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Life in Progress

Century Park exists to serve each resident that blesses us with his or her presence. We celebrate these residents through Life in Progress – a blog dedicated to highlighting the unique qualities and beautiful memories that shape their lives, along with expert tips for seniors.

12/06/2019

Fight the Flu!

There are several defense strategies you can do to prevent this nasty virus from attacking you.

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11/22/2019

Go with Your Gut

The wellness of your brain and body depend on your gut health. There are good and bad bacteria, and you need a balance of both.

11/11/2019

Veterans Honored at Cherry Creek

Eight residents at Cherry Creek Retirement Village in Aurora, Colorado, are proud veterans. Combined, they have 49.5 years of service.

11/08/2019

Diabetes Awareness Month

Whether you know a loved one who has diabetes or you have it yourself, managing blood sugar levels is important to everyone’s health.

11/01/2019

Live Longer, Live with Purpose

There are countless ways to live with purpose.

10/25/2019

Monthly Going The Extra Mile Winners

Century Park Associates’ Going the Extra Mile program honors associates who go beyond their job descriptions in caring for residents.

10/18/2019

Residents at Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove reflect on community’s 10 years

Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, an independent living community in Ooltewah, Tennessee, is about to celebrate its 10-year anniversary.

10/11/2019

National Assisted Living Week 2019 – A Spark of Creativity

Each year Century Park’s assisted living communities participate in a nationwide campaign known as National Assisted Living Week.

10/04/2019

Garden Plaza at Cleveland business office director on mission to help foster kids

Curry is on a mission, besides serving the seniors at Garden Plaza, to remove some of the trauma that foster children experience.

09/27/2019

Century Park Communities Participate in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

We're excited to once again join in the fight against Alzheimer’s as a Walk to End Alzheimer's National Team.

08/30/2019

Resident Voices - What Historical Event Affected You Most?

We asked residents all over the country about the historical events that shaped their lives.

08/22/2019

A Spark of Creativity - Veldonna Armstrong

If you visit Veldonna Armstrong at Garden Plaza of Post Falls, Idaho, you will quickly be struck by her creative spirit.

08/22/2019

A Spark of Creativity - Mabel Payne

Mabel Payne has loved gardening since she was a child. Her mother would always say, “If there aren’t flowers in the house, it isn’t a home.”

08/22/2019

A Spark of Creativity - Nolen Kelly

Nolen Kelly has a spark of passion for helping others.

08/22/2019

A Spark of Creativity - James “Jim” Birdwell

Jim Birdwell, who first became a clown in 1996, is a source of fun and creativity at Quail Ridge assisted living in Pocatello, Idaho.

08/22/2019

A Spark of Creativity - Janie Gass

In the eyes of Janie Gass, writing is more than just a creative outlet. It is a way of sharing her heart with the world.

08/22/2019

A Spark of Creativity - Hope Cresswell

Hope Cresswell showcases her spark of creativity through her beautiful artwork.

08/22/2019

A Spark of Creativity - Chuck and Becky Everitt

Becky and Chuck continue to spark creativity in themselves and in their fellow residents at The Bridge at Longmont.

08/16/2019

Five Essential Elements to Healthy Aging

Throughout every moment of life, intentionally set aside time to take care of yourself.

07/31/2019

Fuel the Fire: Eat Carbs, Weigh Less, Live Longer

Don’t fall victim to the latest fads and diet rage; just focus on whole foods as your primary source of calories!

07/24/2019

Century Park Communities Celebrate National Ice Cream Day

This month, our communities celebrated National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 21.

07/19/2019

Cascade Park residents honor loved ones at Willamette National Cemetery

A group of residents from Cascade Park in Woodburn, Oregon, made the trip to Willamette National Cemetery.

07/12/2019

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is a healthy food that tastes good, so enjoy in moderation!

07/03/2019

Going the Extra Mile April 2019 Winners

Going the Extra Mile honors associates who go beyond their job descriptions in caring for residents and associates.

06/25/2019

Crossing the Finish Line

Executive director, Lori Follett and resident, Kenny Bisel from The Bridge at Greeley recently ran a 1K together.

