Watercolor Classes

Today we stepped out of our comfort zones and tried something new and challenging. We had our first of 4 water color classes taught to us by “Brush of Genius” of Boise. By month end, we will have completed a beautiful country barn scene water color masterpiece.

In this first step we did all the sketching.

Tour of Boise Distillery

What an educational afternoon we had today! Thank you to Idaho Whiskey for the tour and tasting in their local Boise distillery. We had lots of questions about the differences in whiskeys and bourbons, and know we know!

Thank You – Community Cakes!

cakeA big “thank you” to Community Cakes for yet another beautiful cake to celebrate the birthday of one of our residents. Community Cakes is a local dedicated non-profit organization of volunteers that enjoy giving the gift of a cake for deserving members of the community that would otherwise not receive a birthday cake!

On July 8th we will be holding a Parking Lot sale fundraiser to raise funds for this wonderful non-profit. If you have items you would like to donate to the sale, please bring them by and we can store them until time and don’t forget to mark your calendars to attend the sale.

Miss Pat Tries Japanese Food!

We are “Living the Dream” again! Today, Miss Pat finally got to taste Japanese food, something she has always wanted to do but not been able to. She enjoyed a lunch of yasobi noodles on the hibachi, shrimp sushi and, of course, a sampling in sake at Kyoto.

Congratulations to all of our “Passport to Wellness” Winners

Congratulations to all of our “Passport to Wellness” winners. Each of them received a plaque and ribbon for their participation in daily activities. Our Grand Champion attended 143 activities between October 1st and January 1st.

Thanksgiving at Overland Court

We celebrated Thanksgiving on November 19th in order to allow our families traveling out of town to be here. As you can see, we had a lot of family members join our residents to celebrate!

Veterans Day 2015

Thank you to the Borah High School ROTC cadets for coming to Overland Court Senior Living today and presenting a wonderful program for our Veterans.

5 Trusted Strategies When Researching Assisted Living & Memory Care

See a change in your parent or loved one that leads you to believe they might benefit from an assisted living community? You don’t know where to turn. As the healthcare industry experiences a digital boom, 77% of us begin our healthcare search online, according 2015 Healthcare Consumer Trends survey. But how do we know who and what to trust?

Here are 5 of the most trusted locations to help you begin your search!

  1. Always talk to your family, friends, and neighbors first – word of mouth is powerful
  2. Connect with people who serve seniors such as,
    • Senior centers
    • Rehabilitation Centers
    • Clergy
    • Meals on Wheels volunteers
    • Pharmacists and Dieticians
    • Hospital Administrative staff, nurses, and paramedics
    • Physical, occupational and speech therapists
    • Physicians, including ophthalmologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and geriatricians
    • Psychotherapists, psychologists and licensed counselors
    • Home care and hospice providers
  3. Research online reviews. Review sites publish reviews of local businesses, written by people who have had first hand experiences with the business. The top sites we recommend are Google and Yelp. Some review sites even help users find out which assisted living community will provide the best care for aging parents.
  4. Go to their Facebook page! Check out the vibrancy of the community. Do they go out on outings? Are they consistently connected to family, friends and the community? Are they promoting health and wellness? Do the residents look inspired or challenged? Are they happy?
  5. Call a handful of your favorite communities and set up a tour with your loved one. Experience first-hand what is offered at each community while asking questions.