Preparing for the Flu Season

This year the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get vaccinated.  Included are seniors age 65 and older and those who have certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.

Vaccines are currently available and many residents at Granny’s Place in Mission Viejo and their caregivers are making plans to get vaccinated.  Flu vaccines are available in doctor’s offices, clinics, local pharmacies, and local senior centers.

Those who received a flu vaccination will still want to get vaccinated this year. A flu vaccine is needed every year because flu viruses are constantly changing. The flu vaccine is newly formulated each year to keep up with the flu viruses as they change.  In addition, multiple studies conducted over different seasons and across vaccine types and influenza virus subtypes have shown that the body’s immunity to influenza viruses (acquired either through natural infection or vaccination) declines over time.

 

 

Thanksgiving 2012

Residents, families, and employees of Granny’s Place started off the holiday season with an early Thanksgiving Feast. The annual event was held at the Shepard of the Hills Methodist Church, near the intersection of La Paz and Marguerite. Church volunteers and teenage volunteers served the meal with enthusiasm and style!

After words of welcome from Ron Simpson, president of Granny’s Place, the guests were treated to Continue reading

Trini Peller Memorial Magic Show

In honor of our beloved Trini, Ed Thomas once again entertained the Granny’s Place Families with his amazing Magic Show!

 

 

Tough Decisions Re: Care for the Elderly

Many of us will eventually face the difficult decision of when and where to relocate our parents once it becomes clear that independent living is no longer possible. Residential Care Facilities, also referred to as “Assisted Living Facilities” or “Board and Care Homes” are state licensed, non-medical facilities that provide a high level of care and include assistance with activities of daily living.

According to the Council of Aging in Orange County, there are more than 331,000 people over the age of 65 living in Orange County. Almost 37% live alone and may need assistance at some point in their lives. Continue reading

Granny’s Place Walks to END Alzheimer’s

Granny's Place in Mission Viejo Walks to End Alzheimer'sDr. Ron and Robin Simpson from Granny’s Place participated in The Advocates at the Walk to END Alzheimer’s at Doheny on October 6th.

 

Alzheimer's Association, Mission Viejo, CABy participating in the walk, Granny’s Place helps to raise dollars to fuel the mission-related initiatives of care, support and research.  Participation helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in the community.  Participation is a way of honoring the past, present and future residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s and other memory related conditions.

 

 

 

October 2012 – Birthday Celebration

On October 8th, we all got together to celebrate the October Birthdays!

 

September Fun in Dana Point !

Caregivers, Residents, and Ron Simpson, the President of Granny’s Place Board and Care Homes in Mission Viejo all enjoying an outing at the recreation center at Dana Point Harbor. Entertainment, Dancing, treats and lots of fun as these seniors stay active and involved!

Music With Karen & Bender

Karen, a local music therapist, brings her music, loving style, and lots of fun to all the Granny’s Place Houses each week! On this special day, even our little doggie join in the fun!