06/14/2019

Health risks for men, and how to avoid them

June is Men’s Health Month, and people around the globe are working to raise awareness of preventable and treatable health problems.

05/31/2019

The Many Faces of Arthritis

For some, it’s a constant, achy pain. For others, it’s a swelling stiffness in the morning.

05/21/2019

Century Park Communities Celebrate National BBQ Day

This month, our communities celebrated National BBQ Day on Thursday, May 16.

05/16/2019

MONTHLY GOING THE EXTRA MILE WINNERS

We recently recognized our monthly Going The Extra Mile customer service award winners. This award recognizes outstanding associates.

05/10/2019

Garden Plaza of Aurora resident shares his Pearl Harbor experience

John Clement, a resident at Garden Plaza of Aurora, Colorado lived in Honolulu, Hawaii during the infamous Pearl Harbor attack of WWII.

04/16/2019

What is stress, and how can you manage it?

National Stress Awareness Day is April 16. On this day, we can mindfully set aside time to recognize the stressors we combat daily.

04/12/2019

We love our pets!

In celebration of National Pet Day, we wanted to honor our loyal pals by sharing about how wonderful they are with the world!

04/01/2019

The Bridge at Paradise Valley residents tour chocolate factory

Seven residents from The Bridge at Paradise Valley in Las Vegas took a sweet trip to the Ethel M. Chocolate Factory.

03/25/2019

Resident Voices - Growing Older

What is the hardest thing about growing older? What is the best thing about growing older?

03/22/2019

Spring Has Sprung

Just as the clocks spring forward, you too can spring into action and seize the opportunities for the fun the upcoming season has to offer.

03/08/2019

This March, Be Proactive About Your Eye Health

March is Save Your Vision Month and Workplace Eye Wellness Month, so here are three simple ways you can keep your eyes healthy.

03/07/2019

BREAKING NEWS! - The Inn at Garden Plaza Visits KKTV Channel 11

KKTV Channel 11, a local news station in Colorado, welcomed the residents as they learned about TV news and weather.

03/01/2019

Garden Plaza of Aurora hosts Abraham Lincoln event

John Voehl, an Abraham Lincoln historian visited Garden Plaza of Aurora on Feb. 19, 2019

02/25/2019

Century Park Communities Celebrate National Pancake Day

This month, our communities celebrated National Pancake Day on Thursday, February 21.

02/22/2019

Eye Care and the Elderly: Bringing It into Focus

Because we want to live a fun and active lifestyle, even as we age, it is important to take care of our eyes.

02/14/2019

Garden Plaza and The Bridge at Inverrary implement safety bingo program for associates

Garden Plaza and The Bridge at Inverrary are implementing a creative way to remind employees of the importance of an injury-fee workplace.

02/11/2019

Soundtrack to Your Valentine's Day

We have compiled a list of five love songs that you can indulge in throughout Valentine’s Day without spending a dime.

02/08/2019

Show Your Heart Some Love

Show your heart some love by celebrating American Heart Month and spreading the news about heart health awareness.

02/04/2019

Four Everyday Ways to Help Prevent Cancer

Here are four everyday lifestyle choices you can make to help reduce your risk of cancer.

02/01/2019

Super Snacks for Seniors on Super Bowl Sunday – and Every Other Day

While we watch the big game on Sunday, we will eat. But as we age, it is important for us to snack smart

01/28/2019

Century Park Communities Celebrate National Pie Day

This month, our communities celebrated National Pie Day on Wednesday, January 23.

01/22/2019

Century Park Communities Celebrate National Food Days

In 2019, Century Park communities all over the country will be celebrating various national food days each month.

01/16/2019

What is glaucoma?

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is common, affecting nearly two million people each year.

01/14/2019

5 Foods That Promote Thyroid Health

Incorporating some of these foods into your diet can help sustain long-term thyroid health and keep your thyroid running smoothly.

01/14/2019

The Body’s Waterwheel

Because every system in the body depends on water, there is a real need for constant hydration.

01/11/2019

A Lasting Smile: How Seniors Can Keep their Pearly Whites

Seniors especially face challenges with dental care and should be intentional about maintaining the health of their teeth and gums.

