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Birches Residents Cherish Long-Held Holiday Traditions….and Make New Ones

Whether it’s Christmas caroling, volunteering, snapping a family photo or throwing a holiday bash, every family has holiday traditions that…

5 Lessons in Setting Boundaries that Every Caregiver Must Learn

Written by Anne Tumlinson, aging policy expert and founder of the caregiver support organization Daughterhood It seems like I’ve been exhau…

3 Ways Birches Residents Can Inspire You for Active Aging Week

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Research shows that staying active as you age is the secret to living a longer, …

Birches Couple Jack and Madeline Cavenagh Inspired Everyone Through Their Dancing and Devotion

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Ask anyone what they remember most about Jack and Madeline Cavenagh’s 69-year ma…

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…

Masterpiece Living at Home: Move More with 6 Simple Exercises

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches It’s no secret that being sedentary is bad for your health. Countless studies sh…

3 Ways to “Bee” Friendly to Our Environment for Earth Day

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches On April 22, 1970, 20 million people from colleges, universities, elementary sch…

The Benefits of Art for Memory and Creativity

Written by Mary Sandoval, Encore activity coordinator Why teach people with dementia how to draw? There are several reasons. One reason is …

Masterpiece Living at Home: 3 Simple Steps to Less Stress

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches We all want to age successfully. We want to stay strong, capable and joyful so w…

Masterpiece Living at Home: 7 Ways to Celebrate Spiritual Wellness Month

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Einstein once said, “There are only two ways of looking at the world: as if noth…