Category: For Fun

Bicycle Riding for Residents (video)

Posted by Dr. El - September 21, 2016 - Depression/Mental illness/Substance Abuse, For Fun, Inspiration, Something Good About Nursing Homes, Technology, Videos

Adaptive tandem bicycles allow residents the pleasure of riding a bike and feeling the breeze through their hair. As John Brunow of All Ability Cycles puts it in the video below, an adaptive bicycle event triggers reminiscence, stimulates appetites, and reduces depression. Sounds like a win, win, win to me!

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What’s not to like?

Posted by Dr. El - January 28, 2016 - Anecdotes, For Fun, Inspiration, Something Good About Nursing Homes

It was the third week I was meeting with Mr. Schwartz, an 85-year old man with a thick mustache and a penchant for suspenders. I found him watching TV in the dayroom, surrounded by some of his peers. I crouched by his wheelchair so I could speak to him at eye level. “Hi Mr. Schwartz, I […]

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‘The Adventures of The Geropsychologist’!

Posted by Dr. El - October 14, 2015 - Anecdotes, For Fun, Personal Reflections

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: ‘The Adventures of The Geropsychologist’! “The Adventures of The Geropsychologist!” Starring Dr. El as The Geropsychologist! There have been thousands of movies and TV shows about the exciting work of cops, lawyers, and hospitals, but long-term care? Fuhgeddaboutit! Here, Dr. El aims to correct that oversight […]

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‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through LTC …

Posted by Dr. El - December 22, 2014 - For Fun, Inspiration

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News:  ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through LTC … ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through long-term care, Decorations sparkled and twinkled — no wall was bare. The recreation department had concerts galore, The residents enjoyed it — they clamored for more. The maintenance […]

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Inspiring street musician (video)

Posted by Dr. El - October 27, 2014 - For Fun, Inspiration

The beautiful music in this video reminds me that each resident holds secret treasures if we take the time to stop to listen. Listen to the video below or at this link:  http://youtu.be/s3PGNnG1OGw

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Dear Diary, Last week I attended my first AHCA convention … (McKnight’s LTC News)

Posted by Dr. El - October 16, 2014 - For Fun, Personal Reflections

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Dear Diary, Last week I attended my first AHCA convention … There’s nothing like the first time you get to meet people, attend education sessions and see the exhibit hall at the American Health Care Association, as I found out last week. 10/5/14, 2 p.m. — […]

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Bodybuilder boosts seniors’ physical confidence (inspiring video from NYT)

Posted by Dr. El - June 21, 2014 - For Fun, Inspiration

This article and accompanying video from the New York Times shows the power of a compassionate and inspirational leader and the willingness and dedication of a student (who happens to be 90). Falls prevention at its best. Be sure to check out the photos in the article. And now please excuse me, I’m going to go work […]

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Aunt Sylvia keeps busy (video)

Posted by Dr. El - February 26, 2014 - Aunt Sylvia, For Fun, Inspiration, Videos

Aunt Sylvia keeps busy in her 3rd video. http://youtu.be/B9pJtYfERN4

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Aunt Sylvia makes her walker “festive” (video)

Posted by Dr. El - January 21, 2014 - Aunt Sylvia, For Fun, Inspiration, Videos

In this video, Aunt Sylvia makes the best of things… http://youtu.be/PNp0q-LRf9k

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Introducing Aunt Sylvia

Posted by Dr. El - October 28, 2013 - Aunt Sylvia, For Fun, Savvy Guide reviews

Dear Readers, my Aunt Sylvia would like a word with you:   Please share… The Savvy Resident’s Guide is available on Amazon.com

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