Top Reasons to Move to a CCRC

November 13, 2020 - Read these top reasons to move to a CCRC like Piedmont Crossing.

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CCRC's- Making Life Easier

November 6, 2020 - For many older adults who currently live independently but also like the idea of living where activities are abundant and healthcare services are available, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) like Piedmont Crossing can be the perfect solution.

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Live a long, healthy life

November 6, 2020 - The National Institute on Aging further notes that these activities can increase seniors’ sense of well-being as well as lowering the risk of some health problems, including dementia.

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Fall in Love with Piedmont Crossing

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October 23, 2020 - Piedmont Crossing is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that accommodates a range of lifestyles, with health care services and amenities all on one campus.

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The "Perks" of Drinking Coffee

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October 23, 2020 - Researchers at the University of South Florida now say if you love your caffeinated coffee, there's reason to keep drinking it. The researchers claim there is a mystery ingredient in coffee that could protect coffee drinkers against Alzheimer's disease.

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Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home

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October 14, 2020 - Determining the right placement for your loved one is important. Here are a few tips to help along the way.

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Keep a Healthy Mind

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October 14, 2020 - Researchers have listed a wide range of leisure activities that are associated with health and longevity, aside from physical exercise.

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8 Reasons You'll Fall in Love with Piedmont Crossing

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October 13, 2020 - Learn why retirement living at Piedmont Crossing is a popular choice!

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Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

October 9, 2020 - It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk.

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Aging Issues: Start the Conversation

October 8, 2020 - Although the majority of those surveyed said they are comfortable discussing these important issues, the reality is they seldom do.

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National Physical Therapy Month: Learn More

October 3, 2020 - Physical therapy helps people alleviate pain from chronic conditions like arthritis, avoid surgery and recover from injuries — but did you know it can also help people stay flexible and fit as they age, preventing injuries from happening in the first place?

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Is homecare a good option for me?

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October 1, 2020 - Find out more about home care to see if it is a good option for you or your family.

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How to Age with Health in Mind

September 18, 2020 - Getting older causes a lot of changes with your body. Read about areas to pay special attention to.

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North Carolina Fall Season

September 11, 2020 - More than leaves. Fall in North Carolina is full of colorful leaves and endless adventure!

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Moving to a CCRC: Why NOW is the Time

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September 11, 2020 - CCRC living is not about giving up things. It's about freeing yourself of mundane responsibilities so that you can focus on what is important - you, your health, and your well-being.

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A Labor Day Thank you

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September 5, 2020 - In the US, Monday is Labor Day, which is dedicated to celebrating the social and economic achievements of American workers and their contributions to our country’s welfare and prosperity.

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CCRC: What is it? How does it compare?

September 3, 2020 - A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offers a tiered approach to the aging process – offering independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care all within one community.

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5 Anti-Stress Tips for Seniors

September 2, 2020 - Financial concerns, family worries, aging, health issues, too much to do and too little time! If not managed, the build up of stress will rob us of our physical and mental health.

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Sleep Like a Baby: Quality Sleep Begins Here

August 25, 2020 - While we can't guarantee you a perfect night's sleep, we can offer you a maintenance-free and worry-free lifestyle at Piedmont Crossing. No more worries about taking care of a yard or exterior maintenance of a house.

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Tips for a longer, happier life

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August 21, 2020 - Great ways to live a longer, happier life.

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Brain Exercises Produce Long-Lasting Results

August 14, 2020 - Participants in all of the training groups said they had less trouble performing everyday tasks a decade later, compared to those who underwent no training.

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Healthy Living Tips to Ease Stress

July 31, 2020 - Don't let searching for retirement living stress you out.

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Top Reasons to Consider a CCRC

July 22, 2020 - There are numerous benefits to moving to a continuing care retirement community like Piedmont Crossing. We are naming our top 5.

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10 Best Habits for Older Adults

July 22, 2020 - Good health habits can make a difference to older adults who are prone to illness or have not made their health a priority in the past. Read these 10 healthy habits for older adults.

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Misunderstandings about Senior Living Communities

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July 20, 2020 - “Who wants to live with a bunch of old people?” Has that statement ran through you mind at all? If you are considering a move to a continuing care retirement community like Piedmont Crossing or another type of senior living community, you may have thought this yourself or heard this response from a friend or loved one.

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What is an Advance Directive?

July 13, 2020 - An advance directive is a document by which a person makes provision for health care decisions in the event that, in the future, he/she becomes unable to make those decisions. We provide helpful information in this blog that can help guide you or a loved one.

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Attention Seniors: Understand the Importance of Having a Power of Attorney

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July 11, 2020 - A Power of Attorney is one of the most important legal documents a person can have. Without a comprehensive power of attorney, many people are neither able to handle their loved ones financial matters nor make health care decisions without seeking court intervention.

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Say NO to Stress

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July 10, 2020 - Financial concerns, family worries, aging, health issues, too much to do and too little time! If not managed, the build up of stress will rob us of our physical and mental health.

