Remembering The Lost

Losing a loved one is one of the most traumatic times of your life. The person you’ve done everything with is departed and thoughts of depression take over your mind. Albeit you understand that they are in a better place you are left deeply hurt that they are gone. However, know that your loved one is not truly departed, they live on in you and the ones they touched during their lifetime. So seek council in your family and friends, you should not experience this pain alone.

Honoring Your Loved One

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Take Flowers to Their Memorial Site

When taking flowers to a loved one’s memorial site it is an act of remembrance. This simple act allows you to reflect on your memories with them and enables you to catch them up on current events in your life. Keeping them up to date on your life will make it seem as if they were there

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Review Old Photos

Photo albums are a great way to review cherished times with your loved one.  Reminiscing on past events can bring up happy times and laughable moments. Like that awful outfit that was stylish for the times.  

 
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Cook Your Loved Ones Favorite Dish

Everyone has a comfort food that is sure to put a smile on their face. Make your loved ones favorite dish and share it with others to see the joy on their face. The joy that once was theirs can now be shared with everyone.

 
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Go to Your Favorite Place You Shared With Them

Revisiting your most cherished places that you and your loved one spent all of your time is a great way to review the joyous moments your shared.

 
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Write a List of Things They Loved

By writing a list of your loved ones likes it allows you to remember and review everything they loved about life. When you find it hard to remember everything that made your loved one smile review the list or do something on it.

 

Written By: Karlie Kudrna

The Montclare Senior Residences Healthy Eating Blog

By Kathy Nuss, Pacific Management.

Making small changes that impact your health!

More and more studies are showing that turning to a plant base diet can help in so many areas of our health.

That is not to say that we should become vegetarians or vegans, but increasing our intake of vegetables and fruits. New studies show that adding broccoli and cauliflower will help decrease plaque build up in the carotid artery. Small changes can make a huge impact.

Start with substituting some side dishes with fresh cooked vegetables. If you are not used to vegetables, try including vegetables in with rice, soups, pastas, stews, etc.

Adding more vegetables and fruit will impact other serious conditions associated with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Try new vegetables, become adventurous. The more colors and variety will hopefully keep you motivated to maintain the healthy changes.

In the summer look for local farmers markets. Not only are they great places to purchase fresh produce but fun to walk around and enjoy the variety of the choices.

Share new recipes or ideas with the office staff! Your recipes will be shared in our newsletter.