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'Cold Blooded Creatures' Visit Symphony of Chesterton


Symphony-of-Chesterton-Cold-Blooded-Creatures-01If you were to ask the average joe "What are the chances of there being a twelve foot Alligator in Chesterton Indiana?" He would probably say " Slim to none!". But guess again! Last Friday at symphony of Chesterton there was a twelve foot Alligator, Albino Python, Tortoise and Iguana visiting the residents, guests and staff at Symphony!

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Best Ways to Stay Healthy: Senior Style

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According to AARP, you’re a senior when you hit 50. But just like 50 is only a number, being a senior is nothing but a state of mind. If it means a department store discount or a cheaper hotel room, count me in. If it means “acting old,” forget it!

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It’s All in the Details: the Symphony of Dyer Provides Top Notch Amenities and Hospitality to Guests

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The Symphony of Dyer is always moving forward. As one of the newest medical resorts in Northwest Indiana, Symphony of Dyer offers more than the average rehabilitation and senior living programs.

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Medicare Open Enrollment Opportunity to Review, Change Plan


PCACS-Medicare-Open-Enrollment-Opportunity-to-Review-Change-PlanMedicare participants can change their plans during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period through Dec. 7.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: New Wellness Center Keeps Seniors Healthy, Home


Franciscan-Health-Dyer-New-Wellness-Center-Keeps-Seniors-Healthy-HomeFranciscan Senior Health and Wellness aims to keep seniors in their homes and out of nursing homes and hospitals.

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Franciscan Health: Seniors Shown the Path to Healthier Living


Franciscan-Health-Seniors-Shown-the-Path-to-Healthier-LivingSamuel West, MD, of Franciscan Physician Network, addresses the topic, Pathway to Healthy Living, during a Franciscan Health-sponsored, free Senior Health and Wellness Fair recently at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.

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Franciscan Alliance Hosts Health and Wellness Theme of Senior Program


Franciscan-Alliance-Senior-ClassesRachael Hofer, an instructor at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness in Chesterton, demonstrates a sitting relaxation exercise to participants at a Senior Health and Wellness Fair, offered by the Franciscan Alliance Accountable Care Organization, at the Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville Sept. 14. She told the group that even a small amount of exercise is beneficial, and that it can be built upon over time to increase the benefits.

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Rittenhouse Village of Portage Welcomes New Program Coordinator and Assistant Director of Nursing

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The new Program Coordinator and Assistant Director of Nursing at Rittenhouse in Portage, Nancy Colemen has been working in the medical field for over 40 years. Her career began as a CNA and her passion for helping people started when she was just 10 years old.

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Franciscan Alliance: A Fair Day of Fun for Seniors


Franciscan-Alliance-A-Fair-Day-of-Fun-for-Seniors-01Hundreds of participants crowded the Showcase Tent at the Lake County Fair Aug. 8 to take part in the annual, Franciscan Alliance-sponsored, Senior Citizens Day. The program 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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Symphony of Dyer: A Place of Refuge for Rehabilitation Patients

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Symphony of Dyer is one of the newest medical resorts in Northwest, Indiana. They offer senior living apartments and medical resorts for rehabilitation care. According to one recent medical resort patient who has now recovered, Symphony of Dyer was a place of refuge.

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Franciscan Alliance: 7 Ways for Seniors to Beat the Heat


Tips for avoiding heat stroke and exhaustion.

Franciscan-Beat-the-Heat-seniorsHot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem. In fact, a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40 percent of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over age 65.

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