01/07/2019

Monthly Going The Extra Mile Winners

We recently recognized our monthly Going The Extra Mile customer service award winners. This award recognizes outstanding associates.

01/02/2019

Health Myths: BUSTED

While everyone’s health journey is different, it’s important to make sure you’re getting your health information from reliable sources.

12/28/2018

Staying Active This Winter

What better way to beat the winter blues than to enjoy an active lifestyle?

12/20/2018

Beanie Babies: Cascade Park donates baby hats with love in every stich

Five sweet ladies from Cascade Park turned their passion into purpose when they decided to knit and crochet hats for babies.

12/17/2018

Century Park's 2018 Christmas Card Winners- Bette Higgins

Bette Higgins, a resident at The Bridge at Ooltewah, recently had her artwork featured on a Christmas card.

12/17/2018

Century Park's 2018 Christmas Card Winners - June Hamm

June Hamm, a resident at The Inn at Garden Plaza, recently had her artwork featured on a Christmas card.

12/17/2018

Century Park's 2018 Christmas Card Winners - Lynn Evans Mand

Lynn Evans Mand, a resident at The AbbeWood, an assisted living facility in Elyria, recently had her artwork featured on a Christmas card.

12/17/2018

Century Park’s 2018 Christmas Card Winners - Dolores Sunley

Dolores Sunley, a resident at The Bridge at Hickory Woods, recently had her artwork featured on a Christmas card.

12/14/2018

Facing the diabetes epidemic: What you need to know

Several risk factors play a part in developing diabetes. Do you know the signs?

12/10/2018

Why You Should Consider Eating More This Holiday

The stress you may feel about trying to eat healthy around the holidays can be far more toxic than the food you eat.

12/03/2018

Got Sleep?

For most seniors, slumber can be a party!

11/30/2018

Holiday Shopping Tips

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means you might find yourself shopping more than usual.

11/15/2018

Holiday Travel Guide – Travel Smarter, Not Harder

To help you prepare for the holidays, our teams across the country have compiled a list of holiday travel tips for you!

11/12/2018

Five Nutrition Tips to Power and Protect Your Brain

Here are some simple nutrition tips that promise optimal brain health and strengthen the preventive power against Alzheimer’s disease.

11/05/2018

Home safety tips for seniors

Seniors can take several easy steps to reduce their chance of falling and keep their home environment safe.

10/31/2018

Immunizations for Seniors – A Shot at a Healthy, Active Life

Seniors should be aware of the steps they can take to stay healthy through immunizations.

10/26/2018

Resident Voices - Halloween treats

Our residents reflected on Trick-or-treating as kids, and shared what their favorite Halloween candy is.

10/24/2018

Anxious about anxiety?

Everyone is bound to have a little anxiety every so often, but prevention and treatment can put anxiety in its place!

10/19/2018

World Osteoporosis Day

Bones play an integral role in our everyday lives, and it is never too late to seek guidance regarding your bone health.

10/16/2018

An Evening in France

When a resident dreamed of returning to her home in Paris, France, the team at Garden Plaza decided to bring France to her.

10/12/2018

Bill Millard: Carving a Legacy

For Bill, carving is more than a hobby. It has become a creative outlet and also has given him purpose.

10/08/2018

Outsmarting the Storm

When Hurricane Florence slammed into the East Coast, The Bridge at Charleston was ready.

10/05/2018

Welcome, Goldwings!

An adrenaline rush can come from anything. At The Bridge at Colorado Springs in Colorado, residents get that thrill from motorcycle rides.

09/28/2018

Listen To Your Heart!

World Heart Day is September 29. Are you listening to your heart?

09/21/2018

Weighing in on hydration: Eight ounces at a time

Dehydration is also the leading cause of daytime fatigue. The solution is water.

09/21/2018

Striking Gold

All that it takes to become a national champion is a good bowling ball that fits your hand correctly and a lot of practice.

09/07/2018

Resident Voices - Grandparents

What was the best advice you ever received from your grandmother or grandfather?

09/21/2018

Coping with Alzheimer’s disease

Learning the signs of Alzheimer's can help get your loved one the care he or she needs.

