Join us at Merrill Cook’s Art Show on June 18th!June 11, 2016
We are very excited to announce that Merrill Cook will be sharing her beautiful artwork with us on June 18th from 1:30 – 4:00 pm. Mrs. Cook will set the stage with art inspired by her travels throughout the years.
“You know, creativity is very important, and as an artist, you have another dimension of life. You see things all the time, you see a lot of detail, you see a lot of colour that other people don’t see at all…
And that’s what keeps you going, the stimulation.” – Merrill Cook
Carlton House jumps on the Heart & Stroke’s Big Bike 2016!June 10, 2016
Residents and Staff at Carlton House had a blast raising money for Heart & Stroke. It was one of our resident’s first time ever riding a bike. Check out the fun we had by watching the video!
Fall Has Arrived!October 16, 2014
The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the apples are abundant! It is the perfect time to make this comforting fall favourite. It’s a quick and easy way to savour the new season and indulge the senses.
Easy Apple Crisp!
Prep Time: 20 Minutes Total Time: 50 minutes Servings: 6
4 medium tart cooking apples, sliced (4 cups)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cream or Ice cream, if desired
- Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening.
- Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients except cream until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.
- Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with cream.
Let us know how it turned out…or if you need someone to sample it for you, just give us a call we’re happy to be your tasters!
Tips for avoiding senior dehydrationJuly 26, 2014
As temperatures rise this summer, seniors need to be especially diligent about staying properly hydrated. Not getting enough liquids can lead to big problems, including urinary tract infections, low blood pressure, heart palpitations, impaired cognition, dizziness and fainting.
Seniors are especially prone to dehydration because as people get older, body water content decreases and the ability of the kidneys to concentrate urine and retain water is reduced. Many seniors also have health conditions that make them less able to adapt to heat and susceptible to dehydration.
Maintaining a steady fluid intake is key for seniors during the hot summer months. Seniors need to be cognizant about the risks and make proper hydration a priority. Here are some tips to stay healthy and hydrated:
1. Start each day with a tall glass of water.
2. Keep a jug full of ice water with slices of lemon, cucumber or other fruits in your fridge and fill your glass throughout the day.
3. If you’re going out, always take a reusable water bottle with you. Don’t rely on seeking out water fountains.
4. Focus on getting at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables at each meal. Fresh produce is brimming with water and include nutrients that help your body absorb and use it properly.
5. Drink at least 8 oz. water every time you take your medications.
6. Cook with good, high-quality sea salt, which will help with cell health and hydration. Sea salt contains less sodium than regular table salt.
7. Be especially conscientious about your fluid intake if you’re engaging in any type of exercise or prolonged exposure to heat. Bottoms up!