Making the Most of Retirement Living Options

~ by Richard Sgaglio Retirement is a time to relax and enjoy life without the burdens of owning a home. If you’re thinking about making the move to a Life Plan Community, then you’ll want to know about the choices that come with it. Different Options for Different Needs Seniors have different levels of mobility […]

Author Shares Insights on Caring for Those with Dementia

Michele Thomas, EVP of Osborn Home Care, hosted author and health care consultant Kelly McCarthy on the popular WGCH (1490 am) radio show, “Good Living with Michele Thomas.” Ms. McCarthy has been a senior health professional for over 20 years. A board-certified dementia educator for the National Institute for Dementia Education (NIDE), she is the […]

Tips for Downsizing

~ by Carol Vartulli You’re headed for fresh, new surroundings, where you’ll be free from the care of a house and yard.  Yet, the transition can be bittersweet: You’ll need to shed belongings, and the task may seem overwhelming. The process is more manageable when you divide it into stages; here are some tips to guide […]

Is Home Care Right for Mom?

~Richard Sgaglio As we age, we still want our independence. Many older Americans are choosing to stay in their homes longer and “age in place.” This trend allows people to remain in their family home surrounded by familiar furnishings that make them feel comfortable and safe. But as we get older, certain activities that once […]

Let’s Help Each Other Overcome Ageism

~ Carol Vartuli Many younger people do not think about the subtler signs of ageism. After all, Grandma is tiny, and she is cute. But when a grocery clerk refers to her as “young lady,” it is disrespectful. Likewise, when a younger man uses a parental voice and addresses an 80- year-old as “buddy,” it is […]

Nutrition for Healthy Aging

~ by Jennifer Christensen Everyone is talking about food these days!  Heartfelt discussions about where the food is grown, how wide the chickens can roam and what exactly GMO stands for have replaced calorie and carb counting as topics for the lunch room. The good news is that being mindful of what we eat is […]

Manhattanville Seminar at The Osborn: “How Memory Works”

~ By Jennifer Christensen Dr. Julie Higgins, Associate Professor of Psychology at Manhattanville College, taught a seminar at The Osborn last week entitled, “How Memory Works.”  Higgins is a scholar of Cognitive Psychology and an expert in memory, cognitive aging, and cognitive neuroscience. The seminar is part of The Manhattanville College Faculty Lecture Series offered […]

Growing Love as We Grow Older

~ By Jennifer Christensen It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. For some this conjures up images of high-school sweethearts or cartoon characters kissing against a Technicolor sunset. We may remember cutting out red paper hearts and gluing them together with paper doilies and glitter to present to our favorite teacher, classmate or […]

When Is It Time to Consider Assisted Living for Mom or Dad?

~ By Richard Sgaglio If you have an aging parent, you probably have already thought, “Is my mom or dad safe living home alone?” This is a difficult issue for many families.  As people live longer lives, many older Americans want to stay in their homes as long as possible and caregiver children must be […]

The Osborn Earns Highest Ratings from U.S. News & World Report

The Osborn Pavilion skilled nursing and short-stay rehabilitation center is proud to be named one of New York’s top performing nursing homes by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News evaluated over 15,000 nursing homes across the country, including 619 licensed facilities in New York State. Of those, The Osborn Pavilion was one of nineteen that […]

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