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Steps to Successful Change

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June 30, 2020 - Life can change in an instant. But adjusting to change often takes awhile. The process of change—or transition—requires us to pass through three stages.

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Retirement Community Living: Am I ready?

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June 25, 2020 - People often confuse moving to a retirement community with giving up all the things they hold dear. We think you may find today’s retirement commu­nities to be far different than you might have imagined.

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Relax. Rest. Get your R&R at Piedmont Crossing.

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June 22, 2020 - After working nearly your entire life, it is finally time to kick back, relax and take advantage of the retired life.

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8 Reasons You'll Love CCRC Living

June 19, 2020 - Less worry. No maintenance or home repairs. We share reasons why you'll love CCRC living.

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Mental Health Tips for Older Adults

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June 12, 2020 - It’s just as important for an older person with symptoms of depression to seek treatment as it is for someone younger.

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Shining Star: Team Member Mitzi Hayden

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June 6, 2020 - Metaphorically speaking -- when the fire (COVID-19) came, Mitzi ran towards the flames with the goal of saving lives and protecting those most dear to her – the residents she serves. Mitzi, thank you for your leadership, your compassion, and your genuine desire to care for older adults. Simply thank you for being a #heroinscrubs.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Brain Health

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June 1, 2020 - June is Brain Health Month. We are sharing tips to keep your brain in tip-top shape.

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Discovering Retirement Living at Piedmont Crossing

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May 28, 2020 - Our beautifully manicured landscape offers the perfect backdrop to our apartments, villas, and cottages.

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Why Some Start Looking at CCRCs

May 22, 2020 - We share a few reason why many choose to look for a CCRC, like Piedmont Crossing.

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8 Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults

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May 13, 2020 - Putting a simple system in place and taking care of the basics can help avoid common medication mistakes like taking the wrong drug, missing doses, or taking more than prescribed.

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Devotion: Even Now Moments

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May 13, 2020 - When Jesus arrived he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days... When Martha had heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home.

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Mother’s Day Prayer

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May 11, 2020 - O nurturing God, who fiercely loves us as a mother.

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Healthy Living Tips

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May 8, 2020 - A healthy lifestyle is important for many reason. Read a few great healthy reminders about healthy living from Piedmont Crossing.

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Tips to Avoid Coronavirus Scams

April 29, 2020 - Don't fall victim to scams. These tips provide some great reminders to keep you safe from scammers.

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Tips for Staying Positive

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April 24, 2020 - Piedmont Crossing wants you to stay positive and remain calm. It's important to focus on your mental health now more than ever.

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Coping with Stress During COVID-19

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April 17, 2020 - Your mental health is more important than ever.

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Foods that Boost Immunity

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April 17, 2020 - Learn more about foods that can boost your immunity.

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Don't be a Victim of Coronavirus-Related Scams

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April 16, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about not only illness and death, but a wave of coronavirus-related financial scams, as well.

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Easter Monday Poem

April 13, 2020 - In the beginning God said Let there be light.

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Pilgrimage - Easter Sunday

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April 12, 2020 - And when the day comes we can gather together again without posing too much risk to each other’s health, we will still be able to sing our hearts out.

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Devotion: A Passion Week Pilgrimage- Good Friday

April 10, 2020 - Spend the remainder of today and tomorrow reflecting on the depth of Christ’s loving forgiveness, while we await the great festival of Easter.

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Devotion: A Passion Week Pilgrimage- Thursday

April 9, 2020 - Matthew, Mark, Luke as well as Paul all tell nearly identical versions of this scene in the Last Supper, the last evening Jesus spent with his disciples sharing the Passover meal and teaching.

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Devotion- A Passion Week Pilgrimage- Holy Wednesday

April 9, 2020 - Jesus is being a servant: humble, selfless, self-giving, sacrificing his dignity to clean and tend to a most unglamorous part of the human body.

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Devotion: A Passion Week Pilgrimage- Holy Tuesday

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April 7, 2020 - Among the essential claims of the Christian faith is that Jesus actually and truly dies. He does not exercise a divine prerogative to avoid the pain of death and merely go through a "sort-of-death" experience.

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Devotion: A Passion Week Pilgrimage- Holy Monday

April 7, 2020 - Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.

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A Passion Week Pilgrimage - Palm Sunday

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April 6, 2020 - When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me.…

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Devotion: Rejoice Evermore

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April 3, 2020 - Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. God’s forgiveness gives us a reason to rejoice continually.

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Devotion: Be humble and gentle

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April 2, 2020 - “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2

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Piedmont Crossing COVID-19 Update

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March 31, 2020 - The safety and health of our residents and staff is paramount during this COVID-19 outbreak.

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Letter to Team Members from Administrator Jan Briggs

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March 27, 2020 - Words cannot begin to express how honored I am to be a part of the Piedmont Crossing team...

