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Aromatherapy benefits body and mind

Posted on March 24, 2017

Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy has a rich biblical history. In...

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First day of fall is a call to prevent falls

Posted on September 22, 2016

September 22, the first day of the fall season, is also “Fall Prevention Awareness Day.” Did you know that one in three older Americans suffers a fall every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries...

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Faster, Higher, Stronger

Posted on August 23, 2016

While the eyes of the world were focused on Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics, a riveting competition was taking place in Clive, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines, as the Walnut Ridge Olympics unfolded....

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Posted on May 18, 2016

This month we recognize and celebrate the field of Speech-Language Pathology. The 2016 theme for Better Hearing and Speech is “Communication Takes Care.” With over 135,000 Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) in the...

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Wellness: Thoughts about Thinking

Posted on March 18, 2016

Wellness is defined in Webster's Dictionary as, "The focus of health on the whole person." To achieve optimal wellness, Presbyterian Homes & Services' (PHS) WINGS® wellness focuses on six key areas of health—intellectual,...

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Posted on May 14, 2015

When you or someone you love is hospitalized, there is an important phase of recovery between hospital and home. On your way to regaining your independence, you need a caring, nurturing place to heal your body and mind alike....

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2015 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures Released

Posted on March 26, 2015

Between 2000 and 2012, deaths from Alzheimer's disease increased 69 percent, while those attributed to the number one cause of death, heart disease, decreased 16 percent, according to the Alzheimer's Association's Alzheimer's...

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Grant-based studies yield important findings

Posted on February 23, 2015

Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) is dedicated to understand better the needs of older adults and improve services to meet those needs. To that end, PHS engages in research and pilot programs alongside other organizations....

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A Time to Laugh

Posted on January 9, 2015

By Richard G. SmithResident, The Farmstead Printed on a decorative pillow, which my wife Louise and I received as a gift, is the phrase “Friends are for sharing laughter and shedding tears.” Wonderful! Laughter is,...

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Be Your Best for As Long As You Live

Posted on July 23, 2014

Strength, relationships and meaning contribute to successful aging...

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