Ferris Hills Residents Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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(CANANDAIGUA, NY) Although the residents of the Finger Lakes’ leading Senior Living Community hail from all over the world, everyone was Irish for a day on Friday, March 17.

The spirit of the Irish was in the air at the annual Ferris Hills St. Patrick’s Day Social. It was also apparent in the party-goers green apparel and Irish-themed food, drink, and entertainment.

Get Ready for Grandkids

How to Childproof Your Home

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When it comes to the safety of your most special houseguests—your grandchildren—you can't be too cautious. So before their next visit, check out these tips for childproofing your home and ridding it of hidden hazards that might seriously injure babies or young kids.

To Your Good Health

Simple Things Help Make Healthy Aging Possible

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"Minds Matter"

"Minds Matter"

Self-Care Group

Once a month, since July, we have held a meeting of the minds!  Katherine McGrath, our Activities Director is calling this Self-Care with an emphasis on mental health awareness.  Topics have varied.  They have discussed Grief, Parenting, coping with changes that accompany aging, Love Languages, and Meditation & Mindfulness.

This week the topic was called, “Minds Matter.”   It was the result of one of our residents asking the question, “what is mental health?” 

At the beginning of the class, three questions were asked; 1.) What does mental health mean to you? 2.) What is something you would like others to know about mental health? 3.) Write a phrase of encouragement or uplifting words below to help us all remember the importance of being kind to ourselves and others.

The responses were remarkable revealing the changing attitudes about mental health.  Katherine said that the discussion went in a direction where residents began to reflect on the history of mental health and how our view has dramatically changed from the 1950s & ‘60s to now.  The human experience and emotions are not new, but what is new is how we have become more accepting to discuss and reflect on our experiences and the emotions that go with them.  The addition of “Self-Care” to our calendar has added an enrichment to our social activities.  We are truly getting to know each other better with understanding and grace.

 

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