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COVID-19: What Residential Living Residents Can Do

March 26, 2020 - COVID-19: What Residential Living Residents Can Do

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"Let there be light" Devotional

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March 24, 2020 - In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. Genesis 1:1

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A Message from our CEO to our Valued Team Members:

March 24, 2020 - I want to thank you for all of the things you have done and continue to do to make this event less impactful for our residents and participants

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Don't Let the Winter Blues Get to You

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February 24, 2020 - Are you often sad during the winter? People have talked about those blues since before the Civil War. But in the last 30 years, doctors have officially recognized the winter blues as a named, medical condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.

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Cold Weather Safety Tips for Seniors

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February 20, 2020 - Tips to stay warm.

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Common Factors That May Lead to a Fall

February 18, 2020 - The good news about falls is that most of them can be prevented. The key is to know where to look. Here are some common factors that can lead to a fall.

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How Your Heart Changes with Age

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February 6, 2020 - People age 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer a heart attack, to have a stroke, or to develop coronary heart disease (commonly called heart disease) and heart failure.

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Tips for a Healthy Heart

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February 6, 2020 - Who isn’t trying to eat healthy these days? After all, it can help reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and lots of other things you’d rather avoid.

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10 Important Health Tips for Older Adults

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January 17, 2020 - Dental visits, medications, physicals – the list of a senior’s health needs can be long. Read these top 10 tips to keep you or an older adult healthy and well.

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5 New Years Resolutions

December 31, 2019 - It's now time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Read our top 5 resolutions for 2020!

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8 Reasons You'll Love Piedmont Crossing

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December 13, 2019 - There are so many reasons to love CCRC living. Piedmont Crossing is sharing 8 of our favorites!

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

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December 12, 2019 - Baby, It’s Cold Outside! When the temperature drops, older adults run a higher risk of health problems and injuries related to the weather, including hypothermia, frostbite, and falls in ice and snow.

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Tips to Ease Arthritis Pain

December 12, 2019 - According to the Arthritis Foundation, almost 43 million people in the United States, or one in six people, suffer from some kind of arthritis.

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Important Tips for a Healthy Holiday

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December 6, 2019 - Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority.

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Home Selling Tips for 2020

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November 29, 2019 - Real estate agents often give presentations at Piedmont Crossing. They share excellent tips on how to sell a home faster and get the most money.

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Diabetes Information for Older Adults

November 22, 2019 - Piedmont Crossing is sharing a few tips for managing diabetes during National Diabetes Month.

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Importance of a Healthy Caregiver

November 15, 2019 - Advice to a caregiver - take care of your own health. Most caregivers don't.

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

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November 15, 2019 - Since at least 2000, presidents have designated November as National Family Caregivers Month to honor the more than 40 million caregivers across the country who support aging parents, ill spouses or other loved ones with disabilities who remain at home.

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Flu Facts

October 25, 2019 - The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. The flu spreads mostly from person to person, and people with the flu are most contagious in the first three to four days after their illness begins.

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Socializing Can Extend Your Life

October 17, 2019 - Experts say that seniors who enjoy an active social life often extend their lives by years. There are an abundance of benefits for socializing other than life extension; stress reduction, a feeling of importance, and a feeling of high self esteem are just a few of the benefits.

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Avoiding Depression: Tips to Help

October 16, 2019 - Do you find yourself feeling sad much of the time? If so, you may be suffering from depression, which is a medical condition that affects many older Americans.

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Be Cholesterol Aware

October 15, 2019 - Believe it or not it is good to have some cholesterol; however, your LDL Level of cholesterol is what needs to be checked often.

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Two Ways to Connect

October 1, 2019 - Our Resident Portal lets you access the latest Piedmont Crossing information – campus events, dining menus, resident and staff directories, newsletter, and campus documents such as the resident handbook, disclosure statement, and more.

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10 Tips for Family Caregivers

September 27, 2019 - Caregiving can be rewarding but can toll on the caregiver. Here are 10 helpful tips.

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Active Aging Week 2019

September 17, 2019 - Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging®, the weeklong campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today.

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Top 4 Reasons to Move to a CCRC

August 31, 2019 - There are numerous reasons to move to a continuing care retirement community like Piedmont Crossing. We share the top 4.

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Reminders for Healthy Aging

August 30, 2019 - Live a long and healthy life. Read our tips!

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Top Reasons to Look for a CCRC

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August 23, 2019 - Even if you’re not quite ready to move out of your home, taking the time to find out what is available will help you get prepared for a move that ideally will enhance your future.

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Housing Options for Older Adults

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August 1, 2019 - Depending on your particular desires and needs, there are no right or wrong answers or choices. Generally, retirement communities are put into three categories: Active Adult or 55+ Communities; Rental Retirement Communities; and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC). We hope this article will help you make the best choice for you!

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Is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) right for you?

July 22, 2019 - A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) has a goal of providing lifelong housing, household assistance, and nursing care in exchange for an entrance fee and ongoing monthly fees.

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Veterans Pension Benefits: What you need to know

July 19, 2019 - The Veterans Pension Benefit is intended to help veterans and their families deal with financial difficulties. In order to qualify, a veteran usually needs to have served for at least 90 days in active duty status.

