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A Year of Community: Reflecting on 2015

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“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” is one of my very favorite songs of the season. When it’s time to roll out the Christmas music it is always one of the first songs I want to hear. Because aside from all the hustle and bustle and cheer and goodwill and gifts and parties and…(you get… Read more »

Our Life Enrichment and Wellness Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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Every day, the members of our Life Enrichment and Wellness team work to promote a positive and healthy wellbeing and belonging for each Blakeford resident. The team is made up of creative and compassionate people who love what they do and value the importance of our residents. From outings and events to games and music, the… Read more »

Learning to Be Mindful

We are all aware of the necessity for physical training of our bodies to keep them sound and strong as we age, but what about “brain training”? I recently had the pleasure of enrolling a new couple in our LiveWell program who practice centering prayer every day. I’ve also dabbled in some research around the… Read more »

Our Housekeeping Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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The members of Blakeford’s housekeeping team are some of the kindest people to walk through our doors each day. When you ask them what they like most about their job, there is no hesitation. They love our residents. No doubt, our residents love them as well. Take a look at this group of kind, dedicated,… Read more »

Our Maintenance Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

Our maintenance team is four individuals who understand and embrace the power of exemplary service. Terry Duke and his crew work tirelessly to maintain a comfortable home for all our residents and a safe place to work for our team members. But, listen to how they respond to the question “Why do you like your job”… Read more »

Making the Decision to Move: My Mom’s Journey

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Several years ago, my mom made a decision that would change how she lived out the rest of her life. Following a lot of family discussions, research, and tears, she moved to an independent living community. My mom and dad raised my brothers and me in a small-ish (population: 29,000) southern town. Mom could drive… Read more »

Celebrating the First Year of LiveWell By Blakeford

We are pleased to report on a successful inaugural year for LiveWell By Blakeford. We have welcomed new members, added to our team and resources, and continued to connect people with services that they value and need. All of our LiveWell members are committed to staying in the homes that they love and all exemplify… Read more »

Our Culinary Services Team – Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Blakeford’s Culinary Services demonstrate consistency, integrity, and team work. More importantly, they provide a sense of community to our residents. The team graciously let us film them over the last couple of weeks. They are an active group of people on a mission and we value… 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 »