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Focus on Fitness

Submitted by Dave Draeger, CDM, CFPP, Director of Dietary and Dining Services February was American Heart Month and March is National Nutrition Month, so blending the two in this article makes perfect sense.  Nutrition and heart health go hand-in-hand to improve overall well-being.  Past national guidelines suggested 150 minutes of aerobic exercise and two strength…

February Activity Photos

Queen of Hearts Crowning We had our Valentine’s Day party on February 14th, with music from Patrick Garza. Our 2018 Queen of Hearts, Josie Follingstad, was present to crown our 2019 Queen of Hearts, Jean Dunphy. ❤️Congratulations Jean! ❤️ Spring Valley Royalty attended and helped with refreshments. Pictured are Princess Rebecca Schneider, Princess Rachael Bell and Queen Alexis…

Welcome Ginnie!

Hi everyone! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself as the new Director of Nursing. My name is Ginnie Prechel and I have been working in healthcare for 16 years. I started out as a CNA, working in a long-term care facility while going to school for nursing. I graduated in 2011 and…

February is American Heart Month!

February is the month of love, hearts, the color red, so what better month is there for American Heart Month?! American Heart Month was established to raise awareness about heart health and urge Americans to lower their risk for developing heart disease. Did you know heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions? You…

Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month! Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness. It’s actually a group of diseases that damages the eye’s optic nerve. National Glaucoma Awareness Month, in January, reminds all of us to get regular eye exams and show support for those suffering. Types of this disease…

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

1. Avoid Slippery Surfaces Icy, snowy roads and sidewalks make it easy to slip and fall. Often these falls cause major injuries such as hip and wrist fractures, head trauma and major lacerations. Make sure to wear shoes with good traction and non-skid soles, and stay inside until the roads are clear. Replace a worn…