Monday, May 25, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Alzheimer’s Association Reasons to Hope Breakfast - an Awe-inspiring Experience

I had the opportunity to get out of bed very early on a dark, rainy March morning to spend one hour of my day as a table host at the annual Reasons to Hope Breakfast, a fundraising event of the Greater Richmond Chapter Alzheimer’s Association. Each year I attend this event coming away affected in some way; however, this year was more emotionally charged and inspirational than ever before. 

One of the guest speakers had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's (affecting people younger than 65). The majority of the people in the room that early morning (about 300) were baby boomers. And as she carefully told her story, no one fidgeted, peaked at their phones or looked at their watches; her story affirmed that Alzheimer’s is no longer a disease of old age.       
At the present time, Alzheimer's is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.

-Marti Miller
 Cedarfield's Director of Marketing

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Little Penguin Jumpers

The Cedarfield Knitter Group is currently participating in Nature Abounds™ Knitters for Nature’s Critters program, by knitting jumpers for Little Penguins (also known as Little Blue or Blue Penguins). The Little Penguins are the first animal recipient through this program, in which the goals are:

·       To help the Little Blue Penguins themselves in their time of need and support those that help the penguins.
·       To raise awareness of oil spills which happen all over the world regularly.
·       To raise awareness of how wildlife species and their eco-systems are affected by oil spills.

Little Penguins are the smallest of their species and often die of oil exposure, or hypothermia before making it to shore after a spill. The Little Penguin jumpers are used to keep them warm until they are strong enough to be cleaned. They also prevent them from ingesting oil as the try to preen their feathers in their oil-soaked state. Cedarfield knitters have completed 10 Little Penguin jumpers and continue to knit more.

For more information on Nature Abounds™ or how you can volunteer, please click here to visit their website. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pathways to Wellness

What is “wellness?” A healthy lifestyle leaves a person fit, energetic and at reduced risk for disease. Good nutrition, daily exercise and adequate sleep are essentials for good health. Managing stress in positive ways, keeping your mind active – these components define wellness, but there are more!

Cedarfield residents have been working with staff, offering suggestions and ideas to develop the existing wellness program. While effective, everyone agreed it was time to expand it. The Pathways to Wellness initiative was introduced, which now includes nine components – Strength and Endurance, Creative Expression, Intellectual Growth, Spirituality, Emotional Balance, Community Outreach, Dining/Diet and Nutrition, Social Connections and Brain Fitness. Staff plan programming to be equally balanced, supporting all components for a healthy lifestyle!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cedarfield's Special Care Center

Caring for a loved one with an advanced dementia disease (such as Alzheimer's) can be overwhelming to families and friends. Statistically, a person with Alzheimer's disease will live an average of eight years and as many as 20 or more years from the onset of symptoms. Eventually, 24-hour personal care may be required, whether in the private home or in a community.

Cedarfield's Special Care Center is a very unique place, designed and created as a safe and nurturing home for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. Each of the 23 private rooms include a spacious full bath and scenic view. Family photos, keepsakes and furnishings help to provide a personal retreat for every person who calls Special Care home.

Cedarfield currently has limited availability in the Special Care Center. If you, or if you know someone facing challenges caring for a loved one, perhaps we can help. Please contact Cedarfield Marketing at (804) 968-5520 for more information.