Judson Residents Interpret Dance Through Poetry

Posted on: May 24th, 2017 by Kristina Kuprevicius

Different forms of creative expression feed off of one another, resulting in a never-ending loop of mutual inspiration and influence.  Such is the case with Action Reaction, a collaborative workshop between Judson and GroundWorks Dance Theater, a nationally acclaimed, Cleveland-based dance company. Now in its second year, the workshop features Judson Park’s creative writing class […]

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Wellness in Spotlight as Guests Get Fit with Joan Pagano

Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 by Margaret Miller

Last week, we hosted two wonderful events featuring Cleveland native and fitness expert Joan Pagano and her presentation Aging Gracefully Takes Muscle. Joan wowed crowds at both Judson Park and South Franklin Circle with the following statistics: 10% of Americans over age 65 even claim to be doing any form of strength training 15-20% of […]

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TV Coverage Spotlights Music Students at Home at Judson

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Judson Manor’s longstanding artist-in-residence program with the Cleveland Institute of Music recently expanded to its sister community Judson Park, where two young musicians have found new homes and new friendships. Pianist April Sun, 25, and violinist Nina Sandberg, 22, took up residence at Judson Park this past fall. Their onsite presence recognizes the power of […]

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From Canada to Judson Park

Posted on: May 16th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Growing up in Windsor, Ontario, Clare Bechtold didn’t imagine she would spend most of her life in the U.S. But her world changed after she met Don Bechtold, a psychologist and an American citizen. She married him at 23 and moved to Cleveland; now, she says, “I consider myself a Clevelander.” The couple raised their […]

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Making a Difference: Michelle Shannon, R.N.

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which concludes on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Many consider Nightingale to be the founder of modern nursing. At Judson, we take this opportunity to […]

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Your Lovely Bones: Stay Strong with Exercise

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 by Joan Pagano

In our last post you met author, fitness expert and Cleveland native Joan Pagano. This is the first in a regular series Joan will contribute the Judson Smart Living blog called “Aging Gracefully Takes Muscle.” Since May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month, we’ve invited her to share strategies for safe exercises that can help prevent […]

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Meet Best-Selling Author and Fitness Expert Joan Pagano!

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Cleveland native Joan Pagano is the author of best-selling fitness books, an informational speaker on health and fitness topics, and the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in New York City. Former trainer to Jacqueline Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, Joan has provided professional guidance to people at all levels of fitness since 1988, creating hundreds of […]

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5 Tips for Talking with Your Parents about Home Care

Posted on: May 1st, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli
Cleveland home health aid

As our parents grow older there comes a time for that difficult discussion regarding their well-being and safety at home. Often, our parents are uncomfortable with the idea of moving into a retirement community. And that’s fine—retirement living is not for everyone. An alternative option, however, is hiring a professional caregiver to come into their home to provide […]

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Judson Residents Volunteer Their Time and Talent

Posted on: April 26th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week (April 23 to 29) is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change. Judson salutes the individuals who […]

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Building Community: Meet Eileen Kollins, Judson Volunteer

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 by Rob Lucarelli

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week (April 23 to 29) is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change. Judson salutes the individuals who volunteer […]

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