2017

The Birches Walks to End Alzheimer’s for the 16th Year

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches The Birches Assisted Living’s “Team Birches” participated in the Alzheimer’s Ass…

An Insightful Lob by Bob: How Old You Feel Depends on How Much You Move

Written by Bob Kleinfelder, Birches Assisted Living resident and senior editor emeritus of The Lions Club’s LION Magazine Would you rather …

The Magic Bullet for Dementia: Could It Be Something Other Than a Pill?

Written by Jim Curto, the chief executive and founder of The Birches Assisted Living Alzheimer’s Disease (“AD”) is the most common type of …

Encore Mural Brings Benefits of Art to Residents with Memory Loss

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches When Katie Schaff Fagan became director of The Birches Assisted Living’s memory …

An Insightful Lob by Bob: Try It, You’ll Like It!

Written by Bob Kleinfelder, Birches Assisted Living resident and senior editor emeritus of The Lions Club’s LION Magazine “What, me do that…

Reflections on Our Journey: Change and Forgiveness

Written by Byron Murgatroyd, Birches resident and retired banker from Orland State Bank Transform, transfigure, transfiguration are words t…

Group Mural Inspires Collaboration and Creativity Among Birches Residents

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Birches Assisted Living residents had the opportunity to get collaborative and c…

Birches’ Daughterhood Circle Brings Caregivers Together for Camaraderie and Connection

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Guilt. Anxiety. Frustration. Isolation. If you’re caring for an aging parent, th…

Birches’ Senior Bloggers Start Assisted Living Advice Column

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches You’ve heard of “Dear Abby.” But how about “Dear Bob and Charlotte”? Since senio…

Encore Residents Got Stronger and More Mobile in 2017

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Residents in our memory care neighborhood Encore may deal with memory impairment…