senior citizens Archives - The Greens At Cannondale
October 24, 2019
AHA Bronze Award

Wilton Meadows Receives Bronze Award from American Health Care Association

American Health Care Association awarded Wilton Meadows with the Bronze Quality Award. The Bronze Award, presented by the National Quality Award Program,  is centered on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is the foundation of the metric-based ... Read more
October 15, 2019
senior and grandson

Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Brain as We Age

What’s the magical formula for keeping your mind sharp and your brain healthy as you grow older? Sudoku? Walking at the mall? Pickle-ball tournaments? The truth is, there’s no secret sauce for memory problems or other brain changes that come along with aging. But this doesn’t mean your ... Read more
September 20, 2019

Is It Time to Evaluate Assisted Living for Your Elder Loved One?

Transitioning a loved one to assisted living is a complex, difficult, and often heart-wrenching decision for caregivers. Guilt, obligation and a whirlwind of other emotions make that decision one of life’s biggest challenges. But sometimes, caring for someone at home becomes unsafe or nearly ... Read more
August 20, 2019

Seniors: Are You Strong Enough?

As we age, a gradual decline in strength happens if we’re inactive. While it is more challenging to build and maintain muscle tone, after the age of 65, it is possible. With a guided exercise routine, proper nutrition, and good living practices, maintaining strength can help avoid the risk of ... Read more
August 15, 2019
National Nutrition Month

Wilton Meadows Chefs and Staff Support Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Wilton, Inc., a not for profit organization, delivers meals to Wilton residents, regardless of age, who are home bound, frail elderly, disabled, have chronic illnesses or who are recovering from acute illnesses, surgery or childbirth. A nominal fee is charged for the meals, ... Read more
August 5, 2019
healthy aging

Healthy Aging Tips

Finding ways to stay healthy as we get older can be challenging. We have aches and pains that we didn’t have in our younger years. It can be difficult to stay healthy when various ailments creep up on us. There are, however, plenty of good habits and practices that can help keep our bodies ... Read more
July 23, 2019
AHCA Bronze Award

Wilton Meadows is Recipient of AHCA ‘Commitment to Quality’ Award

We are delighted to announce that Wilton Meadows has received the Bronze “Commitment to Quality” Award from the American Health Care Association (AHCA). The AHCA is the nation’s largest organization of long term and post-acute care providers. The AHCA advocates for quality care and services ... Read more
July 23, 2019
sleep duration recommendations

The Benefits of Sleep for Mind and Body

As adults, the benefit of sleep is underrated. We get busy with life and work, and suddenly sleep seems less a priority than it had been when we were younger. The benefits of sleep for mind and body are well researched and documented. Additionally, there are several good habits that one can make to ... Read more
July 1, 2019

Dinner Presentation: The Benefits of Sleep for Mind and Body

Date: Thursday July 11th Location: 435 Danbury Rd. Wilton CT Time: 5:30 PM Complimentary Dinner 6:30 PM Presentation Please RSVP: 203.834.0199 or crose@thegreensatcannondale.com Sleep is your body's super power! Learn how insufficient or poor-quality sleep can inhibit cognitive ... Read more
June 14, 2019
Wilton Meadows' Recreational Director

Wilton Meadows Announces New Therapeutic Recreation Director

Wilton Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation is pleased to have Alexandra (Ali) Paye as our Therapeutic Recreation Director. A Board-Certified Art Therapist with a Master of Science in Art Therapy, Ali is licensed in New York State as a Creative Arts Therapist. Ali has been a public servant for ... Read more
May 14, 2019
aging eyes and ears

The Aging Ear Health Series Presentation on June 20th

Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:30 pm Dinner 6:30 pm Presentation Call or email to RSVP by 6/17 203.761.1191 crose@thegreensatcannondale.com    As we age, changes in our vision and hearing are likely to occur.  It’s important to be aware of eye-related or ear problems that could cause ... Read more
April 11, 2019
Joint Replacement Seminar ar The Greens

The Right Time for Joint Replacement Surgery

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions of the joints and affects more than 30 million people in the U.S., mostly in their knees and hips. There are a variety of ways to treat osteoarthritis, including physical therapy before surgery, which is called prehabilitation, and/or ... Read more
April 4, 2019
senior citizen on computer

Tech-Savvy Seniors Stay Connected

According to statistics from the Pew Research Center, 58% of those over 65 use the internet. The benefits of staying connected can be just as important as maintaining a healthy body. Technology can’t take the place of face-to-face interaction, but video chat services like Skype or internet-based ... Read more
February 11, 2019
alzheimer's association

Educational Program: Effective Communications Strategies During All Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

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January 11, 2019
Elderly mother and her daughter

Hearing Health a Priority for Seniors

Age related hearing loss has recently been linked to an increase of health risks including dementia, depression, falls and cardiovascular disease. According to a NY Times article published in December, two new studies show that uncorrected hearing loss appears to be the cause of these health ... Read more
December 28, 2018

Wilton Meadows Employee honored by Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter

Wilton Meadows employee Cynthia Frantisak was recently honored by the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at Benchmark’s new building Sturges Ridge of Fairfield. Ellen Casey the Administrator of Wilton Meadows nominated Cynthia for her seven plus years’ service to the ... Read more
December 11, 2018

Pets for Seniors: The Life-Enhancing Benefits of Pets

Pet ownership, regardless of age, has many benefits. Caring for another living being can provide great satisfaction, adding value and meaning to one’s life. Studies have shown that pets not only help reduce stress and lower blood pressure, they can increase social interaction as well as physical ... Read more
November 6, 2018
ABC's of Antibiotics

Antibiotic Resistance – What You Need to Know

The growing rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria puts everyone at risk, but it's especially dangerous for senior citizens. Why? The aging body heals more slowly, responds more slowly to infections, and is less effective at producing antibodies (MedlinePlus). Essentially, we need more help ... Read more
October 19, 2018
Music therapy session

Using Music to Stimulate, Engage and Heal the Elderly

The Greens at Cannondale has won multiple awards related to its broad and meaningful use of music.  In addition to two staff musicians, and insightful music lectures, The Greens offers a one-of-a-kind certified music therapy program led by Rafel Sgammato, the founder and executive ... Read more
October 16, 2018
Senior screenings and immunization seminar

Preventative Wellness for Seniors with Dr. Joseph M. Wakim

The Greens at Cannondale recently hosted a Preventive Wellness seminar presented by Dr. Joseph Wakim, a geriatric physician in Darien who specializes in family and senior care medicine. Dr Wakim is a regular presence on the Wilton Campus and sees residents living at Wilton Meadow as well as at The ... Read more