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May 2024 Newsletter
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#iloveasssitedliving

April 29, 2024 - “PALA member community, Columbia Cottage Linglestown, welcomed staff from the U.S. Senate Aging Committee, Argentum and the PALA Board of ...

Easter!

April 29, 2024 - “He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Matthew ...

Solar Eclipse

April 29, 2024 - While we were not in the path of totality, the residents and staff enjoyed watching this amazing celestial event!   ...

Back to Basics: Alzheimer’s Disease and Communication

April 29, 2024 - Communicating effectively with a person with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging but also very rewarding. It’s always worthwhile to review ...

Old People Are Cool

April 18, 2024 - “Growing old is the purest and most positive experience of human existence. A society’s worth is measured by how it ...

Stress Ball

April 18, 2024 - Our Memory Care residents enjoyed the sensory experience of kneading and shaping stress-free slime!             ...

“Malice towards none, charity for all”

April 18, 2024 - February at Columbia Cottage was a rich mosaic theme of love, historical exploration, and presidential influence. Inspired by President Lincoln’s ...

Journaling for Caregivers

April 18, 2024 - You’ve probably heard or read about the benefits of keeping a journal. Perhaps it was Oprah recommending that you record ...

A Celebration of Joanne: Honoring 92 Years of Inspiration and Achievement

April 18, 2024 - We were delighted to celebrate Joanne’s 92nd birthday in February. We felt honored to share this special day with her.  ...

Paws and Play

April 18, 2024 - On National Life Day we learned about the wonder of puppies, exploring facts about their development and cute antics. Later, ...

Rocking Through Time

April 18, 2024 - Elvis returned on his birthday this month, treating us to a special hip-swinging, toe-tapping performance of blue suede classics that ...

Frosty Delights: Snow Ice Cream Social

April 18, 2024 - When the winter chill brought a fresh blanket of snow, our hot cocoa social took a creative turn as we ...

Meet Amber Wolfgang: Our New Resident Services Director!

April 18, 2024 - Columbia Cottage would like to welcome Amber Wolfgang to our team as our new Resident Services Director. Amber has been ...

Don’t Get Parched in March

April 18, 2024 - We tend to think of dehydration as a problem associated with summertime. But often, people drink less in cold weather ...

Ice Cream

January 30, 2024 - Memory Care Residents making good use of our Ice cream parlor. “It is a grave error to assume that ice ...

Musical Memories

January 30, 2024 - By Brooke DeNisco, Activity Connection Music is deeply embedded in multiple parts of the brain, so people can often recall ...

2023 Review

January 30, 2024 - *Oh, what a year we’ve had, let’s take a look back At our remarkable 2023 rolled out on track Some ...

Message from the President… Pursue Passion

January 30, 2024 - What is your passion?  What makes you so excited and filled with joy and life that you can hardy keep ...

Memory Tree Tribute

January 4, 2024 - In loving memory of Christine Horn, we planted a tree as a lasting tribute to her spirit. Her legacy lives ...

Hearing Loss and Dementia

January 4, 2024 - Age-related hearing loss, also known as presbycusis (pronounced prez-buh-KYOO-sis), occurs gradually for many people as they grow older. Reportedly, about ...

Resident & Family Christmas Party

January 4, 2024 - “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” We had a lovely time eating, singing, and visiting with our friend, Santa, from ...

Children’s Christmas Program

January 4, 2024 - The Residents enjoyed watching the Susquehanna Valley Baptist Church Children’s Class perform their Christmas program and musical presentation.

Memory Tree Tribute

January 4, 2024 - In loving memory of Christine Horn, we planted a tree as a lasting tribute to her spirit. Her legacy lives ...

Message from the President… January 2024

January 4, 2024 - Taking Control Many of us seek out the opportunity to step in and take control of a particular situation or ...

Tips for Holiday Visits

November 30, 2023 - by Brooke DeNisco If you’re visiting a close friend or family member with memory loss, the holidays can be poignant, ...

October Programs

November 30, 2023 - Sis Boom Bah is how we started off October. Celebrating our schools has been a delightful time in October. Among ...

Cat Painting

November 30, 2023 - Residents enjoyed a fun and creative craft time – cat painting! We are thankful these Caring Hearts Pet Therapy Cats ...

