Save The Date: 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s


Save The Date: 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 20th, 2019

On September 28, Eagan Pointe Senior Living and the Southview Senior Communities team will be joining the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field. There are 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s today, and that number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million by 2050. We’d love your help as we work to raise awareness, reduce risk, and eliminate Alzheimer’s through research and care. Learn more about donating and/or registering to walk. Together, we can fight to end Alzheimer’s!

Here are some photos from last year’s walk.

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Tree Painting, Padelford Tour, Oktoberfest, Oh My!

October 17th, 2018

The residents of Eagan Pointe Senior Living are making the best of this fall season! Take a look at some of the fun fall activities from the past couple weeks.

Some of our Garden Cove residents made fall trees come to life with Q-tip painting. Some had already lost their leaves and were raked into a pile at the bottom. The residents used their creativity to bring a little fall to their rooms.

 

This was an extraordinary day! The residents of Eagan Pointe Senior Living went on a Padelford tour down the Mississippi River. They were able to learn a little bit about the history, as well as see the beautiful nature surrounding the boat.

 

The residents of Eagan Pointe celebrated Oktoberfest! They enjoyed German snacks, German polka music, and of course, beer. What Oktoberfest celebration would be complete without a little sauerkraut? Prost!

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Recent Activities

September 17th, 2018

Eagan Pointe Senior Living residents have had some fun recent activities.

Ball Toss

The residents of Eagan Pointe enjoyed a classic game of balloon toss! Such a favorite with the residents. They love trying to improve how many times they pass the balloon before it hits the floor!

 

Door Letter

The residents from Eagan Pointe Garden Cove had some fun making decorative letters to hang on their apartment doors.

 

Dream Catchers

Eagan Pointe residents living on the Garden Cove floors had some fun learning about the history of dream catchers and then learned to make their own. No nightmares will be visiting Eagan Pointe anytime soon!

 

Bonnie

Eagan Pointe resident, Bonnie, sang and danced with the activity coordinator, Nichole, who played, “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean” on guitar.

Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

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Alzheimer’s BBQ Fundraiser

August 20th, 2018

Eagan Pointe Senior Living held its 4th Annual National Night Out BBQ fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota. The Eagan Pointe department pitched in and donated a raffle basket of goodies. Residents, family members, friends, and employees all bought tickets to win the raffle baskets at the BBQ. We also enjoyed outdoor games, DJ music, bingo, and delicious food. It was a successful night for fundraising, as well as a fun evening for everyone.

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Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June 26th, 2018

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month in June, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people around the world to learn about and spread awareness. This month, go purple and inspire action.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of the aging process. The disease affects memory, thought process, and behavior, and is serious enough to interfere with daily life, progressively worsening over time. The sixth leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s has no cure.

Current Statistics

  • 5.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 94,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
  • Deaths from Alzheimer’s disease increased 123% between 2000 and 2015.


(video: Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association suggests these ways to learn more and get involved during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Share facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Get inspired by powerful stories of people sharing their experiences with the disease.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.

Memory Care at Eagan Pointe Senior Living

Eagan Pointe Senior Living offers exclusive Memory Care apartments with full 24-hour staffing. Our trained staff members provide care and activities designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss. We’re committed to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care so that our Memory Care residents live happy, healthy lives. Contact us to learn more about our Memory Care program.

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Art and Performance

June 18th, 2018

In these past few weeks, we have decorated flower pots and watched a wonderful performance!

Decorating Pots

The ladies from Garden Cove 3 worked hard at decorating the pots that they plan on growing some herbs in throughout the summer!

 

Eagle Scout Performance

Eagan Pointe Senior Living was asked to help a student from Eastview High School achieve his National Eagle Scout Association Award. Henry, a high school sophomore, wanted to bring music to the senior community and chose Eagan Pointe Senior Living. He conducted a small brass ensemble for about 5-6 songs and a composition he wrote himself. The residents were really impressed with his music and leadership skills. Henry is coming back to do small group performances for the Garden Cove residents, too!

Eagle Scout Performance at Eagan Pointe Senior Living

Eagle Scout Performance at Eagan Pointe Senior Living

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 20th, 2017

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness-Eagan Pointe Senior Living

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, an opportunity to learn more, take action, and spread awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that causes problems with memory, thought process, and behavior. It is the leading cause of dementia, a general term for loss of memory and other cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging. People with Alzheimer’s experience issues with memory, communicating, learning, thinking, and reasoning that are severe enough to impact work, social, and family life.

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, although as our insights into the disease continue to develop, there are new treatments on the horizon.

Current Statistics
  • More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 91,000 Minnesotans aged 65 and older.
  • Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • One-third of people aged 85 or older have Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
  • Approximately 200,000 Americans under the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease.


https://youtu.be/aLsVS0lrRD0
(video: Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures)

Alzheimer’s And Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter offers suggestions of ways to learn more get involved during Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month:

  • Spread awareness of the 10 Ways to Love Your Brain – it’s never too early or too late to develop healthy habits, and combining these habits, like regular cardiovascular exercise, a balanced, healthy diet, challenging your mind, and getting enough sleep, can help reduce risk of cognitive decline.
  • Share facts about Alzheimer’s.
  • Go Purple – wear the official color of Alzheimer’s awareness and turn your social media profiles purple as well.
  • Participate in The Longest Day event on June 21 in honor of those facing the disease. Select any activity that you love (or one loved by someone affected by Alzheimer’s), raise money to advance the cause, and share your story.
  • Attend events that raise awareness throughout the month of June.
Memory Care At Eagan Pointe Senior Living

Eagan Pointe Senior Living offers exclusive Memory Care apartments with full 24-hour staffing. Our trained staff members provide care and activities designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other memory loss. We’re committed to providing high quality, safe, compassionate care so that our Memory Care residents live happy, healthy lives. Contact us to learn more about our Memory Care program.

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Eagan Pointe Olympics

August 11th, 2016

U-S-A! We had a great time celebrating the Olympics with our very own Eagan Pointe Olympics!

Our first day’s event was the ladder ball toss, which  was won by tenant Lenore. The second day’s event was seated volleyball, won by Team Slovakia. Assistant Resident Director Mickey and tenants Joyce, Bob and Joy led Slovakia to victory. The third and final day of competition included the Water Balloon Toss. Many countries came out to compete but Yemen took first place in the end. LPN Amber and tenant Priscilla guided Yemen to the gold!

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National Night Out BBQ

August 5th, 2016

Eagan Pointe hosted a National Night Out BBQ to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Many of our tenants’ family and friends showed up for delicious food, fun backyard games and great company. Our staff even got in on the action with a friendly game of badminton. The Eagan Police and Fire Departments stopped by to show the kids around the police car. All in all, the night great fun and a huge success!

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TBT to the 2015 Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s

August 4th, 2016

Throwback Thursday to the 2015 Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Eagan Pointe Senior Living had a great time participating last year and we are excited for the 2016 walk on September 17 at Target Field.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held is more than 600 communities nationwide. Over 1,500 participants are already signed up for this year’s walk in Minneapolis! Click here to support our team and help us reach our goal!

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