We Are Family: Making Each Resident’s Family Feel Like Part of Our Community’s Family

Malcolm Brent blog, Blogroll, Uncategorized

There are many things that we as people hold dear, but nothing more so than family, right? Family can be made by blood or by bond, but the people we make part of our innermost circle are counted as some of life’s most precious and enduring gifts. When a community welcomes a new resident to their family, it is very …

National Activity Professionals Week: Celebrating the Individuals Who Promote People, Purpose, & Passion Within Our Communities

Malcolm Brent blog, Blogroll, Uncategorized

This week (January 21st-27th) is 2018 National Activity Professionals Week, which gives us the opportunity to celebrate the amazing, irreplaceable individuals that add an immeasurable amount of fun, excitement, vitality, and LIFE to our Schonberg communities- our beloved Activities Directors! This year’s theme is “People, Purpose, & Passion,” which could not be more appropriate for the individuals that this week …

Too Blessed To Be Stressed: Reduce Stress Levels Through Kindness

Malcolm Brent blog, Blogroll, Uncategorized

Did you know that November is the month that both World Kindness Day (13th) & Stress Awareness Day (Nov. 1st) occur in? People of all ages often suffer from physical and mental strain that stress can place on the body. However, chronic stress has proven to be most harmful to seniors, as it can cause inflammation that drastically lowers the aging …

Live Like You Were Dying: The Benefits of Building & Checking Items Off Your “Senior Bucket List”

Malcolm Brent blog, Blogroll, Uncategorized

It’s probably safe to say that we all have a bit of a “bucket list” going in our heads, those far-fetched dreams or adventurous goals that we hope to accomplish during our time here on Earth: things that require courage (skydiving), money (a trip around the world), time (getting another degree) or some other factor that makes it more difficult …

Thank You For Being A Friend: The Important Role Close Connections Play In Senior Health

Malcolm Brent blog, Blogroll, Uncategorized

Friendship Day falls in the month of August, and it is an apt reminder of the vital role that friendships play in our happiness, self-esteem, and emotional/physical wellbeing throughout every stage of our life. It has been scientifically proven through a myriad of social studies that people with strong connections to family, friends, and their community are happier, healthier, and …

Summer Heat Waves Pose Danger For Seniors: How To Prevent Heat Exhaustion & Stroke

Malcolm Brent blog, Blogroll, Uncategorized

Summer evokes images of bright sunshine, ice cold lemonade, juicy watermelon slices, and a hammock on a beautiful beach. However, the dangers of overheating in the summer heat aren’t quite so picturesque. Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. When heat stroke is serious enough, it can be fatal- …