Month: June 2018

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June 26th, 2018
Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the world to learn about and spread awareness. This month, go purple and inspire action.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. The disease affects memory, thought process, and behavior, and is serious enough to interfere with daily life, progressively worsening over time. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s has no cure.

Current Statistics

Learn more about the prevalence and dangers of Alzheimer’s with the “Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Facts and Figures” video.

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests these ways to learn more and get involved during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Learn and share facts about how Alzheimer’s impacts Minnesotans.
  • Share your story and get inspired by others who also tell of their experiences with the disease.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 20 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend or participate in events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.

Memory Care at Oak Park Senior Living

As part of the Southview Communities continuum of care, The Villas of Oak Park offers independent living for older adults. Should needs change, assisted living and Memory Care living options are available on campus at the Oak Park Senior Living facility. Contact us to learn more about our senior living programs.

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St. Paul Saints Game

June 25th, 2018

Several residents from Oak Park Senior Living ventured out to CHS field on June 13th to watch the St. Paul Saints play Fargo-Moorhead. The weather was perfect, and our seats were great. Everyone enjoyed the theme, “Mr. Rogers Day”. The team arrived in a trolley and were wearing red cardigans to honor Fred Rogers. The team mascot, a pig wearing a tutu, was everyone’s favorite part of the game! Even though the Saints lost 1-7, everyone had a great time!

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Happy Father’s Day

June 15th, 2018

Happy Father’s Day to all the extraordinary dads at Oak Park Senior Living!

Happy Father's Day

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