Fall Activities For Active Seniors

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The long hot summer is finally over, and we finally can welcome the lovely fall weather. When days are chilly and skies stay overcast, it is still important to stay active. Seniors living at the Manse know how to stay active. Offering high-end assisted living, San Luis Obispo is the perfect town to retire in and enjoy year round. With local farms, pumpkin patches, and beautiful wildlife, the programs offered at The Manse are stimulating to those seeking an independent lifestyle.  Staying active is necessary as we age, so finding fun fall activities can be integrated into daily life during the Autumn season. It is easy to enjoy and adjust to assisted living, San Luis Obispo is always exciting and full of activities.

 

  1. Have a nordic walk! Nordic walking, or pole walking, is taking long strolls with specially designed Nordic walking poles. The benefits of supporting knee and hip joints while also engaging the cardiovascular system in a good workout, helps ease after workout pains and keeps you active without extra stress.

  2. Drive to the pumpkin patch! Share some quality time with friends and family and visit your local pumpkin patch. Sightseeing along the way, looking at the beauty in this season, and enjoy a hot beverage while enjoying the harvest season. Pumpkin patches make for a great opportunity to interact with grandchildren, and pose for photos.

  3. Carve or decorate some pumpkins! Once you’ve found the perfect pumpkin or two, give them life by carving a neat face or design into it, and placing a candle inside. If carving isn’t up your alley, give a little decoration to the pumpkins with hot glue, glitter, acrylic paint, stickers or even brightly colored feathers.

  4. Enjoy football season with others. As football season starts up again, many people like holding get togethers and watching the game to root for their favorite teams. Make some special hors d'oeuvres, pumpkin spice lattes, and snuggle up on the couch to enjoy the game.

  5. Bird watch in your local neighborhood- If you are a nature lover, check out the local birds during fall, sometimes new species come to the area during the fall migration south. The fall migration lasts longer than the spring migration so your chances of seeing new birds is better!

 

Keep comfortable during the fall activities by dressing in layers to easily warm up or cool off. Be aware of any slippery or muddy surfaces during the fall activities, and dress appropriately with comfortable shoes that have enough traction and grip.


 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net





 

5 Ideas For A Cozy, Crafty Autumn Season At The Manse On Marsh

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Autumn is just beginning in the gorgeous town of San Luis Obispo, bringing with it slightly cooler temperatures, coastal fog creeping down the hills, and cozy warm nights indoors. Hot cups of tea, good books, and fun fall crafts give a special nostalgic quality to this time of year. A plethora of natural beauty surrounds this welcoming town. Creative minds teeming with inspiration from the resources all around us, invite those who have crafty hands and minds to put new ideas to work. The inviting pumpkins, gourds, and apples bring us back to a time long since passed where so many fun and seasonal images, sounds, smells, and tastes fill the air.

Fall is a great time to get out into nature and see what has been growing all year, and gather some goodies to make something special. Here is a list of 5 great craft ideas to include in your festive fall season.

  1. Iconic Fall imagery-  Leaves, corn, hay bales, cornucopias,  the full moon, squirrels, pumpkins, apples, wheat, bats, scarecrows, ravens, jack o'lanterns, and of course skeletons all make for wonderful fall imagery. To paint, stencil, stamp or carve any of these great fall themed icons would inspire some fun!

  2. Tabletop centerpiece crafts- Getting outside to gather pinecones, apples, twigs or dried flowers for arrangement in a vase is not only relaxing, but it is rewarding and easy to do. Not much planning is needed, just a little creativity in placement and maybe a ribbon or two. Put together this easy craft with just a few pebbles for inside the vase, and the natural items placed inside. Perfect fall centerpiece!

  3. Salt dough crafts- Using just simple kitchen ingredients like salt, flour and water make salt dough crafts a super easy and a fun thing to do. Limitless possibilities like sculptures, leaf pressings, ornaments, and pumpkin spice enhanced decorations, help to bring Autumn to the atmosphere of any space. Mix equal parts salt and flour, add a little water until it reaches a dough like consistency, and add spices for scent or even color. Bake or air dry when finished.

