity to closely inspect how aging parents are managing. It's not by chance that calls to Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities spike just after the holidays. This is when families detect hints of trouble or see catastrophes on the horizon.