Benefit From a Healthy Lifestyle and Stay Active!

Benefit From a Healthy Lifestyle and Stay Active!

Recreational activities can be practiced through all stages of life. Older adults enjoy opportunities to participate in activities they practiced in their younger years, and by doing so brings back great memories! Most of the time, their precision is exactly right, but their power and agility has changed. Initiated in 2003 by the International Council […]

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Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Social Wellness

Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Social Wellness

As Liz mentioned in last month’s blog post on the six dimensions of wellness, “Wellness is not just about the physical or emotional aspect of one’s life. In order to remain actively engaged to the mind, body and spirit, and to say you are reducing the risk of disease, you must incorporate all of the […]

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On a High Note

On a High Note

Chances are, if you are from the Fort Dodge area, you know the name John Zuerrer. A native of the area, John has come to know many people through his previous jobs, involvement in community boards and groups, and other social activities. Today, he continues to stay involved both on and off Friendship Haven’s campus. […]

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A Look At Alzheimer’s

A Look At Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, affects more than 5 million people in the United States today, and that number is climbing. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the US, and the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 years of age and older. Unfortunately, there is currently […]

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Continued Education Creates Strong Leaders at Friendship Haven

Continued Education Creates Strong Leaders at Friendship Haven

Many people view school and going to class as a chore. For some, it’s a relief to wrap up academics and enter the working world. But when an educational program directly ties into your line of work and makes you a better individual and employee, learning becomes enjoyable. At Friendship Haven, a seven-week leadership program […]

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Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Intellectual Wellness

Keeping Up With The Wellness Dimensions: Intellectual Wellness

When looking up the definition of wellness, well-being or whole-person wellness, you will find many different answers. Wellness is not just about the physical or emotional aspect of one’s life. In order to remain actively engaged to the mind, body and spirit, and to say you are reducing the risk of disease, you must incorporate all […]

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Tasty Treat with Healthy Benefits

Tasty Treat with Healthy Benefits

When I think about July in Iowa, blueberries always come to mind. If you’ve never been to a berry patch to pick your own, add it to your bucket list! It is fun being able to taste test the freshly plucked berries right from the source. This is an activity sure to be enjoyed at […]

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Friendship Haven’s staff has put a lot of time, research and effort towards designing a building that will support individuals living with various types of advanced dementia. Now that our memory care residents have been moved into the new building, I’ve been thinking to myself what a typical day would be like through the eyes […]

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Grow and Flourish

Grow and Flourish

Helping others has always been important to Rollie Peterson. Although he once struggled with finding his true calling, he knew it would be people-focused. Getting his start in social work, Rollie eventually became intrigued with the retirement age demographic. “I’ve always felt that I have an “old soul,” so I fit right in with this […]

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Benefits of Water Therapy

Benefits of Water Therapy

Water is not only good for our inside, but the outside as well. The benefits that water therapy and water exercise can provide to the body are many. Let’s dive in and find out just how beneficial it can be! Whether warm or cool, water therapy can benefit one’s body in many ways. Older adults […]

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