News

Meet the Staff

— Welcome Stacie Howe, our new Staff Development Director!  Stacie joined our team in September and has been working hard to lead our team of skilled professionals towards excellence and furthering the education and skill set of our staff. “Education is my passion!”, she says. Stacie with her husband, Wayne, have two children, Tyler and Makenzie... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Please keep in mind, here at Woodcrest we care for people of all levels of care. Not all our residents have the same level of cognitive function, and for their safety we ask that you do not hold doors open for any residents without first checking with a staff member. Please help us keep our... Read More

Three Light, Simple and Easy Meals from Turkey Leftovers

— There never seems to be enough time to prepare for the holidays. Our immune systems plummet and stress rises. During this time, try to find shortcuts to make things less stressful. Turkey leftovers can be a helpful part of this strategy. Here are three light, simple and easy ways to use your turkey leftovers: Turkey... Read More

Thanksgiving Traditions That Can be Shared Year after Year

— Adding some new and interesting family traditions to the Thanksgiving celebration can really liven things up and give people something to look forward to all year. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the people we treasure in our lives and the things we have been blessed with over the past year. A nice tradition... Read More

10 Tips to Stop Smoking

—   Most people are readily aware that stopping smoking can improve their health, but learning how to really conquer the urges to smoke is not easy. You need a good reason to quit. Simply deciding to quit because the sky is blue is not a sufficient reason. Look for small rewards that you can give... Read More

Giving Thanks for Being a Caregiver

— Balancing work, home and private life with the demands of being a caregiver can be frustrating. Just when you may find a good balance, the demands of your elderly parent might change and you are again pulled back into that stressful situation. How can you offset the worry, the anxiety, the anger, and the resentment?... Read More

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season with a Strong Immune System

— Cold and flu season will be upon us soon and there is no better time to protect yourself than right now with a strong immune system. What is the immune system? Very simply, our immune system is like a shield that protects our body from the germs, bacteria and viruses that can cause illness. The weaker... Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness and Detection

— According to breastcancer.org, “Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.” Breast cancer is a serious illness that affects a significant population of American women. The good news is that, if detected early, breast cancer can often be successfully treated. Breast cancer occurs when cells in breasts called “tumors”... Read More

October 14th is Dessert Day

— There may not be a better dessert than a mouth-watering slice of pie fresh from the oven, but serving your pie with a dollop of whipped cream, or “a la mode” with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, may dress up this treat. Add a dash of creativity and a simple pie becomes a true... Read More

October 4th is World Smile Day

— 10 Great Reasons Why Smiling Makes Us More Successful! ONE: Our smile shows other people that we are friendly. TWO: A smile can make people happy. When you smile at someone who is not already smiling and they smile back, you have brought a moment of happiness into their lives which, who knows, could last all day.... Read More