July 2018

-Ansel Adams. Our Favorite Summer Spots! “I used to like to go down to. Jersey Shore and Atlantic. City” - Ann. We asked our residents and team members: ...
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The Sunflower Times New Dawn Memory Care Newsletter

2000 S. Blackhawk Street Aurora, CO 80014

Administrative Team:

Our mission is to create and sustain comfortable, caring environments for those who depend on us.

Rachel Gonzales Executive Director Kevin Otterness

Community Relations Director

Ebony Sessions

Resident Care Coordinator

Andrea Nichols Business Office Manager Amanda Stonebarger Registered Nurse Carl Briggs Dietary Director Dominic Bustos Maintenance Director Sarah Kressig Activities Director

P2 Tech Devices and Apps for Seniors P3 Team Member/Resident of the Month P4 & P5 Activities Calendar

Contact us at: 303-997-2929

P6 Birthdays, Social Media & Highlights P7 Photos & Summer Destinations P8 Mission & Team

July 2018 Edition 8

Tech Devices & Apps for Seniors Statistics show seniors are increasingly embracing technology. There is a divide in use between younger and older adults, but seniors are seeing benefits of increased connection with loved ones, learning opportunities, and lifestyle enhancement through technology.



-Ansel Adams

certain periods of time, is falling. There are a few products being made to address just that. A French company called E-Vone recently created shoes that, while worn by a person when they fall, will trigger an alarm. A cordless vacuum. There are several out there that get great reviews. The Shark DuoClean is touted for its ability to get to hard-toreach spots. A computer. This is a sixth example, but I am spreading the joy of It's Never 2 Late technology that our communities use. We adore these professional-grade computers with touchscreen capabilities. They are top-notch engagement systems!

A 2017 Pew Research Center study of over 3,000 adults 65+ found that four in 10 seniors own smartphones - more than double from 2013. Half  have broadband in their homes - and Internet use has risen greatly, with 67 percent of seniors frequenting the web! Older-adult use of tablets has doubled in comparison to five years prior. Ereader and social media use are lower, with a third of seniors partaking, but those who do use social 5 Apps to Explore media are really dedicated, with 70 percent engaging daily. These stats show seniors increasingly One area that seniors are taking advantage of want to be engaged in tech. through technology is using apps (applications that can be used on mobile devices). We rounded 5 Technologies to Try up five great apps for seniors.  A finder. There are lots of companies design Park 'n' Forget. This one is helpful for finding ing key, wallet, phone, purse, and even pet one's car in a parking lot. finders. These save time and reduce panic. Two  Skype. Video chatting can be such a great way I have personally tried and liked? Tile Mate and for seniors to connect with family and friends the Firstmore Key Finder on Amazon. Both can who are far away. be secured to items for easy locating. For those  EyeReader. For those who wish to magnify who want to attach the Firstmore to their text they're reading, this app acts as a magnifyphone, some phone cases have tiny pouches in ing glass and brightener. them now!  Pillboxie. This reminds people when to take  A tablet. Apple iPads are great for browsing medications if they lack help with that and the internet, e-reading, and playing games. The need it. mini versions may be easier to physically han bSafe. This app helps with personal safety. It dle. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is another can track where a person is for chosen widely recommended for seniors. "Guardians" to see the location. It also has  Voice-interaction tech. A great example is the "fake calling” to help one out of unwanted situEcho Show. In it, voice commands are enations. hanced with visuals. It has hands-free voice  Wordbrain. (Bonus mention because I includcalling, the ability to aid in home-monitoring, ed six tech types!). This very popular wordand works with smart home devices (which puzzle app may help to keep cognition strong! eases physical work a senior could have to do). If you try any of these out, or recommend them to  Fall-Alert devices. One area many seniors beone who does, let us know how it goes! come worried about, when they are alone for 2

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it!”

