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Lee County Care and Rehab is Our Newest Registry Member!

Lee County Care and Rehab is Our Newest Registry Member!

Lee County Care and Rehabilitation in Beattyville, KY  joined the Eden Registry on November 6, 2017. This small county home is located along the middle fork of the Kentucky River in the quaint town of Beattyville, Kentucky.  Beattyville is best

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Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre is on the Eden Registry

Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre is on the Eden Registry

Sunnyside Adventist Care Centre in Saskatchewan, Canada, joined the Eden Registry on August 9, 2017. This home is tucked away in a neighborhood surrounded by great views of the lovely Saskatchewan River. The river provides the backdrop for the dining

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The Eden Registry Welcomes Signature of McCreary County Health and Rehab Center

The Eden Registry Welcomes Signature of McCreary County Health and Rehab Center

Signature Healthcare of McCreary County Health and Rehab Center in Pine Knot, KY joined the Eden Registry on July 10, 2017. They are in a quaint community just outside of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, which is famously known for

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Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall Joins the Eden Registry

Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall Joins the Eden Registry

Signature HealthCARE at Heritage Hall in Lawrenceburg, KY, joined the Eden Registry on June 23, 2017. Nestled in the rolling hills of Central Kentucky, this warm, hospitable community is home to 97 Elders.  If you come for a visit, you

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Rise UP!  Change Starts Here.

Rise UP! Change Starts Here.

Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech left an indelible mark on the heart of millions. To this day, it remains a powerful reminder that all human beings seek to be seen, respected, honored, and empowered.  While King

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Help Us Welcome Mission at Castle Rock to the Registry

Help Us Welcome Mission at Castle Rock to the Registry

Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River, WY joined the Eden Registry on March 23, 2016. Located in the high desert of Wyoming, they are surrounded by rolling green fields and pine trees that provide breath taking views

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Meet Our Newest Registry Member - Signature Healthcare of Spencer County

Meet Our Newest Registry Member – Signature Healthcare of Spencer County

Signature Healthcare of Spencer County in Taylorsville, KY joined the Eden Registry on March 17, 2017.  Located about 20 minutes from Louisville they are nestled in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains and hills. The towns of Louisville and Taylorsville

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Oscars Flub & the Knee-Jerk Response That is Ageism - A Challenge

Oscars Flub & the Knee-Jerk Response That is Ageism – A Challenge

So, I watched the Oscars with a friend last night.  As midnight here on the East Coast neared, it was time to reveal the winning film for the Best Picture category. Like a bizarre replay of the recent Miss Universe

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Meet the Newest Registry Member – Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor

Meet the Newest Registry Member – Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor

Signature Healthcare at Summit Manor Rehab and Wellness Center in Columbia, Kentucky joined the Eden Registry on December 16, 2016.  They are home to 97 Elders and have divided their community into four neighborhoods between the two floors. There is

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End of Life Lessons from Dad: Lesson #5

End of Life Lessons from Dad: Lesson #5

Dad’s lesson #5 is that specialists aren’t always special. Nancy Fox would tell you that as human beings, we are all about creating constituencies. It is amazing how fast a group of complete strangers can bond and begin to demonstrate

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Small Home Big Hearts - St. Francis Assisted Living

Small Home Big Hearts – St. Francis Assisted Living

St. Francis Assisted Living in Forest City , AR,  joined the Eden Registry on August 18, 2016. A small home, in a small town filled with people that have big hearts. This is what you can expect to experience at

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Calling on the Past to Heal the Present

Calling on the Past to Heal the Present

This article, published in PS Magazine in the May/June 2016 issue, Pages 18-22, highlights how Elder stories are a source of healing not only on a personal level, but on a global one as well.   Explore how two unique stories illustrate the vast

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The Kitchen Table

The Kitchen Table

I recently watched a video about finance.  The speaker began by explaining why he had an old beat-up kitchen table on stage. He talked about the history of that kitchen table, which came from his home.  Although he discussed it

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International Eden Elder Award Winner Honored in Local News

International Eden Elder Award Winner Honored in Local News

Alice Lute stole the show at the 2016 Eden Alternative International Conference… in more ways than one.  Not only was she an honored recipient of the 2016 International Eden Elder Award alongside Lucy Kennedy, but she took away the top

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Welcome to the Eden Family Tufte Manor

Welcome to the Eden Family Tufte Manor

Tufte Manor in Grand Forks, North Dakota, joined the Eden Registry on April 13, 2016. This is a special place with special people living and working here. They enjoy the fact that they are located in a neighborhood where they

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The Eden Alternative Registry Welcomes its Newest Member – Riverside Care and Rehabilitation Center

Riverside Care and Rehabilitation in Calhoun, KY, joined the Eden Alternative Registry on 1/25/2016. Located in McClean County, they are home to 73 Elders that are enjoying their recently remodeled home. They have new hardwood floors, gorgeous paint colors and

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Signature Healthcare of Putnam County: Off to a Great Start!

