This Veteran's Day the RAH admin team honored one of our clients, George, who fought in WWII. We brought lunch to him and his caregiver, Gunnar. George entertained us with interesting stories from his past and showed us the beautiful paintings done by his talented wife. George still hits the gym 3 days a week and is 90 years young!! Thank you to George and all the veterans out there!
Last week Right at Home Central Oregon celebrated the most important people in our agency, our CAREGIVERS! They make such a huge difference in our clients everyday lives so we took a night to show them that they are appreciated. We had tons of food, treats, music and prizes. Check out these fun pics from the party photo booth.
Thank you to all the caregivers and their family members who attended and congrats to all the outstanding care staff who won our annual caregiver awards.We love you ALL!
Habitat for Humanity Volunteering
Right at Home central Oregon’s Administrative Team started their “at least monthly” volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in Bend. We were working alongside a single mom with 2, 17 year old high school kids; On the other side of the duplex is a single mom with a toddler.
We had so much fun while we hung insulation on the outside of the property for extra insulation.although our measuring skills leaved a little to be desired, (okay, a lot) we learned as we went and by the end of the day had a great system in place. What a rewarding experience. Can’t wait to help out again!
Step Sisters Walking Club
The step sisters walking club is still going strong... We hike pilot butte every Tuesday and Thursday at. 8am. Meet us at the church parking lot to join in on the fitness and fun!
Employee Wellness Program
The RAH admin team is rolling out our new "Step Sisters Walking Club" as part of our 2018 Employee Wellness Program...We will be meeting at the base of Pilot Butte every Tues & Thurs at 8am to hike the road trail! Here we were this morning, bright and early.
Tri-Counties Senior Care Network Luncheon in Redmond
Right at Home Central Oregon recently hosted the quarterly Tri-counties Senior Care Network Luncheon at the Redmond Chamber of Commerce. There were 25 attendees and the presenter was Carol-Ann Nelson, PT, Founder and Executive Director of Destination Rehab. Everyone who attended learned some great exercises to do for seniors and office workers to help keep our posture up to par.
We also learned that getting up and moving around throughout the day (doing housework, walking around the block every hour, etc.) provides more of an overall benefit to our long term health than being sedentary all day and then doing 30 minutes of intense exercise. Read Article
Parkinson's Disease Support Group Dancing Activity
Pictures from the Parkinson’s support group in Bend! Instructor Julie Cards demonstrates and has the class participate in dance for people with Parkinson’s.
Central Oregon is so fortunate to have many activities for people with Parkinson's Disease. Tai Chi and Dance are just a few of the activities. Doctors say the best thing for PWP is exercise! To find out more about these classes and other activities and education, go to www.coparkinsonscouncil.org
Parkinson's Resources of Central Oregon Sole Support Fundraiser
Right at Home staff participated in the Parkinson’s Resources of Central Oregon Sole Support Fundraiser again this year. RAH raised $630 and the grand total for the event was over $259,000!!! Here are some shots from the PRO breakfast.
Parkinson's Resource Fair in Bend
Last Friday, Right at Home helped to organize the 2nd Annual Parkinson’s Resource fair at Partners in Care in Bend. Julie and Erika were there manning the info-table. It was great to meet members of the community and their families who are affected by Parkinson’s Disease and hear their stories. We also saw a few of our current clients there that we have the pleasure of caring for.
Many of our lovely referral partners had info tables there as well, including St. Charles, Pilot Butte Rehab, A Place for Mom, Nexium Products, Physical Therapist & Yoga Instructor- Donna Chrisholm, Holiday- Stonelodge Retirement Center, and many others! Thank you to Partners In Care for hosting such a fun and informative event and everyone who came out. All vendor Proceeds went to See ya next year!
Health and Wellness Fairs in Bend
Last week Right at Home held informational booths at two Health & Wellness Resource Fairs in Bend at the Bend Senior Center and at Stonelodge Retirement Community.
Chalk the Walk at St. Charles Cancer Center
Right at Home Participated in Chalk the Walk last week at the St. Charles Cancer Center. Chalk the Walks (a project of The Joy Team) is all about spreading joy, optimism and inspiration for those whose lives have been affected by cancer through the magical power of sidewalk chalk.
Root Beer Float Social in Bend
Our Annual Root Beer Float Social was an incredible success! Over 70 seniors & their loved ones enjoyed the cool frosty floats on a hot summer day here in Bend, Oregon. We appreciate our respected senior community and we love to show it!
Meet and Greet at Stonelodge in Bend
On April 13th, RAH Central Oregon had a Meet & Greet at Stonelodge Senior Living & Retirement Community in Bend. We hope that everyone enjoyed the conversation and refreshments which included fruit punch & ‘pixie-sticks candy straws, a real blast-from-the-past!
We will be having these gatherings every few months so check back on our website for future dates & times. The purpose of the meet & greets are for seniors in the community to meet with RAH administrative and care staff in a fun, informal setting so we can show appreciation for our lovely clients. In addition will be there to answer any questions from prospective new clients who may be in need of our in-home care services.
Invitations are open to all seniors and their friends & family!