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Fall Prevention 2018

The first day of Fall is always designated as National Fall Prevention Awareness Day. On Saturday, September 22, 2018 Clinton Crest Manor planned activities to bring awareness to the benefits of fitness and ways to prevent falls. Rosanna Bates, Activities Director, and Terry Test, volunteer, created this year’s fall prevention awareness day program. Terry Test led the residents, families, volunteers and members of the board of directors in exercises that strengthen muscles and guard against falls. A game of musical chairs was played to practice the chair rise exercise in a fun manner. The game of Simon Says was also played, focusing on preventing falls. Information and statistics were provided by Kathy Swarthout, Yates County Public Health Educator. Everyone involved enjoyed the planned activities and were able to gain some knowledge regarding the importance of flexibility and mobility to reduce the likelihood of a fall.

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Reminiscing at Clinton Crest Manor

Let us Reminisce Residents of Clinton Crest Manor were fortunate to once again have interactions with Keuka College students in a program that embodies Reminiscence Therapy. The principles of Reminiscence Therapy are primarily focused on storytelling. Both “60 Minutes” and “The Today Show” recently aired segments about the remarkable benefits of Reminiscence Therapy for older adults designed to minimize and even delay the onset of Dementia. In addition to “The Keuka Authors’ Project” with Dr. Jennie Joiner, Associate Professor of English at Keuka College, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy Dr. Kristen Bacon, included in her class a session in which students interviewed residents of Clinton Crest providing another occasion to reminisce. The Keuka College Occupational Therapy students had a chance to practice real world interviewing experiences wherein they were able to put principles learned in the classroom to the test using both formal interview techniques and casual conversation. The residents spoke of their occupational history and experiences, interests, values and needs during the client-centered interview. In accordance with the benefits that this type of therapy provides to delay the onset of Dementia, the students then presented each participating resident with a “memory gift” symbolic of the life experiences shared during the interviews. For one resident it was a framed collage of pictures and reminders depicting memorable life events, for another a keepsake shadow box. For each resident, the memory gift is an item to be treasured and shared. Each retelling of the time spent ruminating with a Keuka College student continues the benefit of Reminiscence Therapy through story-telling. The entire staff of Clinton Crest Manor is eternally grateful to Dr. Kristen Bacon, her students, and Keuka College for the continued devotion to the residents. We all look forward to many more years of enjoying the benefits of reliving the past through storytelling activities.

Reminiscence Therapy at Clinton Crest Manor

If you watched “60 Minutes” or “The Today Show” recently you may have watched a segment about Reminiscence Therapy for older adults. These reports described the remarkable benefits of this type of therapy designed to minimize or even delay the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Reminiscence therapy is defined by the American Psychological Association as "the use of life histories – written, oral, or both – to improve psychological well-being”. Reminiscence therapy is primarily focused on storytelling. Outcomes include increases in life satisfaction, self-esteem, positive affect and mood, happiness, well-being and socialization writes Eleanor O’Leary & Nicola Barry in the Journal of Social Work Practice, 2008. Clinton Crest Manor has been utilizing Reminiscence Therapy for several years in conjunction with Dr. Jennie Joiner, Associate Professor of English at Keuka College. Dr. Joiner’s students meet with the residents of Clinton Crest to talk about past events and life experiences. These sessions last several weeks and the residents and college students get a great deal of satisfaction from the encounters. This program is called “The Keuka Authors’ Project” and all of the stories are then put into a lovely publication, including photographs of the students and residents titled “Who is Penn Yan?”. The bound copies are then presented to each resident of Clinton Crest Manor enabling them to continue to relive these important events as they are forever saved in print. Dr. Joiner created this program as an experiential learning opportunity for her students several years ago and college students have also been paired with fourth-graders at Penn Yan Elementary School in previous years. Dr. Joiner wants to have the college students interact with the local community and forge a connection with local residents. The deep connection made between the students and the residents is evident when hearing the buzz of conversation, and occasional laughter as the interviews take place in the dining room at Clinton Crest Manor. As the conversations progress any generational differences fall away and fast friendships develop between the participants. The reliving of important life events brings smiles and moments of clarity to the residents as they share their stories with the younger students representing a future generation. Ms. Terry Test, retired teacher at Penn Yan Elementary School initiated this program as a volunteer at Clinton Crest Manor. The entire staff and residents are eternally grateful to both Dr. Joiner and Ms. Test for their devotion to this program as we look forward to many more years of “Who is Penn Yan?”

Older Americans Month 2018

Older Americans Month 2018 - Engage At Every Age: This year's theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never tool old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Clinton Crest Manor is committed to engaging and supporting each resident and their families.

Penn Yan Rotary Interact Service Project

On May 21, 2017 Penn Yan Rotary Interact is helping us clean up our flower gardens! They reached out to us with the idea of spring cleanup. Jane Miles has met with a local nursery owner and has been organizing this service project. This eager group of young people, along with Rotary members will be arriving at 9:00 a.m. and working until the gardens are complete! A barbecue lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. We are grateful the Rotary Interact has chosen Clinton Crest Manor!