Signature Healthcare of Putnam County: Off to a Great Start!

Signature Healthcare of Putnam County joined the Eden Alternative Registry on January 12, 2016. Tucked away in the little town of Algood, TN, they are home to 150 empowered Elders. The folks who live and work here have gone to

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Welcome Points West Living - Lloydminster

Welcome Points West Living – Lloydminster

Points West Living Lloydminster in Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada joined the Eden Alternative Registry on 12/17/2015. There are 65 Elders that live in this vibrant and lively home. To create close and caring relationships, they are divided into 5 smaller cottages.

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Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Joins the Eden Registry

Rockcastle Health and Rehabilitation Center in Brodhead, KY, joined the Eden Alternative Registry on November 9, 2015. They are home to 104 Elders, some of which come in only for a short time to receive rehabilitation services. In order to

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No Time Like Now - Ask the Elders Why

No Time Like Now – Ask the Elders Why

Every two years The Eden Alternative puts on an event. This is not just any event. It is an EVENT! We call it our international conference, but it is an EVENT. Note the capitalization for emphasis. For me, my very

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Making It Count with The Passions Project

Making It Count with The Passions Project

My neighbor Sara once told me, “If there’s anything you feel passionately about doing, do it now.” Her words gave me pause. Was I living my passion, I wondered? Was I being true to myself? In her 70’s, Sara had a love for travel and would journey each winter to someplace new… the more remote and challenging the destination, the better.

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Standing Stone Care Joins The Registry

Standing Stone Care and Rehabilitation in Monterey, TN, joined the Eden Alternative Registry on September 24, 2015. When you pull into the drive of this quaint home situated at the end of a cul-de-sac in a small neighborhood you will

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Pine Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Joins The Registry

Pine Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Joins The Registry

Pine Ridge Care and Rehabilitation in Elizabethton, TN, joined the Eden Alternative Registry on 9/25/2015.

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Harbourview Lodge Joins The Registry

Harbourview Lodge Joins The Registry

Harbourview Lodge Continuing Care Center in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia joined the Eden Alternative Registry on September 14, 2015. This home is beautifully designed with sunlight, gardens, fresh air and nature views in mind.  They are divided into three distinct

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Connecting Students And Elders Creates A Caring Environment

Connecting Students And Elders Creates A Caring Environment

As an academic partner of the Arizona Health Sciences Center and the Arizona Center on Aging, St. Luke’s Home provides an innovative Assisted Living setting, providing Elder-directed wellness and health promotion opportunities for students.

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The Bridge at Highland Joins the Registry

The Bridge at Highland Joins the Registry

To foster deeper relationships and sense of belonging this vibrant community has divided themselves into six neighborhoods, each named after trees indigenous to the area.

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Re-inventing Nursing Homes

Re-inventing Nursing Homes

As I write this, committees made up of state employees and civic leaders are working out the details of a plan to “Re-invent Medicaid” here in Rhode Island.

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Take That Road

Take That Road

Driving through the hills of Tennessee, there were times when I was headed uphill and could not see the other side, having to trust that there was still a road as I drove blindly forward. I sometimes found, on the other side of that hill, that there was a quick curve that had to be maneuvered, or another hill to climb, but I kept moving forward.

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Meaning And Purpose

Meaning And Purpose

The thing that continues to amaze me is that time and again I hear the refrain “I’m really not much of a writer.” I will hear this after just having read an amazing draft and it often reminds me of the Marianne Williamson quote “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

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Central Haven Special Care Home Joins The Registry

Central Haven Special Care Home Joins The Registry

Central Haven is home to 60 Elders and have sub-divided into two neighborhoods where relationships are consistent and strong. The home is located on a cul-de-sac in a neighborhood. There is a very welcoming feel when you come to visit. That is because relationships, family, love and kindness are central to the way the care partners support the Elders daily lives.

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Family Outreach And Education

Family Outreach And Education

How does your organization engage family members? So often our energy, enthusiasm, and focus are drawn towards creating caring partnerships between Elders and employees. I am not saying that the bulk of our efforts shouldn’t be devoted to that end, but what about the families? We know, however, that we need to build warm, compassionate teams that engage ALL care partners in the process of culture change.

