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Want to Remember Something? Draw a Picture!

December 14, 2018 — What’s your favorite trick to remember a person’s name, a list of groceries, or a telephone number? Do you write it down? Repeat it a few times and concentrate on it? Maybe you try the old memory hack of associating a name with a picture (for example, recalling the name of Sandy Smith by picturing... Read More

Five Holiday Hazards to Avoid

December 1, 2018 — Most of us love the holidays! The lights, the food, the good company and the music all provide a boost for the spirit during the cold, dark winter. Health and safety experts often issue reminders during this time of year. Prepare foods safely. Avoid slipping on icy sidewalks. Don’t leave candles unattended. And line up... Read More

From The Alden Network Podcasts – Assisted Living

November 15, 2018 — Making the decision to help an aging adult move into assisted living can be difficult. People give so much of their time and energy to caring for a loved one with dementia or other age-related issues, that when the time comes for someone else to care for your loved one, it can be painful and... Read More

An Overlooked Side Effect of Opioid Medications

October 30, 2018 — You’ve surely read lately of the terrible opioid epidemic that is ruining—and taking—so many lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 40 people die each day from an overdose of opioid medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and codeine. The stereotype is of a young user buying these medications on the street,... Read More

Sign-on Bonus for CNAs

October 16, 2018 — Alden Meadow Park is currently hiring CNAs for all shifts: 6:00am-2:00pm 2:00pm-10:00pm 10:00pm-6:00am We’re currently offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus, with bonus payouts starting as soon as you’ve completed 20 shifts! For more information, call 608.676.2202 or email your resume to mp_business@thealdennetwork.com.  Download the flyer

From The Alden Network Podcasts – Respite Care

October 15, 2018 — Caregivers are selfless people, putting the needs of others above their own. But what happens when they need a vacation or want to take some time off? Respite care may be the solution. It is the ideal way to give the caregiver a break while ensuring appropriate care for a loved one. It’s best if... Read More

Sports Fans, Watch Your Stress Level!

September 28, 2018 — It was all over the news a few years ago: studies showed an increase in heart attacks and heart arrhythmias during sporting events such as the Super Bowl, World Series and World Cup. A report from the American Heart Association explained that watching a nail-biter game between rivals could cause emotional stress, which is one... Read More

Halloween Adventure

September 21, 2018 — Join Alden Meadow Park for a special Halloween Adventure on Wednesday, October 31 from 4:00-6:00pm at the facility at 709 Meadow Park Drive in Clinton. There will be trick or treating, games and fun for the whole family! Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call Lora Friedrichs at 608.676.2202. Download the flyer … if you... Read More

Healthy Aging—What’s That?

August 30, 2018 — September Is Healthy Aging Month. Many older adults may be saying to themselves, “Well, I guess that’s not for me, because I am already dealing with health challenges!” But it’s important to overcome that attitude. “Healthy aging” and “successful aging” don’t mean that we make it to the age of 100 untouched by illness or... Read More