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Avalon Springs Health Campus to Host Quarterly Caregiver’s Day Off Program

Valpo CDO August 8According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for a person living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, with 80 percent of this care being provided by family caregivers. Additionally, more than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers rate the emotional stress of care giving as high or very high; one-third report symptoms of depression. Due to the physical and emotional toll of care giving on their own health, Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers had $8.7 billion in additional health care costs in 2011.

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Rittenhouse Seniors Given "Honored Senior" Award at Porter County Fair

rittenhouse-senior-awards-2014-4Seven seniors from Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage were presented the "Honored Senior" award Wednesday during the Porter County Fair.

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Rittenhouse Celebrates Residents and Families with 2014 Cookout and Picnic

Rittenhouse-Valpo-Resident-PicnicOn Saturday July 19th, the residents of Rittenhouse Senior Living in Valparaiso had their yearly cookout and picnic to celebrate the summer. Residents invited their families and friends to come enjoy some grilled food, live entertainment and antique cars at the facility. The party was a 50’s 60’s Sock Hop theme and approximately 300 residents and families attended.

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Did You Know an Existing Life Insurance Policy Can Pay for Senior Care Expenses?

rot1Mark your calendars and join us to learn how to take the financial pressure off you and your loved ones.

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Our Circle of Fun

senior-circle-photosTravel with Senior Circle

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Is It True That There is a Strong Relationship Between Age and Reported Hearing Loss?

elderly-couple-coffeeQ: Is it true that there is a strong relationship between age and reported hearing loss?

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Listen Up, Ladies! Program Provides Direction on Healthy Living

ODonoghue-03Michael O’Donoghue, M.D., a dermatologist with Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, discusses facial aging and skin cancer during a recent Listen Up, Ladies! event at Pottawattomie Country Club in Michigan City. The free program was sponsored by the Franciscan Alliance Spirit of Women healthy living initiative and also included discussions by Chad Glazer, M.D., a Franciscan St. Anthony Health facial plastics specialist, who also addressed aging and skin care; and David Fumo, M.D., a Franciscan St. Anthony Health gastroenterologist, who related methods to treat and prevent heartburn.

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