Farmington Square Times
2730 Bailey Lane Eugene, OR 97401
Farmington Square Assisted & Memory Care Newsletter
Administrative Team: Jill Maher Executive Director Murray Stewart
Our mission is to create and sustain comfortable, caring environments for those who depend on us.
Community Relations Director
Resident Care Coordinator
Scott Miller Business Office Manager Juldy Wilson RN Matt Hackett LPN Registered Nurse Bettina Karels Dietary Director Nik Skoog Maintenance Director Trixie Wentz Activities Director
P2 Tech Devices and Apps for Seniors P3 Team Member/Resident of the Month P4 & P5 Activities Calendar
Contact us at: 541-344-7902
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.
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? “The Beach” - Vanessa
“Hawaii” - Marj and Judy
“Lake Tahoe” - Vic “we have been to many places, I don’t think I can pick just one” -Florence
“Camping” -Kirsten 7
July Highlights July 3: Red, White, and Blue BBQ! It’s time for our outdoor picnic; where you will find food, fun, Bingo and a Banjo player. 12:00-2:00 July 4: Independence Day! Happy 4th of July everyone! July 8: National Blueberry Day July 10: Nick Jones “A Tribute to Country Music”. 10:00am Cottage C July 20: National Lollypop Day July 23: National Vanilla Ice Cream Day July 26: Kathy Kali. A new singer is joining our entertainment.
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Resident of the Month!
Team Member of the Month! JUANITA Congratulations!!
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.
We hope you enjoy your special day! Vic, July 3 Charles, July 15 Lorraine, July 16
Juanita started out as a Caregiver and then advanced up to Med Tech. She knows her job and is phenomenal at it! She is positive, caring, smiling, ready to work, reliable and dependable. Excellent with her Care Staff . Thank you Juanita for your kindness and compassion, and for being a “Radiant” Farmington Square Team Member. Hi! My Name is Elizabeth. I am a mother of four; two girls and two boys. I have been a Girl Scotts Leader, Volunteer, and the President of the Symphony Guild. In my younger days I liked to knit, hike, and backpack. One of my favorite places to hike was Olympic National Park in WA . And I still wear my knitted socks. I grew up in San Jose, CA...at that time is was known as “Valley of Hearts Delight”, today we know it as Silicon Valley. I have called Oregon my home since 1979, I’ll let you do the math. Here at F.S.E I really enjoy Crossword, Word Creations, Bingo, walks, reading, and our socials.