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13 May: Heritage Ministries Confirms New Permanent President and CEO of Organization

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has confirmed Lisa Haglund as the permanent President and CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. Lisa previously served Heritage as the Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Development across all communities in four states. Lisa began her career with Northwest Bank, a ten billion dollar corporation, for over twenty years,…

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21 Apr: Doris Helle Celebrates 104th Birthday

Doris Helle, a resident at The Kenney, a Heritage senior living community in West Seattle, Washington, recently celebrated a very special milestone, her 104th birthday. A resident of The Kenney for the past seventeen years, Doris spent her day celebrating life in a rather untraditional, but still enjoyable way. Her family delivered cake and presents to the community before visiting…

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17 Apr: Heritage Ministries Announces Executive Change

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has named Lisa Haglund as the interim CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. She will replace previous CEO, David Smeltzer. She stated, “Each employee at Heritage plays an important role every day, but especially as we face the recent events unfolding surrounding COVID-19. I am both honored and blessed to…

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04 Nov: 11 Decorating Tips for Assisted Living

Decorating can ease the transition into assisted living. Helping someone move into an assisted living facility can be an emotionally fraught experience. Collaborating with loved ones to decorate their new living quarters in a way that helps protect their physical safety and boost their emotional outlook can assist them in their transition, says Julia Bailey, a senior associate and interior…

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29 Oct: Sunlight May Not Be Enough to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency

Calcium and vitamin D are two of the most important nutrients for bone health, but vitamin D deficiency is common among seniors. Because seniors typically drink less milk and spend fewer hours outside, they often aren’t getting all the vitamin D they need. For most people, sunlight is the most important source of vitamin D, as sunlight converts cholesterol to…

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14 Oct: Tips to Staying Active In the Winter Months

Cold weather forces many seniors inside during the winter months, but you don’t have to limit your activities until spring. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. That’s just 30 minutes, five days a week. The Kenney offers a wide range of physical and mental activities and varied programs and events…

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07 Oct: How Assisted Living Improves Quality of Life

Assisted living can improve the quality of life for seniors in a variety of ways. From arranging social events to helping residents manage their medication, staff members at assisted living communities can boost the living standards of seniors in ways large and small. “Assisted living can improve quality of life in a multitude of ways that benefit both residents and…

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09 Sep: Brain Games

Do you think that crossword puzzles and word search games are nothing more than mild entertainment that help pass the time? Think again. Those affordable and easy-to-find games are likely one of the keys to staying mentally sharp as you age, at least that’s what numerous studies have shown. Brain games, as well as other mentally stimulating leisure activities play…