Renaissance Picnic’s at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx

In July, everyone from Renaissance Adult Day Services located at 787 E. 156th Street in the Bronx had a great time while picnicking at Van Cortlandt Park.

There was way more than food at this picnic! Everyone played charades and danced. They even met a couple of nice patrol officers and their horses!

DSC00523Renaissance clients Elijah Johnson and Ana Mateo laugh at the silly way they found each other in the middle of a dance.

DSC00528Renaissance clients (left to right) Janine Wall, Gwen Wilson, Cesar Navarro and Jacqueline Morgan pose with two patrol officers and their patrol horses.

Check out our Facebook album for more pictures!

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

 

Safety Advice for Seniors during Summer Heat … Stay Active Wisely!

Exercising is always beneficial for senior citizens, even in the hot summer months. According to Christina O’Leary who has a BS in Exercise Science and is the Director of Branding & Media for Renaissance Home Health Care & Adult Day Services, “There are many ways that seniors can be active in the warmer months, they just have to do it wisely.”

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At Renaissance Adult Day Services, seniors are involved in various exercise programs all year long, being sure that in summer, they are hydrated and exercise indoors in the air conditioning. Close observation is also key. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens are generally less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature, such as heat. This may put them at greater risk of developing heat related illnesses, especially when staying physically active. O’Leary said, “Seniors are going to get dehydrated faster, get overheated easier, and their symptoms arise quickly. This is why observation is most important for prevention.”

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Seniors can beat the heat and still safely get the recommended amount of physical activity in order to stay healthy during the summer. Here are some basic Summer Exercise Awareness Tips for Seniors:

  • Try going outdoors, fresh air is good, but be sure to Walk outdoors only in the morning before it gets too hot
  • Seniors should use discretion while exercising in general and, especially, in the heat
  • Walking activities indoors is great in large, cool places like the local mall
  • Always have ice water available as fluids regulate body temperature
  • Be aware that senior citizens are most susceptible to dehydration due to a loss of thirst sensation
  • Be sure seniors are comfortable, wearing loose, breathable clothes, and supportive sneakers.

Renaissance Adult Day Services has created programming that will help the clients receive the recommended amount of physical activity to stay healthy. Among the goals are the strengthening of muscles, improving the cardiovascular system, sharpening fine motor skills, increasing flexibility and promoting overall health. There are a variety of age-appropriate exercise activities that can all be performed inside to avoid the heat. O’Leary continued, “Additionally, a lot of our clients participate in geriatric yoga with simple stretching, dancing or rhythm exercises as well as meditative yoga in order to keep fit without having to exercise outside. The clients are able to do all of this seated which is safer for them.” Walking remains one of the more popular ways that seniors keep fit. During the hottest temperatures of the summer, walking outdoors can be a challenge. To combat this, many of them choose to walk indoors.

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Join Us at a Health Fair Open House at Renaissance Adult Day Services at the Fordham in the Bronx

Have you been wondering what Renaissance Adult Day Services offers it’s clients?
Could you use some tips on being healthier?

Please join us for a Health Fair Open House on
Friday, August 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 625 E Fordham Road Renaissance location.

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Attendees will be able to observe how this Adult Day Services center is ran, the many healthy options we offer our clients as well as learn about easy, healthy choices everyone can institute into their lives. Included in the event will be:

  • a Zumba fitness class, performed while seated to ensure everyone’s safety
  • a Healthy Recipe Demonstration
  • a Nutrition Workshop: receive tips on foods to eat that will help keep your blood pressure steady or the proper foods to eat if you have diabetes (topics subject to change)
  • Blood Pressure Readings
  • Door Prizes!

 

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

 

When A Senior Falls – It’s Time for Help!

When A Senior Falls  – It’s Time for Help!

Vanette Destilus, Renaissance Community Outreach Liaison (right) and Jacqueline Carthen, Brooklyn

When a senior falls and gets a serious injury, you can no longer wait to get help!  Seniors are not like children, they don’t rebound well from injuries.  Typically, a senior’s health condition, over time, will get worse making it more difficult for you to care for that person alone.  Where do you start?  Speak with the healthcare professionals you encounter at the hospital, talk to friends and families about similar experiences to get advice, and ask for help.

