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Nurse-patient relationship is key to improved health outcomes

Posted on April 20, 2015 in Health and Wellness for Breckenridge Village

The Journal for Nurses in Professional Development defines the art of nursing, the human connection between nurse and patient, as a combination of compassionate concern, openness, physical availability and empathetic attention. Nurses from a related study who demonstrated this type of care fostered stronger relationships with patients, encouraging them to be more proactive participants in their care plan.

Health trumps wealth in importance to retirees' well-being

Posted on April 20, 2015 in Health and Wellness for Dorothy Love Retirement Community

Whoever said, “If you have your health, you have everything,” must have been retired.

That's because retirees feel more financially secure when they're in good health according to new research. And when they feel financially secure, retirees also report they're enjoying retirement more, they feel fulfilled and are less likely to experience negative emotions.

What's your path to retirement happiness?

Posted on April 20, 2015 in Health and Wellness for Mount Pleasant Retirement Village

WKBN: Park Vista to break ground on learning center

Posted on April 13, 2015 in In The News for Park Vista Retirement Community

Ground will be broken in early June for the Mahoning Valley Lifelong Learning Institute, which is operated by Park Vista of Youngstown.

Mahoning Valley Lifelong Learning Institute exceeds goal

Posted on April 8, 2015 in In The News for Park Vista Retirement Community

The Mahoning Valley Lifelong Learning Institute today announced it has surpassed its campaign goal of $1 million, allowing it to enter into the next phase of expansion.

How to prevent identity theft during tax season

Posted on April 3, 2015 in Health and Wellness for All Communities

It’s the time of year when Americans gather their financial documents and anxiously await news of a tax refund or debt. While many hope to get money back, Time Magazine recently reported that the IRS paid an estimated $5 billion plus in false tax refunds in 2013, and according to Bloomberg Business that number could potentially grow to $21 billion by 2017.

The Secret to Mother's Day Gifting Success: Give Time, Not Stuff

Posted on April 2, 2015 in Caregiving for All Communities

She nursed you through countless cases of childhood sniffles, taught you to tie your shoes and make a mean omelet, and she’s still your go-to source for good advice and your favorite home-baked cookies. Are you really going to just give Mom a pair of socks and some flowers for Mother’s Day? You can do better than that.

In the tradition of a current pop-culture meme, here’s a “give this, not that” list of Mother’s Day ideas.

OPRS Chefs Compete in 3rd Annual Culinary Competition

Posted on March 23, 2015 in In The News for All Communities

On Saturday, March 14, 12 teams of top culinary professionals from eight OPRS Communities competed for gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Third Annual OPRS Culinary Competition.

Rockynol Resident Celebrates 106th Birthday

Posted on March 19, 2015 in Active Aging for Rockynol

Mr. Bob Perkins is the youngest 106 year-old you will ever meet!

Irish Tenor Packs Rockynol Carrell Center

Posted on March 19, 2015 in Active Aging for Rockynol

Akron's own famed Irish Tenor Patrick Flynn performed to a "sold out" crowd at Rockynol's Virginia Carrell entertainment center.

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