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Save The Date: 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 20th, 2019

On September 28, The Villas of Oak Park and the Southview Senior Communities team will be joining the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field. There are 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s today, and that number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050. We’d love your help as we work to raise awareness, reduce risk, and eliminate Alzheimer’s through research and care. Learn more about donating and/or registering to walk. Together, we can fight to end Alzheimer’s!

Here are some photos from last year’s walk.

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Celebrating Elvis Week at The Villas of Oak Park

August 16th, 2019

Oak Park Senior Living spent the last several days celebrating Elvis Week. Pictured here is Kent Appeldoorn bringing some fun, along with a few Elvis songs during his performance. He even had some help from one of our tenants, Anita Crumb, on guitar. Other events included watching a DVD of the real Elvis live in concert in Las Vegas, an old fashioned soda shop, and entertainment by Michael Riddle.

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Happy Independence Day from The Villas of Oak Park

July 5th, 2019

To all the residents, staff, and family members of the Villas of Oak Park: We hope everyone had a safe and happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day from The Villas of Oak Park
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Happy Memorial Day from the Villas of Oak Park

May 24th, 2019

This Memorial Day weekend, we at the Villas of Oak Park remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Happy Memorial Day from the Villas of Oak Park.

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Happy Mother’s Day From The Villas Of Oak Park

May 17th, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day From The Villas Of Oak Park!

This past Sunday, we celebrated the never-ending love and bond of motherhood. Once again, we want to wish a happy (belated) Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers at the Villas of Oak Park!

 

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018

September 18th, 2018

We are proud to announce that Villas of Oak Park and ten other Southview Senior Communities raised over $23,000, more than doubling our goal! The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a nationwide fundraiser event for the Alzheimer’s Association in an effort to support lives affected by Alzheimer’s and advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 6th, 2018

On September 15, we join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field in Minneapolis. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association and Walk to End Alzheimer’s mission is to bring awareness, reduce the risk, and eliminate Alzheimer’s through research and care. You can help us by donating: http://bit.ly/2Bl2y7U or participating in the walk. Details here: http://bit.ly/2vOJVEg

Walk to End Alzheimer's

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Happy Labor Day!

August 31st, 2018

Happy Labor Day from all of us at Villas of Oak Park! Enjoy the beautiful weekend.

Happy Labor Day!

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Independence Day

July 3rd, 2018

The Villas of Oak Park wishes our residents, staff, and family members a wonderful Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June 26th, 2018

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the world to learn about and spread awareness. This month, go purple and inspire action.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. The disease affects memory, thought process, and behavior, and is serious enough to interfere with daily life, progressively worsening over time. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s has no cure.

Current Statistics

  • 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 94,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  • Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123% between 2000 and 2015.


(video: Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests these ways to learn more and get involved during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Share facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.

Memory Care at Oak Park Senior Living

As part of the Southview Communities continuum of care, the Villas of Oak Park offers Independent Living for older adults. Should needs change, Assisted Living and Memory Care options are available on campus at the Oak Park Senior Living facility. Contact us to learn more about our senior living programs.

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