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Staff Highlight: Adela Armendi Dunbebin

Adela Armendi Dunben is an Activities Assistant at Grand Oaks. Learn how she organizes activities, books entertainment, and listens to residents.

Healthy Aging Tips for Men

The average American life expectancy is longer than ever, but men still aren’t living as long as American women. A woman’s life expectancy...

Mental Health in Seniors: Knowing When to Get Help

Paying close attention to emotional and mental health in seniors you love can help ensure they receive the appropriate treatment and care.

Easing the Stress of Rightsizing or Moving to Assisted Living

How can you help your senior loved one cope with rightsizing or moving to assisted living? Consider these tips for easing the stress of rightsizing.

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Adela Armendi Dunbebin
Staff Highlight: Adela Armendi Dunbebin
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Mental Health in Seniors: Knowing When to Get Help
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Easing the Stress of Rightsizing or Moving to Assisted Living
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Healthy Aging Tips for Women
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10 Aging Myths, Debunked
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Staying Healthy and Happy: 10 Tips for Caregivers
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7 Summer Skin Safety Tips for Seniors
Fine dining at Grand Oaks
Healthy Nutrition As You Age
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What Is Respite Care?
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Sleep and Aging: Never Underestimate the Power of a Good Night's Sleep
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Stay Connected with Loved Ones During COVID-19
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Is It Time for Assisted Living Support?
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Staying Physically Active & Safe During COVID-19
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Grand Oaks Celebrates Our 20th Anniversary!
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Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors
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10 Benefits of Our Johns Hopkins Medicine and Sibley Memorial Hospital Connections
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The Power of Your Phone or Tablet for Seniors
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How to Talk to Seniors About Social Distancing & COVID-19
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Social Distancing & Coronavirus: How to Protect Seniors
Senior woman applying hand sanitizer at home
COVID-19 and Seniors—What You Need to Know
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10 Budget-Friendly, Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors
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9 Heart-Healthy Tips for Seniors
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Celebrate Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Staff Education Week
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10 Benefits of Assisted Living Facilities
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How to Communicate with a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia
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Show Your Lungs Some Love for National Healthy Lung Month
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Find Your ‘Spark of Creativity’ on National Assisted Living Week
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Heat Stroke & Seniors: How to Stay Safe During the Summer Heat
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What Seniors Need to Know About Herbal Supplements & Prescription Medications
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Grand Oaks Nurse Practitioner Publishes Research Article
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Identifying the Types of Arthritis & Tips for Care
Senior living physical therapy
10 Exercises for People with Parkinson’s Disease
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5 Ways to Enhance Brain Fitness & Health
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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Assisted Living Community
Aging parents
10 Warning Signs to Look for When Visiting Aging Parents
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Sibley Memorial Hospital Baby Guild - Coming Full Circle
Grand Oaks Assisted Living Facility Staff
Grand Oaks Receives 2018 Bronze National Quality Award
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What is AFIB and What Seniors Need to Know
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‘Capture the Moment’ During National Assisted Living Week
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What Every Senior Should Know About Psoriasis
Grand Oaks wins National Quality Award
Grand Oaks Assisted Living Residence Earns 2018 Bronze National Quality Award
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What is Low Vision & How Grand Oaks Can Help
Senior struggling to hear
5 Signs You Might Be Experiencing Hearing Loss
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An Open Letter: Things Not Spoken, But Always Felt
Senior couple with Johns Hopkins physician
Understanding Parkinson’s Disease and Finding the Right Care Plan
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Sibley’s Grand Oaks’ Oasis Neighborhood Dementia Program Wins
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Seniors Help Seniors in Honor of National Senior Citizens Day
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Summer Travel Tips for Seniors
Elaine Light
Grand Oaks Resident Elaine Light Has a Taste for Fine Dining
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How Doanne Kiechel Stays Fit & Active at 88

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“We chose Grand Oaks because it has always felt like home. This part of NW DC has been our neighborhood since 1992. Coming here, we simply couldn’t handle living on our own – and we’ve been very happy here.” Read more >
Charlie Zito

Current Grand Oaks Resident

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