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Resident Council Meetings at Tennyson Court

Since we want Tennyson Court to be our residents’ home, we also want them to feel comfortable voicing their opinions about what goes on here. At the end of each month, our residents meet with staff members to discuss what they would like to see changed. These changes vary from what activities they enjoy doing the most, to what activities they would like to try, to new foods they would like to see on the menu.

Vintage Photo Shoot at Tennyson Court!

Residents, families, and staff can sign up at the front desk to be a part of our Vintage photography session on October 24th. Assisted living for seniors in WNY is meant to be an enjoyable and exciting, and what a wonderful way to get all of our residents together with their families and friends! We are constantly striving to be one of the most intriguing and exciting WNY memory care facilities, and are looking forward to turning the clocks back with our vintage photo shoot. We love gathering the families of our residents here at Tennyson Court, and so do our residents.

Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit | National Assisted Living Week 2015

This week “Celebrates the numerous ways assisted living enriches the lives of each individual residing in these communities.” September 13-19 is National Assisted Living Week, celebrating residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community. Assisted Living communities all over the country celebrate the care work, and love that caregivers put into the mind, body, and spirit of assisted living residents. Each and everyday our team at Tennyson Court puts their all into giving the most comprehensive and devoted care for our residents...

Ex NFL QB Counts on MVP Caretaker Team for Memory Care

Bart Starr Can’t Remember His Career…Yet Bart Starr is 81. He began forgetting things about five years ago, losing track of where he was intending on going, or getting lost while driving. Before suffering two strokes, a heart attack, and four seizures in September of 2014, Bart Starr  was an 80 year old man who still jogged and worked out in his home gym. Before health complications Bart Starr had a lifetime of fond memories, being a former NFL Super Bowl Champion and living legend. Now he doesn’t recognize the number 15 on the cover of old Sports Illustrated covers, himself....

10 Questions About Safety | Memory Care Q&A

Tennyson Court prides itself in being positioned in the top tier of WNY memory care facilities. One of the most important factors in choosing between buffalo memory care facilities is safety. Ensuring your loved one is safe means peace of mind for you. Memory care becomes necessary when one cannot care for themselves without supervision, due to the degenerative effects of alzheimer’s and/or dementia. The emotional aspect of letting a loved one go into someone else’s care is hard enough...

How Delicious Superfoods Can Improve Your Life

As we get older, it becomes more important to take care of ourselves and ensure that we’re giving our bodies what they need. For many people, this means a drastic and unwanted change in diet. Nobody wants to stop eating the food that they’ve grown accustomed to over an entire lifetime, but sometimes sacrifices have to be made. Thankfully, you might not have to make too many alterations, as many of the foods we all enjoy are actually good for us. With the ability to actually improve our health and stave off disease, superfoods are proven to be much more powerful and effective than other types of food....

Understanding Dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease

In the second part of our Understanding Dementia series, we’re going to focus on Alzheimer’s, what it is and how it affects lives all around the world. For part 1 of this series, check out our first post: Understanding Dementia: How It Works. The first thing you should know about Alzheimer’s disease is that people often interchange “Alzheimer’s” with “dementia” and confuse them as two words for the same thing, but that’s actually not accurate....

Understanding Dementia: How It Works

For families and friends of our memory care residents, we’ve found that a very important part of properly caring for and maintaining a relationship with people who suffer from dementia is to actually understand what they’re going through and how dementia affects them. Being a caregiver for someone with dementia can be frustrating and difficult no matter how much you love the person. Having a better understanding of dementia itself can ease the tensions of being a caregiver, so we’re creating a blog series to help provide more information on the subject...

Julianne Moore wins Golden Globe for Film About Alzheimer’s

We’re always doing our best to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease (like participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!) and helping people through the tough times brought on by the affliction, but it’s hard to raise better awareness than a Hollywood feature film. On Sunday, Julianne Moore won a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Drama for her role in the movie Still Alice, a story about a professor at Columbia who struggles with a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s...

How One Man’s Love for His Mom Went Viral

This week, a video posted by Reddit user Joe Fraley went viral, giving us a rare and touching look into a family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. In the video, Joe is singing a song to his mother with Alzheimer’s, but his post explained that he can no longer play for her because she doesn’t recognize him anymore. The story itself is sad for us to hear, but the way the video has spread online is truly inspiring. Although doctors and researchers continue to fight against the disease and seek treatments, it sometimes feels like the best we can do as a community is wait helplessly...

Part Time Resident Care Aide

Tennyson Court is seeking Part Time Resident Care Aides for the 3-11 and 11-7 shifts. Prior experience, dementia training and med tech experience preferred. Must have reliable transportation and be able to work weekends and holidays. Please apply in person at 49 Tennyson Court, Williamsville, NY 14221

Fighting Alzheimer’s One Photo at a Time

You’re probably familiar with the popular internet and social media movement, “throwback Thursday,” or #TBT as it is commonly displayed in social media posts that are shared through the use of hashtags (#). The movement has been an outlet for people to share old photos and memories on social channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and now the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland chapter is leveraging this behavior to fight Alzheimer’s disease in an exciting new way.

Tennyson Court Celebrates Veterans Day

On Tuesday November 11th, Tennyson Court opened its doors to the public in honor of Veteran’s Day. We had a free breakfast buffet with Scott Celani performing on guitar for a packed house of Tennyson Court families and residents. We were proud to honor all of our residents who served in the armed forces and be able to share a small snippet of their stories. We presented each resident with a certificate and took a photograph with them holding it. As a special guest, we were honored to host John Beard from Channel 2 News and recognize him for his services in the armed forces and his continued service to the Buffalo area...

Time to Make the Donuts

This week at Tennyson Court, our residents got to enjoy the fun treat of making donuts. It’s not every day that we get to smell the mouthwatering aromas of fresh donuts wafting through our building, so it was an enjoyable morning to say the least. Residents had a blast rolling out the dough, frying up the donuts and finishing them off with glaze, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar. After our treats cooled off, we set them up on decorative platters and delivered them to each of the houses so residents could enjoy them with lunch. Nothing like making old-fashioned homemade donuts on a cool autumn morning!

Warming Up with a Chili Cook-off

This week our residents participated in the official Tennyson Court chili cook-off. What better way to warm up on a cool fall day than to stay inside and eat some delicious chili? The 6 contest entries we received included some awesome variations of the classic favorite like white cheddar chili and vegetarian 6-bean chili. Our residents were the lucky taste testers who got to try each contest entry and vote for their first, second and third place favorites. After a close vote, our esteemed winner was Nursing Scheduler/AL Supervisor Jodi Battistella with her “Jodi’s Original Chili.”

Dementia and Communication

If you’re a caregiver for someone who suffers from dementia, you’ve probably noticed that it isn’t always easy to communicate with them effectively. Individuals with dementia and other degenerative brain diseases often lose some of their ability to understand and participate in conversation as part of their condition, and as caregivers, the best thing you can do is to understand how and why this happens and do your best to work through it. Understanding Dementia Dementia is by nature a degenerative disease, which means it slowly degrades the mind and its ability to function properly....

Great Music for those in Senior Housing

A lot of people perform music at different senior housing facilities around Western New York. But, if you’re new to the senior living music gig, you might not really know what sort of songs to play. So, here are a few artists to consider....

Tennyson Court Blog Senior Housing in Buffalo NY | Tennyson Blog

A recent addition to the Tennyson Court website, our blog will feature articles about dementia care, assisted living, and what’s going on at our Memory care facilities in Williamsville, NY....