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Five Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

on 07/24/2018 3:24 PM
You’ve heard it said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but you may not have heard “A dog is good for your health.”  Some people think dog ownership means dog hair on the sofa, veterinarian bills, and an extra mouth to feed, but recent medical research may change that way of thinking. Research has shown a number of surprising health benefits of dog owners...
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Stay Strong and Healthy, Guys, with Screenings

on 05/22/2018 12:03 PM
June has been a special month for men and their families since 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. We celebrate men and their essential role in the family and in the community. Men are husbands, fathers, sons, bosses, employees, and coworkers. June is also a great time to draw attention to the health issues that impact men and the imp...
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Creative Ways to Show Appreciation to Military Members and Families

on 04/26/2018 2:55 PM
Most Americans are familiar with Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was observed on November 11 because World War I ended at 11:00 A.M. on November 11, 1918. President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially proclaimed November 11 to be Veterans Day in 1954. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, has been observed as far back as the Civil War, but it was mad...
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Move It! Exercise for Seniors

on 03/28/2018 11:01 AM
As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates, who has long been referred to as the “Father of Medicine”, wrote, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”   As usual, Hippocrates was way before his time. Almost two thousand years would pass before scien...
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Beginning Yoga for Older Adults

on 03/01/2018 4:01 PM
Many senior adults turn to yoga for gentle exercise that can reduce tension and increase flexibility. In the early 80s, women (and some men) donned their leg warmers, Reebok high tops, and spandex body suits to stretch it out with Jane Fonda and dance to Let's Get Physical.   Today, seniors are still "getting physical" and keeping active through a variety of exercise ...
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Reducing Your Kidney Disease Risk

on 02/27/2018 10:09 AM
MARCH IS KIDNEY AWARENESS MONTH You’ve probably seen people wear red to draw awareness to heart disease or pink to bring awareness to breast cancer, but kidney disease isn’t often the subject of much attention. That’s surprising since one in three Americans are at risk for kidney disease. The kidneys perform several very important jobs for your body. According to the Nati...
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Heart Disease in Women: Heart Disease No Longer A “Man’s Disease”

on 01/25/2018 7:58 AM
Cancer has been called the “most feared diagnosis.” However, many women don’t realize that heart disease is actually the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Heart disease was once called a “man’s disease,” but one in four female deaths in this country are from heart disease, making it an equal opportunity disease.   Even more c...
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Glaucoma: The Silent Disease

on 12/27/2017 10:13 AM
Glaucoma has been called the “silent disease” because there are usually no symptoms and no pain.  Phyllis Diller once advised women, “Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age—as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”  It is true that our vision does change as we age. We may hold the book farther away until reading glasses become neces...
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Job Fair & Open Interviews - RNs, CNAs, LPNs

on 12/13/2017 10:48 AM
NOW HIRING RNs, CNAs, and LPNs Join the Vernon Health & Rehabilitation team! Attend our Holiday Career Fair on December 27 from 1-6 p.m. at 1955 Vernon Street in Wabash, Indiana, for open interviews. We are hiring for LPNs, CNAs, and RNs for all shifts. The first four hires will receive a Fitbit, TV, or Keurig! APPLY ONLINE TODAY! 
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Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living

on 12/01/2017 4:47 PM
Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and avoid illness and infections. However, many people neglect the easiest way to limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses and it’s practically free—proper hand washing.   As you touch door handles, shake hands, and touch grocery carts, germs come in contact with your hands. These germs are easily spread to your eyes, nose, ...
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COPD: Prevalence, Treatment, and Quality of Life

on 11/14/2017 8:34 AM
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with COPD, you know the symptoms—coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, fatigue, difficulty taking a deep breathe, and tightness in your chest. You also know that living with COPD can impact your quality of life.   What is COPD? The National Institutes of Health report that over 14 ...
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Say What? Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults

on 10/04/2017 1:19 PM
Have you been to a movie theater lately and enjoyed the surround sound experience? Did you know that the noise level of that movie probably approached 98 decibels, only slightly below a rock concert? With our nation’s population of older adults increasing, hearing loss has been called a major public health issue. Men tend to develop hearing loss about six years before women, often a resul...
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Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

on 09/19/2017 2:54 PM
Our bodies change as we journey from 60 to 80 and beyond. These physical and health changes require that we choose what goes in our body with even more thought than in our younger days. It doesn't have to be complicated. Eating a variety of foods from all food groups and limiting sodium and sugar will help supply the nutrients we need as we age. We’re not too old to learn some new tric...
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Trick or Treat at Vernon Health & Rehabilitation

By posted by on 10/27/2016 10:09 AM
Calling all Goblins, Witches, Princess, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it's all treats, no tricks this Halloween at Vernon Health & Rehabilitation! The Center will be hosting trick or treat, Monday, October 31 from 6-8 p.m. Visit us at 1955 Vernon Street.
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Renee Hamilton Joins Vernon Manor

on 07/14/2016 11:39 AM
Renee Hamilton has been appointed as the community liaison at Vernon Health & Rehabilitation in Wabash, Indiana. As the community liaison, Renee will work with families, area hospitals, group homes and community agencies to transition care to Vernon Health & Rehabilitation. In this role, Renee will promote the newly remodeled short-term rehabilitation wing at Vernon Health & Rehabil...
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Tips to Avoid the Flu Virus this Winter

on 02/17/2016 11:40 AM
While the winter has been uncharacteristically mild, the influenza virus is entering with a bang and spreading throughout the region. Young children, pregnant women, individuals with chronic health conditions and people age 65 years and older are regarded as high risk for serious complications related to the flu. The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated every year. The Centers for D...
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Julie Harden Joins Vernon Manor Team

on 03/02/2015 11:45 AM
Welcome Julie Harden to Vernon Manor! Julie will be joining our team in March 2015 as the Social Service Director. Julie comes to Vernon Manor with more than 20 years of social service experience in serving individuals with special needs. We are very excited to have Julie join our team.
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Summer Camp Forms Sent

on 02/20/2015 11:46 AM
ATTENTION PARENTS: Check your mailboxes. Summer camp forms will be distributed this spring. Please complete the application form for your loved one and return them timely. Everyone loves camp!
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St. Patrick's Party to Celebrate Irish Culture Planned

on 02/13/2015 11:47 AM
Green! Green! Green! Come kiss the Irish! A St. Patrick's Day party will be held on March 17 in the Cherry Blossom Room. St. Patrick's Day falls on a Monday which is sure to upset many leprechauns' plan because it's all about the chance to drink green "punch" and a way to spend a day claiming Irish heritage. Festivities will include green cupcakes and green sparkling punch. You can also view the ...
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Royal Court Voted at Valentine's Day Dance

on 02/03/2015 11:48 AM
Hail to the King, Queen, Prince, and Princess. Come one come all....It's time to vote for new royalty! A Valentine's Day dance will be held on Friday February 13 in the Cherry Blossom Room. Staff and resident voting for the notable title of King, Queen, Prince, and Princess is open until Thursday, Feb. 12. That's amore..... Karaoke, snacks, and dancing will occur with the crowing. T...
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