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The Face of Caring: Heather Vickerman and Bear

Health Unit Coordinator Heather Vickerman is the first person you’ll see when you come through the door at Cassia’s Haven Homes in Maple Plain. In addition to welcoming people to the community, Heathe… View article »
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The Cassia Life: Exercise Strengthens The Brain, Too

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger The newspaper headline seemed to jump up from the page.  Apparently my 20-minute workouts have not been just beefing up my heart muscle… View article »
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The Challenges of Time

By Patty Crawford When I walked into the Manor to visit my father, he looked years older than when I visited two weeks before. He was leaning to the left and his eyes were sleepy.  He recognized my v… View article »
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The Cassia Life: The Many Upsides of Moving to a Senior Living Community

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger The world at large probably wonders why many seniors choose to stay in their own home as long as possible rather than move to a care ce… View article »
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The Face of Caring: Noah Braafhart

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Noah Braafhart began working at Cassia’s Newton Village community six months ago after being recruited from a CNA class at the local high school. According to Assista… View article »
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The Cassia Life: Creating Home Wherever You Are

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger I think we’d all agree, there’s no other place quite like it—your home. While not everyone is blessed with a happy one, most of us ar… View article »
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Can Social Activities Make a Difference in Your Loved One’s Life and Outlook? You Bet!

Does your mom seem a little blue almost every time you talk to her? Is your dad spending a lot of time alone, watching television or staring out the window? If your parent or another loved one is feel… View article »
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Talking With Loved Ones About the Future

Are you worried about your mom or dad—or another loved one who is living alone? Let’s say you are, and want to ask if he or she would consider moving to a care community. Chances are you’ll encounter … View article »
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Are You Ready for Assisted Living?

Do you wish you or a loved one had more help around the house? Are you or a loved one feeling overwhelmed by tasks that need to be done to maintain your home? What about personal tasks, such as dress… View article »
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Where and How Do You Want to Live?

Where and how do you want to live as you grow older? Your answer may depend on your physical, mental and emotional needs. There is no magic bullet or time that will tell you when to move; but you may … View article »
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