NEWS AND EVENTS
See below for the latest happenings at Tinta Wita Tipi
WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME FOR A MOVE? HOW TO TELL IF LOVED ONES ARE STRUGGLING.
For many, the holidays bring family members together who may not have seen each other in a while. It is quite common for children of aging parents to begin to see that a parent may need some assistance with everyday tasks. Here are some signs to look for if you think it is time for your mom or dad to move to a senior living community.
HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH YOUR SENIOR LOVED ONE
People often consider Halloween to be a celebration for children, but there's no reason the rest of us can't join in the fun. For seniors, it may even be a healthy choice. According to the National Institute on Aging, participating in social activities is an important way to support seniors' health as they age. Enjoying some Halloween activities is a great way to feel connected with your senior loved one, so here are some suggestions to help get involved in the spooky season.
Tinta Wita Tipi Senior Center celebrates five years
The Prairie Island Indian Community opened a senior living center called Tinta Wita Tipi in June of 2018 at 24240 130th Ave in Welch. Originally opened to serve the elders of Prairie Island, the center has the capacity to serve as a home for up to 20 people at a time. Since its conception, it has been open to all seniors of all backgrounds.
MORNING ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS THAT WILL KICKSTART THE DAY
As we age, having a consistent and stimulating morning routine can have a multitude of benefits. It becomes a foundation for fostering mental clarity, promoting physical health, boosting social engagement, and supporting emotional stability. Here are some morning activities seniors can incorporate into their routine.
LASTING HEALTH: TRY THESE STRETCHES TAILORED FOR SENIORS
As we age, it's normal for our bodies to lose some flexibility, but that doesn't mean you should resign to living with aches, pains, and declining mobility. Regular stretching can help loosen muscles, relax joints, and reduce pain. The best part is, you don't need to go to the gym to start a stretching routine. Here are three easy stretches you can do every day from the comfort of your home.
3 FUN FALL ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS
As temperatures start to cool and the air turns crisp, you or your senior loved one may be looking for fun activities to celebrate the fall season. There are so many ways to enjoy and celebrate this festive time of year, and we have compiled our three favorite activities for seniors to enjoy.
HONORING OUR HISTORY, LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Ebenezer Care Center was home to many older adults, offering short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, memory care, deaf services, adult day center, and spiritual health services. While Ebenezer Care Center has now closed, Ebenezer Integrated Care & Rehab, which is part of the Fairview Community Health and Wellness Hub that opened in 2022 at the former St. Joseph’s Campus in downtown St. Paul, is now open.
KIDS WHO EAT BREAKFAST GET OFF TO A GREAT START
When it comes to healthy eating, evidence proves that eating breakfast important for growing children.
Studies show breakfast eaters tend to have:
• Higher attendance levels in school
• Less tardiness
• Fewer hunger-induced stomach aches in the morning
• Higher overall test scores
• Better concentration and solve problem more easily
• Better muscle coordination
AUGUST IS KIDS EAT RIGHT MONTH ®
Good eating habits start early. As child care providers, Ebenezer’s four child care locations are committed to helping the children in our care eat right and develop healthy eating habits. More importantly, as parent you are a role model to reinforce positive healthy eating habits and ensure your child continues to eat healthy food. But it’s not always as easy as it seems.
TOUGH CONVERSATIONS: HOW TO ADDRESS YOUR SENIOR LOVED ONE’S MENTAL HEALTH
Mental health is a difficult topic to discuss openly, even with family and close friends. As humans, we're often conditioned to put on our best face in public and stay strong for those around us. Many people quietly suffer through mental health issues and this is especially true for seniors. Loneliness and depression are common for seniors, so it’s important for loved ones to be vigilant and look for signs. Initiating conversations about mental health can be difficult. However, these hard talks are a way of showing each other how much we care. Try these strategies for talking with your senior loved one about their mental health.
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP AS A SENIOR
Sleep is an essential part of our lives and is one of the most important components of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, the CDC reports that inadequate sleep has a negative impact on mental health, often increasing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Sleep like a baby again with these helpful tips for getting a good night's rest.
HOW TO HANDLE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS FROM A LOVED ONE WITH MEMORY LOSS
Communicating with a loved one who has memory loss can be challenging in a number of ways. Those with memory loss often ask questions that are difficult to answer. Certain sights, sounds, and smells can trigger memories, and they may ask about people or events that have long passed. According to a report by the Mental Health Foundation, those with dementia may ask these questions because they are experiencing time-shifts, delusions, and even hallucinations. When your loved one asks difficult-to-answer questions, consider using some of the following tips for being clear and comforting in your response.