Falls Prevention Program at Village at Proprietors Green

thumb.thumb.FallsPreventionResidents at Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield are participating in a new, complimentary program designed to decrease the risk of falls, build confidence in mobility, and improve overall safety and quality of life. Exercise Your Right Not to Fall is a collaborative initiative of Village at Proprietors Green and CAREtenders Home Health Care and Rehabilitation. Through this program, CAREtenders professionals visit interested residents to:

  • Evaluate the safety of the resident’s apartment and identify potential hazards such as loose scatter rugs, cords, and other items known to increase falls risk.
  • Conduct individualized balance testing in the comfort and privacy of the resident’s own apartment.
  • Recommend next steps to improve balance and safety.

If recommendations include additional intervention to reduce falls risk, Village at Proprietors Green and CAREtenders professionals coordinate services such as physical or occupational therapy with the resident, his or her family, and his or her personal physician. Residents may choose CAREtenders or the home health agency of their choice to provide these services and have them billed to their health insurance carriers or Medicare.

Falls and fall-related injuries are common among older adults. In fact, an estimated one in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year, leading to more than 2.5 million emergency room visits. Village at Proprietors Green staff, including the community’s wellness director, fitness center physical therapist, and the entire nursing staff encourage all residents to participate in Exercise Your Right Not to Fall as a simple and effective way to avoid falls, gain confidence, and live life to the fullest.

Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield, MA is managed by Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group. The senior living community with a continuum of care offers independent living that focuses on hospitality and amenities; assisted living that emphasizes personal care; and assisted living memory are that creates more joyful moments. To learn more visit: www.ProprietorsGreen.com

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Personal Healthcare Choices Program at Village at Proprietors Green

iStock_000015451137MediumGain the Peace of Mind that Comes from Making Your Personal Healthcare Choices Clear
To help people ensure that preferences are known and wishes are honored at all times by all people, Village at Proprietors Green is hosting a special event on May 4 from 6 – 7 PM to educate, inform and assist individuals in making and documenting important healthcare-related decisions.

National Healthcare Decisions Week is April 11-16.

At the Village at Proprietors Green event in early May, representatives from Honoring Choices® Massachusetts will address a variety of topics and walk participants through the process of documenting their decisions. Kate Granigan, LICSW, Vice President of Overlook CARE and Joanne Erickson, elder law attorney are presenting the program.

“We know how important it is to make personal healthcare choices known, and the Honoring Choices Program will further ensure that we can advocate for our residents and the community-at-large,” says Colleen Ferguson, executive director of Village at Proprietors Green.

Through this program, participants will learn how to go about making the healthcare choices that are right for them. They will also gain access to helpful resources and tools to facilitate essential conversations with family members and healthcare providers. Designating a health care proxy, creating a personal directive or living will, assigning durable power of attorney, and establishing parameters for medical orders for on May 4 life-sustaining treatment and comfort care/do not resuscitate orders will be explained and discussed, as well.

Getting your health-related affairs in order is well-worth the time and effort it involves. It gives you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your wishes are clear and will be respected, and gives your family members and healthcare providers the information they need to carry those wishes out.

Honoring Choices:
Essential Healthcare Documents
Wednesday, May 4
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Light Refreshments Served.

RSVP by calling 866-305-6443 or visiting online at: www.ProprietorsGreen.com

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Village at Proprietors Green Event:

Miranne-Jeannine-MDPost-Menopausal Health Concerns

Join Village at Proprietors Green and Jeannine M. Miranne, MD, MS, FACOG, Division of Urogynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, for an informative program about the latest treatments for bladder concerns.
Dr. Miranne specializes in overall bladder health, incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders and will answer common questions that aren’t always easy to ask.

DATE: Thursday, April 7

TIME: 5 – 7 PM

Light appetizers & refreshments will be served.

WHERE: Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield. A vibrant, all-rental Senior living retirement community, Village at Proprietors Green offers independent living, assisted living and assisted living memory care.

