Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Blood Drive Success!

Cedarfield hosted its third annual blood drive this past week, in collaboration with Virginia Blood Services. Over 15 residents and employees participated in the drive. Thanks to our participants, Cedarfield was able to donate enough blood to save up to 45 people within the Richmond community.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

From Cedarfield's Dietician...

As the temperatures rise, so does your body's need for water! To keep it functioning normally and to prevent dehydration, you body needs an ongoing water supply throughout the day - especially in extreme temperatures like we have experienced lately.
-Drink up. If you're thirsty, your body has already started to become dehydrated. Drink water throughout the day - never let your mouth become dry.
-Hungry? Drink a glass of water. The mind often confuses thirst for hunger.
-Keep the eight glasses a day in mind. Eight glasses is not the exact amount everyone needs, but a good estimate.
-And while nothing beats a tall glass of water to quench your thirst, certain foods can help supply    some of your daily water needs. Some fruits and vegetables with the highest percentage of water are lettuce, watermelon, cucumbers, grapefruits, carrots and apples.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pathways to Wellness

How would you describe “wellness?” A healthy lifestyle, good nutrition, daily exercise and adequate sleep are foundations for continued good health. Managing stress, keeping your mind active, tapping into your creative side – these components also define wellness.

Cedarfield introduced a new initiative in November titled Pathways to Wellness which includes nine components: strength and endurance, creative expression, intellectual growth, spirituality, emotional balance, community outreach, dining/diet and nutrition, social connections, and brain fitness. The Pathways to Wellness program allows the Cedarfield staff to plan activities, classes, trips and entertainment to meet each of these components – creating an all-encompassing wellness and activities program.

Cedarfield showcased Pathways to Wellness to residents and staff yesterday, as well as unveiled the program’s new logo. The staff consultants and resident advisors for each of the nine components presented a booth with past activities and future plans related to their element of Pathways to Wellness. 

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