Archive | May, 2012

Caregiver Activity: How to Encourage Healthy Eating

Mealtimes are a time for family and friends to spend time with one anther and share. However, when caring for someone with dementia, mealtimes can become stressful for the person with dementia and their caregiver. A person with dementia may find eating difficult. Loss of appetite, loss of memory and problems with judgment can cause […]

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What Makes You Happy?

While spending this beautiful past Memorial Day weekend at home, not feeling well myself, I was thinking, what makes me happy?  My children, husband, family, church and then I looked out my window and saw the stray dog I had picked up a couple of weeks ago.  I know you are wondering…What?  Here is this […]

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We Honor Veterans – Partner Level Three

We announced an exciting achievement last week! If you missed it, we have reached Partner Level Three Status with the We Honor Veterans campaign just over one year after becoming a program participant. As the only Level Three partner serving northwest Florida and south Alabama, we have developed and integrated specialized care plans for Veterans and their families, […]

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Mozart and Margaritas…What a Combo!

Thanks to the dedication, enthusiasm and efforts of our Alzheimer’s Family Services Fundraising volunteers, staff, Board of Directors and supporters, the 9th Annual Mozart & Margaritas event raised more than $29,470 for Alzheimer’s Family Services!  Here are a few highlights of this year’s event:   23 community partners sponsored this year’s event and made such a […]

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Freedom Isn’t Free: A Reflection on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is just around the corner and some will have the day off, others may spend time with friends and family, and I myself will likely grill out – after all the day marks the first day of summer. However your Memorial Day is spent, it’s a time to celebrate the blessing of freedom. […]

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Hearts & Minds Program for Children

Alzheimer’s Family Services, along with Covenant Hospice Children & Family Support Services, will be rolling out a new service in June 2012 called the Hearts & Minds Program. The Hearts & Minds Program is designed to get families working with their children who have been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. Children’s Specialists and Alzheimer’s Disease Specialists […]

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Volunteers Celebrate in Mobile

On April 21st Covenant’s Volunteers in Mobile were celebrated with a lunch cruise aboard the Harbor Lady. We enjoyed a delicious meal, were graciously thanked for our contributions to Covenant’s mission in Mobile and Baldwin counties, and learned a little about what happens in the port of Mobile. The day was perfect. Smiles flowed freely […]

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May Employee of the Month

Gail Proctor, HIT in the Milton Branch, is May’s Employee of the Month. Gail is always so helpful and willing to share what she knows with others. If we need something, it goes without being said that she will jump right in and take care of it. She really makes our jobs easier, and is […]

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National Day of Prayer

According to the National Day of Prayer website, “In 1952, a joint resolution by Congress, signed by President Truman, declared an annual, national day of prayer. In 1988, the law was amended and signed by President Reagan, permanently setting the day as the first Thursday of every May. Each year, the president signs a proclamation, […]

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Advanced Directives and the Bride-to-be?

Did you know that less than 50% of terminally ill patients studied had advanced directives? Each year, Covenant Hospice partners with the National Healthcare Decisions Day initiative to educate and inform about the importance of advanced directives during the month of April. I was recently reflecting upon the many opportunities we captured to help spread the word about […]

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