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Sanders Glen Assisted Living Receives Deficiency-Free Survey

Sanders Glen Assisted Living in Westfield, Indiana, has achieved a deficiency-free annual survey (September  2017) as administered by the Indiana State Department of Health.   “I'm so grateful to have such an amazing staff. I feel the longevity we have with our current team members plays a key role in the quality of care we provide on a day-to-day basis," said Sand...

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Say What? Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults

Have you been to a movie theater lately and enjoyed the surround sound experience? Did you know that the noise level of that movie probably approached 98 decibels, only slightly below a rock concert? With our nation’s population of older adults increasing, hearing loss has been called a major public health issue. Men tend to develop hearing loss about six years before women, often a resul...

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Sanders Glen Sock Hop

The fun activities of National Assisted Living Week continue at Sanders Glen Assisted Living in Westfield, Indiana. Residents were treated to a live DJ playing music from the  40s, 50s, and 60s at the Sock Hop! Staff and residents alike took to the floor in poodle skirts and bobby socks. The moves and the music had residents reminiscing at the Hop! This year’s National Assisted L...

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Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Our bodies change as we journey from 60 to 80 and beyond. These physical and health changes require that we choose what goes in our body with even more thought than in our younger days. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Eating a variety of foods from all food groups and limiting sodium and sugar will help supply the nutrients we need as we age. We’re not too old to learn some new tr...

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Grandparent's Day Ice Cream Social - Sept. 10

Please join us for our annual Grandparent's Day Ice Cream Social!  Year after year, we've enjoyed having our resident's families join us for delicious ice cream sundaes and an opportunity to socialize with loved ones and their neighbors. The Open House style event signals the beginning of National Assisted Living Week, September 10-16, 2017.   Residents and famil...

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Center Celebrates with Black & White Ball

Residents and guests of Sanders Glen Assisted Living put on their dancing shoes for the 9th annual Black & White Ball. Fancy desserts, fun entertainment and pretty black & white attire filled the room as staff treated the residents to a special evening.   The Black & White Ball has become one of the favorite annual traditions among the residents and staff at Sanders Glen A...

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Sanders Glen Receives AHCA Bronze Quality Award

Sanders Glen Assisted Living has been recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The distinction is one of three progressive award levels through the National Quality Award Program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)...

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Coffee with a Cop

Officers from the Westfield Police Department spent some time this week visiting with residents at Sanders Glen Assisted Living over a cup of coffee and cookies. Residents were excited to have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about policing in Westfield, IN. The officers shared great stories about some of their experiences and were generous with their time. Coffee with a Cop will be a new...

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Senior Sun Safety Tips

Summer is a time of year most people look forward to, especially in the cool winter months. However, there are some precautions individuals should take to stay safe during months with excessive heat. Seniors, infants and children, and those with chronic conditions are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. While excessive heat can bother anyone, seniors are at a special risk, especial...

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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

"Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside it's so delightful." While these may be words from a classic holiday carol, the sentiment is true. During the winter months, snow, sleet, and ice can make getting out and around a challenging - and often dangerous undertaking - for seniors. These winter safety tips will help to make sure you’re ready to handle the weather...

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Raise More Funds for Local Charity

The good efforts of local charity organization, Amanda Strong Food For The Needy, were supported again this year by Sanders Glen Assisted Living residents and staff. It was the idea of Sanders Glen Director of Nursing Angie Simmons that an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" contest be held to raise funds for area needs last year. It didn't take much discussion to decide to repeat the event for...

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Veterans Honored at Sanders Glen

A proud tradition continues as the resident veterans at Sanders Glen Assisted Living in Westfield, Indiana, were honored during the annual Veterans Day program. Seated in the front rows were more than a dozen of our finest representing the various branches of the military. Mostly men, plus one woman, humbled and proud to recite name, rank and serial number. Each one pleased to state what branch th...

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Sanders Glen Dietary Team Wins Pumpkin Contest

Another serious pumpkin decorating contest has been completed at Sanders Glen Assisted Living. The 2016 winning department is the staff from Dietary Services. Members of five departments battle it out each fall for bragging rights and the chance to hold the coveted pumpkin trophy. Over the years the residents have been treated to some crazy pumpkin themes as the staff have created everything fr...

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Caregivers Need a Break Too: Respite Care Services for Seniors

As the population ages, the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," should be amended to "It takes a village to care for our senior population." In a 2015 study, an estimated 34 million adults in the United States provide unpaid care to an adult over age 50, often spending an average of 24 hours a week providing care. If a spouse is caring for a partner, that time spent c...

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