All Things Italian

August 7, 2023 - For our “All Things Italian” themed day, the residents enjoyed Andrea Bocelli music, an Italian wine themed art class, and ...

Father’s Day Trip

August 7, 2023 - We took a bus trip to an Ice Cream Shop to celebrate Father’s Day. A good celebration always includes Chocolate ...

Birthday Party

August 7, 2023 - Everyone loves celebrating birthdays and enjoying the special culinary treats.

National Donut Day

August 7, 2023 - Observing National Donut (Doughnut) Day may become a yearly tradition. We enjoyed freshly baked donuts and took a donut personality ...

Snoezelen Rooms

August 7, 2023 - The word Snoezelen might sound funny, but it describes something as uniquely comforting as its name. The term is a ...

Welcome Spring!

June 9, 2023 - Springtime = traveling bees, planting flowers, crafting flowers, and enjoying the sunshine!  

Baby Ducks!

June 9, 2023 - We had quite the surprise one morning when it was discovered that there were 11 baby ducks stuck in the ...

Mother’s Day

June 9, 2023 - Mothers are the G-O-A-T (Greatest of All Times)! We celebrated Mother’s Day with Batz Farm baby goats and shared our ...

Happy Birthday, Columbia Cottage

June 9, 2023 - We celebrated being open for 1 year on April 26th! We are continuing to grow and welcome new residents. Watch ...

Smart-Home Features and Dementia Care

June 9, 2023 - Taking care of a loved one who has dementia requires patience and the ability to set up a comfortable environment ...

Worship Service

March 1, 2023 - Beginning on March 5th, Pastor Dale Miller, Jr. (Pastor of the Mt. Laurel Church of God) will be offering a ...

Super Bowl

March 1, 2023 - Fly Eagles Fly! The Residents practiced the Eagles fight song every morning for a week so that we could sing ...

Groundhog Day

March 1, 2023 - “Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted 6 more weeks of winter, but his ex-wife, Phyllis, who now lives in Florida says ...

Tie-Dye Cookie Decorating

March 1, 2023 - Fun & Messy! We had a great time decorating cookies with a Tie-Dye theme.  

Bunny Snuggles

March 1, 2023 - “Bunnies are those adorable little furry creatures that manage to make anyone smile with their cute tail, and twitchy nose. ...

Teepa Snow: “Until There’s a Cure, There’s Care”

March 1, 2023 - While researchers continue to search for a cure and better treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease, it’s of vital importance to ...

Children’s Christmas Program

January 2, 2023 - Thank you to Susquehanna Valley Baptist Church for bringing their Junior Church Class to perform their Christmas scripture and song ...

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

January 2, 2023 - The smell of fresh baked Gingerbread cookies filled the air as we decorated our Gingerbread men.  Fun was had by ...

Baby Grand Piano

January 2, 2023 - Below are the words of Cindy Geesaman as she reflects upon her parents, Warren & Esther Miller, and how her ...

First Steps After a Dementia Diagnosis

January 2, 2023 - The words no one wants to hear are, “You (or your loved one) have the beginning stages of dementia.” Whether ...

Christmas Letter

December 8, 2022 - As we sat here and thought of what to write there were so many things that came to mind. We ...

Veterans Day

December 8, 2022 - Remembering Courage, Honoring Sacrifice: Irving Berlin introduced “God Bless America” sung by Kate Smith on November 11, 1938, at the ...

Evening of Thanksgiving

December 8, 2022 - Columbia Cottage would like to give thanks for our wonderful residents and family members. We had a delightful evening decorating ...

Pumpkin Decorating

December 8, 2022 - We had a fun time painting pumpkins for our not-so-scary Halloween decorations.

Family Door Decorating Contest

December 8, 2022 - We would like to invite the Residents and their family members to enter our Door Decorating Contest! Please “deck the ...

Alliance Pet Therapy

December 8, 2022 - We are so excited about our new partnership with Alliance Pet Therapy. Carol and Judy will be bringing their certified ...

Alzheimer’s Walk

December 8, 2022 - The cold, wet, and rainy day couldn’t keep us from participating in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We gathered ...

Great Gifts for People with Memory Loss

December 8, 2022 - During the holidays, many shoppers wonder what to give their loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Too ...