Stork Insurance supports Manor Crest Foundation

Stork Insurance presented the Manor Crest Foundation with a $120.00 check through their referral program! All funds raised by the Foundation assist Clinton Crest Manor and the Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home in enhancing the lives of the residents. Thank you Steve and Stork Insurance!

Clinton Crest Fitness with Terry

During the month of March, 17 residents participated in Fitness with Terry on Mondays and Fridays for a combined total of 78 Fitness Hours!! Congratulations to Edith Hart and Mary Ann Guarney for 100% attendance for all 8 sessions! Consistent Attendance Recognition: Judy Bailey, Mary Boye, Loretta Daily, Dick Gillespie, Marilyn Malles, Virginia Gleason, and Charlotte Mastin! Welcome Marily Fish, our newest member of Clinton Crest Fitness! Join our April fitness activities 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Mondays and Fridays!

Position Available

We are currently accepting applications & resumes for a part-time assistant personal care aide. Responsibilities include assistance with personal cares , laundry and serving meals. Please apply in person.

Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

The Manor Crest Foundation "fun-raiser" was just that; a fun filled evening with dinner, lots of great items to bid on at the silent auction and live music provided by John Bolger. Thanks to all who helped make this a huge success.

What is Elder Abuse?

What is Elder abuse? Elder abuse can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, or abandonment. Perpetrators include children, other family members, spouses, neighbors, in home aids, as well as staff at nursing homes, assisted living, and other facilities. Elder abuse occurs in all parts of the state –urban and rural – among all ethnic, economic and social groups. The most common form of elder abuse reported is financial exploitation. Only 1 out of 24 cases is reported to Adult Protective Services, law enforcement or other agencies that can help. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as 5 million elders who are abused each year. Abusers are both women and men. In almost 90% of elder abuse and neglect incidents, the perpetrator is a family member. Two thirds of perpetrators are adult children or spouses. There are steps you can take if you suspect someone is being abused. Most importantly—Be Alert! The suffering is often in silence. If you notice changes in an older adult’s personality, behavior or finances, you should start to question what is going on. Remember, it is not your role to verify that abuse is occurring, only to alert others of your suspicions. It is best to take any step of action and have it be found that no abuse is happening than to not report it and the risk the chance of the abuse continuing. For details and more information elder abuse: Pro Action Yates Office for the Aging & Yates Department of Social Services developed a Special Edition Elder Abuse 8/16 Newsletter funded through an Elder Abuse Educational and Outreach grant from NYS Office for the Aging through Lifespan of Greater Rochester . The newsletter is accessible at the following website: or by contacting Becky Bennett-Tears at Pro Action Yates Office for the Aging at 315-536-5515.

Volunteers Needed

Looking for volunteers to barbecue. Looking for volunteers to shop for residents or take them shopping. Interested individuals should telephone Deena at 536-8800.

Women of the Year!

Congratulations MaryAnn Guarney for being named Woman of the Year!!

Planning on visiting a loved one?

Planning a visit to see a loved one at CCM? If you need to arrange accommodations we can help! The Best Western in Penn Yan NY has graciously provided us 15% discount cards for any families visiting their loved ones. Notify us if you would like to take advantage of this discount.

Resident Mary Boye wrote a poem about falling for fall prevention awareness day!

“Falling” By Mary Boye So you think you are strong – I may prove you wrong – That walker is for walking – So hold it real firm – Toss that throw rug out – That sits in the hall – You may trip on it – And take a fall – So the stairs are too steep – For you to climb – Take one at a time – If you don’t – you may fall back on your spine – Remember God is watching for us all – So be careful in all things – The big and the small.

Exercise to Prevent Falls

Resident Edit Hart, who exercises every chance she gets states "Exercise is good for us mentally and physically. It wakes you up and gives you energy."

Greeting Cards For Sale

Resident Doris Barcliff has been busy for weeks creating one-of-a-kind greeting cards. She is going to be selling these cards during our patio party. All proceeds are for our Activities Department!! Thank You Doris!

500th Resident Admitted!

Today we admitted our 500th resident! Thank you to all residents who have made Clinton Crest Manor their home and all of the families who have entrusted us with your loved ones.

Opportunities for Social Activity

Feeling lonely at home? Clinton Crest Manor offers daily planned activities and common areas to socialize. Our dining room has a large screen television, pop machine, water cooler and popcorn machine! Our lounge provides a quiet area to read, watch television, work on a puzzle, or chat with a friend.

Reduce Stress!!

Remain independent and have access to assistance when needed. Clinton Crest Manor can help you worry less, and enjoy more. Call today for a tour.

Clinton Crest Manor's WIsh List

The residents are enjoying a number of crafts including coloring, holiday crafts, card making, etc. Items Needed: Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils, Paper, Stencils, Stickers, Holiday Craft Ideas and Supplies, Volunteers to assist with crafts Thank YOU!

An Affordable Alternative

Keeping up with home expenses can become costly if on a fixed income. Compare your monthly expenses with our room and board rates today.

A Poem by Kathryn Shepherd, Resident

There sat a little girl as happy as could be. Then a bird came and sat on a limb on a tree. The little girl saw the bird. She said, "Did you come to sing to me?" So, the bird flew closer and began singing. The girl listened; then she sent a kiss to the bird to say thank you. In return, the bird fluffed his feathers and began to sing, "Happily ever after."