Category Archives: Wellness Programs

Zentangle Brings Out the Artist in Sally Holward

Sally Howard enjoying Zentangle Marion, OH, Retirement Communities Sally Howard and her husband, Vince, like working jigsaw puzzles “just to keep the mind working” she said. When a new art class was introduced, Sally said at first she would pass it by because of her severe arthritic fingers. “I’m no artist,” she said, “but decided… Read More »

Findlay Primrose Residents 'Brush Up' on Artwork

Pat Loveridge’s “Sunflower” Summer Wreath-Making Class Findlay, OH, Retirement Communities “Awakening Minds” is an art class that meets in our café once a month. They recently learned many tricks of watercolor painting — the artwork turned out beautiful. Pat Loveridge painted an exceptionally lovely sunflower. We are in the process of making note cards using… Read More »

Education Opportunities for Residents and Staff is Top Priority at Sweetwater

Kim Bailey, RN presenting a power point to nursing staff on Disease/Incident Reporting Mark Cassel, RN talking with residents Bill, Bev and Margaret for Medical Moment Betty Harrison resident at Sweetwater Retirement Community says “now that I’m retired I have time to learn how to Wii bowl!” At Sweetwater we are continually focused on the… Read More »

Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin

Norma Kemerling is enjoying a nice day outside in the gazebo at the Wausau Primrose Retirement Community Thursday, June 12th 2014 is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin. As temperatures increase now that it’s officially summer, everyone wants to enjoy outdoor activities but sometimes that combination can be dangerous. According to the National Weather Service, heat… Read More »

Margaret Carspecken Shares Some Advice on Aging

Margaret Carspecken (l) and friend Millie Strharsky Wausua, WI, Retirement Communities Margaret Carspecken, a resident of Primrose Retirement for almost four years, likes to say “I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!” According to Margaret, aging has so many “pluses.” First and foremost she says it’s necessary to keep good health by eating lots… Read More »

Thinking Positive Decreases Stress, Adds Years to Your Life

Positive thinking = positive effects The importance of “thinking positive” has been written and talked about for nearly 2,000 years. In the first century A.D., the philosopher Epictetus wrote, “The thing that upsets people is not so much what happens, but what they think about what happens.” That idea has filtered down to us today.… Read More »

The Lemon Club

Speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil… Council Bluffs PrimroseWhen life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Primrose of Council Bluffs is taking this meaningful saying to a whole new level. They have recently created the Lemon Club to improve the quality of life of their residents. Why the Lemon Club, you ask? Well,… Read More »

Primrose Residents Enjoy Senior Exercise Class

Senior fitness class Stretches and range of motion exercises Zanesville, Ohio, Primrose At Primrose Retirement Communities our residents engage in active, healthy lifestyles to enjoy their lives to the fullest potential. Through building strength, extending range of motion, promoting flexibility and providing cardiovascular exercise our seniors get a complete workout during Senior Exercise class, which… Read More »