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Posted: Monday, July 2, 2018

We are excited to welcome the Gaithersburg High School students to our summer certified nursing assistant program!

Last month, eight students from Gaithersburg High School began the summer Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program at Ingleside at King Farm. After three years of hosting the program in the fall, Ingleside at King Farm is excited to hold the CNA program in the summer. This program delivers an excellent opportunity for high school students looking to begin a career in health care and offering the program in the summer will give more students a chance to participate.   

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Questions about life plan communities you never thought to ask

You’re ready to take the next step in your life and move from your house to a continuing care retirement community (also called life plan community). You’ve started investigating nearby communities that provide retirement living, and you’ve asked the obvious questions, but you wonder if there are other questions you should be asking. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2018

Older Americans Month celebrates engaged living

Happy Older Americans Month! While we acknowledge the value of older Americans every day, the month of May is a special time to celebrate the fact that older Americans contribute in many ways that make a difference in their communities.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Artist helps residents to tap into their creativity

In Martina Sestakova’s art workshop, if you want to paint an apple green instead of red, you paint it green. 

Sestakova, a textile designer and painter, is leading a monthly watercolor workshop at Ingleside at King Farm. At the first session in mid-February, participants filled every available seat and painted a fruit bowl based on Sestakova’s sketch. 

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Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Research-based tips for staying well all year long

Forming good health habits in winter gives you a head start in staying healthy and well all year long. Incorporating a few good habits into your daily routine can help boost your immune system and help you fend off virus- and bacteria-borne illnesses and fight chronic diseases. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lifelong learning conveys physical, mental and social benefits

We’re often asked whether Ingleside at King Farm offers opportunities for lifelong learning. The answer is a resounding yes. 

Numerous scientific studies have shown that there are cognitive and physical benefits to continued learning. Nancy Merz Nordstrom, a lifelong learning specialist and author of “Learning Later, Living Greater: The Secret for Making the Most of Your After-50 Years,” says there are also less tangible benefits that can affect all areas of our lives. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Research shows lighter exercise is beneficial if you do it longer

We all know it’s important to exercise to keep us fit and healthy as we grow older. But that doesn’t mean you have to knock yourself out to get the benefits of working out. 

A recent study by researchers at Oregon State University indicated that a total of 5 hours a week of easy walking, dancing, easy sports, and even working around the house can be almost as effective as moderate or vigorous exercise for older adults. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Ingleside Spirit Of Giving Continues To Shine

The lives of homeless individuals and families became a little brighter through the efforts of volunteers from Ingleside at King Farm who helped out at the annual Homeless Resource Day in Gaithersburg in November. Inglesiders sporting official navy-blue T-shirts staffed information booths, helped attendees fill out forms and steered them to the resources they needed. 

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IKF Blog
Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018

Benefits of Pet Therapy

According to the Mayo Clinic, animal-assisted therapy not only comforts people but has health benefits as well. It helps reduce stress and anxiety and can increase self-esteem and improve social skills. 

Pet therapy is used in many different ways and may be included in treatment programs for people with arthritis and cancer and those in rehabilitation programs for cardiac conditions and injuries. Pets can assist in improving motor skills and joint movement and help to motivate exercise programs.

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IKF Blog
Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017

The 5 most important questions to ask about a retirement community

Life Plan Communities (previously referred to as Continuing care retirement communities) offer a vibrant and secure lifestyle for people who want to pursue their interests without the hassles involved in owning a home. Communities like Ingleside at King Farm offer a wide range of services, support and amenities so residents can live their lives to the fullest with the added peace of mind of onsite health care as they grow older. 

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