The Importance of Community
Right at Home Northwest Oklahoma City is committed to being an integral and active member of our community. As an in-home care provider, we understand seniors' connections and relationships are key to living vital lives as they age. Likewise, we know as a company that having strong connections and relationships in the community is key to ensuring seniors get the resources, education, and care they need.
Every month we call PIG Bingo with the fantastic residents at Hefner Mansions in Oklahoma City. The first number called is the PIG NUMBER and every time the number is called through-out the game we add $$$ to the PIG. If no one bingos on the PIG NUMBER through-out the games the accumulation carries over to the next month! If we have a BINGO on the PIG NUMBER that player wins all the PIG MONEY! On Wednesday last week we had a PIG BINGO WINNER! Congratulations!! Prizes, chocolates, peanuts, CASH$$$$ FUN FUN!!!
Thank you June for playing with us!
Hefner Mansion Valentine Dinner 2022
Crystal and I felt privileged to be invited to the Hefner Mansion Valentine Date Night dinner and entertainment. The staff served filet mignon, fried shrimp and your choice of wine or champagne. No expense spared! Edgar Cruz opened the night’s entertainment with some fan favorites and then busted the show open with some resident rock roll requests by Queen and others!
The Oklahoma City Fire Department was on hand just in case things heated up a little too much! That’s right these young men are dedicated to fighting fires, saving lives and…..dancing! The ladies did not hesitate to call on the men from OKCFD!
Thank you, Hefner Mansion it’s a joy to be a part of your community!
Miss Nancy cashed in during Right at Home Bingo with our Saint Ann friends. So great to be together again with our friends in the community.
Parkinson's Rally Walk
Right at Home Northwest Oklahoma City owners and care team are very active in our community. The Parkinson's Rally Walk this month was a beautiful day for a ride on the Ferris Wheel and a walk to show support. Thank you for all those volunteering and attending!
Right at Home & Hefner Mansions 4th of July Hot Dogs
Hot off the grill hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, great music and a parade was just the start of the 4th of July holiday weekend for the residents at Hefner Mansion-OKC. Our Right at Home staff had a great time visiting and serving dinner for these wonderful folks. We always enjoy our time together with them. A special thanks to Linda and the Hefner Mansion management team for allowing us to take part. Happy 4th of July!
Cognitive Care Training at Village on the Park
As the top private home care agency in Oklahoma City, Right at Home is committed to continuous caregiver development. In July we spent time with Village on The Park, Oklahoma City, Memory Care and Assisted Living staff working on skills that help cope with the effects of dementia. Putting yourself in their shoes while trying to function through activities of daily life can be sad and eye opening. In the next 30 years the number of Americans age 65 and older with Alzheimer's dementia may grow to 13.8 million. It’s important that we know how to care for our aging community!
When should someone with dementia go into a care home?’ is a question you may have asked yourself. Knowing when someone with dementia should move into residential or nursing care can be difficult. The main thing to think about is whether your loved one’s needs are met at home; is moving into a care home in their best interest?
If your loved one is unable to live independently and cannot care for themselves anymore, moving into a residential setting will give them the benefit of 24-hour care and support.
Thank you, Village on the Park for allowing Right at Home to be a part of this very important training event!
Meals on Wheels with Right at Home
For millions of our aging neighbors, there are good days and there are bad days. That’s why a knock at the door from Meals on Wheels is not only comforting, but at times, lifesaving.
It’s our privilege to help our church deliver Meals on Wheels to our local community. The food is homemade, hot, fresh and smells great! The folks on our route are always happy to see us pull up and are ready to eat!
If you know someone that may need a little assistance with a fresh cooked meal, please contact your local Meals on Wheels office.
Gearing Up for Gatherings and Festivals
Right at Home-Oklahoma City, we’re getting ready for our upcoming gatherings and festivals. It seems like a lifetime ago since we were able to get out and be a part of the community! Come meet the Right at Home staff at Czech Fest-Yukon Oklahoma, October 2, 8-5 pm, booth #41.