Our Favorite Summer Spots! We asked our residents and team members: What is your all-time favorite summer destination? “I used to like to go down to Jersey Shore and Atlantic City” - Ann

“We used to go to a cottage in Michigan when I was younger” - Margaret

“Glenwood Springs and Cd Obregon Mexico” - Arely

“Estes Park” - Donita 7

July Highlights July 1: Intl. Chicken Wings Day, and Build a Scarecrow Day July 4: Independence Day! Happy 4th of July everyone! July 5: Graham Cracker Day July 8: National Blueberry Day July 13: Intl. French Fries Day July 16: Fresh Spinach Day July 20: Natl. Ice-Cream Soda Day July 24: Tell an Old Joke Day July 28: National Dance Day Follow us on Social Media: Facebook.com/NewDawnAurora Blog.radiantseniorliving.com Radiantsrliving on Instagram Radiantvoices on Instagram RadiantSrLiving on Twitter Pinterest.com/radiantsrliving Radiant Senior Living on YouTube

Featured Resident!

Did you know? Blueberries are where it's at! This super fruit has the potential to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, and help to improve memory and cognitive function in some older adults. In those with cognitive impairments, it may be more effective. In a study of 47 adults over age 68 who had mild cognitive impairment, a blueberry-consuming group (versus placebo-consuming) had improved memory and access to words and concepts, per a study cited in 2016 by the American Chemical Society, an organization chartered by U.S. Congress.

July Birthdays!

We hope you enjoy your special day! Richard, July 8th

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Rick 

Birth Place: Kansas



Birthday: February 18



Hobbies: Enjoys playing Bingo, watching airplanes outside and is an expert at Kansas and car trivia!

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New Dawn Memory Care— Cottage C| 2000 S Blackhawk Street, Aurora, CO 80014 | 303-997-2929

Mon

1 9:30 Morning Walk 10:00 IN2L Travel 11:00 Church Service (B) 1:15 IN2L Karaoke 2:00 Puzzles & Coloring 2:30 Sunday Sports 3:30 Life Skills— Resident Choice 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 IN2L Audio Book

2 9:30 Balloon Volleyball 10:00 IN2L State Trivia 10:30 Walking Club 11:15 Life Skills— Sorting/Folding Fabric 1:15 IN2L Brain Games 2:00 Afternoon Walk 2:45 Manicure Monday 3:30 Nursery Rhyme Trivia 4:00 Resident Outreach

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9 National Sugar Cookie Day

Tue 3 9:30 Walking Club 10:00 IN2L Memory Games 10:30 Bowling 11:15 Life Skills— Watering Flowers 1:15 Beach Ball Toss 2:00 Good News 2:45 IN2L Name That Sound 3:30 Afternoon Walk 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic Radio

Wed 4

Independence Day!

Thurs

7 9:30 Saturday Morning Stroll 10:00 Activity Boxes & Sorting 10:30 Memories in the Making (A) 1:15 Noodle Ball 1:45 IN2L Resident Choice 2:15 IN2L Karaoke 3:00 Life Skills— Resident Choice 3:30 Beach Ball Toss 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 IN2L Audio Book

12 9:30 IN2L Brain Games 10:00 Outdoor Games 10:30 Coloring & Music 11:15 Life Skills— Watering Flowers 1:30 Root Beer Floats w/ Stephanie (B) 2:30 Music w/ Dave (A) 3:45 Afternoon Walk Outside 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic Radio

13 9:30 Beach Ball Toss 10:00 IN2L Memory Game 10:30 Morning Walk Outside 11:15 IN2L Travel/Trivia 1:15 Outdoor Games 1:45 Flower Arranging 2:30 Baking Club (ABC) 3:15 Outside Games 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Friday Movie (ABC)

14 9:30 IN2L Exercise 10:00 IN2L Resident Choice 10:30 Memories in the Making (A) 1:15 Afternoon Walk 1:45 Puzzles & Board Games 2:15 Beach Ball Toss 3:00 Life Skills— Resident Choice 3:30 IN2L Karaoke 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 IN2L Classic Radio

