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Events & Health Education
Throughout the year at our Franciscan Communities many different special events are offered to the residents, as well as to those residing outside the community. One week might feature a senior exercise program and the next might feature a guest speaker sharing his or her expertise regarding hip and knee replacement. Then, later in the month, there might be a holiday barbeque with live music, a choir performance in the chapel or any of the countless other fun, relaxing and educational events that are regularly scheduled at Franciscan Communities.

In addition, we believe that seniors can benefit greatly by learning more about the benefits of exercise, positive aging and other health-related matters. That's why we will use this valuable space to share important health education with you.


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Health Education

Avoid aches, pains and strains this autumn
The cooler fall weather hasn’t arrived yet but that hasn’t stopped many of you from packing away your swimsuits, summer clothes and oscillating fans. Before you pull out your winter coat, fireplace tools and snow shovel, you’ll need t
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Franciscan Communities offers you 7 Ways to Age Successfully
1. Socialization Our senior living communities are home to thousands of residents and associates. Retirement might have decreased your social stimulation, so maintaining relations with family and friends, and making new ones, is e
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Healthy Aging Month is in September
You can age gracefully year round at Franciscan Communities. Every September there’s a national health promotion designed to broaden awareness of the positive aspects of aging and to provide information and inspiration for adults, a
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Seniors enjoying new leisure hobbies
Residents of Franciscan Communities are taking their bodies, minds and spirits on a journey that’s purifying, restoring and revitalizing their senses. Similar to how Franciscan Communities constantly reinvents itself to fulfill the de
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Are you drinking enough water?
Take a moment and take a deep breath of fresh air. As you know, oxygen is necessary for human beings to live. Now go and get a glass of water. Take a nice drink. Next to oxygen, water is the element most necessary for survival.
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Eating out healthily at restaurants
Fettucine Alfredo, twice-baked lasagna, a half-pound bacon double cheeseburger and just about anything that comes swimming in cheese sauce might sound appetizing. The truth is none of those things will help your arteries and heart do
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Diet soda linked to heart risks
People who drank more than one diet soda each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda, a large but inconclusive study found. The results surprised the researchers who expected to see a
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Franciscan Communities utilizing pet therapy as wellness programming.
There is a resident at St. Mary Healthcare Center in Lafayette, Ind., that has a special connection with birds. He tries to visit the community’s aviary every day and when he does he whistles to the birds and they whistle back. At F
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