National Volunteer Week

This week is National Volunteer Week! This is such a great opportunity to recognize and thank our volunteers at Mitchell-Hollingsworth, the hospitals, and all over the community for lending their time, talent, voice, and support to causes they love and care about. They certainly inspire with their kind and giving hearts and we are so grateful for them. Have you ever thought about volunteering, but didn’t know what, how, or where to go to begin? We can be of assistance! If you’re on the fence, please know and understand that as a volunteer, you have the ability to spark change and improve the world. You have the ability to completely alter someone’s life. Life experiences are indispensable. S

Healthy Eating

Good nutrition adds years to life and life to your years. As people age, their diets may need to change, especially if their diets are not well-balanced. Doctors generally recommend a well-balanced diet for older adults that include a variety of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and whole grains to maintain and improve overall health. The benefits from eating a healthy diet can include increased mental acuteness, higher energy levels, resistance to illness, and better management of chronic health problems. In addition to eating a healthy variety of foods, there are also a few specific things a caregiver can incorporate into their loved one’s diet to boost his or her health. Some older adults may


Easter is right around the corner! Regardless of religious beliefs, the Easter season is a great time to reconnect with family and friends and take part in many fun Easter crafts and traditions. We know how important it is to keep our residents socializing and continuing to live the life they loved before requiring professional care, therefore we always have a variety of on-site activities planned, from games and puzzles, to stories and singing. Spring and Easter themed activities will also be included this month. While we keep our calendars full of fun activities, we want you to know we welcome you in sharing and keeping your own traditions with your loved ones. If you don’t currently share

Statin Medications and Memory Loss

Statins are one of the most commonly prescribed medications used by primary care physicians and cardiologists to treat high cholesterol. Not only are they good for lowering cholesterol, but they also fight inflammation in the arteries. This is good because inflammation in the arteries can lead to plaque buildup and heart attacks. However, there have been concerns over their side effects. Some statin users have reported that they experienced memory loss while taking the medication. Is this true? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its safety information for statins to include memory loss, forgetfulness, and confusion as possible risks. But is there really a link between taking sta

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