'Ask the Nurse' Program to Begin at Windsor Locks Senior Center
Bickford Health Care Center is happy to announce that beginning in June, we will be visiting the Windsor Locks Senior Center to conduct a new community program, 'Ask the Nurse.' The program will take place on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, from 10:30-11:30.
The goal is to offer seniors in our community the opportunity to have their blood pressure screened, heart rate tested, and ask any specific health-related questions of our Director of Nursing Services, Karen Farro, RN-BC. The service is free of charge and available to anyone visiting the senior center.
The Windsor Locks Senior Center is located at 41 Oak St., and is open Mon.-Thurs., 8am- 4pm and Fri., 8am-1pm. The center provides programs for senior citizens such as arts, bingo, computer class, exercise, ballroom dance, movies, social hours and cards. Lunch is served daily. There is also a transportation program that provides bus rides to doctor's appointments, shopping at local malls and to meetings and programs at the senior center. For more information, contact the center at (860) 627-1426, or Bickford Health Care Center at (860) 623-4351.
Annual Senior Prom to be Held June 28
On Friday, June 28, we are excited to be continuing one of our longest standing annual traditions-The Senior Prom. Each year the entire staff spends months tirelessly preparing for the event for the benefit and enjoyment of all of our residents.
Beginning at 6:30 pm, the Prom is held outside in our gated courtyard, which is decorated for the event by the recreation staff, interns and volunteers. All of the food is prepared by our own dietary staff and served by recreation and management staff. Musical entertainment is provided and all residents have a chance to dance to some of their favorite songs from their childhood. Throughout the evening, the residents have an opportunity to have their photo taken under the flowered archway in the courtyard.
The evening is capped-off with the crowning of the Prom King and Queen, which is selected by secret ballot, voted on by the staff, residents and family members. The King and Queen will have an opportunity to share a dance following the crowning ceremony.
Maintaining a Healthy Brain
On May 15, Bickford Health Care Center hosted the last of our three health presentations, "Maintaining a Healthy Brain." The program was conducted by Neuropsychologist, Dr. Kurt Bellhorn, PhD providing information and advice to seniors on keeping their mind active and sharp, as well as exploring opportunities to prevent cognitive decline. Topics of the discussion ranged from cardiovascular health, to nutrition, to exercise. He stressed the importance of all aspects of health which interconnected with one-another, ultimately leading to maintaining the highest level of mental cognition.
We would like to thank everyone who came out and helped make our Spring presentation series such a success. We look forward to hosting more health-related programs for the community in the coming months. If you would like to be notified of upcoming presentation series, please e-mail your request to email@example.com.
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