December caregiver events at The Gardens of St. Francis

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

The Gardens of St. Francis in Oregon, Ohio is planning a series of caregiving events in December for caregivers and the community to learn more about Alzheimer’s and dementia-related illnesses as well as receive some special pampering.

 

Nineteen memory-care suites will open in early 2020 at The Gardens of St. Francis. One of the new memory-care suites is currently available for viewing, so now is the perfect time to tour and secure a suite for your loved one for after the holidays. A typical suite opens up to one of the multiple safe, secure social areas, which include three living rooms, a music area, a library, and dining. A huge activity room with a dedicated activity person provides plenty of engagement opportunities. Through its unique concept of dedicating significant space and strategically placed common areas, The Gardens of St. Francis can subtly increase interaction and activity among residents.

Compassionate caregivers will encourage residents to interact with each other in their own exclusive, secured area. Already admissions counselor Steve Reamey is working with families to select suites for their loved one for early 2020.

Plan to attend one of the upcoming events at The Gardens of St. Francis (located at 930 S. Wynn Road), tour the new memory care showroom, and see plans for the special area currently under construction.

Upcoming events open to the community at The Gardens of St. Francis:

“Look into Your Crystal Ball” by Laurie Campos, Laurie Campos Insurance, Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Laurie will answer such questions as “What is long-term insurance and what are its benefits?” and “What is best and when should I get it?”

“Calgon, Take Me Away”—A Caregivers’ Day of Pampering, Wednesday, December 11, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. We have some special treats planned for caregivers. Receive some special pampering, relaxation, and support just in time for the holidays. Limited seating. Reservation only. Call 419-698-4331 to make a reservation.

Movie Still Alice starring Julianne Moore, Friday, December 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This acclaimed production revolves around renowned linguistics professor Dr. Alice Howland as she faces early-onset Alzheimer’s and how her three grown children watch helplessly as their mother disappears more and more with each passing day. Reservations are not necessary but appreciated. Call 419-698-4331.

The Gardens of St. Francis, a senior living community, offers long-term care, assisted and independent living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, and, coming in early 2020, memory care. A Medicare-certified rehabilitation program with physical, speech, and occupational therapies provides quality of care for individuals recovering from cardiac conditions, strokes, fractures, joint replacements, and more. The beautiful campus, located at 930 S. Wynn Road across from Pearson Park in Oregon, Ohio, is the perfect setting for someone who needs a short stay for recuperation in the transition from hospital to home. To learn more or to tour, contact the campus at 419-698-4331 or go to www.homeishere.org. ❦