Posts by Mark Oakley

  • The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Recognizes The Cedars of Chapel Hill.

      When it comes to our later years in life, it is essential for most people to have a place where they feel comfortable, safe and protected, but without relinquishing those elements of life that matter most. Whether by having dependable health caregivers and facilities, a safe environment for meeting others or personal growth and…

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  • Dr. John Neter, a distinguished member of The Cedars of Chapel Hill, celebrates his 99th Birthday.

    Four generations of the Neter family were present to honor Dr. Neter, including his son Ron, who shared this delightful experience during their celebratory week: My wife, Mona, and I were in Chapel Hill from Los Angeles for a week’s worth of celebrations in honor of the 99th Birthday of my dad, John Neter. While…

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  • Volunteering: A Great Way to Give Back While Benefiting Too!

    “At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished … it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” – Denzel Washington. Volunteering – it is a simple word with an even more straightforward meaning. It is an act of…

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  • Creating a Legacy Cookbook

    “Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” – Craig Claiborne.  Can you make biscuits like your mother used to make them? Perhaps you are known for your lasagna, fried chicken, or a particular dessert. Do family members often ask you for advice about…

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  • Memorial Day: Not Just Another Holiday.

    For many Americans, Memorial Day is known as the kick-off of the summer season. After all, it is a three-day weekend perfect for having fun, taking a quick trip, and, of course, visiting with friends and family. But, for many other Americans, particularly those who have served in our armed forces, Memorial Day is much…

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  • Spring is Around the Corner: 9 Ways to Get Ready

    With spring just around the corner, it is hard not to get excited about a new season. And like every new season, we should celebrate spring in some fashion. So, if you are looking for some COVID-friendly activities that can help spring 2021 be a bit better and more enjoyable, then we have nine ideas…

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  • Dealing with Pandemic Fatigue

    After months of being proactive against COVID-19, countless people find themselves exhausted by it all. From the tragic number of lives lost to the loss of life as we knew it, many are burned out from the endless news cycles, politics and social distancing. As a result, “Pandemic Fatigue” is the term used to describe…

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  • Virtual Grandparenting

    Today, there are more families separated by distance than ever before. Throw in a major pandemic, and suddenly connecting is even more difficult. Finding new ways to stay in touch has affected everyone, but perhaps the generation most affected are those over 60. As a result, many children have been unable to connect with their…

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