When Millie Devins joined Sunrise Senior Living of Cohasset Mariner, Mass., four years ago, she brought with her more than a century of experience, wisdom and personality. She recently celebrated her 107th birthday, proving that age is no limitation in terms of appreciating all that every day has to offer.
A beloved member of the community, Millie enjoys many activities independently, such as socializing with friends and neighbors over a cup of coffee, and participating in community events. One of Millie's favorite activities is going on historic scenic rides to view the ocean landscape, and she can always be seen carrying her signature black purse.
According to Millie, the secret to her longevity can be attributed to taking care of herself, both physically and mentally. She loves taking walks, maintains a balanced diet and spends time relaxing with her nieces and grandnieces.
On her birthday, Millie celebrated with family members at Sunrise of Cohasset and Devlin, head of the dining services team, prepared one of her favorite meals - salmon, butternut squash and fresh berries. Millie inspires Sunrise staff members and fellow residents every day with her kindness and gentle spirit.
This delicious (and high in fiber!) soup brings back fond childhood memories at grandma’s house for the Dining Services coordinator at Brighton Gardens of Florham Park, NJ.
This nutrition-packed dish was inspired by two of Sunrise of Plano’s (TX) “foodie” residents, Dorothy and Margarete. The ladies are part of the community’s Gourmet Club where one of their favorite herbs to pick is fresh basil. And, since roasted beets are always requested to be on the menu, it seemed only natural that the Dining Services coordinator combined the two in this delicious salad.
While modern medicine is the keystone of treating seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer's, some professional health care providers may find that there are more creative forms of therapy that could help patients with these conditions. Recently, a number of communities specializing in senior care have been using music as an essential component of their dementia and Alzheimer's treatment plans. By looking at the benefits of this growing trend, you may find the pros so persuading that you opt to incorporate music therapy into your own patient care practices.
As you take a look at the world today, it is difficult to imagine that within the last hundred years, women throughout the U.S. were not able to participate in many of the activities that we now take for granted. If you walk into a voting booth, a college lecture hall or even an executive board meeting, it wouldn't seem so strange to come across those of the female gender - but that was not always so and, in some places around the globe, that is still not the case. March 8 marks International Women's Day, which means that you and your fellow senior community members should acknowledge the significant strides made in reaching gender equality, in addition to recognizing the pushes that need to be made.