Planning for the Future: Judson at Home Provides Retirement Living with Peace of Mind

Posted on: December 5th, 2016 by Rob Lucarelli

There’s no doubt about it: When it comes to accomplishments, Judson at Home members Diane Millet and Susan Dean are champs. For one thing, the Cleveland power couple can point to meaningful careers and an enviable array of advanced degrees. In Susan’s case, the retired executive director of United Cerebral Palsy holds a doctorate in […]

Top 10 Winter Safety Tips for Older Adults

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by Rob Lucarelli

Once you’ve lived through a few Ohio winters, you know how to handle the bad weather, right? Not necessarily, says Sally Moennich, vice president of Judson at Home. “Winter presents some unique challenges as people age,” she says. “For instance, we all have a flashlight in the house – but where is it? If your […]

5 Tips for Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living

Posted on: November 22nd, 2016 by Rob Lucarelli

Starting the conversation with your parents about a lifestyle change can be challenging. Independence becomes a sensitive topic as we age, and not many of us are comfortable with the idea of assisted living, or even just a senior living community. Where you may see an obvious problem that should and could be solved sooner […]

From Stroke to Recovery: Healthcare at South Franklin Circle Provides Vital Rehab Services

Posted on: November 16th, 2016 by Rob Lucarelli

When Don and Carol Grubb moved from their house in Solon to their new home at South Franklin Circle, they expected a period of adjustment. What they did not expect was that Don, a retired engineer, would suffer a stroke five weeks after their arrival. “One of the reasons we moved here was that we […]

South Franklin Circle Home Styles: Where Life is Dog-Gone Good

Posted on: November 14th, 2016 by Rob Lucarelli

South Franklin Circle resident Connie Miller thought she had left nothing to chance when she started planning a move from her Beachwood condo. After all, Connie’s 39-year career as a registered nurse had taught her nothing if not the value of proactive planning. “I have seen how disruptive it is when people have to make […]

A Celebration of Generosity: Judson Foundation Honors Donors

Posted on: November 7th, 2016 by Rob Lucarelli

Judson’s most devoted friends and top benefactors gathered at Cleveland Botanical Garden on October 20, for Judson Foundation’s second annual Celebration of Generosity. The exclusive event recognized and honored members of Judson’s Benefactor Society, Legacy Society and President’s Circle for their generous philanthropic support. Cathy Koppelman, RN, MSN, chair of the Judson Services Board of […]

Theatre in the Circle Opening Night a Success!

Posted on: November 3rd, 2016 by Rob Lucarelli

About a month ago we introduced you to Theatre in the Circle, a semi-professional theatre company started by Judson Manor residents. The small but mighty company recently celebrated the opening of its inaugural production, Eddie, a musical based on the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Both residents and guests from the outside community enjoyed a […]

Life With Interest: Judson-CWRU Partnership Enhances Quality of Life

Posted on: October 31st, 2016 by Rob Lucarelli

in·ter·est (ˈint(ə)rəst/) noun The state of wanting to know or learn about something or someone. Synonyms: attentiveness, attention, absorption. Retired clinical psychologist Ilona Engel Travis is an interesting woman. But perhaps more importantly, she is an interested woman. Spend some time talking with her about her current lifestyle and it quickly becomes apparent that the […]

Artist-in-Residence Program Expands to Judson Park, Introduces Two New Artists

Posted on: October 26th, 2016 by Rob Lucarelli

April Sun, 25, has lived at Judson Park for less than a month, but already it feels like home. “I know most of the residents on my floor already,” she says. “They’re all so supportive. There’s a great sense of community here.” April, a pianist, is part of Judson’s innovative Artist-In-Residence program in which students […]

Back on Her Feet: ‘Improvement Through Movement’ Helps People with Parkinson’s

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by Rob Lucarelli

Jamie, who is enrolled in the Improvement Through Movement program, first noticed the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) nearly seven years ago. “I couldn’t write,” she recalls. “My fingers just didn’t seem to work. And I kept falling down and breaking bones!” In 2013, as the disease progressed, Jamie moved to South Franklin Circle in […]