The new Executive Director of Vista Prairie at Fieldcrest, Joshua von Holdt has an extensive background in nursing, social work, and health services. The common thread throughout his career is Josh’s passion for helping and serving members of his community. The amount of love and care he invests into his work shines through every day at Fieldcrest.
After a long winter of being cooped up indoors, the start of spring is like a breath of fresh air. Spending time outside is good for the body and soul alike. That first afternoon spent in the warm spring sunshine can lift your spirits like almost nothing else can. We’ll take any and every excuse to get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather, but here are a few of our favorite springtime activities for seniors.
We accumulate a lot of papers throughout our lives. From school report cards to tax forms to health insurance, all that paperwork stacks up. By the time we reach a certain age, it’s easy to lose track of what’s essential and what can be thrown away. If you’re like many seniors, you probably have boxes crammed with old papers that are creating clutter in your apartment.
As we approach spring cleaning season, here’s your step-by-step guide to spring cleaning your essential paperwork, including what you should keep and what you can toss.
Nutrition has far-reaching effects on our wellbeing, influencing everything from physical health to mood to energy levels and even cognitive function. As we age, nutrition has an even greater impact on our quality of life. Unfortunately, due to the myriad physiologic and lifestyle changes that accompany aging, many seniors don’t maintain a sufficiently healthy diet or consume the quality of nutrition they need to feel their best.
Jessie Warburton, Executive Director of Keelson Harbour Senior Community in Spirit Lake, IA, is approaching a decade of service at Vista Prairie Communities. She’s been with Keelson Harbour since the very beginning, joining the team as a memory care resident assistant when the community opened its doors in 2007. A natural caregiver, Jessie was soon promoted to lead care manager and later to memory care coordinator.