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The Cassia Life: How to Tell if You're Senior Healthy

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident bloggerBack when you were young, say in your teens or 20s, you felt good every day, stayed slim, and enjoyed an endless appetite. You just knew … View article »
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The Face of Caring: Dogboma “Dee” Jahnagile

Cassia’s Augustana Chapel View Care Center Dee, as she is known to patients and residents, is praised by supervisors and coworkers alike. “Dee is one of the best registered nursing assistants I have … View article »
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The Cassia Life: How Good is Your Christmas Receiving?

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger This is the time of year when gratitude is vital. It’s sort of automatic to say “Thanks” when receiving a Christmas gift, or when a fri… View article »
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The Cassia Life: Living Solo and Contented is Achievable

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger This blogger’s mini-survey (meaning multiple interviews) indicates that most of us who live happily enough by ourselves got there by wa… View article »
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The Face of Caring: Denice Ward

Newton Village Assisted Living  -  Newton, Iowa Denice Ward has been with Newton Village Assisted Living for over fifteen years. Not only is she truly the face of caring, but she is the face of Newto… View article »
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The Cassia Life: ‘New’ Word For Not Seen: Invisibility

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger Becoming invisible. Not seen. Feeling like it. A teacher, a pastor makes eye contact with others but not with you. Ignored, denied, avo… View article »
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Calculate the Cost of a Care Community

What is the cost of living in your home and how does it compare to living at a community that offers independent/assisted living options, or one that provides memory care or skilled nursing care? You … View article »
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Planning for the Future: How Long-term Care Insurance Can Help

We live in a world where many of us are living longer. What does that mean? It gives us more time to enjoy life, friendships, family and other pleasures. On the other hand, what happens if we find our… View article »
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The Cassia Life: Let's Talk Turkey

The Cassia Life By Jesse Watkins, Cassia’s own resident blogger Nothing I can think of right now sounds better than a generous helping of hot roasted turkey. Imagining that it’s Thanksgiving Day, als… View article »
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The Benefits of Giving Up Driving

Americans are in love with the road, and we have the cars and roads to prove it: there were about 225 million licensed drivers in the United States in 2016. There are more than 164,000 miles of highwa… View article »
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