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Activities That Can Help Seniors With Dementia

An older adult man and an older adult woman smiling while jogging outdoors.

Dementia, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, doesn’t mean that a story is over. Instead, it’s the start of a new chapter in a person’s life. Seniors living with dementia can still live happy, fulfilling lives by participating in different activities designed to strengthen their bodies, boost their minds, and enhance their cognitive function. Activities that can […]

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Supporting Health and Healing

Elaine smiles big and warmly greets integrative care specialist Katie Cook Fjelstad when Katie knocks and enters her apartment at the Villa apartments at Woodbury Senior Living. Elaine is on Katie’s list for a visit this week. This usually involves a foot massage. “Katie does such a good job and it feels so good,” she […]

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Woodbury Senior Living staff members receive awards

Two Woodbury Senior Living staff members, Sherri Lage and Katie Cookfjelstad, will receive awards this fall from the Care Providers of Minnesota association. The awards will be presented at the Care Provider’s November 2019 convention.  Expertise in aging and dementia Our memory care director Sherri Lage will be given the 2019 Dedicated Service Award, recognizing […]

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Promising Practices for Meeting the Mental Health Needs of our Elders

by Leah Kaplan, LICSW, Associated Clinic of Psychology In 1980, Associated Clinic of Psychology (ACP) pioneered the practice of seeing patients in geriatric care environments to provide the right treatment at the right place and the right time, recognizing that these are unique patients and environments that require unique care. By going to patients in […]

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Telling the Stories of our Lives

by Carol Dexter, integrative health volunteer My name is Carol.  I have been volunteering at Woodbury Senior Living (WSL) twice a week for about nine months.  This is my story:  I never lived with elders and never experienced their lives as an adult except when they were hospitalized with an acute illness, injury, or were experiencing […]

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Presenters at International Integrative Nursing Symposium

In early April 2017, Rachel Trelstad-Porter and Amy Quarberg attended the 2nd International Integrative Nursing Symposium in Tucson, AZ, presenting on the Integrative Therapies program at Woodbury Senior Living. Rachel is the Director of Integrative Health and Wellness at Woodbury Senior Living and Amy is an Integrative Nurse Clinician at Woodbury Senior Living and at […]

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Gracious and Knowledgeable Staff at Woodbury

Testimonial from a Woodbury Estates family member! Original Reason for moving loved one here: This tenant moved into Woodbury Estates Memory Care community in April of 2015. The original reason for the move to our community was because of the Dementia diagnosis making it unsafe for him to stay at home.  Why are you happy […]

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