To RSVP for the event call 888-723-0716 or go to the Events Page of the Village at Proprietors Green website: http://www.proprietorsgreen.com/

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Village at Proprietors Green Holds Spring Fever Lunch & Learn

crocusesDate: Tuesday, March 8 

Time: Noon – 1:30 PM 

Learn why people love living at Village at Proprietors Green, a premier senior retirement living community with a continuum of care. Call and talk with the friendly and knowledgeable staff about openings in independent living, assisted living or assisted living memory care. Plan your move this spring!

At Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield you’ll discover:

·       All Rental Apartments

·       Staff and programs to help maintain your independence and well-being

·       A range of exciting activities & events seven days a week

·       A fitness program directed by a physical therapist.

Register today for the Spring Fever Lunch & Learn by calling
888-418-9831 or visit online at: http://www.proprietorsgreen.com/spring-fever-lunch-learn/

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Coffee & Conversation at Village at Proprietors Green – February 28

15809461_ladies_cookiesTour and learn more about independent living, assisted living and memory care, and find out which rental housing and/or senior care option may be right for you or a loved one.

Village at Proprietors Green is a senior retirement community with a continuum of care. All apartments are rentals – no buy-in involved.

Discover how the community helps to maintain residents’ independence, and promotes health and well-being through a range of activities, including a fitness program, nutritious meals, art classes and exciting social events.

Join us:

Date: Sunday, February 28
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Enjoy coffee, tea, cookies and mini-pastries and learn why residents love living here!

Call 888-418-8831 to Reserve Your Spot Today! Or visit online at: www.ProprietorsGreen.com

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Allerton House in Quincy Celebrates Heart Month

Juicing DemonstrationIn celebration of American Heart Month in February, Allerton House Assisted Living at Hancock Park in Quincy, MA recently held a special Heart Healthy Day.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States. Additionally, new research suggests that although great strides have been made in the prevention and treatment of heart disease, it is still “under-diagnosed and under-treated” in women, according to the American Heart Association. It is estimated that more than 53,000 American women die each year from heart attack.

To encourage women and men to embrace a heart-healthy lifestyle, the 42-unit rental Allerton House at Hancock Park assisted living residence scheduled several events. A juicing demonstration and a “Cooking with Heart” program, featuring a grilled chicken salad, minestrone soup and strawberry mouse took center stage. In addition, Wayne Cushing, personal trainer, held a Tai chi class at the community. Tai chi is recognized as an ancient Chinese form of self-discipline and exercise that many people today see as a graceful form of expression with stress-reducing benefits.

“We were pleased to provide this heart-healthy series of activities designed to showcase the attention to the healthy lifestyle we promote at Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy,” says Kelly Richards, marketing director.

The programs were reserved for current residents and their families, and adult children and seniors who have been in the process of gathering information to help their loved ones determine when it’s time to move into assisted living. For more information about Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy call 617-471-2600.

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Join Village at Proprietors Green for an Open House!

Wild berries in chocolate close-upDates: Sunday, January 24  & Saturday, February 6
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Discover the best care and housing option for yourself or a loved one. Tour and learn more about independent living, assisted living and memory care at Village at Proprietors Green in Marshfield. Enjoy coffee, tea, cookies and mini-pastries. Come with questions!

Call 888-418-9831 to Reserve Your Spot Today! Or visit our Events Page online and let us know you will be attending: http://www.proprietorsgreen.com/

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Allerton House in Quincy Resident Has Help When She Needs it

Maura Cahill, who moved to Allerton House Assisted Living in Quincy a little over a year ago, likes the community’s amenities, but doesn’t miss the chores!

Maura Cahill, who moved to Allerton House Assisted Living in Quincy a little over a year ago, likes the community’s amenities, but doesn’t miss the chores!

Maura Cahill moved to Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy in 2014. “It’s very convenient here,” she says. “I can come and go as I please.” In Maura’s case, she is often on the go, enjoying the community’s musical entertainment programs and participating in a variety of other offerings. She notes, “I exercise every morning, and enjoy the trivia and quiz-type activities. We keep busy here.”