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St. George Village Joins the Registry

St. George Village Joins the Registry

Located in downtown Roswell, GA, the 20 acre campus feels like an oasis with streams, wandering walking paths and a gorgeous lake. The employee care partners are committed to transforming the meaning of aging in community regardless of the assistance an individual needs. All care partners (Elders, employees and families) come together to make sure that deep meaningful relationships are cultivated and nurtured.

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Hypothetical Tuesday

Hypothetical Tuesday

What if we were like trees in just one way, what if we showed our growth on the outside? What if with each passing year we grew taller and thicker? What if the oldest and wisest among us were the biggest and most majestic?

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The Bridge at Ridgely Joins The Registry

The Bridge at Ridgely Joins The Registry

Located in a small picturesque community nestled between Reelfoot Lake and the Mississippi River, The Bridge at Ridgely is home to 73 Elders.

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The Case For Continuing Education

The Case For Continuing Education

There are lots of way to continue learning once your “education” is complete. I would argue everyone has the opportunity to learn something new everyday. Weather or not we actually do is another matter.

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Changing the Game with the Passions Project

Changing the Game with the Passions Project

Sometimes amidst the chaos, there are moments of clarity, when we’re reminded why we do the work we do. I had one of those moments last October, during one of those speaking engagements when you’re not sure anyone really cares what you have to say.

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Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

A doctor noted for his role as a key architect of President Obama’s healthcare reform reminded us just how narrow the lens of the medical model is when it comes to aging.  In an article posted this morning in the

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Welcome Dugan Home!

Welcome Dugan Home!

Dugan Home in West Point, MS joined the Eden Registry on August 28, 2014.  Located on Main Street in the historic district of West Point Mississippi, they are home to 60 Elders. This Christian-based community is cultivating a bountiful Human

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Celebrating International Eden Elders

Celebrating International Eden Elders

Elder care partners, from all over the world, are making extraordinary efforts to apply the Eden Alternative Philosophy and creating a life worth living for themselves and others. At the 2014 Eden Alternative International Conference, care partners were invited to nominate Elders they knew for the International Eden Elder Award.

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Ohio Veterans Home Joins the Registry

Ohio Veterans Home Joins the Registry

When you pull up to the door you will know you are at a place of high esteem and honor because of the grand colonial style building complete with cannon and statue of Ulysses S. Grant.

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Ann Doyle

How Does Art Contribute to Your Well-being?

The arts have an ability to sooth, move, and inspire us. When our lives are touched by the creativity of others, we often feel “called” to get in touch with our own. With this in mind, conference-goers at the Eden
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Eliminating the Three Plagues With Meals on Wheels

Traceway Retirement Community is an Eden Registry Member in Tupelo, MS. Their employees unite with the larger community to help show their Eden Alternative journey, not just talk about it. Not only do they work to eliminate the three plagues

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Boomers Face Cultural Conundrum

The April issue of Provider features an article that challenges Americans “to grow up – or just grow old.” This caught my eye, as we talk a lot about perspectives on aging at The Eden Alternative. The issue is particularly

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The Domains, Half A World Away

The Domains, Half A World Away

All examples are taken from the daily lives of the Elders in South Africa.  Communicating a sense of wellbeing for people living with dementia who finds it difficult to communicate seems a huge challenge for most Care Partners. How do we

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Jill Vitale-Aussem: Life Long Learning

This guest blog comes to us from Jill Vitale-Aussem and Christian Living Communities.  Some people thought we were crazy. But, last April, Clermont Park was the first retirement community in the nation to equip every apartment home with Samsung Galaxy

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The Eden Alternative: Past, Present, and Future

“I remember.” Those two words do much to explain all of human progress, all art, all science, all culture.  It is this peculiar power of remembering that allows us to continually compare the present with the past and, I think,

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The Power of Legacy

There are few things more beautiful than a legacy well told.

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Stories Get Better As They Age

This holiday story comes to us from Guest Blogger, Michael Fishking. Growing up, my extended family would get together to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other special events. I started noticing a trend at a young age.  The same stories were

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Christmas Bells

After 17 plus years of working in long term care, I have tons of memories of Christmas with the Elders I had the pleasure to know. There are so many beautiful memories of decking the halls, creating Christmas masterpieces for

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Rhythm for Unity: Drumming and Person-Directed Care

I hold dear a particular moment during the 2010 Eden Alternative International Conference in Denver. During the evening welcoming ceremony, residents from the North Star Community in Denver gathered in a circle at the center of the space and began

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Not Just One Day, Everyday

We want to share this testimonial written by Carleta Schwartz, a care partner at Holly Nursing Care Center in Holly, CO.  Being one of the newest team leaders here at HNCC I did understand, in part, the elevated stress upon

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A Path To Change

Inspiring video from Christie Gardens in Canada. They are in the running for funds to challenge the status quo of Elder care. Be sure to vote for them here.

