Pumpkin Activities For Our Residents

With Fall upon us and Halloween right around the corner, AutumnGrove’s cottage managers have been coming up with some creative ideas for fun activities for the residents. At AutumnGrove, we encourage our residents to be as independent as possible, so we create activities to help them succeed at everyday skills....

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Poppy’s Pictures and Pianos

My grandfather, Poppy, was a man of many talents and attributes. He helped raised my brother, cousins and I. He taught us the meaning of family, education and a good book. He tried, for countless hours, to get us interested in playing the piano, but that never stuck with any...

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Honoring Our Residents

Saturday September 21st was world Alzheimer’s day. A day that was created to help spread awareness about Alzheimer’s and other dementia related disorders. Many people around the globe pulled together, wore purple and supported a great cause. Communities around the United States have been participating in a Walk to End...

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Lending a Helping Hand

At AutumnGrove Cottage, we strive to help our residents be as independent as possible. Many of our residents were once active members of the working world and formed long time habits that are hard for them to give up. We have retired teachers, doctors, and politicians who still believe they...

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Music for the Soul

“You can change a person’s mood in a matter of a song.”  ~Jolene I read this quote in a wonderful book called Creating Moments of Joy by Jolene Brackey. The author, Jolene, writes about different situations with someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. She gives an inside look on how to...

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Capturing Their Life Story

As my grandmother, Meme, started to have early signs of dementia she decided that her life story needed to be written down for her family to remember. One day she began writing every detail that she could recall about what had happened in her life. Her story began with how...

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