09/13/2018

Capture The Moment - Lynn Evans Mand

Music has allowed Lynn Evans Mand of The AbbeWood in Elyria, Ohio, to truly capture the moment.

09/13/2018

Capture The Moment - Jack Markey

When you’re happy, the moments seem to last forever. Jack Markey lives a life full of leadership and happiness.

09/12/2018

Capture The Moment - Bud and Bea Degnan

For two married residents at The Bridge at Garden Plaza of Post Falls, Idaho, one moment in 1926 was just the start.

08/17/2018

Seniors and Loneliness: Combating Isolation

Throughout the aging process, seniors may begin to feel left out of social circles and are especially vulnerable to feelings of loneliness.

08/10/2018

Bridging the Gap in Ocala

The Bridge’s intergenerational program began after the children at Kinderoo Academy created birthday cards for the residents each month.

08/03/2018

What's In Your Coffee

Understanding how caffeine affects your brain and natural energy processes can make a difference.

07/26/2018

Stop the Sepsis: Recognizing Symptoms and Preventing Sickness

If you are well-informed about sepsis, you will easily recognize symptoms and be aware of opportunities to prevent the illness.

07/20/2018

Cooking to Order

Century Park’s culinary teams strive to step up retirement living dining by cooking to order.

07/13/2018

10 Simple Tips for a Healthy Summer

Take time to remember these 10 simple yet effective tips to ensure you have a healthy summer.

07/03/2018

Well How Do You Start The Thing?!

We at Century Park Associates thank Mr. Barnard and all of our servicemen and women for defending our freedom!

06/29/2018

Going The Extra Mile - Regional Winners

This award recognizes outstanding associates who have gone above and beyond their job description to serve.

06/15/2018

Aging with Ease: A Fitness Guide for Wiser Men

In honor of Men’s Health Month, here are some helpful tips for men to keep living with the same level of activity that they’re used to.

06/08/2018

Resident Voices - The Movies

The movie-watching experience has changed quite a bit since our residents were kids. We wanted to hear about their first movie experience.

06/01/2018

Bridgett Dallas Wins Century Park's Customer Service Award

Bridgett Dallas was awarded as this year’s Going the Extra Mile winner from among Century Park’s more than 40 communities nationwide.

05/24/2018

Support Your Bones Today - They'll Support You Tomorrow

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month, a good time to evaluate your food choices and exercise lifestyle.

05/18/2018

Lilia Rodriguez: Eager to Educate

Lilia looks back knowing that she lived a great life with her family while also leaving her legacy as a teacher.

05/11/2018

Mother’s Day Traditions from Around the World

Learn about some of the history, traditions and fun facts about Mother's Day!

04/27/2018

Clearing The Air About COPD

Recognizing this disease and getting help early can make a huge difference and allow a better and longer quality of life.

04/20/2018

Going the Extra Mile Spotlight

Here are some of the inspiring stories from our January and February 2018 Going the Extra Mile winners

04/13/2018

The Ins and Outs of Health Apps

The key is not relying solely on the device. It is your job to sustain the healthy behaviors after the device is turned off or out of sight.

04/06/2018

The ABCs of Vitamins - Vitamin B

Up next in our series is vitamin B. Let’s explore this vitamin in detail.

03/29/2018

The ABCs of Vitamins – Vitamin A

When it comes to Vitamin A, as with nutrition in general, simple balance is the way to go.

03/23/2018

A Mind of Your Own

Learn 10 ways to love your brain!

03/16/2018

How to Successfully Downsize

Know that this feeling of being overwhelmed can be turned around into a feeling of release.

03/09/2018

Farm to Fork

With our “Farm to Fork” program, we try to paint a picture in your imagination of simpler times with better, fresher food.

02/28/2018

The Witness: Rosa Lee Floyd

Today, Rosa Lee believes it’s her responsibility to bear witness to what life was like before and during the Civil Rights Movement.

02/23/2018

Turning Heart Failure Into Heart Success

February is National Heart Month, a good opportunity to take inventory of your heart health.

02/16/2018

Taking Away the Pain

The ladies at Garden Plaza at Cleveland create heart-shaped pillows for those who have undergone a medical procedure.

