wellness Archives - The Greens At Cannondale
November 7, 2019
Mock evacuation at Wilton Meadows

Mock Evacuation Exercise at Wilton Meadows

A mock facility evacuation was conducted at Wilton Meadow Rehabilitation & Health Care Center on Wednesday, November 6th.  The mock exercise was conducted by The Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan. Although rare, the evacuation of a healthcare facility is a complex event requiring ... 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
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 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
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
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 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
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
October 2, 2018
wellness seminar

October Events at The Greens at Cannondale

Mark your calendars for the follow events happening at The Greens at Cannondale this month:   October 10, 2018 –         “Preventative Wellness” with Dr. Joseph M. Wakim With cold weather approaching, Dr. Wakim will discuss flu-related and ... Read more
August 10, 2018

Summer Wellness Series: Physically Fit and Eating Fresh

Summer is the season to eat fresh and stay active! This week, at the first workshop of our Summer Wellness series called Physically Fit and Fresh Eating, attendees learned how to fuel the mind and body with the season’s bounty! The workshop included fresh cuisine samplings by our Chef Biagio ... Read more
July 27, 2018

The Greens at Cannondale Hosts Wellness Events- Open to the Public

The Greens at Cannondale and Wilton Meadows are dedicated to enhancing the wellness of our residents on all levels – mind, body and spirit! To that end, in August, we will offer a special series of events focusing on different aspects of wellness in the elderly population. On Wednesday, August ... Read more