  4. Collage of fall flowers- Recycling old magazines into art projects and favorite flowers of fall into a collage is resourceful fun! Choosing to create a bouquet of yellow, red and orange sunflowers on a big piece of paper or cardboard is sure to enhance any room. The simplicity of collaging and spontaneity makes it extra fun and exciting. You never know what it will end up looking like, but you know it will be very colorful and beautiful to look at no matter what level crafter you are.

  5. Photography and picture crafts- Capturing moments that will last forever, a smile, hug or beautiful scene, photography and picture crafts make wonderful use of time. Setting up a still life, creating a fun fall portrait, or even scrapbooking with photos give a personal touch to fall crafts. With the right fall themed paper, stickers, stamps and embellishments can inspire the joy of Autumn crafting.

 

 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net

Top Considerations for Choosing a Respite Care Provider

Top Considerations for Choosing a Respite Care Provider

If you’re caring for an aging loved one, then you know that taking a break every now and then is crucial to staying at the top of your caregiving game. Respite care allows busy caregivers the chance to lay down their responsibilities for a while, rest and rejuvenate, and take care of other aspects of their lives – all while knowing their loved ones are in good hands.

The benefits of respite care speak for themselves, but not all respite care programs are created equal. If you’re considering finding a respite care service in your area, you should make sure the community you choose offers all the services one should expect. A leading respite care program, like the one at The Manse on Marsh in San Luis Obispo, CA, should provide everything your loved one could want or need throughout their stay.

The Manse Assisted Living Arroyo Grande Seniors Stay Connected Online

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This week, the Manse on Marsh compiled a list of reasons seniors should become familiar using the internet. The seniors who are staying active online can greatly benefits from using assisted living. Helping hands and minds are always willing and able to be there. Arroyo Grande retirees searching for a close place to call home, and who also need some help doing daily tasks, look no further than the Manse in San Luis Obispo. The exceeding safety and quality standards, along with community feel make the Manse an ideal spot to receive assisted living. Keeping those who need assistance connected with friends and family is proven to be one of the keys to a long, healthy and happy life. The Manse assures that isolation and depression are far from the mind. Some reasons seniors should stay connected on the internet are shared below.

 

  1. Keep in touch- Most people lose contact over time, it can easily happen when families branch out to different parts of the country, have children, and grow up. Not everyone has a landline telephone anymore, and cellphones are so equipped to stay connected in so many ways, keeping in touch is simpler than ever.

  2. Continue Education-  Learning new things through articles, e-books, online courses, and videos helps to keep the mind fresh and on top of current affairs and knowledge. Dig into history, science, languages and destinations across the globe at the click of a button.

  3. New Skills- Developing new skills that have seemed out of reach for so long are now easily attainable. Most skills can be learned for free too!

  4. Blogging- Keeping a blog and sharing wisdom and happenings can be a useful creative tool. So many sites help organize posts, photos, videos, opinions, articles and experiences. Wisdom can be passed down, and that knowledge will be easy to access from anywhere at anytime.

  5. Shopping- Hunting for a bargain? Don’t bother wasting time driving around town going from store to store, or calling around to compare prices. Shopping online for sales and reading reviews to find out what people think is super easy thanks to online shopping. Some of the biggest names like Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, are competitively priced and carry a seemingly endless supply of goods. Seniors today can order groceries to be delivered and skip the driving, parking and browsing aisles!

 

The Manse provides a less complicated, more connected, comfortable way of life for assisted living. Arroyo Grande seniors can look into more information by visiting their website or stopping by for a tour!

 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net

 

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Gala Night At The Manse

Gala Night At The Manse

The Manse on Marsh is known to host some pretty amazing performances. With so much talent to share, a special performance of classical music with artistic director and conductor Dr. Brian Asher Alhadeff,will feature the voices and talents of the Gala’s 2017-2018 resident artists. The music will be a delight to the ear, and delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served while the residents unwind and socialize.

The artistic talents include: Ciera Lamborn-Adams and Alba Franco-Cancel, special guest mezzo-soprano Linda Baird-Musson, and pianist Paul Burkle. The special Gala Night at the Manse will showcase an arrangement of Herbert, Saint-Saens, Bizet, Puccini, Offenbach, Mozart and Dvorak. With so much elegance and memories to make, the Manse on Marsh brings a classical Autumn feeling to San Luis Obispo.

