All posts by Erin Holden

Isolation in Quarantine: How COVID-19 affects those with disabilities

Senior citizens and people with conditions that leave them especially vulnerable during COVID-19 aren’t just struggling because of the potential illness— the isolation resulting from several months of not interacting with people on a regular basis has been devastating.  Assisted living facilities have been some of the most highly regulated, controlled environments when it comes

Battle of the Birdhouses

A challenge for nature lovers and craftsmen alike is currently underway with Battle of the Birdhouses, a challenge where registered groups compete to create the most impressive birdhouse for a nonprofit auction! Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation created this contest/auction as a fundraiser for their busiest year yet. As it is one of their

Autumn Adventures within Driving Distance

After a lazy summer soaking in the sun, gardening and afternoon swims, let’s look forward to the joys of changing seasons.  Approaching the time of pumpkin patches and chrysanthemums, cinnamon donuts and cider, changing leaves and crisp air — fall means a trip on the open road to witness the changes across the countryside. We

Stream Menopause the Musical

If you’re looking for ways to support the art scene during COVID-19 and you could use a good laugh, Menopause the Musical is just the ticket. You can now stream the show knowing that 10 percent of the proceeds go to The Actors Fund, which provides financial assistance to performing artists.  The long-running production features

Tips to stay in touch

When you have a loved one who is socially isolated, whether they are in assisted living or in their own home, it can be difficult to find ways to connect without being able to physically interact.  To help combat this isolation, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Ohio Health Care Association have created a list of

MemoryLane’s phone support for caregivers

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be quite taxing under any circumstance, but it is particularly hard for caregivers during COVID-19.  Now MemoryLane is offering free phone support for dementia education, community resource information, and emotional support for any caregiver who needs assistance.  Call MemoryLane Care Services to learn more about this service