You may want to consider Home Health Care for as minimal as 2 hours a day to 24 hours a day, Adult Day Care for 4 hours or 8 hours a day, or even relocating to an Assisted Living. Better yet, start looking into these services before there is an emergency so you have time to consider your options, create a plan, and already know who to call if and when you or your loved one needs assistance.  Remember, asking for help will relieve some stress and help maintain the best possible relationship between you and your loved one.

By: Christina O’Leary, BS, Director of Branding & Media

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Renaissance Adult Day Services Celebrates Flag Day in Brooklyn

 

Renaissance Adult Day Services in Brooklyn celebrated Flag Day by painting flower pots the colors of the flag that represents where each of us are from.  We wanted to be sure everyone had more opportunity to share their own culture so we shared stories of how we migrated to America and how our American clients grew up here.
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For more photos, check out our Facebook album!

 

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Renaissance Adult Day Services Visits the Bartow-Pell Mansion

On July 14, 2015, Renaissance Adult Day Service‘s Fordham location clients took a field trip to the Bartow-Pell Mansion in the Bronx. They had a great time exploring the grounds, taking in the beauty and enjoyed a picnic lunch. For dessert, they stopped at City Island ice cream.

Group PictureEveryone posed with Gaston Lachaise’s
Peacock (Short-tailed), 1920 and Peacock (Long-tailed), 1928

 

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For more photos, check out our Facebook album!

 

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

 

 

Renaissance Adult Day Services Fordham Location Takes a Trip to the New York Botanical Garden

A group from one of the Bronx locations of Renaissance Adult Day Services (625 E Fordham Road) took a trip to the New York Botanical Gardens. There was so much to see and take in.

Everyone enjoyed the Reflecting Pool and some even tossed a few pennies in and made some wishes. They experienced the Native Plant Garden with beautiful flowers, small man-made waterfalls and ponds. People were mesmerized by its beauty!

There were more beautiful, colorful flowers throughout the Rock Garden, including sunflowers.  Everyone took a little break in the gazebo and visited the Botanical Garden’s plant shop. The shop was filled with amazing oddities, plants, and Mexican pottery. Some people even purchased small house plants for themselves and took them back to the Center. Everyone had a great time and can’t wait to visit again!

 

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IMG_3459 Client Dolores Harley takes a break in front of beautiful black eyed susans with HHA Rosalba Morillo.

IMG_3464Client Angela Vallejo takes a break from the beauty to wave for the camera.

 

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Happy 4th from Renaissance Adult Day Services

July 4th BBQ on July 2

The Renaissance Adult Day Services family celebrated the July 4th holiday with a barbecue on July 2nd. Held at Crotona Park, everyone had a great time!

Thanks to all of the clients and staff who made this day such a success!

 

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Renaissance Adult Day Services in Brooklyn is a Hit with Our Clients!

Renaissance Adult Day Services works hard to ensure that our clients are not only being well-cared for, but are also enjoying their day with us. We’re happy and proud to share a testimonial received from one of our clients at our Brooklyn Center located at 2625 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn.

On Wednesday, June 10th, we offered various activities including a visit by a music therapist, a dancer-cise class and a movie starring Denzel Washington, with popcorn of course.  Ms. Grant left the center with the biggest smile on her face. She recently told us that she hadn’t had this much fun in a long time and that when she went home, she reminisced about the day and was so happy that she couldn’t sleep.

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The next day she joined us and her fellow clients to the Riverside Drive Carnival event in the Bronx where she had a great time.  She expressed that she could not contain herself as the joy she feels has made her very happy.

We couldn’t be more pleased to hear this and strive for all of our clients to be so happy!

 

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services

Open House Held at Renaissance Adult Day Services in Brooklyn

In June, Renaissance Adult Day Services in Brooklyn held an Open House for everyone in the community.

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Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene visited with the clients and talked about their needs in the community. Everyone  enjoyed a continental breakfast, a tour of the center and had lots of fun playing dominoes, bingo for prizes and arts and crafts.

We look forward to meeting everyone in the community and serving those in need of our care.

About Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services:
All Renaissance Home Health Care and Adult Day Services offer a full range of individualized services that promote social, physical, and emotional well-being through their home health care and adult day locations serving all five boroughs in NY.  Their Signature Touches philosophy reflects the company’s goal of providing compassionate, professional, and skilled services in the comfort of one’s own home or in a clean, nurturing environment.  For more information, visit www.renaissancehcs.com.

Eileen Parenti, Executive Director, Renaissance Adult Day Services