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Rittenhouse Village at Portage Focuses on Fall Prevention

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In the realm of senior care and senior care facilities, few topics take as much precedence as fall prevention. As a serious concern for many seniors and their families, it’s important to find a facility that recognizes the dangers and works to combat them early on.

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VNA Continuing Their Christmas for the Elderly Drive this Year

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Each year, the VNA uses the holidays and it’s spirit of giving to shed light on their Christmas for the Elderly drive. With a focused effort on raising funds for the cause, the spirit of giving shines through during the colder months of the year.

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VNA Phoenix Center in Valpo Hosts Networking Program for Continuity of Care Association

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The healthcare world can be difficult to navigate, however with the Continuity of Care Association’s (COCA) monthly networking meetings, healthcare workers can rest easy knowing they are connected and updated with the latest in the field.

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Symphony of Chesterton and VNA Hold Tribute Honoring NWI Veterans

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On Friday, Symphony Of Chesterton and the Visiting Nurses Association, or VNA, partnered together for a Veterans Day celebration. The American Legion Post 170 of Chesterton and Post 94 of Valparaiso also helped in making the Veterans Day Tribute possible. The presentation started off by giving thanks and honoring those who have served, who are serving, and to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: Volunteers Commit to Helping Needy Seniors

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The Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults organization of Franciscan Health Hammond welcomed its latest members during a swearing-in ceremony recently in the chambers of Lake Superior Court Civil Division Judge Diane Kavadias Schneider in Crown Point. Probate Commissioner American McAlpin, seated, officiated this year. The program, instituted in 2001 and the brainchild of then-hospital president Tom Gryzbek, is a collaborative effort between the hospital and the court system. It provides trained and supervised volunteers to serve as court-appointed legal guardians to assist the elderly and the courts in decision-making regarding seniors’ needs.

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Rittenhouse Village Neighbors Live It Up at Block Party

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A block party brought out the best in Rittenhouse Village at Portage Friday morning. CJ Richard, director of facility operations, said there are about 36 residents who call the village their home. Events like the annual block party, complete with cookout cuisine and desserts, add a lot to the Rittenhouse Village experience.

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Symphony Post Acute Network Brings Lunch to Maria Reiner Center

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Community partnerships are important for many businesses to partake in. Whether the reasons are to help others, meet new people or provide a needed service, coming together to assist others is a valuable part of life. On Thursday, the Indiana locations of the Symphony Post Acute Network brought in lunch for the Maria Reiner Center in Hobart.

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Partners of Life: Best of Senior Care Round Up

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The majority of us have some kind of relationship or have been touched by the services offered at one of the amazing, friendly senior living residences. As the baby boomer generation moves into their 70’s and older, senior living homes are improving each and every day to house those that need specialized care. Whether it is new technology and treatment plans, modern, independent living arrangements, or fun, engaging activities to engage in, the Northwest Indiana businesses focusing in senior healthcare brings good news to their residents and patients every day.

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IU Northwest Senior University Offers Free Lessons in Jazz, Yoga, Facebook and More


your-iunIndiana University Northwest’s Center for Urban and Regional Excellence offers free workshops for those aged 55 and better through its Senior University program. Workshops take place at various locations on the IU Northwest campus in Gary, Ind.

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Franciscan Health Hammond: Vanessa Nathan Will Long Be Remembered


Franciscan-health-Vanessa-nathan-memorialTom Gryzbek, Franciscan Health senior vice president and chief operating officer of post-acute care and compliance, was the main speaker at a memorial service Aug. 30 to honor Vanessa Nathan, former manager of Franciscan Health Hammond’s Volunteer Advocates for Seniors and Incapacitated Adults program, which she had run since 2004.

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Crowd Has More Than Fair Time at Franciscan Health Senior Citizens Day


Crowd-Has-More-Than-Fair-Time-at-Franciscan-Health-Senior-Citizens-Day-2017_01More than 500 attendees were on hand for the 15th annual Franciscan Health-sponsored Senior Citizens Day at the Lake County Fair Aug. 7. The program, in the Senior-Showcase Tent, offered information regarding the Accountable Care Organization, Franciscan Senior Promise, Franciscan Senior Health and Wellness, Franciscan Insurance Services, outpatient services, stroke awareness and palliative care.

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