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Caring for Someone After a Heart Attack

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When a loved one experiences a heart attack, it can become an eye opening and challenging time for any family member or friend. Generally, after a heart attack is suffered, it becomes an adjustment period for everyone involved. The first step to recover is realizing that the pathway back from a heart attack is a […]

7 Points to Maintain a Healthy Heart

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February is American Heart Month and it’s time to celebrate your heart. The American Heart Association says that as our bodies age, we become more vulnerable to the risk of heart disease and all cardiovascular diseases. Take healthy steps to maintain a strong heart this month and beyond by developing a few healthy habits that […]

Exercise Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Exercising throughout your life is a cornerstone to maintaining a strong body and heart. As you age it can be a challenge to keep up the same exercise tempo you did at a younger age. While it is important to exercise at every stage of life, it becomes increasingly crucial to exercise as you age. […]

CAREGIVER TRAINING: SAFE TRANSFERS

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From Point A to B, Safe Transfers Safely assisting clients with transfers is often one of the greatest priorities for SHC caregivers.  As SHC is always looking for ways to develop our team we had SHC caregivers attend a Safe transfer training program. The session was presented by David Byrd, a local Director of Wellness […]

SHC Kids go to Springhill Camp

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SHC Loves Summer Camp! With activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, and zip-lining what’s not to love? We think a week at camp is a great way for kids to develop vital life skills, so we reached out to our caregivers and sent a group of SHC kids to the Spring Hill camp of their […]

Craft at Indy Area Senior Communities

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SHC Staff Engages Indy Area Senior Communities In July, SHC staff members began holding bi-monthly craft sessions for residents of several Indianapolis area communities. The initiative is led by SHC’s Outreach Coordinator, Holly Conway-Eaton in partnership with the facilities’ activity director. Most recently, Holly was joined by Care-Coordinator, Sally Pearson and Client Coordinator Angela Eckholm […]

Indianapolis Events & Activities for Seniors

  Senior citizen activities in Marion and Hamilton Counties incorporate a number of regions including, but not limited to, Noblesville, Westfield, Carmel, Fishers, Meridian Hills, Lawrence and Zionsville. There are dozens of activities spanning a wide range of interests including several parks, spas, shopping venues, restaurants, golf courses, hiking trails and more.  You will find many options […]

Stimulating Ideas For Spring

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What a spring we have had!  The range of weather conditions during the spring months can offer interesting conversations, memories, familiar music & hands-on activities for you and your loved ones.   Many seniors with dementia may enjoy relating experiences with thunderstorms as children do – their fears of thunder & lightening, playing in the […]

Spring Has Sprung, Enjoy The Sun!

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  The sun dispatches its warm glow of yellow light rays everyday, beaming in health, vitality, light and warmth. Yet after hearing all the warnings about its harmful effects, we fend off the sun as it were the enemy and sun block, sunglasses and wide-brim hats are our weapons. Can the sun truly be so […]

Activities To Engage Your Loved Ones This November

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The Alzheimer’s Association offers a variety of support mechanisms for families of those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, many of the “Top 10 Ways To Help A Family Living with Alzheimer’s”  is to keep them engaged.  As we approach this season of Thanksgiving, there are many ways to […]