The first weekend in October marks the Oklahoma Czech Festival, a Yukon tradition celebrating the town’s rich Czech heritage. Festivities begin Friday evening with a carnival in downtown Yukon.
Sample delightful Czech foods including kolaches and sausages prepared by the Oklahoma Czechs, Inc. Members and volunteers bake more than 2,500 dozen kolaches, which typically sell out before noon! Shop dozens of arts and crafts booths and festival vendors.
Flu Shot Clinic 2021
September and October are the best times to get your flu shot. The flu vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against flu and its potentially serious complications. Millions of people get the flu every year and every flu season is different. Influenza can affect people differently and hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized with flu-related illness every year. Flu can mean a few days of feeling bad and missing work or it can result in more serious illness.
Last week we joined teams with Walgreens to provide flu vaccination for some of our communities. Thank you, Walgreen’s, for supporting Right at Home-OKC. It was great to see familiar faces and your staff was great with everyone!
Be safe and get your flu shot as soon as you can!
Trunk or Treat Coming!
Starting our decorations for HALLOWEEN! No signage on our new building yet but we are getting ready for next week Trunk or Treat with Caregivers and Family!
Walk to End Alzheimer's
What a beautiful morning and venue, Scissortail Park, to have the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2021. The mornings are extremely early but the energy level is through the roof. We always meet great people when helping Jessica and her crew set up for The Walk and this time was no exception. There were hundreds of people out to support the cause and thousands of the Alzheimer’s Flower to put together!
- Orange-Flowers — Supporting the fight
- Yellow Flowers — Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
- Purple-Flower — Lost someone to Alzheimer’s
- Blue Flower — Living with Alzheimer’s
We also ran into a bunch of Superheroes! But we all know the superheroes are those people fighting and living with Alzheimer’s every day!
Thank you 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s for doing what you do!
Booster Shot Clinic
Over 200 COVID-19 Booster shots DONE at Hefner and SW Mansion Oklahoma City. A big thank you to Kim and her staff at PassPort Health for working with Right AT Home-NW Oklahoma City. The clinic went like clockwork. They were on time, professional, and they had great smiles under their mask, you could see it in their eyes! They truly enjoy what they do and love helping others!
Improving the Quality of Life
Thank you, Hefner Mansion, for inviting Right at Home-NW OKC and hosting our discussion about life and how to make the most of each day! We had some serious discussions, shared some fun stories, new discoveries about folks, talked about limitations, and how we have all been changing since the day we were born!
Five Tips: (1) Live in the moment, (2) Work on Happiness & Wellbeing, (3) Get out of those Comfort Zones, (4) Have Dreams & Aspirations, (5) Be Better & Do Better than yesterday!
Hefner Mansion Health Fair
It always good to see our friends and meet new residents at the Mansion. We did a lot of visiting and gave away some cool door prizes!
Thank you Sherita & Mike for the invite!
Summer Kick Off!!!
Nothing like a good ol' fashion cookout to kick off the summer. Right off the grill hotdogs, juicy hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, chips, and dip……plus WATERMELON!! Who can resist ice cold watermelon!
We had a great day cooking, eating, socializing with our friends at South West Mansion Oklahoma City. Thank you so much for allowing Right at Home be a part of your Summer Kick Off!
Caregiver Development Across the Community
As the top private home care agency in Oklahoma City, Right at Home is committed to continuous caregiver development. This week we spent time with senior caregivers and staff from Hefner and Southwest Manions in Oklahoma City, honing and developing skills that help identify possible effects of dementia. Putting yourself in their shoes while trying to function through activities of daily life can be sad and eye opening. In the next 30 years the number of Americans age 65 and older with Alzheimer's dementia may grow to 13.8 million. It’s important that we know how to care for our aging community!
Thank you, Hefner and SW Mansion’s, for allowing us the use of your staff and community!
Easter Car Parade Festivities
Thank you Village on the Park for hosting a wonderful Easter Parade! It was a beautiful day and GREAT to see old friends, make some new ones, and see the Easter Bunny! Seniors and kids alike enjoyed the day.
Popular "PIGGY Bank Bingo" Back In Action!