Wednesday, September 27 at 7 pm

Location: 475 Marsh Street • San Luis Obispo, CA

Call 805-541-4222 or register online to RSVP by Monday, September 25

 

The Manse Celebrates National Assisted Living Week 2017

The Manse Celebrates National Assisted Living Week 2017

Each year, National Assisted Living Week highlights and recognises the role Assisted Living has on caring for America’s seniors or individuals with disabilities. NAWL is celebrating the caregivers, and  residents of assisted living, annually on September 10-16. The holiday is showcasing days filled with meaningful  memories and experiences for all parties involved. People will be planning the celebration week with arts & crafts, music, family traditions and honoring special “like family” awards to residents or administrators. A lot of planning takes place to make sure that events for loved ones, like support groups, family council meetings, and educational events are celebrated by all.

The theme, “Family is Forever” rings true for the year 2017. It takes many special people who form deep family like bonds with each other to become a community, and recognising and honoring this tradition happens on an annual basis, with new themes inspired by quotes. This year’s theme is inspired by a Maya Angelou, “ Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.” For assisted living communities in the United States, this holiday encourages the formation of activities and events to recognise relationships between family like bonds and friends for life.

 

The Manse on Marsh

 

475 Marsh St.

 

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

93401

 

(805)541-4222

 

www.TheManse.net


 

Top 10 Reasons To Retire at The Manse on Marsh

Choosing a retirement community is an important decision. In addition to meeting your social, cultural, educational and recreational requirements, you also want to ensure that there is a continuum of care in place to meet your needs over time.

At The Manse on Marsh, you live life your way. We help you achieve your goals. Our focus is ensuring you can live as independently as possible, for as long as possible. Should needs change, we have the services in place to help you continue to live a full and worry-free life, enjoying the perfect blend of independence, privacy and safety, all within the comforts of home.

We describe our lifestyle as “simply abundant living” because with us, each day presents an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, pursue new experiences, nurture new friendships, savor amenities and services designed to make life easy and carefree, and to be inspired by a spectacular San Luis Obispo location, recently named the happiest city in America.

Here are the top 10 reasons you should explore The Manse on Marsh as your retirement community:

  • LIFESTYLE - The perfect blend of independence, support, privacy and service
  • LOCATION – Coastal living in the happiest city in America
  • ACCOMMODATIONS – Spacious cottages and apartments in featuring a variety of open floor plans
  • SERVICES – We take care of all the headaches associated with homeownership … think housekeeping, laundry, home-maintenance, cooking and so much more
  • ASSISTANCE – We provide as much or as little as needed
  • ACTIVITIES On-campus fun and day trips are planned with each resident's likes and interests in mind. 
  • TEAM Friendly, committed people who all share a great devotion to seniors
  • 24/7 PEACE OF MIND – Caregivers on site 24/7
  • SHORT-TERM RESPITE STAYS - Ideal for those not yet ready to leave a transitional facility, but who are not yet ready to resume the responsibilities of returning home
  • OWNERSHIP – Experienced local owner who is passionate about serving seniors

Book your tour of The Manse on Marsh today!

The Importance of Effective Communication with Long-Term Care Staff

The Importance of Effective Communication with Long-Term Care Staff

When your loved one’s care needs go beyond what you can provide at home, long-term care is often the best solution. However, it can be difficult to relinquish the responsibilities of being their primary caregiver when they make the move. After all, you know your loved one best. Will the caregivers at their community know that your mother only likes her bath at night? What if she won’t tell them when she likes to eat breakfast? These questions can be overwhelming at first, but it’s important to realize that the care team at your loved one’s community is prepared to be your partner for your loved one’s care and well-being. All you have to do is talk to them.

At The Manse on Marsh, a senior living community in San Luis Obispo County, California, long-term care staff are not only invaluable to your loved one, but to you as well. The staff in long-term care will become some of your greatest friends during a time of transition. A long-term care team can guide you and your loved one while providing all the care and assistance they need. Depending on your loved one’s health and personality, it can sometimes take a while for relationships to form with their caregivers. That’s where you come in. Communicating effectively is essential to ensuring a smooth transition into long-term care, and you are in the best position to facilitate your loved one’s move.