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Family Members Are an Important Part of a Resident’s Care Team

— When an elder loved one moves into a senior living community, family members are often concerned about how their loved one will deal with their new surroundings. Will they get the care they need? Will they be happy in their new home? What can I do to ensure a successful transition? Research shows that family... Read More

When Exactly Should I Be Wearing Sunglasses?

— Sunglasses play an important role in protecting your eyes from potentially harmful UV rays. This invisible form of energy takes the form of radiation which can damage your eyes if they are overexposed. But the pertinent question is, when exactly should I be wearing sunglasses? One of the major determinants about deciding whether a particular... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— To Our St. Andrews Bay Residents, Families and Friends: On behalf of all the staff here at St. Andrews Bay I would like to take this opportunity to update you on the many improvements we are working on to exceed your expectations while at St. Andrews Bay. We will be offering additional in house services... Read More

Craft Ideas for Independence Day

— Pinwheel – Nothing shouts “Happy 4th” like a pinwheel! To make them, simply fold a piece of paper into a star shape. You will want to create a center section that will allow you to place a push pin through it. Color the paper red, white and blue. You’ll need two squares to work with.... Read More

Safety in the Summer Sun

— Precautions should be taken year-round to protect your skin from the harsh effects of the sun. This is especially important in the summertime when the sun is at its hottest. Aside from sunburns, heatstroke and dehydration are additional hazards to watch out for. With a few safety steps and by planning ahead you can avoid... Read More

Preventing Life-Threatening Dehydration

— Why does hydration matter? In older adults, adequate fluid consumption has been associated with fewer falls, less constipation, better recoveries in orthopedic patients, reduced risk of bladder cancer in men and lower rates of fatal heart disease. Dehydration can often lead to adverse effects from medications, urinary tract and respiratory infections, delirium, renal failure, seizure,... Read More

June Is National Safety Month. Is Your Loved One Ready for an Emergency?

— The past year has reminded us over and over that natural disasters are especially hard on older adults. Whether it was Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, the huge wildfires all over the West, or the major blizzards in the Northeast, seniors suffered. Everyone should be prepared for disasters. At our community, we... Read More

Celebrate Fathers on Sunday, June 17

— On Father’s Day, we celebrate the guys in our lives. Not just our dads and the fathers to our children, but all the men who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. A number of recently published studies call attention to the effects of good fathering. Men who play an active role in... Read More

Flag Day is June 14th

— On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act, which stated that the new flag of the United States be made of thirteen red and white stripes, and that the union be thirteen white stars in a blue field. Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with six... Read More

How To Reduce Blood Pressure Symptoms

— Blood pressure is the pressure exerted on the arteries. Blood pressure can differ from person to person. When your blood pressure is measured, it is expressed in two numbers such as 120/80 (healthy). If your blood pressure is measured as 140/90 (or higher), then you are a patient of hypertension or high blood pressure and... Read More