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HCK's Mission calls upon us to Celebrate Life and Honor the Soul. We serve a wide variety of resident needs from independent living up through skilled care and rehabilitation services. We strive to provide a superior depth and range of programs that address those needs from clinically focused programs that improve the quality of care to equally well-designed programs that enrich the quality of life.

Our programs and Kalamazoo Senior Services are designed to engage our residents and are tailored to each individual's needs:

Three Ways for Seniors to Protect Themselves from the Hot Summer Sun

Senior Living Residence Kalamazoo
6/16/2017

As we age, making sure we protect our skin from the sun becomes more and more important. Older skin is more sensitive and has been exposed to much more ultraviolet radiation over time. The last thing any senior wants to deal with is sunburn or sun blisters, or even worse melanoma or other skin cancer. Besides protecting your skin, you also have to make sure you’re taking care of your body in general, as well. In this post, you will find three ways seniors can work to protect their sensitive skin and bodies from the heat of the sun’s harmful rays. 

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May 2017 Employee of the Month - Cheri Noga

6/12/2017

Please congratulate Cheri Noga, the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo May Employee of the Month.  

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April 2017 Employee of the Month - Veronica Tultz

4/27/2017

Please congratulate Veronica Tultz, the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo April Employee of the Month.  

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Stay Healthy This Spring with These Tips for Seniors

4/20/2017

See your doctor

As we get older, seeing the doctor becomes more and more important. Even if you don’t feel as though you have any new health problems it’s still important to get to the doctor and have a physical. Spring is also a good time to have your eyes tested and checked. 

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March 2017 Employee of the Month - Sage Ntihinyuka

4/1/2017

Please congratulate Sage Ntihinyuka, the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo March Employee of the Month.  

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Why Memory Care may be Right for Your Loved One

Memory Care Community
3/23/2017

Memory care senior living can help reduce the effects of dementia while increasing the quality of life for your loved ones. Over the years, as baby boomers age, there has been an increase in the number of seniors who need this type of specialized, long term care. There is a very good chance that the need for memory care will continue to increase in the decades to come. In this post, we will look at a few facts about memory care and why it may be right for your loved one. 

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Fun, Excitement, Laughter and Your Senior Health

Assisted Living
2/16/2017

When you’re stressed out, sad or overwhelmed, there’s no better cure than laughter! Here at Heritage Community, we believe in building a strong sense of community, a place where seniors can get out, enjoy themselves and have a good time with their friends and family. Our assisted living facilities offer a wealth of social opportunities that aim to provide seniors with access to exciting events, like theater visits, and socially engaging amenities, like our on-site salon. We believe that these offerings create a sense of fun and excitement but, more than that, they encourage smiling, laughter and enjoyment. In this post, we’re going to look at the benefits of laughter on senior health.

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January 2017 Employee of the Month - Carol Barnes

2/6/2017

Please congratulate Carol Barnes, the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo January Employee of the Month

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Music Can Positively Effect Memory Care and Cognition for Seniors

Memory Care in Kalamazoo
1/16/2017

It has been proven by psychologists and other professionals that listening to music is more than just a way to boost mood or pass the time – it has a real effect of our brain’s capabilities. This is especially important for those who may be suffering with conditions that effect memory and cognition like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Most of the time music works by helping listeners to recall memories based on an emotional response evoked by the music. 

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Seniors Should Make Sure They Stay Warm and Active During the Long, Chilly Winter Months

Assisted Living
12/13/2016

No matter the age, unless you’re a young kid who loves playing in the snow, winter brings on a feeling of just wanting to hibernate – you know, stay inside under a blanket. Not only is it cold, it gets dark very early and there isn’t a whole lot of sunshine. Relatives who visit may not be able to stop by as often in the winter. It’s important for everyone, but especially seniors to make sure they stay active during the winter months. Staying active is important to their physical and mental self. This can be something as simple as socializing, but getting their blood pumping and mind working is even better! 

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