Passion for Horses and Helping Others

A Dose of ‘Horse’pitality. Jean Baker got a surprise visit on her 96th birthday from Maggie and her owner Rosa Shelton from Kindred Hospice.  Many residents eagerly made their way outside to pet and hug Maggie on Saturday, October 14.  Maggie made lots of new friends and it appears that Sterling Presbyterian Manor may have gotten itself its first mascot!

To say Rosa Shelton loves horses is an understatement. It’s more like she lives for horses.

“When my dad retired from the Navy, he built his dream house near Goddard. When I came along, I decided I really wanted a horse, so he sold that house and READ MORE

A few of our favorite things We asked our residents to share some of their favorite things about Christmas. Here’s what they told us!

  1. Celebrating the birth of our savior
  2. Family getting together
  3. Singing Christmas carols (favorites were Silent Night and White Christmas).

Some other favorite things:

  •  Attending Candlelight Services
  • Finding and digging up our Christmas

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Parents Are Safe In Bad Weather

Photo of flooded neighborhood

You can’t control Mother Nature, but certain precautions are important. [Photo credit: Thinkstock]

By Jasmine Dyoco for Next Avenue

Lately, it seems our headlines have been filled with stories about Mother Nature wreaking havoc on our surroundings. From horrible flooding to fast-spreading wildfires to monster hurricanes, weather and the damage READ MORE

3 Recipes to Capture the Flavors of Fall

Here are 3 recipes that wrap fall’s flavors in wonderfully-scented, warming-to-the-soul baked treats. (Photo courtesy of

These easy, tasty recipes will warm your body and soul

By Meggan Hill for Next Avenue

Just as autumn has a traditional color palette, classic tastes are also associated with the season: rich pumpkin, tart cranberry, comforting apple and distinctive cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

The three recipes below wrap fall’s flavors in wonderfully-scented, READ MORE

The Top Drugs for Older Adults to Avoid

Here are 6 classes of medications you may want to avoid. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Learn which medications are on pharmacists’ ‘black list’

By Patricia Corrigan for Next Avenue

You fill a prescription, a medication you’ve relied on before. A few days later, you experience a troubling side effect. You read online that no one your age should take this medication.

What happened?

Drug Side Effects and Older Adults

Two pharmacists say the aging process is to blame, READ MORE

11 Ways to Increase Your Energy

Vitality doesn’t come in pills. You have to change your daily habits.

By Jonny Bowden, Ph.D. for Next Avenue

In the commencement address he gave to graduates of Kenyon College in 2005, award-winning novelist David Foster Wallace talked about fish:

Two young fish are swimming along when they happen to meet an older fish swimming in the opposite direction. The READ MORE