VDT Intergenerational Programming

On May 18 th had the privilege of speaking at Concordia Lutheran High School in front of an Advanced Placement Psychology class. When asked to do this my first thought was, how can we engage a high school psychology class to want to learn about dementia and Alzheimer’s? We could put together a slide show…

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Learning to Live with a Family Member with Dementia

Writing by: Jessica Substanley, Community Relations Director at North Woods Village at Edison Lakes Hearing the news that a loved one has dementia, isn’t only devastating for the individual diagnosed but also for the family. I am speaking from experience. My father was diagnosed with dementia. He explained it as looking through a foggy windshield…

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2021 Leader Under 40 Awarded to North Woods Village Executive Director

North Woods Village at Edison Lakes, a Michiana assisted living memory care community, is celebrating its rising star Executive Director, Deejra Lee. Mrs. Lee was recently honored at the Indiana Assisted Living Association (“INALA”) annual conference as the 2021 Leader Under 40.  Mrs. Lee is a natural-born leader and outstanding citizen. Deejra has gained a…

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Inverness Lakes Wins Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Assisted Living

Since opening our doors, North Woods Village at Inverness Lakes has worked to be the gold standard for Assisted Living Memory Care in Fort Wayne and neighboring areas. We set about achieving this goal not only with purposefully designed architecture but with an outstanding resident-centered approach to care and overall life-enriching programming.  With North Woods…

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Focusing on what We can Do Today!

Chances are that you’ve been taking care of a lot of other people lately. You listen, encourage, provide funds, coordinate details, pick up the pieces, worry about and give a huge part of your heart and soul so the people you love will be “okay.” Amid that, however, the self-care you know you need gets…

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Effective Communication Strategies for Persons with Dementia

Early this spring we hosted an educational webinar on Effective Communication Strategies for Persons with Dementia. Maggie Cattell, Program Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana Chapter, was our guest speaker. We learned that communication is more than just talking and listening – it is also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone…

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North Woods Village Communities Honored as a 2021 Top Memory Care Provider

Keep Seniors Feeling Safe, Healthy and Happy  North Woods Village is proud to announce that two of their memory care assisted living communities have been honored as a SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Senior Living 2021 award winner by A Place for Mom, Inc. the largest senior living referral service in North America. The communities are recognized…

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