National Hot Dog Day

July 1, 2019 — On July 17, 2019, Americans will celebrate National Hot Dog Day, although National Hot Dog month extends throughout July. The hot dog is one of the most iconic American foods, along with apple pie. Sausage was developed in 13th century Germany and brought to the U.S. in the 1800s. At the same time Germans brought... Read More

Safeguard Your Skin

June 4, 2019 — The harshness of summer can take its toll on our skin’s condition. Use these simple tips to safeguard your skin on the inside and outside of your body. Inside: Drink water steadily throughout the day. In hot weather, you’ll need more water as your body will use additional water to regulate your body temperature. If... Read More

What is Tai Chi?

June 4, 2019 — It can be hard to fit exercise into your daily routine, but simple exercises such as tai chi can be both beneficial to your health and easy to do. Tai chi, pronounced tī-chē, is a low intensity exercise that promotes flexibility and balance. The joints are often where aches and pains first begin and because... Read More

June 16: Father’s Day

June 4, 2019 — Celebrate dads, grandfathers, uncles, and father-figures who have made a positive impact on a child’s life. Studies show that men who play an active role in their children’s lives stimulate all aspects of development: emotional, academic, behavioral, and social, even when those men don’t live in the same home as their children. This Father’s Day,... Read More

Resident Spotlight: Shirley S.

June 4, 2019 — Our June Resident of the Month is Shirley S. Shirley was born in Coon Rapids, IA and was the youngest of 5 children. She has lived in Seattle, WA and Panora, IA. Shirley was married in 1949 to Frank. Together they loved to travel and they have visited every state West of the Mississippi. Their... Read More

Employee of the Month

June 4, 2019 — We would like to honor our employee of the month Loretta Cook. Loretta has been a C.N.A. with us since August of 2018. She is originally from California and has 6 kids and 4 grandchildren… and stays pretty busy! Loretta’s favorite part of Regency Park is the people she gets to work with and take... Read More

Resident Spotlight: Joann H.

May 6, 2019 — Our May resident spotlight is Joann H. Joann’s was born in Hammond, IN and she has two children. She has a daughter Layla and a son Jacob as well as several grandchildren. Joann wanted to be a nurse growing up and worked as a Resident Treatment Worker (RTW) at the Woodward Resource Center. The greatest... Read More

May 26th: National Heat Awareness

May 6, 2019 — National Heat Awareness Day is May 26, 2019. The National Weather Services advises citizen to never leave children, pets, or disabled persons in a car for any length of time. Sunlight can pass through a windshield but gets trapped inside the car. Even in winter, heat can get trapped inside a car. During your Memorial... Read More

May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month

May 6, 2019 — Blood pressure can damage the heart, kidney, and brain without showing obvious symptoms. To combat its effects, it is important to know what your healthy blood pressure goal should be. What can you do to reduce blood pressure? Exercise. Exercise such as walking, lifting light weights, and simple workouts may reduce blood pressure. Lose weight.... Read More

Special Events

May 6, 2019 — Regency Park of Jefferson is partnering with Kindred Hospice to host a 3 part dementia and caregiver support series. This is a great resource regarding dementia care and prevention of caregiver burnout! The dates are as followed: May 15th at 6PM June 19th at 6PM July 17th at 6PM We will focus on the signs... Read More