2018

Successful Aging at Home: Positive Thinking is the Path to Positive Aging

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Mark Twain once said: “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, i…

The Birches Presents “Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease”

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches When you think about Alzheimer’s disease, you probably picture someone in her 80…

Art Therapy Program Gives A Voice to Residents with Dementia

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Imagine this… You want to express a thought or feeling but you can’t remember th…

Ask Charlotte: How Do I Stay Positive When I’ve Lost My Independence?

“I recently moved into assisted living, and I can’t help but feel I gave up all of my independence. I don’t want to continue to feel this w…

An Insightful Lob by Bob: How Dementia Friendly Are We?

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

Ask Charlotte: What Should I Look for in an Assisted Living Community?

“What should I look for when I tour assisted living communities? There seem to be a lot of new places around my neighborhood.” —Ingrid Dea…

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…

Encore Residents Celebrate National Garden Week with Art, Gardening and Giving Back

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Residents of The Birches Assisted Living’s memory care neighborhood Encore kicke…

International “Dementia Friendly Community” Movement Sets the Pace

Written by Jim Curto, the chief executive and founder of The Birches Assisted Living Like so many good things, it came from England – and t…

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…