Albert Ku is of Chinese heritage and has lived in Michigan for most of his life until retiring to Portland to be with his children and grandchildren. Albert and his wife, Jane, have been married for over 50 years. He has two daughters, Natalie and Elizabeth. His grandchildren are Isadora (15), Giacomo (12), and Hugo (8).
Health, Alzheimer's, Memory Care
Neurologist Oliver Sacks famously said, “In forty years of medical practice, I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical ‘therapy’ to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens.”
Resident Spotlight, Fieldstone Communities
Terry and Lucille were two of the first residents here at Wenatchee Memory Care, joining us in December 2018. After 37 years together, they still enjoy spending time with each other.
Aging, Senior Living, Activities
Staying Fit as You Age
Benefits of Exercise for Seniors
We all know that we need to exercise to stay healthy. And for seniors, the benefits of exercise are particularly significant. You don’t have to be a marathon runner or bodybuilder to exercise—there are many types of exercise that fit all abilities. A little bit of exercise will reward you with results beyond just toned muscles.
Vera was one of the first residents to secure her spot here before we opened, and she was our very first resident to move in. And boy, are we glad she did! Vera has already added so much joy and love to our community. She has made some new friends and reunited with some old from her previous community. You can usually find her walking the halls or in the cafe spreading laughs and smiles with her good friend Barbara. We all look forward to seeing Vera every single day.
Health, Aging, Alzheimer's
Did you know that a little sunshine each day can do more than just boost your mood? Even a few minutes of sun exposure a day can help increase your levels of vitamin D, which has been known to help fight off osteoporosis, certain types of cancer, and depression. As we age, our body’s ability to make vitamin D lessens—that’s why vitamin D deficiency is common among seniors.
Aging, Alzheimer's, Senior Living, Memory Care
This Father’s Day, we encourage you to spend time with family and friends to celebrate dads together. Though time and age can change each of us, the things that are unshakeable are our ties to one another.
When you sit down and start talking with Bill, it feels like an overdue visit with a good friend. With his Southern drawl, playful smile, and colorful storytelling, it’s easy to see why his fellow residents and Fieldstone team members love having him around.
For the second consecutive year, Cascadia Senior Living, parent company of Fieldstone Communities, was awarded the Great Place to Work certification. The award is given to companies who meet or exceed benchmarks for employee satisfaction.
Senior Living, Assisted Living, Independent Living
If you and your mother don’t live in the same city, it can be challenging to celebrate Mother’s Day and honor her in the way you’d like to. Here are some ideas to make it a special day, even if you can’t be together.