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Five Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

on 07/24/2018 4:09 PM
You’ve heard it said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but you may not have heard “A dog is good for your health.”  Some people think dog ownership means dog hair on the sofa, veterinarian bills, and an extra mouth to feed, but recent medical research may change that way of thinking. Research has shown a number of surprising health benefits of dog owners...
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3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors

on 05/23/2018 9:02 AM
Don't let an emergency of a loved one leave you scrambling for official documents. By proactively gathering essential healthcare and financial papers, an emergency can be a little less stressful for caregivers when they need critical access to information to help a family member.   3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors File all important documents in one plac...
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Stay Strong and Healthy, Guys, with Screenings

on 05/22/2018 12:10 PM
June has been a special month for men and their families since 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. We celebrate men and their essential role in the family and in the community. Men are husbands, fathers, sons, bosses, employees, and coworkers. June is also a great time to draw attention to the health issues that impact men and the imp...
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National Bring Your Child to Work Day

on 05/09/2018 9:44 AM
National bring your child to work day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in April every year.  Claremont Center in Point Pleasant, NJ, joined the nation on April 26 participating in this educational event.    The day originally was established to address self esteem and empower girls, but it was expanded in 2003 to include boys. We opened our doors and welcomed our employe...
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Creative Ways to Show Appreciation to Military Members and Families

on 04/26/2018 5:00 PM
Most Americans are familiar with Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was observed on November 11 because World War I ended at 11:00 A.M. on November 11, 1918. President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially proclaimed November 11 to be Veterans Day in 1954. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, has been observed as far back as the Civil War, but it was mad...
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Hospice Support Group May 22

on 04/17/2018 1:01 PM
Are you grieving the loss of a partner, a family member, or a friend? Find comfort and validation in knowing you are not alone in your grief. The Claremont Center monthly Hospice support group focuses on helping individuals cope with feelings of loss and sadness in a safe, caring environment. The support group is facilitated by Holy Redeemer Hospice.   Hospice Care Support Grou...
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Quilt Show at Claremont Center

on 04/10/2018 8:59 AM
Please join Claremont Center on Saturday, May 19 for Quilts on the Canal! More than 40 quilts will be on display and you have a chance to win one of the quilts!! Admission is free for all. The event is located at 1515 Hulse Road in Point Pleasant, NJ.
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Move It! Exercise for Seniors

on 03/28/2018 10:37 AM
As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates, who has long been referred to as the “Father of Medicine”, wrote, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”   As usual, Hippocrates was way before his time. Almost two thousand years would pass before sci...
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New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

on 03/19/2018 11:35 AM
In April, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards with new numbers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma: “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits. We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and hav...
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Beginning Yoga for Older Adults

on 03/01/2018 4:13 PM
Many senior adults turn to yoga for gentle exercise that can reduce tension and increase flexibility. In the early 80s, women (and some men) donned their leg warmers, Reebok high tops, and spandex body suits to stretch it out with Jane Fonda and dance to Let's Get Physical.   Today, seniors are still "getting physical" and keeping active through a variety of exercise ...
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Reducing Your Kidney Disease Risk

on 02/27/2018 10:18 AM
MARCH IS KIDNEY AWARENESS MONTH You’ve probably seen people wear red to draw awareness to heart disease or pink to bring awareness to breast cancer, but kidney disease isn’t often the subject of much attention. That’s surprising since one in three Americans are at risk for kidney disease. The kidneys perform several very important jobs for your body. According to the Na...
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Heart Disease in Women: Heart Disease No Longer A “Man’s Disease”

on 01/25/2018 9:59 AM
Cancer has been called the “most feared diagnosis.” However, many women don’t realize that heart disease is actually the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Heart disease was once called a “man’s disease,” but one in four female deaths in this country are from heart disease, making it an equal opportunity disease.   Even more conce...
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Glaucoma: The Silent Disease

on 12/27/2017 10:25 AM
Glaucoma has been called the “silent disease” because there are usually no symptoms and no pain.  Phyllis Diller once advised women, “Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age—as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”  It is true that our vision does change as we age. We may hold the book farther away until reading glasses become neces...
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Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living

on 11/13/2017 4:55 PM
Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and avoid illness and infections. However, many people neglect the easiest way to limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses and it’s practically free—proper hand washing.   As you touch door handles, shake hands, and touch grocery carts, germs come in contact with your hands. These germs are easily spread to your eyes, nose, ...
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Claremont Center Applauds First Responders

on 11/01/2017 10:29 AM
National Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 8-14 this year. The theme of the 2017 campaign is “Every Second Counts.” Claremont Center invited local first responders from the Point Pleasant Boro Fire Department to speak to our residents and staff about fire prevention and safety awareness. The discussion was lead by Lieutenant Mitchell Remig. The brave responders also showed our residents ...
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Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults

on 10/19/2017 2:26 PM
Have you been to a movie theater lately and enjoyed the surround sound experience? Did you know that the noise level of that movie probably approached 98 decibels, only slightly below a rock concert? What steps can we take now to protect our hearing and reduce hearing impairment? Turn it down! Our ears are assaulted every day by noise from many sources. Be more intentional about the vo...
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Claremont Center Supports the Fight to End Alzheimer’s

on 10/19/2017 2:02 PM
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are debilitating for a person and heartbreaking for loved ones to witness. Claremont Center in Point Pleasant, NJ, recently participated in the Alzheimer’s New Jersey fundraising campaign to create awareness of this disease.   We raised money for their campaign by purchasing circle of support stickers and raffle tickets in ou...
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Healthy Eating for Older Adults Does Not Have to be Complicated

on 09/21/2017 4:21 PM
Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated Our bodies change as we journey from 60 to 80 and beyond. These physical and health changes require that we choose what goes in our body with even more thought than in our younger days. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Eating a variety of foods from all food groups and limiting sodium and sugar will help supply the n...
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Nothing Says "Thank You" Like Donuts

on 06/02/2017 8:21 PM
At Claremont Center, in Point Pleasant, NJ, the commitment and compassion of our employees never go unnoticed. In appreciation of all they do for our residents, we thank them from the bottom of our hearts. Our employees are the key component in why our facility is so amazing! In celebration of our employees, Claremont Center hosted a staff appreciation event on Friday, June 2 - Donut Day. It wa...
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