19 9:30 Walking Club 10:00 Finish the Lyrics 10:30 Coffee & Chat (Gazebo) 11:15 Life Skills— Watering Flowers 1:15 Outdoor Games 2:00 IN2L Travel/Trivia 2:45 IN2L Karaoke 3:30 Afternoon Walk 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic TV

20 TGIF Friday!

21 9:30 Sit & Be Fit 10:00 Coloring & Music 10:30 Memories in the Making (A) 1:15 Afternoon Walk 1:45 Puzzles & Board Games 2:15 IN2L Karaoke 3:00 Life Skills— Resident Choice 3:30 Activity Boxes & Sorting 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 IN2L Audio Book

26 Birthday Celebration

27 9:30 Walking Club 10:00 Animal Trivia 10:30 Coloring & Music 11:15 Horseshoes (Gazebo) 1:15 Balloon Volleyball 2:00 IN2L Karaoke 2:45 Afternoon Walk 3:30 What Did It Cost? 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Friday Movie (ABC)

Graham Cracker Day

9:30 Balloon Volleyball 10:00 IN2L Brain Games 10:30 Coffee & Chat (Gazebo) 11:15 Life Skills— Watering Flowers 1:15 Beach Ball Toss 2:00 Graham Cracker Snack! (ABC) 2:45 IN2L Karaoke 3:30 Afternoon Walk 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic TV

10 9:30 Walking Club 9:30 Balloon Volleyball 10:00 IN2L Crossword Puzzles 10:00 What Did It Cost? 10:45 Bingo (B) 10:30 Morning Walk Outside 1:15 Outdoor Games 11:15 IN2L Today in History 1:45 Flower Arranging 1:15 Beach Ball Toss 2:15 Garden Club (Gazebo) 2:00 IN2L Brain Games 3:00 Afternoon Walk Outside 2:45 Manicure Monday 3:30 Good News 3:30 Jewelry/Beading 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Life Skills— Sorting/Folding Fab- 4:30 IN2L Audio Book

11 Pet Photo Day

15 9:30 Sit & Be Fit 10:00 IN2L Travel/Trivia 11:00 Church Service (B) 1:15 Noodle Ball 2:00 Puzzles & Board Games 2:30 Sunday Sports 3:15 Life Skills— Resident Choice 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 IN2L Audio Book

16 9:30 IN2L Exercise Video 10:00 What Did It Cost? 10:30 IN2L Finish the Lyrics 11:15 Coffee & Chat (Gazebo) 1:15 Horseshoes (Gazebo) 1:45 Manicure Monday 2:15 Craft—Mosaic Garden Rocks 3:00 Good News 3:30 Balloon Volleyball 4:00 Resident Outreach

17 9:30 IN2L Brain Games 10:00 Horseshoes (Gazebo) 10:45 IN2L Trivia—Animals 1:15 Outdoor Games 1:46 IN2L Memory Game 2:15 Bean Bag Toss 2:45 Coloring—Summer Theme 3:15 IN2L Finish the Lyrics 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Life Skills— Sorting/Folding Fabric

18 Visit from the Denver Zoo!

22 Parent's Day

23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day

9:30 Sunday Stretching 10:00 Activity Boxes & Sorting 11:00 Church Service (B) 1:15 Noodle Ball 2:00 Puzzles & Board Games 2:30 Sunday Sports 3:15 Life Skills— Resident Choice 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic TV

9:30 Walking Club 10:00 Animal Trivia 10:30 Horseshoes (Gazebo) 11:15 IN2L Karaoke 1:15 Manicure Monday 2:00 Ice Cream Treat! (ABC) 2:45 IN2L Today in History 3:30 Board/Card Games 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic TV

