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Get to Know the Grand Oaks Team: Jill Youens

Jill Youens, RN, CDP, is the coordinator for Grand Oaks’ Oasis Neighborhood. Learn more about her and her role at Grand Oaks in our Q&A.

The Early Signs of Dementia

An early diagnosis of dementia can help slow progression. Learn the signs you should be looking out for in a loved one.

Get to Know the Grand Oaks Team: Beth Abate

Nurse Practitioner Beth Abate ensures all healthcare and medical needs of Grand Oaks Senior Living residents are met daily. Get to know Beth in this Q&A.

15 Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

If you or your senior loved one finds it harder to get up and get moving, try these 15 activities for seniors with limited mobility.

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15 Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility
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Controlling Your Cholesterol as You Age
Grand Oaks Senior Living Commemorates National Assisted Living Week®
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How Grand Oaks Helps You Age Well
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Seniors: Stay Safe from Fraud and Scams
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What to Look for in Memory Care
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5 New Hobbies to Start this Summer
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Fun Activities to Do While Visiting Your Loved One at Grand Oaks
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What to Consider When Choosing a Senior Living Community
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Fresh Summer Recipes for Seniors
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10 Ways the Grand Oaks Team Improves the Lives of Residents
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Exercise and Arthritis: Why It’s Important
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Managing Stress as You Age
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10 Activities for People with Parkinson's Disease
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The Difference Between Eczema and Psoriasis
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What You Should Know About Kidney Disease and Aging
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Staying Active with Heart Disease
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10 Ways to Incorporate More Fiber into Your Diet
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How to Keep Your Joints Healthy as You Age
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What You Should Know About Glaucoma
elderly woman painting
5 DIY Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors
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The Importance of Proper Handwashing for Seniors
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10 Brain-Stimulating Activities for a Loved One with Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease
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10 Diabetes-Friendly Foods for Seniors
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10 Reasons Your Senior Loved One Will Love Living at Grand Oaks
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Show Your Lungs Some Love for National Healthy Lung Month
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Healthy Recipes Using Fall Produce
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Prostate Cancer: What to Know
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Benefits of Walking for Seniors
Man struggles with cataracts
What to Expect When a Loved One Has Cataracts
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Summer Fun for Seniors
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Headaches in Seniors
Helping a Loved One After a Stroke
Stroke Awareness: Signs, Risk Factors, Treatment, and Prevention
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Oral Health for Seniors
Enjoy spring with a senior loved one
Celebrate Spring with a Senior Loved One
Elderly Couple Having Fun Safely
Tips for Seniors to Stay Safe after Vaccination
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Colorectal Cancer Can Be 90 Percent Curable
Couple reviews their finances
Financial Fitness Strategies for Seniors
Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent cancer.
Could Cancer Deaths Be Preventable?
A nurse gives an elderly woman a vaccine shot.
Vaccination Is Safe and Critical to Fighting COVID-19
Elderly Man Exercises with Dumbbells
Maintain a Healthy Weight in the New Year
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New Year's Resolutions to Ring in the New Year
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Winter Activities for Seniors
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10 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors & Caregivers
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A Thanksgiving Unlike Any Other
Luxury Assisted Living for Your Loved One
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Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know
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Mental Health in Seniors: Knowing When to Get Help
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
Mental strength illustration
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
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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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