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Meeting Larry: An Unexpected Friendship

Story submitted my Oakwood Creative Care team member, Nicole WAdmittedly, I felt a bit intimidated...
Meeting Larry: An Unexpected Friendship

Meeting Larry: An Unexpected Friendship

Story submitted my Oakwood Creative Care team member, Nicole WAdmittedly, I felt a bit intimidated when I first began working at Oakwood. I wanted to be successful in my new role and make a positive impact on the members I'd be working with — but I was unsure how they...

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What Is Healthy Aging of The Brain? Part 1

What Is Healthy Aging of The Brain? Part 1

Most of us are well aware what normal, healthy aging looks like on the outside of our bodies. However, do you know what healthy aging looks like for your brain? (Interesting Fact: your brain’s best years peak at 30!) In my next four blogs that I’m titling “What Is...

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How Online Classes Help Dementia During Quarantine

How Online Classes Help Dementia During Quarantine

The Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine has introduced a new obstacle for those with dementia…boredom! We all need fun and enjoyment in life — but it’s especially essential for those with cognitive decline. Admittedly, being stuck in the house all day every day with your...

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Seniors, Let’s Talk About Sleep!

Seniors, Let’s Talk About Sleep!

It seems to happen overnight. We get to a certain age, and all of a sudden waking up in the morning just doesn’t feel the same. Suddenly, we’re waking up feeling stiff…aching…and not rested at ALL! Sure, we’ve all experienced this at times when we were younger, too....

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Summer for Seniors: Recognize and Prevent Dehydration

Summer for Seniors: Recognize and Prevent Dehydration

Did you know that our bodies are 92% water?! It’s easy to see how quickly trouble can arise when we don’t get proper hydration — especially for those of us living amongst the dry desert climate here in Arizona. Although proper hydration is important for everyone, it's...

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A Message from our CEO: Covid-19 Update

A Message from our CEO: Covid-19 Update

It is difficult to believe that Oakwood Creative Care Clubs have been closed since March 23rd.  We’ve been through so much as a society in just over two months’ time. All of us at Oakwood are so thankful for those who have stayed in touch with us, participated in...

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2 Simple Ways to Improve Happiness

2 Simple Ways to Improve Happiness

Most (if not all) of us are not having the “best of times” these past few months…so I’d like to give you a few tips to easily increase your happiness level. These tips are from neuroscientists —current material that works — not something made-up!

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Where the Young and Old Thrive

Where the Young and Old Thrive

Have you met our youngest employee yet? This blue-eyed beauty can be found crawling around on all fours, greeting guests in the lobby with a grin, or sitting in the lap of a member- stealing love from one of her many “Grandmas and Grandpas.” Meet Savanha Rae, “Savi!”  I am blessed to call this sweet baby girl my daughter!

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Meet the Staff | Jorge the Therapy Pig

Meet the Staff | Jorge the Therapy Pig

Oakwood Creative Care is pleased to introduce Jorge (pronounced George) the Therapy Pig to the team!  Jorge is a mini potbelly pig and belongs to our CEO, Sherri Friend.  Jorge is a certified therapy pig through the American Mini Pig Association and brings tons of laughter, snorts, and entertainment to the staff and members of Oakwood.

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Oakwood Creative Care

Oakwood Creative Care

We’re revolutionizing care for seniors and those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, providing daytime care services and online classes that stimulate the body and mind.