As Spring Approaches, Memory Care Residents Look Forward to Going Outside

In Warrington, as well as around the metro Philadelphia region, spring is in the air. For those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia, it is no different. The snow has melted, the grass is greening, and tulips are pushing up. As beams of light penetrate the windows, the sun’s warmth is felt, and it instinctively draws the hibernators to the outside.

Most people enjoy being outdoors, getting fresh air and feeling the rays on the skins. It is refreshing for body and soul. Memory care communities also recognize this need to be outside and how it enhances one’s quality of life. A well-designed memory care community takes the needs, desires, and activities of residents into consideration when designing the building and facilities. Recognizing the importance of being outside, many communities include outdoor spaces that are comfortable and secure for residents.

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AARP Tax Aide Assistance for Seniors in Central Bucks

If you live in the Central Bucks area, then you can benefitfrom local, free tax assistance from AARP Tax Aide at the Central Bucks Senior Center. AARP Tax Aid Counselors, certified by the IRS, will be providing tax assistance here at the CBSAC for our members beginning February 1, 2019 and ending April 12, 2019.

Starting Wednesday, January 2, 2019, the CBSAC will start scheduling appointments for this tax service, Monday through Friday.

Appointments can be scheduled for Friday February 1st, 2019 through Friday April 12th, 2019, for the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

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Pardon Our Dust — A Behind-the-Scenes Memory Care Peek Prior to Opening

frontWe are pleased to say the Bristol House Memory Care in Warrington, just south of Doylestown, PA, is entering the final phase of construction. Within the next few weeks, the first residents will be moving in. As you can see in the below photos the building is coming together nicely, although it is still an active work area and needs some finishing touches and final clean up. 

Below are the reception and lobby area, the secure outdoor patio, and a photo of the architectural elements inside.

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Bucks County Resource List for Caregiving

National Organizations for Caregiver Support:

Family Caregiver Alliance - www.Caregiver.org resources and support for caregivers (CGs). FCA is a public voice for CGs. Pioneering programs for information, education, services, research & advocacy support & sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic disabling health conditions.

National Alliance for Caregiving - www.caregiving.org  Established in 1996, The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. The Alliance’s mission is to be the objective national resource on family caregiving with the goal of improving the quality of life for families and care recipients.

Read more: Bucks County Resource List for Caregiving

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