on October 31, 2013

According to the National Institutes for Health website, pulmonary fibrosis affects 200,000 Americans. Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition in which the lung tissue becomes thickened, stiff and scarred. As this process occurs, the individual loses the ability to transfer oxygen to the bloodstream. Most cases of pulmonary fibrosis have no known cause and survival rate is low.

Written By Annie Peace on October 31, 2013

Q: Is there a place on campus where we can dispose of prescription and over the counter drugs?

This is a great question. It is important that we all dispose of medications properly and do not flush medication down the toilet or throw them in a trash can without taking additional measures.

Written By Sarah Duggan on October 25, 2013

The Parkinson’s Program of Manhattan at Meadowlark Hills receives the 2013 “Excellence in Social Accountability” award for providing high-quality services to elders with Parkinson’s disease and education to the broader community.

Written By Annie Peace on October 25, 2013

Q: Can you give us a list of acceptable and unacceptable recyclable items?

I would be happy to provide this information! Here goes:

Acceptable materials include:

Written By Annie Peace on October 17, 2013

Q: On the Ziploc boxes it states that when clean and dry, Ziploc bags can be recycled, is this true for our recycling?

Thank for another great question! While the box says you may recycle Ziploc bags, the local recycling service does not accept plastic bags of any sort. This includes Ziploc bags, grocery bags and newspaper bags. 

on October 17, 2013

Q: What do you recommend for problems with sleeping?

submitted by The Meadowlark Hills Medical Professionals

Everyone has problems sleeping at one time or another and a good night’s sleep is just as vital for older adults as it is for youth. A good night’s sleep helps maintain your physical and emotional wellbeing; it improves daytime concentration, alertness, memory and it mends your immune system to help prevent and fight disease. Poor sleep can increase your likelihood for depression, poor concentration, memory problems and illness.

on October 3, 2013

Experience the pleasure and excitement of traveling through mid-nineteenth century France in the featured exhibition entitled, Impressionist France, during a trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Impressionist France explores connections between landscape and national identity during a period in which France was being fundamentally transformed and modernized.

on October 3, 2013

Meadowlark Hills has initiated the process of converting our emergency pull-cords and personal responders to the new devices. Our current system, HomeFree, is closing business at the end of the year. Now we are required to make this change.

Stanley Healthcare, a division of Stanley Black and Decker, will be on the Meadowlark Hills campus starting Monday, Oct. 7, to begin installing the new system replacing the current HomeFree system.

Written By Annie Peace on October 3, 2013

Q: Is the Passport Program the same thing as the waiting list? What are the benefits of being a member?

Written By Annie Peace on September 26, 2013

Q: There is an interesting piece of art outside of Verna Belle’s Café by Elizabeth Layton. Can you tell us more about the artist?