Today! Making Every Moment Count: How to have the Best Visit with your Aging Loved One

Kristin Scheurer

Seniors who live in assisted living or memory care homes want visitors. They look forward to seeing people they love, and they find comfort in knowing relatives and friends are making sure they get the best care. However, visitors sometimes feel uncomfortable or reluctant to visit because they don’t know ...

Happiness Hero Fills Hearts With Joy

Kristin Scheurer

Every community has them. Whether it is the volunteer who comes in without fail, or a staff person who always has a smile, or a family member who donates time to the community, heroes are among us each and every day. During the month of September, Bridge Haven is recognizing ...

Happiness Hero Delivers Sunshine Smiles

Kristin Scheurer

Every community has them. Whether it is the volunteer who comes in without fail, or a staff person who always has a smile, or a family member who donates time to the community, heroes are among us each and every day. During the month of September, Bridge Haven is recognizing ...

Bridge Haven Honors Employee for Delivering Exceptional Resident Care

Kristin Scheurer

Congratulations to Charmaine for being selected employee of the month for delivering exceptional resident care. Charmaine brings to Bridge Haven her natural ability to relate well to seniors. She gives residents the same genuine care and respect she would give her own grandparents. Charmaine graduated from Neosho County Community College ...

Today! Making Every Moment Count: How to have the Best Visit with your Aging Loved One

Kristin Scheurer

Seniors who live in assisted living or memory care homes want visitors. They look forward to seeing people they love, and they find comfort in knowing relatives and friends are making sure they get the best care. However, visitors sometimes feel uncomfortable or reluctant to visit because they don’t know ...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Kristin Scheurer

The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Bridge Haven, ...

Bookworms Get their Brain’s Juiced

Kristin Scheurer

This is a no-brainer. Reading improves concentration and exercises our brains. For some seniors, it may even strengthen brain connections. That’s why for people who have experienced mild memory challenges, reading may sharpen their minds. You’ve heard the adage, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks.” Well, reading books helps ...

Sharp as a Tack: Why Some Brains Avoid Decline

Kristin Scheurer

Six-years-ago researchers at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine noticed in an Alzheimer’s study, a small group of people who didn’t exhibit memory loss common in people in their 80’s and beyond. Researchers gave them a battery of tests including memory tests, and MRI scans revealing physical differences compared with their ...

Bridge Haven’s Best Caregivers Score Big Points

Kristin Scheurer

Taking care of elderly people who can no longer care for themselves is a demanding job that requires patience, skill and a big heart. At Bridge Haven, professional caregivers provide 24-hour protective oversight, personal care assistance, meal service, housekeeping, and recreational activities for the residents they serve. To recognize staff ...

Local Artist Leaves Legacy to Lawrence

Kristin Scheurer

A prolific artist and well-known downtown shoe cobbler, James Patti is still remembered for his extraordinary sculptures. Patti chose sculpture over other artistic mediums because he believed in its unlimited possibilities. He studied and worked with the late Bernard (Poco) Frazier and with Professor Elden Tefft at the University of ...

What you need to know about Dementia

Kristin Scheurer

Dementia is not a disease. Instead, it is a set of symptoms related to the loss of mental function in areas such as: language, memory, visual and spatial abilities or in judgement. These symptoms accompany certain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s. One in five adults aged 65 years and ...

Luck of the Irish

Kristin Scheurer

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, dancers from the O’Riada-McCarty-Manning Academy of Irish Dance performed for Bridge Haven Memory Care residents on March 19th in Lawrence. The Kansas City based dance troupe had been working hard to prepare for St. Patrick’s Day festivities happening throughout March. The academy’s busy schedule had ...

Bridge Haven Brings the Day Spa to Residents

Kristin Scheurer

Bridge Haven assisted living community hosted its first-ever Spa Day to pamper residents and promote relaxation and wellness. In the privacy of their Bridge Haven home, residents enjoyed gentle neck, shoulder, head and hand massages by an experienced licensed massage therapist. In addition to massages, experienced caregivers administered skin softening ...

Life After Loss

Lori McSorley

Have you experienced grief and loss? We welcome your participation in the Life After Loss group which is forming now. Discover you are not alone in your grief experience, share memories of your loved ones, and help others as you help yourself. Life After Loss Group will meet six Wednesdays, ...

Are you concerned about memory problems?

Kristin Scheurer

Please join Bridge Haven Memory Care Residence on November 13, 2012 for National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Take advantage of free, confidential memory screenings and pick up free educational materials about memory concerns, dementia, caregiving and successful aging. - Location: Bridge Haven ...

Free Memory Screenings

Kristin Scheurer

Are you concerned about memory problems? Please join Bridge Haven Memory Care Residence on November 13, 2012 for National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Take advantage of free, confidential memory screenings and pick up free educational materials about memory concerns, dementia, caregiving and ...

Free Memory Screenings

Kristin Scheurer

Are you concerned about memory problems? Please join Bridge Haven Memory Care Residence on November 13, 2012 for National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. Take advantage of free, confidential memory screenings and pick up free educational materials about memory concerns, dementia, caregiving and ...

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Bridge Haven Care Cottage Expansion

Kristin Scheurer

Join Bridge Haven Care Cottage and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to showcase Bridge Haven’s newly expanded concept for family-style assisted living on Thursday, October 4th at 4:30 p.m. Bridge Haven Care Cottage 3109 W. 26th Street, Lawrence, KS 66047 785-371-1106 Presenters: City Commissioner Aron Cromwell ...

Bridge Haven Care Cottage Expansion Ahead of Schedule

Kristin Scheurer

Bridge Haven Care Cottage is expanding its residential family-style assisted living home. New amenities currently under construction include two additional private bedrooms, an all-season sunroom, a secured backyard with an expansive wandering path, a fully accessible bathroom with a roll-in shower, and an enhanced security system for added peace of ...

Bridge Haven Recognized by Kansas Dept. of Aging

Kristin Scheurer

Like traditional nursing homes and institutions, Bridge Haven is fully inspected and monitored by the state of Kansas, as part of its annual review of state regulated, long-term care facilities. Bridge Haven is proud to have earned special recognition for outstanding compliance from the Kansas Department on Aging two years ...

Kindergarten Class Visits Bridge Haven to Deliver Weather Report

Kristin Scheurer

Hillcrest Elementary School kindergarteners are too cute! Read about their latest visit to friends at Bridge Haven in Go! [Read article in LJW][1] [1]: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/mar/26/first-class-partnership/

Bridge Haven Honors Hillcrest Kindergartners

Kristin Scheurer

Read about the Bridge Haven partnership with Hillcrest Elementary School kindergarten class. It's a great example of community groups working together to make lives more enjoyable in Lawrence. Page 11 [Read Article][1] [1]: http://www.seniormonthly.net/Senior-March2012.pdf

Bridge Haven featured in Senior Monthly Newspaper

Kristin Scheurer

Bridge Haven Memory Care Residence stresses the importance of a home-like setting and encourages a family atmosphere. - page 4 Read the article by clicking the link: http://www.seniormonthly.net/Senior-december2011.pdf

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