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Mental Health Information for Older Adults

July 16, 2019 - It’s just as important for an older person with symptoms of depression to seek treatment as it is for someone younger. The impact of depression on health in older adults can be severe.

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7 Benefits to a Support Group

July 13, 2019 - Research has shown that participating in caregiver support groups result in very real benefits that can significantly improve your quality of life.

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7 Compelling Reasons Why Our Residents Live Happier, Healthier and Longer Lives

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July 12, 2019 - Find out how to live a more fulfilling life!

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CCRC: The Best Time to Move

June 21, 2019 - For many older adults who currently live independently but also like the idea of living where activities are abundant and healthcare services are available, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) like Piedmont Crossing can be the perfect solution.

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What is Transitional Rehabilitation?

June 19, 2019 - Transitional Rehabilitation is our comprehensive, multi-disciplinary rehabilitation program at Piedmont Crossing

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Questions to Ask a CCRC

June 3, 2019 - If you are considering your senior living options, you will probably at some point consider a Continuing Care Retirement Community like Piedmont Crossing.

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May: Older Americans Month 2019

May 9, 2019 - Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month.

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Healthy Tips for a Healthy Spring

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May 3, 2019 - Get healthy this spring!

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Rehab After Surgery: Why you need it

April 27, 2019 - You've recently had surgery and your mind tells you that it's time to return to your old routines. But your body says, "Wait! Not so fast."

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Is getting services at home an option?

April 6, 2019 - Piedmont Crossing is dedicated to compassionate care.

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3 Tips for a Healthier Spring

April 5, 2019 - Start your spring off right with these 3 tips!

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So Many Reason to LOVE Spring

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March 30, 2019 - Spring is such a vibrant time of year! The grass turns green, the flowers bloom, the days are longer- a general feeling of happiness comes upon us!

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What to Look for When Searching for Long-Term Care

March 21, 2019 - It's a big process filled with many questions, but taking the time to do so beforehand will make the after process much easier.

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You Are As Young As You Feel

March 20, 2019 - There are lots of sayings like “mind over matter” which illustrate how powerful the brain can be when it comes to not feeling pain, or acting determined when pursuing our dreams

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Knee Replacement: Healing and Staying Safe

March 13, 2019 - People who have had a knee replacement can take precautions to protect their new knees. Below are tips and safeguard measures that can help increase comfort and decrease the risk of injuries.

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Misunderstandings About Senior Living Communities

March 1, 2019 - “Who wants to live with a bunch of old people?” Has that statement ran through you mind at all? If you are considering a move to a continuing care retirement community like Piedmont Crossing or another type of senior living community, you may have thought this yourself or heard this response from a friend or loved one.

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Rehabilitation & Recovery- Get Maximum Mobility

February 28, 2019 - Joint replacement surgery has become a common procedure for persons with knee and hip problems. Rehab and recovery following surgery play an important role in helping the person achieve maximum mobility.

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Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease - It's Heart Health Month!

February 16, 2019 - Keep your heart healthy with these tips!

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Home Selling Tips

February 8, 2019 - Real estate agents often give presentations at Piedmont Crossing. They share excellent tips on how to sell a home faster and get the most money.

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Importance of Having Friends

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February 1, 2019 - Friends might get on your nerves at times, but having a good friend can be very beneficial to your health.

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Downsizing Tips Everyone Should Read

January 30, 2019 - Give yourself plenty of time for this process, because it will more than likely take longer than you expect. Take your time. Don’t try to sort through your entire house in one day or weekend. More tips that you'll want to read!

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A few reasons to look for a CCRC

January 19, 2019 - Even if you’re not quite ready to move out of your home, taking the time to find out what is available will help you get prepared for a move that ideally will enhance your future.

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Health and Human Service Sunday: Church in Action

January 16, 2019 - “CHHSM ministries are not an ‘extension’ of the church,” he says. “We are the church in action, and our bold witness is the bold witness of the whole church as — together — we create a just, caring and compassionate world for all.”

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Resident Portal: Staying Connected and Engaged

January 16, 2019 - With the convenient access of the resident portal, those living at Piedmont Crossing can stay connected and actively involved with the things they love both on and off of campus.

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Here's Why YOU Should Drink Coffee

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January 12, 2019 - Researchers at the University of South Florida now say if you love your caffeinated coffee, there's reason to keep drinking it. The researchers claim there is a mystery ingredient in coffee that could protect coffee drinkers against Alzheimer's disease.

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Home Care: Will it work for me?

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January 11, 2019 - Whether you need personal care assistance with housekeeping, dressing, or bathing or a nurse visit for assessments, medication assistance, or respite care, Piedmont Crossing At Home is here for you.

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5 Excellent New Years Resolutions

January 1, 2019 - What are your New Year Resolutions?

