Raising Awareness About Dementia, Offering Support

July 13, 2018

When William “Bill” Zeckhausen found himself forgetting appointments and losing his place in his sheet music during chorus rehearsal, the idea that he might have Alzheimer’s or another dementia quickly became his worst fear. His mother had had dementia. Bill did nothing except hope his friends and family would not notice his absentmindedness. About a […]

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Busy Life is Key to Good Health as an Older Adult

June 26, 2018

Annette Lerner doesn’t let her age slow her down. At 87, she swims in our pool almost every morning, serves on Glenmeadow’s Board of Directors and Food Committee, works at the store in our life plan community, plays canasta and bridge with fellow residents, and calls bingo on Thursday nights. Annette’s active lifestyle also extends […]

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From Fruit to Fiber: Nutrition and the Older Adult

June 12, 2018

Feed your body. Feed it well. That’s a message our physical therapists impress on the older adults here at Glenmeadow, and we want to pass it on to you and other seniors in Western Massachusetts because proper diet and nutrition can help you enhance your mind, body, and spirit. Eating well means thinking strategically about […]

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Delivering Medical Care with a Personal Touch

May 29, 2018

Dr. May Awkal’s grandmother was a strong presence when May was a child growing up in West Springfield. The two played board games together, went on walks, and cooked meals, forming an enduring intergenerational bond. When Dr. Awkal was about 12, her grandmother suffered a severe stroke and was moved into a long-term care facility. […]

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