Turning Back the (Biological) Clock

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Since it was discovered 35 years ago that seniors have the ability to reverse the loss of muscle strength and endurance, the Personalized Exercise Program (PEP) at The Willows at Westborough has been on the cutting edge of senior fitness…..

Help for Swallowing Difficulties

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National Better Hearing and Speech Month In recognition of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s designation of May as National Better Hearing & Speech Month, SALMON VNA speech department team members share some of the ways speech-language pathologists (SLPs) may help improve….

Celebrating National Nutrition Month

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Since 1980, March has been designated “National Nutrition Month,” an opportunity to celebrate and become better educated about the importance of nutrition in our lives. National Nutrition Month® is a campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics….

Good Food, Good Health

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The United States spends more on health care than any other nation in the world. People with chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and adult onset diabetes account for 75% of this health care spending. What is disconcerting about….

Social Work Month: Forging Solutions Out of Challenges

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Social Workers are recognized every year during the month of March for their contributions to society. The theme this year is “Forging Solutions Out of Challenges.” Social workers focus on building individual strengths to shape solutions that help people reach….

Holidays and Food are Like a Marriage Made in Heaven

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Visions of tasty dishes bring feelings of warmth and joy. The last thing we think of is health and nutrition. But did you know that those wonderful dishes are loaded with nutrition? Sweet potato casserole, smooth butternut squash soup, roasted….

Holiday Gift Ideas for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

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The following ideas for what to buy—and not buy—for people with Alzheimer’s disease are from the Alzheimer’s Association website. For gift ideas for everyone that help support research into Alzheimer’s  disease, visit for their variety of fine items. Clothes….

SALMON’s Nutrition Expert Gives Some Kitchen Tips

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As part of my responsibilities as the Clinical Nutrition Coordinator at SALMON Health and Retirement, I do quarterly inspections of all our Dining Services Departments for sanitation and safe food handling practices. It’s critical that we maintain high standards in….

Willows Resident 'Walks on Air' One More Time

Willows Resident “Walks on Air” One More Time

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In June, The Willows at Westborough Residents Bob and Karin Bleakney celebrated Bob’s birthday by enjoying his favorite hobby—flying. Bob’s fascination with flying began when he was a boy and his father took him and his brother, Dick, to see….

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