Wellness Coordinator helps to improve quality of care in Memory Care

Occupational therapist helps those with dementia by adapting environments and tailoring care, to maximize independence and well-being. “Wellness Coordinator” sounds like a very broad job description, but in reality, it’s a very precise and effective tool when it comes to improving life in a memory care setting. “Improving life” sounds like a huge job, but Read More

Assisted Living vs. In-Home Care: What You Need to Know

When it’s time to choose between in-home care and assisted living, it’s important to consider what’s best for a senior’s health, happiness and safety. This choice usually arises once a senior has experienced a noticeable change in behavior or health that affects his or her ability to live completely independently. In situations like these, living Read More

Thanksgiving Tips & Healthful Pumpkin Pie Dip Recipe

As we approach the holidays, we realize how much we have to be thankful for in our lives. Thanksgiving in my house growing up usually involved us traveling to see family. My grandpa was a great cook and would always make the turkey just right! For me, Thanksgiving is all about the turkey. Nowadays, my Read More

Brain Games for Dementia Patients: Keeping a Sharp Mind

No matter your age, mental stimulation from playing games is a great way to keep your mind sharp. For those living with dementia, games provide an outlet to expand creativity, enhance mental acuteness and in some cases, preserve memory-based skills. While more research is necessary, there is some evidence that shows staying mentally active reduces Read More

Mneme Therapy® at Cherrywood Pointe of Minnetonka

Arts and music improve brain function and make more ‘good days’ in Memory Care. For those living with or caring for someone with dementia, it can be challenging to stay positive in the face of the disease – we hold out hope for the good days, even just the good moments. But a new program Read More

Music Therapy at Cherrywood Pointe

Music is a fabric that is woven through our lives. We use music to celebrate, to mourn, to process, to relax, to escape, to enjoy – we use it for anything and everything! It resonates with just about everyone. Residents at Cherrywood Pointe communities benefit from weekly visits from the Cherrywood Pointe Music Therapists. Music Read More

When Is It Time to Look Into Memory Care? 5 Signs to Watch Out For

If you’re noticing changes in a parent’s behavior that affects his or her day-to-day well-being, you want to do everything you can to help. The trouble is, memory-related health issues often require a level of care that just isn’t possible to provide in a private home setting. To further complicate matters, the changes you notice Read More

10 Hidden Perks of Living in Our Senior Communities

Before moving into a Cherrywood Pointe senior living facility, you or a loved one might be unsure of what to expect. It’s no wonder many future residents feel a bit overwhelmed — leaving behind a familiar home life and routine for something completely new is a life-changing experience. The good news is, life at Cherrywood Read More

Senior Living at Cherrywood Pointe: A Resident’s Perspective

If you’re wondering what life is like at Cherrywood Pointe, just ask Marj! This lively 97-year-old can usually be found working out, eating a healthy vegetarian meal or laughing with friends. Living in our retirement community is full of everyday surprises that make life a joy. Here’s what Marj has to say about her experience Read More