Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the world. At Advantage Living Centers, we are committed to reducing heart disease for our residents, our staff, and our community. Over the last few years, we have worked with our local American Heart Association to create awareness and raise funds. In 2016, we committed to healthy eating. This means changing our eating habits, modifying our favorite recipes, and making heart smart choices. Has it been easy? No. Are we committed? Yes. Are we spreading the word? Yes.
At our recent “Art for Heart” events, we walked the talk. Our chefs served heart healthy snacks such as fruit, veggies, dark chocolate, and salads while our residents, staff and family painted away their stress. To view photos of our “Art for Heart” events, go to Advantage News. For more information on heart healthy eating, visit the American Heart Association.
According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics report, the percentage of Americans age 65 and older with diabetes is 25.9%, or 11.8 million seniors. After discovering diabetic related disease in their zip code is among the highest in the nation, Northwest Manor is taking the challenge of diabetes head on by focusing on diabetes education for their residents and staff, as well as to those who live and work in their community.
Northwest Manor’s programs focus on healthy living: taking control of diabetes, healthy food choices, fast food – making the right choices, and exercise. Their dietitian goes out into the community to give samples of meals, including soul food, that have been prepared using healthy techniques. The food prepared for the community is the same food served to Northwest Manor residents. For example, salt is not used, instead they use a variety of different sodium-free seasonings. In addition, Northwest Manor regularly hosts exercise classes including Zumba in the community.
Northwest Manor is leading the charge for diabetes education and reduction. For more information on diabetes, contact the American Diabetes Association.
With the plethora of iPads, Notebooks, Smartphones, Kindles and Nooks in the hands of everyone from the age of 1 to 101+, we realize the importance of “Staying Connected”.
The Manors provides Wireless Guest Access at all Manors centers for our residents and their guests. Residents can use the Wireless Guest Access to connect their device to our network so they can email their family and friends, view the latest family photos, stay connected via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and surf the web.
In addition to wireless guest access, each of our centers has a resident computer area with access to the Internet.
Families and friends: make sure you stay connected with your loved ones when they are in our centers:
• Send those photos
• Post to their Facebook page
• PIN something to their wall
• Show them the latest updates when you visit
Let them feel the love!
For the guest wireless access code, the guest wireless usage terms, or for assistance accessing the guest wireless network, please see the receptionist or the Activity Director in your Center.