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Chrismons Adorn Piedmont Crossing

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December 18, 2018 - Residents at Piedmont Crossing have been busily making special Chrismons for the Unity Place tree. The Christmas tree is filled with beautiful handmade ornaments by Jackie Baxley, Dot Elliott, Joanne McLendon, Jane Rierson, Polly Russell and Connie Tilley. The ladies have been handcrafting the beautiful ornaments since July.

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Don’t Let the Flu Make Your Holidays Blue

December 5, 2018 - Recognizing National Influenza Vaccination Week December 2-8. In addition to getting your flu vaccine this season, CDC also urges you to take everyday preventive actions to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu.

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Want to sell your home in the New Year? Tips that can help!

December 5, 2018 - Real estate agents often give presentations at Piedmont Crossing. They share excellent tips on how to sell a home faster and get the most money.

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Improve your Health and Spirit with Yoga

November 28, 2018 - Piedmont Crossing believes in all disciplines of wellness. Yoga is one of many variations of exercises held each week at Piedmont Crossing.

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8 benefits of caregiver support groups

November 14, 2018 - Research has shown that participating in caregiver support groups result in very real benefits that can significantly improve your quality of life.

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A Little Help Can Go a Long Way- Home Care Information

November 5, 2018 - Moving away from your home is such a dramatic change that it can be an emotional strain on the entire family. Piedmont Crossing At-Home helps take the pressure off the decision and tries to make the process smooth and easy.

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Piedmont Crossing Offers Travel Lodging Program

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November 1, 2018 - Visit Seattle’s Space Needle, explore the historic capitol of New Hampshire or head down South to the world’s largest living history museum at Colonial Williamsburg— the options are endless with Passport to Travel.

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Don't Let Surgery Get You Down

October 30, 2018 - Joint replacement surgery has become a common procedure for persons with knee and hip problems. Rehab and recovery following surgery play an important role in helping the person achieve maximum mobility.

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The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

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October 24, 2018 - Tai Chi has been practiced for thousands of years now. It is often described as the “medication in motion.”

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Mind Over Matter

October 5, 2018 - There are lots of sayings like “mind over matter” which illustrate how powerful the brain can be when it comes to not feeling pain, or acting determined when pursuing our dreams.

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Why Choose Home Care

September 17, 2018 - Every day, more and more older adults and their families desire senior care services that are provided in the comfort and safety of home. Below are a few of the reasons why home care is a popular choice for those in need of additional services.

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Best Time to Move to a CCRC- We explain!

September 14, 2018 - For many older adults who currently live independently but also like the idea of living where activities are abundant and healthcare services are available, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) like Piedmont Crossing can be the perfect solution.

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Piedmont Crossing Emergency Preparedness

September 11, 2018 - We are all aware of Hurricane Florence and her impending approach on the Carolinas. As with all weather systems, we will continue to follow it closely and work in advance to be prepared for the effects of inclement weather.

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Increase Your Well-Being With These Tips

September 5, 2018 - The National Institute on Aging further notes that these activities can increase seniors’ sense of well-being as well as lowering the risk of some health problems, including dementia.

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September- National Cholesterol Education Month

September 3, 2018 - September is National Cholesterol Education Month, a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high

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A Few Secrets to Living a Long Life

August 3, 2018 - Researchers have shared a wide range of leisure activities that are associated with health and longevity, aside from physical exercise.

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Moving to a CCRC- 3 Reasons Why you Should

July 26, 2018 - Moving to a retirement community is a big decision, but being armed with knowledge will help you make an informed decision. Retirement communities can offer many perks. Read our top 3!

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Diabetes Information- What you need to know about pre-diabetes

July 18, 2018 - Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have "prediabetes" — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

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BITE - Enhance Your Dining Experience

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July 5, 2018 - Sodexo, UCHS’s partner in dining services, has an app to enhance your dining experience at Piedmont Crossing.

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One of Many Reasons to Choose Home Care Services

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June 19, 2018 - Piedmont Crossing’s At Home program provides in-home care and services throughout Davidson County. A licensed home care agency,

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Learn more about Home Care Services by Piedmont Crossing

June 14, 2018 - Piedmont Crossing can provide in home assistance.

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Programs, concerts, and more!

June 8, 2018 - Join us during these warm summer months for great programs and performances! Visiting our campus is the perfect way to find the retirement community for you!

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Do I need an Advance Directive and what is it?

May 25, 2018 - What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out your decisions about end-of-life care ahead of time.

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Older Americans Month 2018: Engage at Every Age

May 11, 2018 - Across the country, older Americans – a rapidly growing population – are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection.

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So Many Reasons to Love Spring

April 14, 2018 - Spring is such a vibrant time of year!

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Staying at Home with Care Means More Money

April 13, 2018 - Most seniors and their families see the monthly cost of a senior housing facility as much higher than the monthly cost of living at home with family care, or even with part-time or full-time home healthcare.

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Staying Positive May Help Your Live Longer

March 16, 2018 - There are lots of sayings like “mind over matter” which illustrate how powerful the brain can be when it comes to not feeling pain, or acting determined when pursuing our dreams.

