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LifeCircles Participants Dancing at the Sunshine Day Center

Senior Wellness on Michigan’s Lakeshore

LifeCircles PACE offers therapeutic activity customized to each individual PACE participant. Our Physical, Occupational and Recreational Therapists work with our participants to help them stay physically active in fun ways. Our therapy gyms and day centers encourage participants to move, dance, and enjoy life. Our therapists are able to work with someone long term because we have a different type of funding model than most home health agencies. Encouraging movement, even in little ways helps our participants build, and maintain…

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Thank you Veterans

Honoring our Veterans

Veterans day serves as a small reminder for us to gather in celebration of those who have served our country. One day is not enough.  Please remember to show appreciation to the Veterans in your life all year long.  Don’t forget to appreciate the families of service men and women – they have made sacrifices for their loved ones service as well. LifeCircles wishes to recognize the service of the men, women, and families in our West Michigan communities. The…

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30 Meaningful Moments – Ideas for creating joy with those living with dementia

  Have you run out of ideas of things to do with your loved one living with dementia? Below is a quick list of ideas to refuel your creativity.  Remember that you should match activities with someone’s abilities so that they can feel successful. It should be just right – not too hard, not too easy. Not all activities are appropriate for every stage of dementia or every unique individual. The activities listed below can be adjusted in difficulty or…

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What’s that Smell? – New research in detecting memory changes

The big D word can be scary. DEMENTIA. Dementia is an umbrella term that covers many different diseases and conditions, which impact the way the brain functions. There are many different types of dementias – some professionals estimate that 80-90 different types exist. The most commonly known type of dementia is Alzheimer ’s disease. Researchers are working hard to look for tools that help people live better lives with dementias, and ultimately for cures. For many, the earlier dementia is…

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