Driving Without a License: Consider the Risks

Driving Without a License: Consider the Risks (Provided by Andrea Eagles, State Farm Insurance)  Many people driving on the roads in Illinois have chosen to do so without the protection of a valid driver’s license. It is, of course, against the law, but further, many do not realize the full scope of this risk. Without … Continue reading

Our Experiment with Juice!

As you all know, January is fresh squeezed juice month and so we decided to make our own combinations of juice to enjoy. Our first juice combination was bananas, oranges and pineapple. The second combination was strawberries, oranges, bananas and grapes and the third combination was a vegetable mix of tomatoes, celery, carrots and beets. … Continue reading

Physics is Phun: Part 2 Volcanoes & Eggs

WE MADE A “VOLCANO” AND STOOD ON EGGS! The second installment of PHYSICS IS PHUN took place on Wednesday, October 15. At that time we made a “volcano” by putting baking soda in a bottle, building a mountain of sand around the bottle to make the volcano, and pouring vinegar into the bottle. The reaction … Continue reading

Physics is Phun off to a Solid Start

On Tuesday, September 17, Physics is Phun made its debut in the Assisted Living dining room. When we speak of a “solid” start, we are speaking of ice in a test tube! As part of the “phun” we made home-made ice cream as we watched the water freeze. After some tense moments, the water in … Continue reading

OSTEOARTHRITIS: What it is, Who it Affects, and Why Exercising is the Best Non-Drug Treatment for it!

OSTEOARTHRITIS: What it is, Who it Affects, and Why Exercising is the Best Non-Drug Treatment for it! By: Molly Householder, Wellness Program Coordinator   Sometimes called degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. Although it occurs in people of all … Continue reading

Keeping Your Brain Healthy

Brain Health By: Kathryn Tymonko, Resident Services Coordinator  What’s the most important part of your body?  That question might be answered differently at different times in your life.  Certainly your brain is important, so how do you keep it healthy? Brain health seems to be one of the hot topics in the scientific world and … Continue reading

Beat the Heat & Prevent Dehydration

Beat the Heat and Prevent Dehydration Written By: Michelle Burton, Resident Services Health Coordinator   Dehydration. What is dehydration?  Mayo Clinics definition states:  “Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal function.  If you don’t replace lost … Continue reading

Event: Gene Martin & Friends

Event: Gene Martin & Friends

Today, Gene Martin and Friends came and entertained staff and resident alike. Gene Martin is a big country swing band that performs at Westminster Village regularly. Their presence always brings a big attendance. Stay tuned to our twitter, here, to catch the next performance!  

Showroom make-over {completed}

Showroom make-over {completed}

Finally, after months of deciding on what the look was going to be and putting it all together, our showroom make-over is complete. This room will be used to show current and future residents the delightful add-ons that can make our apartments become more personalized to those living in them. Our showroom is complete with updated appliances, carpeting, … Continue reading

Field Trip: Young at Heart Day 2012

Field Trip: Young at Heart Day 2012

This morning, Westminster Village participated in Young at Heart Day 2012 at the McLean County Fair. Today is Senior Day at the fair so all Seniors were admitted free to the fair grounds and to the yearly event, Young at Heart. There was musical entertainment and prices. Food and drinks were served. Plus, they had a good … Continue reading