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Language is Soooooo Important!

The team here at the The Eden Alternative constantly reminds me about the importance of language in creating a true person-directed care environment. An article in today’s issue of McKnight’s makes the point very nicely. One of the most common

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The Inner Child

December is upon us. The days are shorter and the cold is setting in. I am gazing out of my window at the first snow fall and thinking of Christmas memories. I wish I could say that I was blessed

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Welcome, Erin

Signature HealthCARE of Erin joined the Eden Registry on November 20, 2013. This home is snuggled in the quaint little town of Erin, Tennessee where folks often come together to lend a helping hand to one another. Community matters in

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Elders Raise Over $18,000 For Addie’s Army

“This made us see we can accomplish anything we want to”, said Lisa Shaheen, an Elder living at Signature HealthCare At Sunrise Manor, located in Hodgenville, Ky. Lisa was speaking excitedly about the latest endeavor of herself and friends residing in

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Project Generations Masters the Art of Creating a Caring Community

Tori, an Ithaca College masters student in Occupational Therapy, is chatting with me over finger sandwiches and veggie roll-ups.  We are table mates at the annual banquet for Project Generations, an intergenerational initiative that pairs college students with community Elders

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Elders Go Elementary

This story comes to us from our Registry Member Kings Way Care Center in Quispamsis, Canada. Our Elders at Kings Way Care Centre have become an integral part of our local Community. Whether they are planting in our community garden, visiting

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An Elder Speaks: Elizabeth Haberman

Our final installment in our Fall Elder Stories series is brought with thanks to LifeBio and the Elders at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. Elizabeth Haberman spent the first chapter of her life  in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.

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Ageism and Millennials Part 1

A couple of weeks ago Laura Beck wrote an excellent piece about reverse Ageism; younger people being targeted for their youth. The prevailing theory these days is that the rising generation is self-centered, self-entitled, and lazy. Laura, however, took a

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Guest Blogger Betsy Todd: Meaning

In preparing to facilitate an upcoming Certified Eden Associate Training, I started contemplating Principal Six and the things that are meaningful to us. I was thinking how a seemingly worthless item sitting on our Elder’s nightstand may have great meaning and worth. That’s when I remembered a tiny pair of scuffed up red shoes that are sitting in my nightstand.

“Continue Reading . . .

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The Registry Grows

Mountain City Care & Rehabilitation Center joined the Eden Registry on October 8, 2013. This rural Tennessee home is shared by 120 Elders. They enjoy living in one of three neighborhoods with consistent care partners that foster deep meaningful relationships

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Stay Tuned For Fun

This coming week we will be tagging along on Signature Health Care’s annual Elder Vacation in Branson, Missouri. Elders from 38 homes, including eight Eden Registry Members (and another eight working on Milestone 1) will be attending. Signature has embraced

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“Who Am I? Why Am I Here?”

The above questions were posed by James Stockdale, a retired admiral and highly decorated Vietnam War veteran, to open his introductory remarks in the 1992 Vice-Presidential debates. They were meant as a segue to a brief bio, for a TV

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An Elder Speaks

We are happy to present a new series that will be running throughout the fall. The Eden Alternative, in partnership with our value added partner LifeBio, spoke with the Elders of  Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital. We would first like

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Becoming an Eden Associate

Next week, I will take my first big step down the Eden Alternative path. I will undergo the Certified Eden Associate Training in Lexington Park, MD. Growing up surrounded by The Eden Alternative, I have always had a sense of

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Welcome Travellers

Nanaimo Travellers Lodge in Nanaimo, BC, Canada joined the Eden Registry on August 30, 2013. They are home to 90 Elders and have has been providing genuine, person-directed care for over thirty years. During the day they offer three specialized

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Principle 8 Heard In Hill Hearing

Principle Eight of The Eden Alternative basically says that decision-making authority should be in the hands of Elders or those closest to them. We know this results in the best person-directed care for the Elders. Testimony at a recent public

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Missed the Pioneer Conference?

Video streaming by Ustream In case you missed The Eden Alternative’s presentation at the Pioneer Network Conference yesterday, we got you covered. Check out this presentation covering the Domains of Wellbeing. It’s a great discussion focussing on the needs and

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What A Wonderful Home

Broadway Terrace in Regina, Saskatchewan, joined the Eden Registry on August 9, 2013. This independent and assisted living community is the first of its kind in Canada to join the Eden Registry. This vibrant community is home to 164 Elders.

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