YMCA and Wesley Intergenerational Learning Program

YMCA Intergenerational Learning Program at Wesley

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Students of the Saratoga YMCA Preschool Program and residents of Woodlawn Commons at The Wesley Community have been sharing time during the school year as part of an enriching intergenerational program. For thirty minutes of each class day, the students and older adults interact, engage, support, educate and bond with one another, helping students develop […]

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Estate and Long-Term Care Planning Help for Solo Agers

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Tips for childless boomers from the author of a new book By Sara Zeff Geber Author and founder of LifeEncor For boomers without children (Solo Agers), an important question to answer is: What happens when I am no longer physically or mentally able to make decisions for myself? Many decisions have to be made to create documents […]

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Jessica Florio graduated from the LANY Ignite Leadership Academy

Wesley Administrator Completes the LeadingAge NY Ignite Leadership Academy

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Congratulations to Wesley Health Care Center Administrator, Jessica Florio, who just graduated from the LeadingAge NY Ignite Leadership Academy! The Ignite Leadership Academy is a professional development program designed to facilitate the development and growth of senior living leaders in NY state. The program began in 2013 when members who had participated in the national […]

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The Nutrient Women Need to Avoid a Stroke

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This mineral can significantly help maintain health — especially for women By Beth Howard From Grandparents.com May 15, 2018 Quick: Which foods are rich in potassium? If you’re drawing a blank, and particularly if you’re a woman, you could be missing out on important protection from stroke. That’s especially true for ischemic stroke — the type caused by a […]

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The Wesley Community Treats Patients Of All Ages Through Its Outpatient Therapy Program

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Thank you to the Saratoga Business Journal for this great article on Wesley’s Outpatient Therapy Program…. By Rachel Phillips For almost half a century, The Wesley Community, located at 131 Lawrence St. in Saratoga Springs, has offered care and housing for seniors and aging adults. Though the organization is well known for the services it […]

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Wesley Celebrates Older Americans Month

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Every May, the Administration on Aging leads our nation’s observance of Older American’s Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a […]

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How to Talk About Moving to a Retirement Home: ‘It’s a Journey’

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Having a conversation about moving — whether it’s with a relative, even a spouse — brings up lots of anxiety. Here’s how to go about it. By Peter Finch and featured in The NY Times. April 27, 2018 Dawn and John Strumsky agree about most things, a tendency that has served them well in 45 years […]

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Silent Wings presentation at Saratoga Senior Center.

Silent Wings: Birds of Prey – Saratoga Senior Center

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On Friday, May 4th, The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY visited the Saratoga Senior Center with three raptors they have taken in for rehabilitation. Attendees enjoyed an informative discussion about the unique behavior of owls, falcons and other birds of prey, the conservation issues that impact them, and the human impact on species survival. It […]

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