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My elderly father was recently diagnosed with COPD. What do I need to know?

My elderly father was recently diagnosed with COPD. What do I need to know?

August 10, 2022 Bob Pontius
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. This disease is primarily characterized by increasing breathlessness.
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My dad’s Alzheimer’s makes it hard to communicate. What can I do?

My dad’s Alzheimer’s makes it hard to communicate. What can I do?

August 3, 2022 Bob Pontius
Many caregivers have learned that as a person’s Alzheimer’s (dementia) gets worse, communicating with them gets harder and more frustrating. Here are some tips for communicating with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.
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Find a Great Workplace in Your Own Backyard

Find a Great Workplace in Your Own Backyard

August 2, 2022
Long commutes drain the enjoyment out of life. Find your next opportunity at a Danbury community near you.
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How important is the “culture of the staff” at a senior living facility?

How important is the “culture of the staff” at a senior living facility?

July 27, 2022 Bob Pontius
I was recently giving a tour of Danbury to a family who commented that our staff (and residents) were so much livelier and more engaged than those at a different community they had toured earlier, and they wondered why?
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Why do my feet hurt more than ever now that I’m over 65?

Why do my feet hurt more than ever now that I’m over 65?

July 20, 2022 Bob Pontius
For the same reasons that everything else in our aging body seems to ache and sag and change. Our feet are possibly the biggest victims of getting old. According to WebMD, here are some common problems and solutions.
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What can a Senior do to Beat the Heat?

What can a Senior do to Beat the Heat?

July 13, 2022 Bob Pontius
Here are some tips for keeping a senior hydrated and cool in the summer months.
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How can we include elderly grandparents in our family reunion?

How can we include elderly grandparents in our family reunion?

July 6, 2022 Bob Pontius
Family reunions are filled with love, fun and old memories and can be very beneficial for seniors, even those suffering from memory loss or dementia. Here are some pro tips on planning for a family gathering with your senior family members.
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How can we best help seniors celebrate July 4th?

How can we best help seniors celebrate July 4th?

June 29, 2022 Bob Pontius
The 4th of July is one of everyone’s favorite holidays. With parades, picnics, fireworks, and pools, why wouldn’t it be? Well, if you’re a senior limited mobility, you might not look forward to July 4th as much as some people! Here are some ideas for staying inside with your favorite senior on Independence Day.
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Can stress have a negative impact on me, even if I’m retired?

Can stress have a negative impact on me, even if I’m retired?

June 22, 2022 Bob Pontius
I was recently joking with one of my senior buddies about how he’s “living the good life, stress free” as a retiree and he was quick to point out that, while he doesn’t report to work every day, the daily stresses of life never go away!
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At Danbury, Every Worker Is an Essential Worker

At Danbury, Every Worker Is an Essential Worker

June 21, 2022
Every team member is essential to creating the Danbury Difference. See how each role fits in with the rest of the team to make our residents’ lives safe, healthy, and special.
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My Mom seems to suffer from chronic back pain, is there anything I can do?

My Mom seems to suffer from chronic back pain, is there anything I can do?

June 15, 2022 Bob Pontius
Did you know that chronic pain is one of the most common, yet under-reported health conditions for seniors? According to NIH, over 50% of those ages 75-85 suffer from chronic pain. How can we help? Here are a few tips.
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Since I’m over 70, can I exercise outside in the summer?

Since I’m over 70, can I exercise outside in the summer?

June 8, 2022 Bob Pontius
Last week I was talking with one of my senior buddies who was lamenting the fact that his kids didn’t want him outside too much this summer because he could get too much sun or get dehydrated. He said, “What am I supposed to do, stay inside and watch the news all day? I’ll go crazy if I have to do that!” Here are some tips I offered for seniors to exercise safely this summer.
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 Meet our new leadership team members! 

JIll Bell

Jill Bell, Executive Director 

Jill has over 20 years of experience in sales and management in both residential property and healthcare. She said, "Working in healthcare is a very fulfilling career and I always look forward to every day knowing that I will be working with a wonderful team and that what we do supports the residents and families."

 

Sara Szink

Sara Szink, Director of Sales and Marketing

Sara comes to Danbury Brunswick with a diverse background with Danbury Senior Living. She's worked in dining, resident care, life enrichment, at the home office, and now with Danbury Brunswick.  She's excited to help seniors with their journey to senior living.