Musical Entertainment

October 28, 2022 - We would like to thank Ken Swartz, a New Orleans musician, for entertaining us by playing some old-time finger picking ...

Grandparents Day

October 28, 2022 - There was a “GRAND” celebration on Grandparents Day with family photos, musical entertainment, and tasty desserts. “Surely, two of the ...

Tie Dye

October 28, 2022 - “Life is too short to wear white”! We had fun tie dying some bandannas to add fun colors to our ...

Open House

October 28, 2022 - We held our Open House on Tuesday, September 13th and enjoyed a wonderful night celebrating our Linglestown Campus. The event ...

The Weather and Dementia

October 28, 2022 - Weather affects most of us in one way or another. Perhaps we feel energetic when it’s sunny and sluggish on ...

Water Balloon Games

September 30, 2022 - How do we survive the dog days of summer?  With 590 water balloons! Residents were given water balloons and water ...

Fun with Kangaroos!

September 30, 2022 - We had the opportunity of a lifetime during Assisted Living Week to hold a baby kangaroo! Thank you to Rehab ...

Alzheimer’s Walk

September 30, 2022 - Alzheimer’s isn’t waiting — and neither are we. This year, we are participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® ...

Vision and Memory Loss

September 30, 2022 - While we know a lot about what memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease look like, but why some people develop these ...

Lifelong Learning – The Honeybee

September 30, 2022 - This month’s lifelong learning session was about the Honeybee and how to extract honey. Our Resident Services Director, Kimmie, has ...

Gold Rush

September 30, 2022 - In August of 1896, gold was discovered in what is now known as Bonanza Creek, Yukon, which began the Klondike ...

Message from the President (October 2022)

September 30, 2022 - We live in an overstimulated society, where busy schedules lead to lack of connection, where many people go through life ...

Mailboxes

August 30, 2022 - Our post office approved mailboxes have been installed! Starting September 1st, residents may begin utilizing the mailboxes to pick up ...

Communication Channel

August 30, 2022 - Coming soon! A communication channel on your TV. Turn to channel 2 to receive messages about activities, current events, menus, ...

Karaoke

August 30, 2022 - “I’ll just listen” was the common response when the residents were invited to join in our Happy Hour/ Karaoke social. ...

Making Hard Decisions

August 30, 2022 - When caring for individuals with dementia, caregivers must address many challenges. When is it the right time to limit someone’s ...

Creative Arts Class with Emily

August 30, 2022 - While reminiscing about beach vacations, we decided to paint our favorite beach scene. Thank you, Emily, @ Artistry and Upcycling ...

Beauty Parlor

July 29, 2022 - Thursday mornings are a great time to be pampered! Our beautician, Karen Marberger, is currently available on Thursday mornings if ...

Snuggle Bunny

July 29, 2022 - “Everybunny needs somebunny sometimes!” We would like to thank, Molly, for bringing her eight-week-old bunnies (Oreo & Cookie Dough) to ...

June 19th – Father’s Day

July 29, 2022 - We celebrated Fathers with a Dads & Donuts event! Many of the “Dad” jokes that were shared were greeted with ...

June 14th – Flag Day

July 29, 2022 - Flag Day & US Army 247th Birthday Celebration!!!!! This cake was a Kitchen Team labor of LOVE, and we are ...

Good Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Disease

July 29, 2022 - In April 2022, new research published in the Alzheimer’s Association journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia revealed that increasing HDL or “good ...

August is Peach Month

July 29, 2022 - Peachy Facts Peaches are the third most popular fruit grown in America. United States provides about 25% of the world’s ...

Message from the President… Make a Difference

July 29, 2022 - Dreams are quite complex, aren’t they? The other morning, I awoke from a deep sleep and remembered sitting by a ...

Ice Cream Parlor

June 30, 2022 - Do you prefer chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry? Our ice cream parlor was opened on May 25th with delicious ice cream ...

Linglestown Opening Day – April 26th, 2022

June 30, 2022 - We were so excited to welcome Carrie, Don, Allene, and Fran into their new home on our opening day. Each ...

Mother’s Day Tea

June 30, 2022 - We had a wonderful time at our Mother’s Day Tea. Everyone enjoyed the many hats that our Marketing Director, Cindy, ...
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