the courtyard of the Woodlawn Commons independent and enriched/assisted living apartments with flowers and decorative stones

Happy senior mature couple in love outside in nature

Cognitive Health and Older Adults

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From the National Institute on Aging. Cognitive health—the ability to clearly think, learn, and remember—is an important component of brain health. Others include: Motor function—how well you make and control movements Emotional function—how well you interpret and respond to emotions Sensory function—how well you feel and respond to sensations of touch, including pressure, pain, and temperature This […]

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The Doctor Diaries: What Physicians Wish Patients Knew

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Revelations about weight loss, medical information on the internet, and more by Joanne Jarrett, M.D., AARP The Magazine, June-July 2018 Joanne Jarrett, M.D., polled dozens of doctors to find out what they’d tell you if only they could, and here are the results… We are working on your case, even if it looks like we have disappeared. Physicians […]

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WHCC RN of the Year

Wesley Health Care Center C.N.A., L.P.N. and R.N. of the Year Ceremony

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The Wesley Health Care Center Nursing Department nominated and voted on their C.N.A., L.P.N. and R.N. of the Year. The winners were announced on July 25 at a special ceremony held in Wesley’s Embury Cafe. The R.N. of the Year is Jenna Lord. The L.P.N. of the Year is Brittney Sanders. The C.N.A. of the […]

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Why It’s Harder for Men to Challenge the Stigma of Loneliness

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Making friendships a priority can create important connections By Debbie Reslock  July 3, 2018 Sharing in an interview that he never told anyone because he felt ashamed, the former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy spoke of his youthful loneliness. He believed at the time that admitting how he felt was like admitting he wasn’t worth being loved. That stigma, still […]

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The Wesley Community is Sponsoring a New Matinee Series at SPAC

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The Wesley Community is sponsoring a new 2 pm matinee series at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) during the summer residency of The Philadelphia Orchestra. The orchestra’s residency runs from August 1 – 16 and features a wide variety of programs and special events for music lovers and families. Learn more below and visit […]

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Extreme Heat and Senior Safety

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The Northeast’s weather forecast for this last weekend of June warns of a heat wave with high humidity. When heat waves arrive, it is important to be prepared and aware of heat-related illness warning signs and the steps one can take to prevent and treat this dangerous situation. This is especially true for older adults, […]

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