As Right at Home senior care we have the privilege of working with some great senior facilities in the Oklahoma City area. Calling BINGO is one our many favorite things to do! This week was Hefner Mansions PIGGY Bank Bingo! If you BINGO on the correct call you win the PIGGY and its contents. We had a winner yesterday! Thank you all for playing!
Hefner Mansions PIGGY Bank Bingo
For over a year now we have been feeding quarters to the RAH/Hefner Mansions PIGGY BANK when calling Bingo! The first number called is the PIG number. Every time that PIG number is called I add 50 cents to the piggy bank. To win the bank you must have a BINGO on the PIG number. I’m happy to announce on Wednesday we had a BIG PIG Winner taking home almost $20.00 in quarters home!! Thank you Hefner Mansions for allowing Right at Home-OKC be a part of such a fun group to call BINGO!
SouthWest Mansions Fun and Flu Shots
A very busy and fun day sponsoring flu shots at SouthWest Mansion in OKC. Over 50 residents lined up, six feet apart of-course, for flu shots, drinks and snacks. It’s always fun when these characters get together! They have lots of stories and life experiences to share and are happy to do so! A big thanks to Walgreens for providing the onsite service and the continued support from the Mansion staff!
Hefner Mansions Flu Shots from a Friendly Face
Don’t let the flu get you!! Special thanks to Walgreens for providing flu shots and a friendly face to the resident at Hefner Mansions. The only thing we want to spread this winter season is happiness.
Proudly Taking Part in the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma's Rally Drive Thru Parade and Virtual Walk
A Stream of Cars in the Drive Thru Parade
Sponsors of the Drive Thru Parade
Stepping Up and Standing Strong!
Greg Self, Rebekah Vieth and Crystal Self
Matthew Morton, Development Director
Thank You to Our Virtual Walk Team!
On Saturday, Aug. 15th, Right at Home Oklahoma City was proud to join the largest event in our city dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Parkinson's families. It is more than just a fundraiser; it’s an opportunity to come together to raise awareness and celebrate the lives of the more than 15,000 Oklahomans living with Parkinson’s Disease. The Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma "Rally Walk and 5K" supports the work the foundation does to inspire hope and transform life for Parkinson patients and families in Oklahoma. As an organization operating solely in Oklahoma, 100% of donations will stay in state to provide programs and services to local families.
Right at Home Oklahoma City's team did the Virtual Walk at our office. The Drive Thru Parade offered important information, plus festivities, fundraising, and fun! Matthew Morton, Development Director for the Parkinson’s Foundation, served as DJ and the official 'Acceptor of Donations.' A good time was had by all as Bruce McIntyre, Executive Director for the Parkinson's Foundation, mc’d the event. Erica Portell from Ballet Oklahoma and her daughter provided the dance moves! Erica is a regular volunteer who leads 'Dance for Parkinson’s' activities for the Parkinson’s Foundation. Right at Home Oklahoma City gives a tip-of-the-hat to the 'Drive Thru Parade' leaders (the Cooks), parade event sponsors, Virtual Walk organizers, and all of the great supporters of the Foundation's activities for holding top-notch events!
Kicking Off the Holiday Season at Hefner Mansions
We had a great time at Hefner Mansions - OKC kicking off the holiday season. Tree’s were trimmed with beautiful decorations, hot chocolate, cookies, and eggnog was shared along with singing favorite Christmas carols! This is just the start of a terrific Christmas season at the Mansions. We always enjoy being with the staff and residents of Hefner Mansions. Thank you for allowing Right at Home-OKC be a part.
Celebrating Birthdays at Southwest Mansions in Oklahoma City
We love this event!
Right at Home celebrates monthly birthday with Southwest Mansions, Oklahoma City!! Lots of birthdays and reasons to celebrate with the fun residents and staff at Southwest Mansions!! Greg looks forward to this every month!!
Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma State Conference
Right at Home’s Rebekah Vieth and Greg Self were on hand to learn and offer assistance during the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma’s State Conference Oct. 25. Special thanks to Executive Director Bruce McIntyre for the invitation and guest speakers Jimmy J. Williams and neurologist Dr. K, a movement disorder specialist, for their motivation and information.
