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Joyful Moments for National Assisted Living Week

September 19, 2022 — Every year the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) invites everyone to recognize the role assisted living has in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. This year’s National Assisted Living Week® (NALW) ran September 11 – 17. Created in 1995, NALW inspires assisted living communities to host a variety of events and activities... Read More

Once Upon a Time: Storytelling with Seniors

July 11, 2022 — Everyone loves a good story. From cave drawings to corporate marketing, storytelling helps people find purpose and meaning; it may have even helped with evolution by encouraging cooperation. Multiple studies have shown that  storytelling impacts the well-being of seniors. When an elderly person shares the story of their life, especially with someone from a younger... Read More

Celebrating CNAs

June 28, 2022 — Did you know that: There are more than 600,000 nursing assistants nationwide? They support more than 1.4 million nursing home residents? They provide a median of 2.4 hours of hands-on care per resident per day? To become a certified nursing assistant, clinical training hours are required as well as classroom hours? Certified Nursing Assistants (or... Read More

Do Your Doctors and Family Know Your Healthcare Preferences?

April 20, 2022 — You’ve probably heard the terms “advance care planning” and “advance directive.” They refer to the plans we can make (at any age) to outline our wishes for care should we become unable to communicate them. Here is some helpful information from the National Institute on Aging. Advance care planning involves learning about the types of... Read More

April Is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 5, 2022 — Commonly known for its movement or motor-related symptoms, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. People living with Parkinson’s experience a progressive loss of motor control, manifesting as shaking or tremor and a lack of facial expression. But they are often more impacted by non-motor symptoms like apathy, depression, sleep behavior... Read More

Celebrating Assisted Living Week

September 10, 2021 — Charlesgate Senior Living Center is celebrating Assisted Living Week Sept. 13-17. The theme this year is “Compassion, Community, Caring.” The theme reflects the hard work and dedication of all the caregivers in assisted living communities and highlights the importance of family and remaining connected to those you love. National Assisted Living Week was created by... Read More

Charlesgate Celebrates National Assisted Living Week

September 10, 2020 — This month, Charlesgate is joining tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the country in celebrating National Assisted Living Week, which runs Sept. 13-19. Charlesgate’s theme for the weeklong celebration is “WE CARE at Charlesgate Senior Living Center.”      “This year, COVID has been an enormous, unforeseen challenge that has resulted in every person working in... Read More

Celebrating Charlesgate Heroes

June 17, 2020 — At Charlesgate, we think our staff is the greatest staff in the world. They go above and beyond every day, and we would not be able to provide quality care without them. This month, while we celebrate the 43rd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week (June 18-25), we thank all of our nursing assistants, resident assistants,... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During COVID-19

May 20, 2020 — When we’re emotionally and/or mentally stressed, we tend to turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us—a hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee, a spontaneous gathering to light candles and leave... Read More

Rhode Island Police: Watch Out for COVID-19 Scams!

April 15, 2020 — As if this time wasn’t stressful enough, Rhode Island police said today to be cautious of COVID-19 scams, which could target residents and their personal identifiable information (things like your full name, date of birth, Social Security number, etc.). Police are aware of and want to educate us on the following types of scams: Fake... Read More