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I Remember When…I Became A Mom

With Mother’s Day just a couple of weeks away, it seems fitting to hear stories of motherhood from a couple of our residents and one of our team members. They share their hearts as they talk about the joys of being a new mom and learning how to be a parent. We hope you enjoy their …READ MORE

Is It Time to Hire a Professional Caregiver?

More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one. – National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP; November 2009 If you’re …READ MORE

Seeking Your Direction from Midlife On

I vividly remember turning 40. It was truly the first time it occurred to me that this thing I call “my life” had a horizon, that the notion of dying might actually apply to me someday. It’s not that I had been in denial. There were just many urgent demands on my energy, such as …READ MORE

The Power of One Word

Just one word. That’s all. A two-syllable word that describes the spirit of an entire community. Belong. When our leadership team heard this word while in the midst of a re-branding meeting, they grabbed on to it. It wasn’t about marketing though. It was what we already knew about Blakeford. People feel they belong here. …READ MORE

Creating a Spirit of Belonging: Our Nursing Team

In a Continuing Care Retirement Community like Blakeford at Green Hills, we provide a variety of care and services to our residents from independent living to long-term care. As part of our continuum, we rely on the experience, knowledge, and compassion of the nursing team. They are a special group of people who understand the value …READ MORE

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