Neighborhood News Issue 02 April 2015 Loudonville Assisted Living Residence this issue Meet Penny Lane P.1 Gerald Levine Center for Memory Care 10th Anniversary P.2 Thank Goodness it’s Spring P.3 Trends & New SoftwareP.4 Meet Penny Lane, LOUDONVILLE ’s Puppy with a Purpose. We would like to welcome Penny Lane, the newest (and furriest) family member to Loudonville Assisted Living Residence. At only eight weeks old, Penny a full-bread Golden Retriever is bursting with energy and an endless source of love. “Watching her greet the residents with kisses in the morning is really magical. There is something truly special about Penny. Her temperament is perfect for our home here,” says Rhea, Ms. Penny’s owner who brings her home on nights and weekends. Rhea, staff and specialists will train Penny to become the very best house dog she can be. And, if all goes as planned, when Penny turns 1 she will take and pass her Therapy Dog’s International (TDI) temperament exam and become a certified therapy dog! NAME: PENNY LANE LEVINE Penny brings smiles to many faces as she reminds our residents of dogs they’ve had in their past and the joyous moments experienced with them. We are all looking forward to creating new moments of joy with Penny as she learns more about the world every day here at Loudonville. For your weekly dose of Ms. Penny and all her puppy charm, follow us on FACEBOOK. PUPPY STAT’s BORN: FEBRUARY 9, 2015 BREED: GOLDEN RETRIEVER The Gerald Levine Center for th Memory Care 10 Anniversary We can’t believe it’s been 10 years since the Gerald Levine Center for Memory Care opened its doors. In this time, there have been incredible strides made in the understanding of and fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Approximately 44 million people are living with dementia worldwide. By 2050 that number is expected to triple, affecting 115 million. Brain games such as cards and crossword puzzles are proven to increase brain function and in turn decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s. Try your hand at the crossword puzzle here. Across 2. the breed of our pet therapy pup 3. this is the name of the leading nonprofit organization for Alzheimer’s disease 5. our memory care center is named after this man 6. this is the name of our pet therapy pup Down 1. the first Monday of every month, the Loudonville Assisted Living Residence hosts this group (hint: you can find the group name under Events on our Face book page), like us while you’re there! 4. Marybeth, a ___________ therapist, comes to Loudonville to give our residents a special relaxing treat. Thank Goodness it’s Spring! WELCOME BACK SPRING! Well its official-the blistery winter mornings have given way to the sound of chirping birds outside our window. And, in the name of spring the Loudonville Assisted Living Residence has a calendar pack full of colorful events and springtime fun. FROM LAST MONTH Spring is the perfect time to get your hands dirty and start planting that summer garden. Here at Loudonville, we will be planting indoor flower and herb gardens and crafting spring flower wreaths. Soon enough, the tulips will be in full bloom! We are especially exited to welcome Carrin Swanson this spring as our memory care program manager. Every morning you will find Carrin and residents strolling amongst the springtime bloom during Walking Group. Check out some of our other Springtime Events: Spring Bingo Walking Group Ball Toss Virtual Travel to Texas Horseshoes Gardening Spring Flower Wreaths Spring Flowerpot Wall Hanging Spring Poetry Hour Day trips to the ice crème parlor Art class with Amy Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Claire, who had a great day celebrating with family and friends here at the Loudonville Assisted Living Residence as well as the Shaker Ridge Country Club.
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