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Simple Tips to Sell Your Home

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March 9, 2018 - Real estate agents often give presentations at Piedmont Crossing. They share excellent tips on how to sell a home faster and get the most money.

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Reduce your risk of heart disease with these tips

February 26, 2018 - A healthy diet can have a huge impact on heart health - read these simple ways to eat healthier.

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Retirement Community Living: Am I ready?

February 21, 2018 - It's a big step, but your fears aside.

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Choosing Home Care

February 20, 2018 - Piedmont Crossing is dedicated to compassionate care. Our main objective is to inspire each individual to embrace life by reaching their highest level of independence and live a meaningful life.

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Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home

February 15, 2018 - Determining the right placement for your loved one is important. Here are a few tips to help along the way.

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Unlock the Secrets to Living a Long Life

February 5, 2018 - Researchers have listed a wide range of leisure activities that are associated with health and longevity, aside from physical exercise.

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Heart Disease- Know the Symptoms

February 5, 2018 - February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is a major threat to senior health — in fact, 84 percent of people age 65 years and older die from heart disease.

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3 Benefits to Retirement Community Living

February 1, 2018 - Moving to a retirement community is a big decision, but being armed with knowledge will help you make an informed decision. Retirement communities like Piedmont Crossing in Thomasville, North Carolina can offer many perks

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Important Rehab Information

January 19, 2018 - ​At Piedmont Crossing our goal is your goal – getting you back on your feet enjoying the things that you love!

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Age Healthy, Live Long

January 18, 2018 - Researchers have listed a wide range of leisure activities that are associated with health and longevity, aside from physical exercise.

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Beat the Winter Blues with These Tips

January 5, 2018 - Are you often sad during the winter? These tips can help you get through the cold months a little easier.

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5 Simple New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2017 - Make 2018 great with these easy New Year's Resolutions.

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Fall Prevention Safety Tips

December 20, 2017 - The holiday season can create a lot of safety hazards. These tips will provide ideas to help keep your area safe in hopes of preventing falls and injury.

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Tips for Flu Season

December 13, 2017 - CDC established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.

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Reasons to Love Retirement Community Living

December 8, 2017 - We've shared a few reasons that you'll love living in a retirement community like Piedmont Crossing!

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Benefits of Choosing Home Care

December 8, 2017 - Every day, more and more older adults and their families desire senior care services that are provided in the comfort and safety of home.

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Important Christmas Statistics

December 1, 2017 - We all know the stories and statistics of the three wise men, the twelve days of Christmas and the ten reindeer that pull Santa's sleigh, but do you know about the statistics on our elderly population?

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5 Caregiver Gift Ideas

November 28, 2017 - Is there a family member caregiver on your holiday gift-giving list this year? This group is often difficult to buy for, because the bulk of their time is spent tending to an aging loved one or spouse.

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Friendships and Health

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November 27, 2017 - Friends might get on your nerves at times, but having a good friend can be very beneficial to your health

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Tips to Sell Your Home

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November 17, 2017 - Real estate agents often give presentations at Piedmont Crossing. They share excellent tips on how to sell a home faster and get the most money.

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Raise your cup...of coffee. Here's why!

November 15, 2017 - Researchers at the University of South Florida now say if you love your caffeinated coffee, there's reason to keep drinking it. The researchers claim there is a mystery ingredient in coffee that could protect coffee drinkers against Alzheimer's disease.

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CCRC Living- Is it the right thing?

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November 3, 2017 - Regardless of how independent and physically capable someone is, the task of caring for a family-size home can become a bit overwhelming for an older adult who no longer needs all that living space.

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November is National Alzheimer's Disease Month

November 3, 2017 - President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in 1983.

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Don't Miss a Thing This Fall

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October 26, 2017 - Beautiful fall weather has arrived and Piedmont Crossing residents are loving it!

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National Physical Therapy Month- What is physical therapy?

October 24, 2017 - Physical therapy helps people alleviate pain from chronic conditions like arthritis, avoid surgery and recover from injuries — but did you know it can also help people stay flexible and fit as they age, preventing injuries from happening in the first place?

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8 Tips to Lower Breast Cancer Risks

October 9, 2017 - Read these 8 tips to lower breast cancer risks. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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When is the best time to move to a CCRC?

September 18, 2017 - For many older adults who currently live independently but also like the idea of living where activities are abundant and healthcare services are available, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) like Piedmont Crossing can be the perfect solution.

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Piedmont Crossing to Recognize Active Aging Week 2017

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September 13, 2017 - Active Aging Week takes place each year during the last week of September.

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Keep Your Mind Active

September 2, 2017 - Being intellectually engaged may benefit the brain.

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4 Benefits of Living in a Retirement Community

August 25, 2017 - There are numerous benefits of living in a retirement community - read these 4 favorites.

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Pre-Diabetes - What you Need to Know

August 17, 2017 - Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have "prediabetes" — blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

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Positve Mindset Can Lengthen Your Lifespan

August 9, 2017 - There are lots of sayings like “mind over matter” which illustrate how powerful the brain can be when it comes to not feeling pain, or acting determined when pursuing our dreams.

