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    New program uses therapy to ‘rebuild’ residents

    Residents looking for techniques to improve and sustain strength, balance and mobility now have a new tool, thanks to Rebuild Me. The program, which is relatively new to Aberdeen Village, consists of progressive exercises to restore muscle strength. We asked Sandra Barnes, life enrichment director, to offer insight into this exciting new program.Can you explain the new fitness program?The Rebuild Me programs we offer for skilled nursing and assisted living residents are year-long programs with m...  Read More...

  • How to Bounce Back From a Health Crisis

    [caption id="attachment_6279" align="alignnone" width="625"] It’s not the cards you’re dealt, but how you play them. (Photo credit: Adobe Stock)[/caption]By Claire Zulkey for Next AvenueAfter a major injury or illness, your own participation and perspective can make the difference between moving past a health crisis and letting it define the rest of your life.Psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo cites two reasons why. First, the right attitude corresponds with a stronger commitment to physical therap...  Read More...

  • 7 Ways to Step Up Your Self-Care as You Age

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  • Redefining therapy in senior living

    [caption id="attachment_6093" align="alignleft" width="377"] The Aegis Therapies® team smiles for the camera before getting back to assisting patients.[/caption]Aberdeen Village welcomed the Aegis Therapies® team to our community in October 2016. That has been more than enough time to see the amazing results of this nine-person team.Aegis serves the whole Aberdeen Village community from independent living to our short-term rehabilitation and even outpatient services. The Aegis team is comprised ...  Read More...

  • What's Better for You: Butter or Margarine? Red Wine or White?

    Here’s the latest research on smart food choices as we ageBy Maureen Callahan for Next Avenue[caption id="attachment_6029" align="alignnone" width="625"] Take a deeper look at the current line of thinking on 4 popular food duels. [Photo credit: Adobe Stock][/caption]In the world of nutrition, certain debates seem to ping pong back and forth. Like the issue of butter vs.   Read More...