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4 Vaccines Covered by Medicare
December 3, 2020

Winter is on the horizon, and with it comes more than just cooler temperatures. It also means flu season will be pushing through. While much of the world’s attention has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s equally important for each of us to take certain precautions against some of the other seasonal illnesses that are common this time of…

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Sally’s Life of Ups and Downs
November 4, 2020

Sally Hamel is, in her words, “an Eastern snob!” She was born in the middle of New York City on May 27, 1943 and was deprived of her father before she was a year old. He joined up as a geriatric private (32 years old) to help finish WWII, so that “we’d never have to do it again” (the contents…

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4 Creatively Simple Ways for Seniors to Stay Social While Social Distancing
November 4, 2020

For many of us, the social distancing parameters that have been put in place within our communities are doing their job to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and keep us safe. But they’re also presenting a bit of a challenge for social entertainment—especially when it comes to finding interactive activities that can still be enjoyed at a distance. This…

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Carol’s Life of Climbing
October 6, 2020

Carol Masheter is an author, speaker, world traveler, former scientist, and the oldest woman in the world to summit all nine of the Seven Summits, the highest peak in each continent. You better believe she has some incredible stories in her past of being resilient! One of Carol’s earliest experiences of resilience was when she was just 6 years old….

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5 Lessons the Pandemic has Taught us About Living in a Life Plan Community
September 19, 2020

After several months of living through the turbulence of a world-wide pandemic, we’re beginning to see certain lessons emerge. Some of these lessons have been clear and easily learned, like how crisis often brings out heroes willing to sacrifice their time and energy (and in some cases health) to help those around them. Or just how small and interconnected our…

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Decisions That Shape Us – Mark’s Minute
September 19, 2020

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s the fact that this worldwide pandemic has affected all of us in ways we might never have thought possible. But as I’ve said before— and it’s worth repeating—I’m constantly amazed by the continual display of positivity and resilience shown by our residents and staff to make the best of these…

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Grilled Guacamole – The Cook’s Nook With Marcus Cordova
September 19, 2020

Who doesn’t love a bowl of fresh, creamy guacamole? Even as a kid, I remember being mesmerized by its delicious simplicity—especially when someone would make it tableside. Since then, I have seen and even tried dozens of variations on the classic snack. While nothing beats the traditional guacamole recipe, this fun twist definitely comes close. Give it a try and…

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Improving Our Immunity in a Pandemic
September 19, 2020

By now, we’re adjusting to the many new and healthy practices associated with a pandemic. We’re keeping safe social distances when necessary. We’re models of proper hand washing hygiene. We’re even fighting the urge to touch our faces. But are we doing everything we can to improve our immunity? Here are several things that can help boost our immune system’s…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Summit Vista
July 8, 2020

Over the last couple of weeks, Summit Vista has been refining infection control policies and procedures based on information from the CDC and Utah Department of Health regarding COVID-19. Currently, no confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported within the Summit Vista community. However, we’re taking every precaution necessary to ensure the continued physical, mental, and emotional health and safety…

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