Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer risks, the importance of early detection through screening, and treatment options available. An estimated 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, with rates of breast cancer increasing in women over age 70.

The best way to protect yourself against breast cancer is to understand the facts and be aware of the warning signs. Read on to learn some of the essential facts you should know about breast cancer detection, risk factors, and outlook.

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Jim Bettendorf, Vista Prairie CEO, Named to LeadingAge’s 50 for Next 50 List

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Jim Bettendorf 50 For the Next 50

LeadingAge Minnesota recently recognized 50 professionals in Minnesota who are innovative and influential leaders within the senior living realm, during their celebration at their 50th Anniversary Dinner last Thursday.

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7 Tips to Ease the Transition to Senior Living

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For many, the decision to move into senior living isn’t an easy one. It’s normal for seniors to feel some reluctance about the perceived loss of independence and anxiety about leaving behind the beloved familiarity of a longtime home. However, there is a great deal that family members can do to help ease a loved one’s transition to a senior living community.

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Family is Forever: National Assisted Living Week 2017

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National Assisted Living Week 2017 at Vista Prairie Communities

The week of September 10-16, Vista Prairie Communities will join assisted living communities nationwide in celebrating National Assisted Living Week® (NALW). NALW was established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living as an occasion to recognize the important role of assisted living in providing care and housing for seniors. At Vista Prairie, we are taking this week to honor the special connections between staff and residents in our communities.

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How to Celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day

August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day. The holiday was established in 1988 as a day to recognize the wisdom, leadership, and achievements of our senior citizens. Of course, we don’t need a national holiday for an excuse to show appreciation to the seniors in our lives. But if you’re looking for a way to do something special for your loved one to celebrate National Senior Citizen’s Day, we have a few ideas.

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