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MPA, ACSM CPT, NASM-SFS Fitness Specialist at Porter Hills Village There are many great ways to stay active and fit, even at home. This series of exercises can be done in approximately 15- 20 minutes and requires no equipment. Make a goal to perform these exercises 3 or more days per week. Begin w read more.
I recently heard someone make the comment, “We gather around the people experiencing a life.” What a wonderful testament to living a meaningful life. Life is reciprocal and cyclical. At some point in all of our lives, we rely on someone to help us. Although we are aware that our acco read more.
As West Michigan brushes off the effects of a harsh winter season the memories will soon be distant. But everyone can take a moment and reflect on how their lifestyle was altered, delayed or even cancelled by the weather. Now imagine being a senior who lives alone, unable to drive, reliant on other read more.
No one plans to get injured or sick but have you thought about what would happen if you did? Would you need therapy services to get stronger, or nursing to help you care for yourself and provide education on a new diagnosis? Many older adults don’t even know there are services available to help th read more.
The Porter Hills Green House® homes will be celebrating their 5 year anniversary of opening in 2014! It’s hard to believe that this revolutionary approach to skilled nursing is only being offered in the Grand Rapids area by Porter Hills. I have had the privilege of working in the homes since we read more.
I love the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz. My favorite scene is when Dorothy approaches a crossroad and meets the Scarecrow on her journey to find the Wizard. While contemplating which road will take her to Oz, Mr. Scarecrow attempts to give her directions. Following his incoherent ramblings, read more.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America. Its casualties have inspired our nation to dedicate February as American Heart Month. Heart month spurs the promotion of new health products, awareness campaigns, and ideas on endless ways to improve the health of one of your most v read more.
The healthcare system as a whole is fractured, fragmented, and difficult to maneuver. Healthcare providers and recipients are being penalized for a system that has been unable to fix itself. There are creative organizations all across the nation participating in innovative pilot programs in an effor read more.
Since 1970, Porter Hills has been a leader in meeting the diverse needs of seniors in West Michigan. We are proud to unveil our new website as part of our ongoing commitment to service and quality. With more than a refreshed look and feel, www.porterhills.org now offers several new features to he read more.
About 2 years ago I began a journey of looking for a new home. I was moving from my very large home of 26 years where I had raised my 5 sons. Marriage and careers had now moved their lives to new destinations and the walls and rooms that had once bustled with activity, were now silent. As I would lo read more.