24 9:30 IN2L Exercise Video 10:00 What Did It Cost? 10:30 Morning Walk 11:15 Life Skills— Watering Flowers 1:15 Flower Arranging 2:00 IN2L Travel/Trivia 2:45 Snack Making (ABC) 3:30 Afternoon Walk 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Life Skills— Sorting/Folding

25 9:30 Sit & Be Fit 10:00 Finish the Lyrics 10:45 Craft—Summer Theme 1:15 Balloon Volleyball 2:00 Coffee & Chat (Gazebo) 2:45 Coloring & Music 3:30 Brain Games 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic TV

29 9:30 Sit & Be Fit 10:00 Coloring & Music 11:00 Church Service (B) 1:15 Noodle Ball 2:00 Puzzles & Board Games 2:30 Sunday Sports 3:15 Life Skills— Resident Choice 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 IN2L Audio Book

30 International Day of Friendship

31 National Avocado Day

9:30 Outdoor Games 10:00 What Did It Cost? 10:30 Coffee & Chat (Gazebo) 11:15 Good News 1:15 Manicure Monday 2:00 Horseshoes (Gazebo) 2:45 Coloring & Music 3:30 Afternoon Walk 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic Radio

9:30 Walking Club 10:00 Nursery Rhyme Trivia 10:30 Bingo (B) 11:15 Life Skills— Watering Flowers 1:15 Afternoon Walk 2:00 IN2L Today in History 2:45 Chips & Guacamole Snack! 3:30 IN2L State Trivia 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic TV

9:30 Sunday Stretching 10:00 IN2L Brain Games 11:00 Church Service (B) 1:15 Balloon Volleyball 2:00 Blueberry Muffin Snack! 2:30 Sunday Sports 3:15 Life Skills— Resident Choice 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic TV

9:30 Beach Ball Toss 10:00 IN2L Karaoke 10:30 Coffee & Chat (Gazebo) 11:15 Flower Arranging 1:15 Afternoon Walk 2:00 Nursery Rhyme Trivia 2:45 Board/Card Games 3:30 Dog Walking (B) 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Classic TV

9:30 Balloon Volleyball 10:00 Animal Trivia 10:30 Walking Club 11:15 Life Skills— Watering Flowers 1:15 IN2L Today in History 2:00 Denver Zoo Visits New Dawn! (B) 3:30 Afternoon Walk 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Life Skills— Sorting/Folding

Sat

6 9:30 Sit & Be Fit 10:00 Finish the Lyrics 10:45 Bird Feeder Craft (B) 1:15 Outdoor Games 2:00 IN2L Travel/Trivia 2:45 Puzzles & Board Games 3:30 Walking Club 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Friday Movie (ABC)

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9:30 Beach Ball Toss 10:00 4th of July—Facts/Trivia 10:45 Coloring & Music 12:00 4th of July BBQ! (Gazebo) 2:00 IN2L Today in History 2:45 Bean Bag Toss 3:30 Walking Club 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Life Skills— Sorting/Folding

National Blueberry Day!

Fri

9:30 Beach Ball Toss 10:00 IN2L Karaoke 10:30 Good News 11:15 Life Skills— Watering Flowers 1:15 IN2L Brain Games 2:00 Afternoon Walk 2:30 Birthday Celebration (A) 3:30 IN2L Crossword Puzzles 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Life Skills— Sorting/Folding

9:30 IN2L Brain Games 10:00 Outdoor Games 10:30 Coloring & Music 11:15 Dog Walking (B) 1:15 Memory Games 2:00 Happy Hour Social (ABC) 2:45 Nursery Rhyme Trivia 3:30 Afternoon Walk 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 Friday Movie (ABC)

28 9:30 Sit & Be Fit 10:00 IN2L Crossword Puzzles 10:30 Memories in the Making (A) 1:15 Afternoon Walk 1:45 Puzzles & Board Games 2:15 What Did It Cost? 3:15 Life Skills— Resident Choice 4:00 Resident Outreach 4:30 IN2L Classic TV