2017

Birches Hosts Book Signing and Lecture with Cardiologist Catherine Pesek Bird

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Cardiologist and author Catherine Pesek Bird will visit The Birches on January 1…

An Insightful Lob by Bob: A Loved One Leaves Us, but Life Continues

Written by Bob Kleinfelder, Birches Assisted Living resident and senior editor emeritus of The Lions Club’s LION Magazine It was beautiful …

5 Ways to Survive the Holidays after the Loss of a Loved One

Written by Ed Partyka, Chaplain at Amita Saint Thomas Hospice The holidays are difficult after the loss of a loved one. We feel empty and l…

Answers to Alzheimer’s Mysteries are Elusive

Written by Jim Curto, the chief executive and founder of The Birches Assisted Living Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dement…

As Memory Fades, Creativity Blossoms in Birches Memory Care Neighborhood

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches People with dementia gradually lose their memory. But for many, as memories fade…

The Birches’ Free Program Demystifies Dementia Drug Management

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches On November 8, The Birches will host “What Are Dementia Drugs and What Do They D…

Older Adults Love Halloween Memories the Most

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Halloween is a dream come true for kids. They get to dress up, act silly and tak…

An Insightful Lob by Bob: Don’t Let This Two-Letter Word Cost You Your Life

Written by Bob Kleinfelder, Birches Assisted Living resident and senior editor emeritus of The Lions Club’s LION Magazine It’s a small word…

Birches Staff Reflects on Their Career Journey for Birches’ 18th Birthday

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Eighteen years ago, Yvonne Dempsey set out on a journey that she’s still on toda…

Reflections on Our Journey: Forgiveness Matters

Written by Byron Murgatroyd, Birches resident and retired banker from Orland State Bank Movement matters sounds kind of corny, doesn’t it? …