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Money Saving Tips for Older Adults

August 2, 2017 - Getting old is not an easy thing. When you stop working, all you have is the money you’ve saved and set aside for retirement and beyond. To make the best use of that money, here are some frugal tips for seniors to make their dollars work harder.

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7 Safety Tips for Seniors Living Alone

August 1, 2017 - Living alone is often the first choice for seniors. There’s a certain peace of mind about spending your retirement years in the place you’ve called home for decades. But there are safety concerns that go along with being a sole occupant. Here are a few common-sense tips and safety precautions for seniors, or anyone, that is living alone.

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FBI Tips- Fraud Against Seniors

August 1, 2017 - The FBI’s Common Fraud Schemes webpage provides tips on how you can protect yourself and your family from fraud. Senior citizens especially should be aware of fraud schemes.

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What is Alzheimer's Disease? 101

June 21, 2017 - Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.

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3 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

June 21, 2017 - One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information.

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Why Choose In-Home Care?

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June 16, 2017 - Every day, more and more older adults and their families desire senior care services that are provided in the comfort and safety of home

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Have you considered moving to a retirement community?

June 16, 2017 - After working nearly your entire life, it is finally time to kick back, relax and take advantage of the retired life.

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Ideas to Keep you Young at Heart

June 2, 2017 - Stay young at heart with these 6 great tips!

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Baby Boomers and Dementia- What you Need to Know

June 2, 2017 - Baby boomers are enjoying a fulfilling, varied and active lifestyle - and are keen to maintain their health to continue it.

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What You Need to Know About Vision Loss

May 25, 2017 - Age-related vision problems are common in seniors, most notably macular degeneration and glaucoma.

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Stay Ahead of Osteoporosis

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May 25, 2017 - Healthy bones are critical to senior health.

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevalence- Important Facts

May 12, 2017 - The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing — and growing fast.

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Staying At-Home With Care Exceeds Cost of A Senior Housing Community

May 8, 2017 - Most seniors and their families see the monthly cost of a senior housing facility as much higher than the monthly cost of living at home with family care, or even with part-time or full-time home healthcare.

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Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud

May 1, 2017 - Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start.

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Parkinson's Disease- 10 warning signs

April 13, 2017 - April is Parkinson's Awareness Month.

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Am I Ready for Retirement Community Living?

April 13, 2017 - We have provided 3 popular questions that those considering retirement living should ask themselves.

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Tax Benefits of Moving to a CCRC

April 7, 2017 - Did you know that CCRC tax benefits can offset the costs of entrance and monthly fees?

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Prevent Heart Disease

April 7, 2017 - Today is World Health Day- Learn about Heart Disease

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Important Aging Issues- Start the Conversation

March 31, 2017 - According to a national survey, seniors and their adult children rarely discuss important aging issues with one another.

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Reasons to LOVE Spring

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March 23, 2017 - Spring is such a vibrant time of year!

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Mental Stumulation Exercise

March 16, 2017 - Keep your brain healthy and active.

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What is Occupational Therapy?

March 16, 2017 - April is Occupational Therapy Month - learn more.

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Stay Active with Arthritis

March 14, 2017 - The CDC estimates that it affects 49.7 percent of all adults over 65 and can lead to pain and lower quality of life for some seniors.

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3 Tips for a Healthier Spring

March 10, 2017 - Get healthy this spring- check out these 3 tips!

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Brain Health- 4 Tips to Keep Yours Healthy

March 2, 2017 - Keep your brain healthy with these 4 tips!

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Medication Problems with the Aging

February 17, 2017 - Although medications do often help maintain health and well being, studies have repeatedly shown that lots of older adults end up suffering from problems related to medication.

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Home Care- A popular choice for seniors!

February 17, 2017 - Piedmont Crossing is dedicated to compassionate care. Our main objective is to inspire each individual to embrace life by reaching their highest level of independence and live a meaningful life.

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Know the Symptoms of Heart Disease

February 3, 2017 - Heart disease is a major threat to senior health — in fact, 84 percent of people age 65 years and older die from heart disease.

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Secrets to Living a Long Life

February 3, 2017 - Researchers have listed a wide range of leisure activities that are associated with health and longevity, aside from physical exercise.

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Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

January 13, 2017 - Everyone needs a good laugh.

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Tips to Keep you Smiling During the Winter Months

January 13, 2017 - Don't let the winter blues get the best of you!

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5 Achievable New Year's Resolutions

December 28, 2016 - Discover a better YOU with these 5 New Year's resolutions!

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8 Reasons You'll Love Retirement Community Living

December 13, 2016 - Learn 8 reasons why you'll love moving to a retirement community like Piedmont Crossing.

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Healthy Tips for 2017

December 13, 2016 - The year 2017 is right around the corner - stay healthy with these 6 tips.

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6 Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

December 1, 2016 - Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays.

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Tips about flu season

December 1, 2016 - CDC established National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.