July Cook Out at South West Mansion- OKC
Great day at the grill cooking for the residents of South West Mansion-OKC. 120 hamburgers 60 hot dogs lots of drinks and sides! Good stories and fun. Thank you Lisa Peabody for sharing your time and residents with us!
Senior Fraud Seminar
Thank you to SW Mansion’s and their great residents for attending our Senior Fraud seminar. We had a great discussion on senior fraud “to-do’s and not to do’s”, prevention and identifying scams.
50+ Better Living Expo in Oklahoma City
Right at Home-OKC, Crystal Self, Greg Self, Jamie Baade, Kimber Horst, along with Rebecca Vieth of Right at Home- Edmond, join forces for the 50+ Better Living Expo in Oklahoma City on June 19th.
This one-day event featuring over 150 exhibitors plus seminars from experts in health & wellness, nutrition, finance, technology, travel, home healthcare, assisted living, and much, much more!
In addition: It was a honor and a privilege to meet a true WWII to hero, Mr. Raymond Duncan, while attending the 50+Better Living Expo.
Staff Sgt. Raymond Duncan served as an Air Force crew chief mechanic while stationed in England during World War II. At 97 years old, memories fade. For Duncan, his memories from WWII are vivid. Duncan still dreams about the day in 1944 when a buzz bomb went off over his base a second too late, sparing his life. “It was a quick, ‘tatatatatat,’ when the engine on that buzz bomb was firing,” the veteran said. “When I came back and worked at Tinker Air Force Base for 27 years, I hear one of those engines fire and chills ran through me.” Duncan’s crew, the 487th Bomb Group, led the largest air raid during the war. He said 235 members didn’t make it back. “Nobody tried to make friends because you didn’t know who was coming back and who wasn’t,” he said. Duncan received a Presidential Unit Citation and Good Conduct Ribbon, among other honors. “Had we not won the war, we had lost that war, I wouldn’t be here and neither would you,” he said.
Parkinson's Rally Walk and 5k
Who: RAH – Oklahoma with Parkinson Association
When: May 5, 2019
Where: Wheeler Park Oklahoma City
What: Parkinson Rally Walk and 5kw.
RAH Edmond/Oklahoma City join forces for a good cause with the Parkinson Foundation Rally Walk & 5kw. It was a beautiful day with a great turn out. Look forward to 2020 with this group.
Health Talk: F.I.T. With Routine Exercise
Health Talk: Provided by RAH-OKC
Presenter: Crystal Self, Owner/Admin
Things to Try; to keep yourself active and healthy through-out the day.
F I T: Frequency Intensity Time!! Every day, push yourself, work up a sweat!
HAVE FUN making your every-day routine an exercise!
- Sweeping the floor
- Folding Clothes
- Taking the trash out
- Making the bed
Saint Ann Retirement Center Health Fair
Greg and Crystal Self owner of Right at Home OKC joins Saint Ann Retirement Center in Oklahoma City for their annual Health Fair 2019. Over 40 vendors, residents and neighbors attend this annual event. It was great to see old and new friends.
Right at Home caregivers Marceesha and Samuella join Sister Theresa to tour Saint Ann Retirement Center's annual Health Fair.
Oklahoma Partnership for Home Care Meeting
Oklahoma Partnership for Home Care (OPHC) held its April 17 meeting at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Senator Greg McCortney presented an update to the group and hosted a discussion featuring concerns and ideas surrounding quality care for Oklahoma seniors. OKC Right at Home owner, Crystal Self, who is a founding member of OPHC, represented her clients, their families, and her care team in the discussion.
Parkinson's Foundation Volunteer Celebration
Bruce McIntyre, executive director of the Parkinson’s Foundation of Oklahoma, welcomes volunteers to a celebration at Café 7. Volunteers are gearing up to support the Parkinson’s Foundation Rally, Walk, and 5K scheduled for May 5 at Wheeler Park. Right at Home is excited to sponsor and be a part of the event with volunteer manpower and participants.