Springhouse Monthly Newsletter
SPRINGHOUSE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER NEWS
Winner of Hearts and Hands Award
Merlyn Chambers, Care Partner at Springhouse Senior Living is the Winner of the Hearts and Hands Award 2022 from Leading Age Massachusetts.
Merlyn Chambers has been employed as a Care Partner at Springhouse since 2004. She is a steady and calm presence in Allen House, our dedicated memory support neighborhood. Merlyn goes above and beyond every day in the care of residents. She is kind, patient, empathetic, and cares for folks in a soothing manner. Merlyn never stops working, taking care of the residents assigned to her and other residents who need care and help. She is the “care whisperer” and is the one to call on when a resident is struggling with receiving care. Her calm and soothing manner does the trick. Merlyn comes in on her days off when she feels an extra hand is needed to serve breakfast to the residents or to provide supportive care. Our memory support community has pet birds that the residents love, and this is only because of the volunteer time that Merlyn contributes to caring for the birds, even though she is not a bird person. This is a labor of love for her as she knows the birds are enjoyed by the residents. Merlyn is a true asset to Springhouse, the residents of Springhouse, her team, and the resident caregivers. Her giving nature and quiet leadership have earned her the respect of all and the love of our residents. Springhouse would not be the same without her.
Springhouse Senior Living is participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 16, 2022. We need YOUR help to build our team. We cannot do it alone. Any age is welcome. PLEASE JOIN OUR TEAM FOR A FUN AND REWARDING DAY!
Details: October 16, 2022
Where: DCR North Point Park, 6 Museum Way, Cambridge. The route is 2.5 miles.
Time: Festivities begin at 8:30 and the walk begins at 10:00 am.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our team!
To make a general donation to the Springhouse Senior Living Walk to End Alzheimer’s Page please visit: Springhouse Walk to End Alzheimer’s Donation Page
We will donate $1 to the Springhouse Senior Living Walk to End Alzheimer’s for every NEW FOLLOWER on our FACEBOOK PAGE. Please check it out and follow us, plus you will see the most up-to-date happenings on our Facebook Page. Check out what is going on here every day!
With flu and Covid-19 going around this year, the CDC recommends that everyone should get vaccinated in September or October – especially adults over age 65. After getting the shot, it takes about 2 weeks for the protective flu antibodies to develop in the body.
3 reasons for Seniors to get the Flu shot:
• Seniors and caregivers are at higher risk for getting the Flu…
• The Flu shot is free…
• It protects against deadly Flu complications…
Springhouse will be conducting a Flu /Covid Clinic in October for residents and staff only. More details and sign-up will be posted soon.
October is the first full month of fall and all things pumpkin. If you are looking for the best pumpkins to cook and eat, look for sugar pumpkins and kabocha. Also, acorn squash, butternut, and spaghetti squash, as well as thin-skinned delicata squash are delicious this time of year.
Figs and grapes are still in season. Apples and pears are perfect right now.
Chilly fall weather brings out root vegetables like parsnips, celery root, and beets. You’ll find tubers too, like fingerling potatoes, ginger, and Jerusalem artichokes. Enjoy!