Thanks to the convenience of the community’s amenities and services, Maura has the time to take in her favorite activities. She says, “I have no cooking to do, no washing to do, and I always have help when I need it.” She also has lots of company with her children, 25 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren living nearby. “They all live on the South Shore,” says Maura. “They know they are welcome to visit anytime.”

Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy is a beautiful 42-rental apartment assisted living residence. For a complimentary luncheon and tour, contact Al at 781-413-7850.

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Exciting 2016 Events at Allerton House Assisted Living

Enjoy tasty treats at the Valentine Luncheon at Allerton House in Hingham.

Enjoy tasty treats at the Valentine Luncheon at Allerton House in Hingham.

Allerton House Assisted Living Communities, located in five towns along the Massachusetts South Shore, are gearing up for the New Year with an exciting roster of events. These events are designed to engage and inform seniors and their adult children about the assisted living lifestyle. They include Lunch & Learn events, concerts, programs on planning for the future and themed luncheons.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau by 2050 there will be nearly 84 million Americans who are 65 years-old or older – nearly double the figure of 43.1 million in 2012. The increased number of older adults will continue to fuel demand for senior housing, personalized care and socialization services such as those provided by Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group’s assisted living communities.

To encourage socialization, the five Allerton Houses are opening their events to seniors and families who have a serious interest in assisted living. According to the Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association (Mass ALFA), assisted living residences have a dual purpose. The communities are designed for individuals 62 and older who need personalized care and supportive services and housing to meet their needs. Additionally, assisted living is defined by assistance with the activities of daily living that an individual may require. These may include routine activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, or eating.  Allerton House Assisted Living Communities provide supportive housing and services in an environment that emphasize dignity and independence.

The early 2016 events are designed for individuals and couples 62 and older who may be seeking independent living, assisted living or assisted living memory care, or their adult children who are helping with the search.

Some of the 2016 Allerton House Community Events include:

February 11 – Noon – Valentine Luncheon – Allerton House at Harbor Park in Hingham, MA. Reservation required.

781-749-3322

February 12 – Noon – Luncheon and Concert – Allerton House at Central Park in Weymouth, MA.

Reservation required.

781-335-8954, ext. 2500

February 25 – 10:30 AM – Music with Pianist Jack Craig – Allerton House at Hancock Park in Quincy, MA.

Reservation required.

617-471-2600, ext. 481

March 8 – 5:00 PM –“What if …Workbook Presentation,” by Gwen Morgan. This is a discussion about the gathering and preparation of essential documents – Allerton House in Duxbury, MA.

Reservation required.
781-679-5040

March 15 – Noon –St. Patrick’s Day Lunch and Learn – Allerton House in Marshfield, MA. Reservation required.

866-939-1070

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I Won’t Miss the Slippery Sidewalks Says Resident of Allerton House in Duxbury

DSC_8676-Allerton House at DUxbury Resident Dan Hardenbergh

Allerton House at Duxbury resident Dan Hardenbergh says he quickly made himself at home at the Allerton House Assisted Living Community.

Dan Hardenbergh discovered Allerton House while recuperating at Bay Path Rehabilitation & Nursing Center from a winter fall near his Back Bay home in Boston. He says, “I visited Allerton House and it looked wonderful.”

Dan felt welcome from day one, saying, “I was invited to join the Village Voices choral group, which is currently rehearsing for a spring concert.” In the summer, Dan directed a new men’s chorus at the community, noting, “Developing the program was a group process and a lot of fun.”

Recognizing how important a warm welcome was to him, Dan now volunteers to welcome and assist Allerton House at Duxbury newcomers. He is also a skilled bridge player who plays two or three times a week. Committed to maintaining his strength, he is a regular at the community’s fitness center, too. “I’m really enjoying being here,” says Dan. “And I won’t miss the slippery sidewalks this winter.”

For more information about Allerton House in Duxbury contact Harriet Voyt at hvoyt@welchhrg.com or by telephone at: 781-585-2334.

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