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Move It! Exercise for Seniors

on 03/28/2018 10:57 AM
As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates, who has long been referred to as the “Father of Medicine”, wrote, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”   As usual, Hippocrates was way before his time. Almost two thousand years would pass before scien...
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New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

on 03/19/2018 11:31 AM
In April, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards with new numbers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma: “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits. We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and hav...
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Easter Egg Hunt March 29

on 03/07/2018 10:57 AM
You are invited to join Morning Breeze Retirement Community & Healthcare Center and TREE COUNTRY 1330 WTRE Greensburg for an Easter Egg Hunt on March 29 at 5:30 p.m. The hunt will take place at the YMCA, 1301 W. Kathy's Way in Greensburg.   The Easter Egg Hunt is for children ages 2-12 and will include the Easter Bunny! So, be sure to bring your camera to capture all the actio...
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Beginning Yoga for Older Adults

on 03/01/2018 3:53 PM
Many senior adults turn to yoga for gentle exercise that can reduce tension and increase flexibility. In the early 80s, women (and some men) donned their leg warmers, Reebok high tops, and spandex body suits to stretch it out with Jane Fonda and dance to Let's Get Physical.   Today, seniors are still "getting physical" and keeping active through a variety of exercise ...
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Reducing Your Kidney Disease Risk

on 02/27/2018 9:57 AM
MARCH IS KIDNEY AWARENESS MONTH You’ve probably seen people wear red to draw awareness to heart disease or pink to bring awareness to breast cancer, but kidney disease isn’t often the subject of much attention. That’s surprising since one in three Americans are at risk for kidney disease. The kidneys perform several very important jobs for your body. According to the Nation...
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Heart Disease in Women: Heart Disease No Longer A “Man’s Disease”

on 01/25/2018 7:45 AM
Cancer has been called the “most feared diagnosis.” However, many women don’t realize that heart disease is actually the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Heart disease was once called a “man’s disease,” but one in four female deaths in this country are from heart disease, making it an equal opportunity disease.   Even more conce...
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Glaucoma: The Silent Disease

on 12/27/2017 10:09 AM
Glaucoma has been called the “silent disease” because there are usually no symptoms and no pain.  Phyllis Diller once advised women, “Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age—as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”  It is true that our vision does change as we age. We may hold the book farther away until reading glasses become necessa...
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Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living

on 11/15/2017 4:42 PM
Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and avoid illness and infections. However, many people neglect the easiest way to limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses and it’s practically free—proper hand washing.   As you touch door handles, shake hands, and touch grocery carts, germs come in contact with your hands. These germs are easily spread to your eyes, nose, ...
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COPD: Prevalence, Treatment, and Quality of Life

on 11/14/2017 8:10 AM
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with COPD, you know the symptoms—coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, fatigue, difficulty taking a deep breathe, and tightness in your chest. You also know that living with COPD can impact your quality of life.   What is COPD? The National Institutes of Health report that over 14 million Americans ha...
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Breakfast With Santa - Nov. 18

on 11/06/2017 2:29 PM
November 18, 9 - 11 a.m. Join Santa for an early Christmas breakfast at City Hall (314 W. Washington St., Greensburg) to benefit Meals on Wheels. Don’t miss out on fun activities like crafts, silent auction and telling Santa everything you want for Christmas!  Breakfast will Include: Biscuits and Gravy Donuts & Muffins Fruit Beverages Tickets: Adults $5.0...
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Free Dill Pickle - Nov. 14

on 11/06/2017 2:07 PM
Here’s the Dill Thank you for a great year! Help us celebrate National Pickle Day with a FREE dill pickle at Morning Breeze. Drop by our community on Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Halloween Trunk or Treat

on 10/13/2017 3:42 PM
Inviting all "ghouls" and "boils" to a free community Trunk or Treat event on October 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Morning Breeze Retirement Community & Healthcare Center, 950 N. Lakeview Dr., Greensburg, IN.   Morning Breeze will be participating to treat area children to lots of fun Halloween candy and fun!   Kids can munch on sno-cones an...
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Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults

on 10/04/2017 12:59 PM
Have you been to a movie theater lately and enjoyed the surround sound experience? Did you know that the noise level of that movie probably approached 98 decibels, only slightly below a rock concert? ​ With our nation’s population of older adults increasing, hearing loss has been called a major public health issue. Men tend to develop hearing loss about six years before women, often...
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Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

on 09/13/2017 10:51 AM
Our bodies change as we journey from 60 to 80 and beyond. These physical and health changes require that we choose what goes in our body with even more thought than in our younger days. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Eating a variety of foods from all food groups and limiting sodium and sugar will help supply the nutrients we need as we age. We’re not too old to learn some new tric...
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Witkemper Named 2017 IHCA Administrator of the Year

on 07/05/2017 12:00 PM
Holly Witkemper, executive director at Morning Breeze Retirement Community & Healthcare Center, will be recognized by the Indiana Health Care Association (IHCA) as the 2017 Administrator of the Year on August 15 at the 2017 IHCA/INCAL Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.   Witkemper joined Morning Breeze in 2011 bringing nearly 20 ­­ years of long-term care experience to...
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Shining Star of the Year

on 06/19/2017 2:18 PM
Lea Henson, RN was awarded Employee of the Year for 2016 from Morning Breeze Retirement Community & Healthcare Center!   Lea is truly a one of a kind person. Lea has been married to her husband, JD,  for five years and they have six children. She comes to work every day with a positive attitude and a cup of coffee in each hand. No matter what kind of day Lea is having, you wi...
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Morning Breeze Retirement Community & Healthcare Center Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report

on 05/10/2017 9:46 AM
Greensburg, IN -- May 10, 2017 -- Morning Breeze Retirement Community & Healthcare Center has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-2017 Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of near...
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Senior Sun Safety Tips

on 05/09/2017 10:09 AM
Summer is a time of year most people look forward to, especially in the cool winter months. However, there are some precautions individuals should take to stay safe during months with excessive heat. Seniors, infants and children, and those with chronic conditions are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. While excessive heat can bother anyone, seniors are at a special risk, especially...
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