Shark Week

The annual obsession with Shark Week arrives at Tuscan Gardens®. For those who have no idea about Shark Week, here’s a brief history: Shark Week is TV programming at Discovery Channel devoted to sharks. It is the longest-running cable television event in history. It grew in popularity and is broadcasted in over 72 countries. (via

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Virtual Dementia Tour

Virtual Dementia Tour® is a specially designed patented sensory tool and instruction based on research conducted by P.K. Beville, M.S., a specialist in geriatrics and the founder of Second Wind Dreams® – a stimulation experience that gives caregivers and health professionals an inside view of what it’s like living with dementia. Caring for a loved

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What is Memory Care

When a senior is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive impairment, they require an attentive, safe and special care. Professional caregivers with experience interacting with memory care patients will become even more important. Memory care involves learning how to give your loved one the best support possible by managing challenges of early-onset memory care

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Pet therapy: Llamas

We all adore pets, but when llamas come to visit, it is extra special. These big, soft, fluffy, gentle animals visited our residents last month and brought so much joy and comfort to our residents. We cannot wait to welcome them back soon. As we lose certain skills to aging, pet therapy is used to

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Introducing Technology to Seniors

Introducing technology to seniors is vital in today’s senior living environment. We truly live in a time when more information is available on any conceivable topic than any other time in history. Being connected provides seniors with a voice and ability to make a positive social impact on all generations. Today’s senior is incredibly technologically

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Maria’s Chicken Ricotta Soup

Among the many recipes that Grandmom Pino taught my mother, Maria Giordano, after Mom came to America as the first Italian war bride in 1944 was a delicious chicken ricotta soup which she affectionately called Sicilian soup to honor Grandmom’s birthplace near Messina, Sicily. Growing up, Sicilian soup, thickened with rice, became a trusted mainstay

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Happy International Women’s Day

March is definitely a celebratory month for women. We are blessed to be surrounded by strong, talented, inspiring associates and residents here at Tuscan Gardens and it’s only fitting to celebrate these wonderful women on International Women’s Day. 😊❤ Fran is always spreading positivity and kindness. Pat is an amazing woman. She was married to

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Fall prevention

Did you know that one in four older Americans fall in a significant way? And that fall is the leading cause of injury for people 65 and over? For information on fall prevention, here are some simple things you can do: If you wear glasses, make sure your prescription is up to date and that

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Resident Spotlight: Mary!

Mary has an attitude. A positive one, of course! Mary is part of our Tuscan Gardens Family and is the embodiment of an amazing attitude. Maya Angelou wrote “if you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Smart lady. As far as Mary is concerned, everything is wonderful. And

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