Case Manager Update

Updated 12/23/2022

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOVE We Need Love? It’s been proven time and time again that humans are social creatures, and we thrive on social interactions. That love is a source of strength and motivation. The Love Drug Ever heard anyone say this before? Well, there......

THE IMPORTANCE OF KINDNESS Is Kindness Important? Yes! An amazing amount of research has been done to explore how kindness affects human beings. Psychology Today has several articles detailing research about kindness, its effects on the receiver, on the giver, and the effects of being......

PREPARING FOR SURGERY Have you thought about what you would need in place if you found out you had to have surgery tomorrow or next week?  Having a plan in place is something that can give you some piece of mind. Have A Plan “Prehab”......

PHONE SCAMS AND SINGO A few years ago, I called my 96-year-old grandmother to tell her I was picking her up in five minutes.  After saying an annoyed “hello” she yelled profanity at me, hung up, and proceeded to do this when I tried to......

WINTER PREPARATIONS   The Four Letter Word      Warning! In this month’s article I am going to be using that four letter word that is taboo in Wisconsin at this time of year. SNOW! Wisconsin has always ranked at the top of the charts......

NOSALGIA   Fall brings with it a number of new sights, smells, sounds and tastes, many of which evoke a number of emotions within me and fill me with a great feeling of nostalgia.  Autumn is my favorite time of year, in part due to......

CAREGIVING AND DEMENTIA       Being Prepared In addition to the challenges of caregiving in general, caregiving for someone with dementia can be very difficult. It can feel like you are caring for your loved one half the time and caring for a stranger......

SKIN CANCER SCREENING 101   Our Largest Organ I remember a trivia question from about fifth grade; What is our largest organ? Our skin! When we stop and think about our skin as an organ, it makes more sense that we would regularly screen it......

BRAIN HEALTH There is a lot of information available about brain health and it can be overwhelming! One thing that is glaringly clear, is that there are factors affecting brain health that cannot be changed, such as age related changes, injuries or genetics. There are......

MEAL OPTIONS AT THE SENIOR CENTER   Let’s Eat! Over the last two years, we have made changes to the meal options at the Senior Center: Home-Delivered Meals This program, often referred to as “Meals on Wheels” does just what it says. It delivers meals......

BEING PROACTIVE   Thinking Ahead Being proactive about where you want to age is important if you want to steer the ship! This means planning and having conversations. What are the Options? There are actually a lot of options. Here are a few common ones......

ASSISTIVE EQUIPMENT – IMPORTANT INFORMATION   First Things First Before making a decision to start using assistive equipment for mobility, it is important to discuss it with your doctor who may refer you to either a physical therapist (PT) or an occupational therapist (OT) to......