02/14/2018

A Number of Reasons for Love

The Millers shared that the secret to the longevity of their love is because they have the Lord Jesus as the center of their lives.

02/09/2018

Aging as a Sign of Strength

Strength training works to combat the signs and symptoms of existing health problems and can prevent you from developing other conditions.

02/02/2018

Questions to maximize your next doctor’s appointment

While it seems that time with your doctor may be increasingly limited, it’s important to come into your appointment prepared with questions.

01/26/2018

The Fall of Focus and How to Reclaim It

If you find yourself struggling with concentration or focus, here are a few things you can do to retrain your mind and rebuild your focus.

01/19/2018

Resident Voices - Nicknames

Whether they're sentimental or funny, strange or fitting, nicknames have a history. Our residents weighed in on how they received theirs.

01/12/2018

David Aichele - Looking To The Sky

David’s love of the sky began when he was a child, and even after retiring from NASA, the sky was not finished amazing him.

01/05/2018

Health At All Ages: The Key to Enjoying Life’s Moments

Want the chance to spend more time with their loved ones? Simple nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices may help you do just that.

12/29/2017

Happy New Year!

I love starting fresh in the new year with new goals, new resolutions or as some would say, “a do-over.”

12/22/2017

Century Park Residents Reach Out To Community At Christmas

Amidst all the business of Christmas, many of our Century Park residents make time to give to those in need.

12/14/2017

Nuts for Nutrition!

Some holiday favorites are rather unhealthy. We’d like to shine a light on one of the popular holiday snacks that can actually be healthy!

12/05/2017

Navy Veteran Honored by City of Lauderhill

The city of Lauderhill, Florida, recently honored Simon Growick for his service in the U. S. military.

12/01/2017

TAKING THE STRESS OFF FAMILY CAREGIVING

For a family caregiver, stress is a common mask that can alter your ability to see the joy in caring for your loved one.

11/22/2017

Thoughts of Thankfulness

As Thanksgiving approaches, Century Park residents around the country spent some time reflecting on what they are most thankful for.

11/17/2017

Veterans Honored at Cherry Creek Retirement Village

Multiple residents were honored on Veterans Day at Cherry Creek Retirement Village for their service to our country.

11/10/2017

A Knight To Remember On Veterans Day

Century Park communities are honored to be home to many veterans who have sacrificed and served our country.

11/01/2017

Halloween at Century Park

Century Park residents and associates across the country enjoyed celebrating Halloween in our senior living communities.

10/27/2017

Don Summers – From one boat to another

The riverboats Don Summer captained in St. Louis and New Orleans were the hot spot for dancing, eating and partying.

10/20/2017

Finding The Can In Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to start learning what you can do for this cause.

10/13/2017

Sunny Rush Named Caregiver of the Year

On Sept. 29, the Colorado Health Care Association named Sunny Rush its Assisted Living Caregiver of the Year.

10/06/2017

Physical Therapy: Get Back to What Matters

Ultimately, the goal of physical therapy is to help people restore or maintain their maximum level of independence.

09/29/2017

Remember

We dedicate this tribute to those living with Alzheimer's, their caretakers and the residents in our care who may one day be diagnosed.

09/22/2017

What Fall Means To Me: Family, Food And Fond Memories

Growing up in upstate New York, I have some great memories of our family coming together during the fall to celebrate many things.

09/15/2017

Family is Forever - Joseph Kordek

For Joseph Kordek, working with the land and tending to the soil is not a burden but a blessing.

09/12/2017

Family is Forever - Jack and Frances Abbott

Jack and Frances Abbott, 89- and 88-year-old residents at Westside Garden Plaza in Indianapolis, have made family everywhere they go.

09/10/2017

Family is Forever - Selma Bird and Lillian Roll

Century Park Associates is excited to kick off National Assisted Living Week 2017 with Grandparents Day.

09/01/2017

Beautifully Balanced: Preventing Falls Among the Elderly

Following these tips can help you avoid painful and costly falls. That may enable you to stay active and enjoy a long and injury-free life.