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Holiday Meal Planning- Staying Healthy

November 22, 2016 - Holidays are an opportunity to catch up with friends and family.

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What is Prediabetes?

November 22, 2016 - American Diabetes Month is November. Learn what prediabetes is and how to prevent it.

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November- Alzheimer's Awareness Month

November 22, 2016 - The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease in 2016.

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How is Breast Cancer Diagnosed?

October 10, 2016 - Doctors often use additional tests to find or diagnose breast cancer.

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8 Tips to Lower Breast Cancer Risks

October 10, 2016 - October is breast cancer awareness month. Here are 8 tips to reduce your risks.

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Fast Facts About Breast Cancer

October 10, 2016 - A few facts during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Breast Cancer Awareness- Fact

October 10, 2016 - Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.

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Community Engagement - Davidson County

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September 6, 2016 - Understanding the needs for seniors in Davidson County.

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Medicare: What You Need to Know

August 26, 2016 - What is Medicare and how does it work?

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevalence

August 22, 2016 - The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing — and growing fast.

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August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month- Learn more here!

August 17, 2016 - August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month- find out signs, symptoms and how to get treatment.

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Piedmont Crossing- Rehab Information

July 7, 2016 - ​At Piedmont Crossing our goal is your goal – getting you back on your feet enjoying the things that you love!

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Sun Health: How to Protect Your Skin

July 1, 2016 - Piedmont Crossing shares simple, everyday steps you can take to safeguard your skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation from the sun.

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Honoring Older Americans Month- Reinvent Yourself!

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May 20, 2016 - Today, older Americans are living longer and more healthfully than ever before. What does this mean for our notions of life after a career?

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Importance of Civic Engagement- Older Americans Month

May 20, 2016 - Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the lives of community members.

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Why Home Care?

May 20, 2016 - Every day, more and more older adults and their families desire senior care services that are provided in the comfort and safety of home

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Relax. Retire. You'll Love Piedmont Crossing.

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May 20, 2016 - After working nearly your entire life, it is finally time to kick back, relax and take advantage of the retired life.

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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month- 10 Warning Signs

April 28, 2016 - It can be hard to tell if you have Parkinson's disease.

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Warm Weather Means More Fun

April 22, 2016 - Piedmont Crossing residents are loving the beautiful spring weather!

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What is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)?

April 14, 2016 - CCRCs are residential communities established in a campus-like setting that provide older adults access to multiple levels of housing and care including residential homes or apartments much like their own homes.

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“Life Plan Community” Emerges as New Category Name for CCRC to Improve Overall Perception with Next Generation of Older Adults

March 23, 2016 - In response to a clear and pressing need to rename and reposition the category name used by nearly 2,000 U.S. continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), an almost two-year process is resulting in change.

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Reasons to LOVE Spring

March 23, 2016 - Spring is such a vibrant time of year!

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Is Home Care an Option?

February 26, 2016 - Every day, more and more older adults and their families desire senior care services that are provided in the comfort and safety of home.

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Relax and enjoy the good life at Piedmont Crossing!

February 16, 2016 - After working nearly your entire life, it is finally time to kick back, relax and take advantage of the retired life.

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Healthy Living Tips: Stress Relief

February 10, 2016 - Currently, there are over 36 million seniors age 65 and older living in the United States.

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Don't get the blues!

January 29, 2016 - Are you often sad during the winter? People have talked about those blues since before the Civil War.

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Housing Options for Older Adults

January 14, 2016 - Choosing the right senior housing solution could be a very difficult decision given the myriad of senior housing options available.

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Are you or a loved one taking medication incorrectly?

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January 2, 2016 - Approximately 20% of seniors are using about 50 prescriptions every year! Keeping up with multiple medications can be a challenge, especially when certain prescriptions must be taken at specific times during the day.

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Help Save Lives. Reasons YOU Should Donate Blood.

January 1, 2016 - Blood is essential for life because it carries oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, fights infections, and helps heal wounds. Everyone has this self-generating resource that can be generously given to others—when and where it is needed most.

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Another Reason to Drink Coffee

December 11, 2015 - Researchers at the University of South Florida now say if you love your caffeinated coffee, there's reason to keep drinking it.

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Improve Your Health with a Good Laugh

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December 4, 2015 - Everyone says that laughter is the best medicine. Residents at Piedmont Crossing believe that is true. The content below was taken from a resident newsletter.

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Celebration Newsletter

November 30, 2015 - Read the latest happenings within United Church Homes and Services.

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Celebrating the Season

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Why Choose Home Care?

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November 9, 2015 - Every day, more and more older adults and their families desire senior care services that are provided in the comfort and safety of home.

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Breast Cancer Risk Factors

October 1, 2015 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Fall in Love with Piedmont Crossing

October 1, 2015 - Piedmont Crossing is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that accommodates a range of lifestyles.

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Why Seniors Should Drink Coffee

September 25, 2015 - Researchers at the University of South Florida now say if you love your caffeinated coffee, there's reason to keep drinking it.

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