Senior Star is pleased to announce that they are the first senior living community in the United States to purchase BikeAround™, an innovative program developed in Sweden to help older adults with cognitive disabilities as well as seniors who want to keep active. Senior Star at West Park Place is among the first of Senior Star’s 14 communities in the United States to implement the new program.
Food, fun, and a fantastic cause—they form the golden trio of a great event, and all three will be found on the evening of March 2, 2018, at the annual L.E.A.P. Fundraiser (Love Ends All Poverty). Proceeds from L.E.A.P. go directly to SewHope, a Toledo-based non-profit that works among impoverished communities in northern Guatemala. This year’s event will include dinner, music, a silent auction, a raffle, and a special appearance by Dr. Murray Howe (son of hockey great Gordie Howe), who will be speaking on his recently published book, Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father.
For the 10th year in a row, Bittersweet resident Beth Meyer spent a week up north training and skiing at the Boyne Mountain Resort. This year, Ms. Meyer was preparing to compete in the Boston Mills and Brandywine Special Olympics Competition on February 7-8, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. From January 21-26, Ms. Meyer received daily two-hour private lessons from the best and most experienced ski instructors at the Boyne Mountain Resort. In addition to training and lessons, Ms. Meyer enjoyed the benefits of the mountain resort, such as staying in a private room donated by a member of the Michigan Alpine Competition Council (MACC), participating in water park activities, and riding on the snow groomer at least once during her stay.
St. Luke’s is taking heart care to a whole new level. Among the best equipped and staffed heart and vascular hospitals in the region, St. Luke’s is a leader in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of heart and vascular disease, with highly respected board-certified cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.
Cardiac arrhythmias—disorders affecting the normal rhythm of the heart—are very common in the United States and around the world. Foremost among them is atrial fibrillation, or AFib, which affects a tremendous number of patients and increases in incidence as people get older. In fact, approximately 15 percent of people over age 65 have AFib and that percentage climbs higher and higher as they get older.
Debilitating joint pain not only impairs one’s mobility and function, making normal daily activities extremely challenging, but it also limits the sufferer’s ability to get out in the world and share his or her gifts and talents. For Bradley Baker, who recently underwent total replacement of his left hip, that gift is a transcendent baritone singing voice that has enriched and inspired listeners and students the world over.
When Toledo attorney Robert Kaplan needed rehabilitation services, he turned to Franciscan Care Center, again. When staff first met Mr. Kaplan at the hospital and he was asked where he was going for rehab, he said, “My first, second, and third choice is Franciscan Care Center,” and he wasn’t going anywhere else.