08/18/2017

Fighting Alzheimer’s with Selfies

Cascade Park Retirement Community recently hosted a luau as part of an effort to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

08/11/2017

A House of Wishes

This summer, Westside Garden Plaza resident Mina Collier had her wish granted.

08/04/2017

Managing Your Medications

Medicine is definitely a blessing. Used correctly, it can correct physiological problems, save lives and generally make us feel better.

07/21/2017

The Doors God Opens

When Martin shares the stories of how she came to be chaplain of Cottesmore, she sees how one open door always led to another.

07/14/2017

The Avid Gardener

Once a farmer's daughter, always a farmer's daughter.

07/07/2017

Keep It Moving!

For overall wellness, activity is a must. Find something you enjoy, and just do it!

06/28/2017

A Heads-Up On Headaches

What are headaches and migraines, and how can we lessen the effect they have on our lives?

06/23/2017

Margaret Christenson

Christenson is constantly engaging her mind and finding innovative solutions for her friends at The Bridge.

06/16/2017

Father's Day Advice

Our residents shared memories of their own fathers and the best advice they received over the years.

06/09/2017

Down To Earth: The Benefits Of A Garden

Gardening strengthens muscles and bones, relaxes muscles and helps prevent diseases such as osteoporosis.

06/02/2017

Kristie Tucker Goes the Extra Mile for Her Residents

This year, Kristie Tucker was chosen as the overall winner of Century Park’s Going the Extra Mile award from more than 40 communities.

05/28/2017

A Bridge of Honor: How A Century Park Community Pays Tribute to Those Who Served

Century Park Associates is incredibly proud of all of our veterans and thankful to those who gave their lives in service.

05/23/2017

Inside an Aurora independent living community, the Happy Hookers knit for the needy

A love for knitting and crafting is the common thread that has pulled a group of Aurora women together for several hours each day.

05/12/2017

Mother's Day Advice

Our residents shared memories of their own mothers and the best advice they received over the years.

05/05/2017

The Many Faces of Arthritis

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, a time for advocacy and education on the topic.

04/26/2017

Emily McDonald: A Journalist's Heart

Journalists live a life full of networking and finding out the details, but they each do it in their own way.

04/13/2017

Occupational Therapy: Live Life To Its Fullest!

April is Occupational Therapy Month! With spring in full swing, it’s a great opportunity to learn how occupational therapy can help you.

04/07/2017

Live Longer, Live With Purpose

It’s possible that a healthy dose of purpose and self-determination could have a significant influence on your longevity.

03/31/2017

Jerry and Elaine Ramsey

Over time, things have certainly changed for Jerry and Elaine, but they have found their way to keep connected: technology.

03/22/2017

Graham Witherspoon: Author, Poet and Artist

Witherspoon is not just a sailor, but someone who continues to write, paint, philosophize, care, share and believe.

03/10/2017

Become An Educated Buyer: A Guide To Food Labeling

It’s national nutrition month and a great opportunity to learn how to become an educated buyer.

03/03/2017

Cold or flu?

Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them.

02/24/2017

Antioxidants - Fad or Friend?

We've all heard about the wonders of antioxidants. But what are they? What do they do?

02/17/2017

Shining A Light on Depression

Like a late-night fog, depression can roll into your life without warning, enveloping your mind with anxiety and uncertainty.

02/09/2017

Loving Your Heart On Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day, whether you’re celebrating with loved ones or on your own, don’t forget to show your own heart some love, too.

02/02/2017

Reprogramming Cravings

It is possible to reprogram your cravings. You don't have to change all at once. It's all about your small choices every day.

01/24/2017

Know your thyroid

Ever wonder how your body temp is regulated or how you gain the correct amount of energy from your food? Go ahead and thank your thyroid.

01/19/2017

Make A Decision To Protect Your Vision

This month, Glaucoma Awareness Month, Century Park Associates wants to help prevent the progression of this devastating disease.

01/09/2017

Harbor Place at Cottesmore resident reflects on adventure as World War II medic

At Okinawa, Hart's battalion rendered aid to casualties as the 27th attacked another ridge not far from Hacksaw Ridge.

01/03/2017

3 New Year's Resolutions For Seniors

Your later years present different challenges that can be combatted with tangible goals and resolutions.

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