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Why older adults should explore new interests

Many of us imagine retirement to be a chapter of our lives filled with relaxation, free schedules and the opportunity to do whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted.

However, many older adults with this expectation are often disappointed when...

‘Smart Seniors’ at Diakon Senior Living: The pursuit of knowledge

After retirement, it can be easy slip into habits that don’t always challenge our minds and bodies. Without careers or family to care for, we can become isolated and out of touch if we aren’t careful.

But when we pursue something...

Overcoming nutritional challenges with older adults

You probably have witnessed it: An older relative who just does not eat the same way he or she once did.

As we age, our bodies undergo inevitable changes, even when we’re at our best health. Many of these changes affect how we consume,...

What does the RAISE Family Caregivers Act really mean?

Every year, tens of thousands of family caregivers deliver support and personal care to loved ones without training, pay or, in many cases, help from anyone.

In fact, family caregivers make up the core of our nation’s caregiving...

Embracing new friendships in a senior living community

If you ask senior living professionals, current residents or their family members, they’ll likely tell you that the social opportunities available in senior living are life-changing.

In fact, before moving to a community, many older...

Community News

Diakon 150th anniversary celebration includes performance by Jeanne Robertson

Jeanne Robertson in concert

The stories were hilarious.

“Left Brain’s” grocery shopping.

The suggestion of bungee-jumping.

The neighbor boy’s worry that Jeanne was contagious because she had gone viral...

First major external event of Diakon’s 150th anniversary celebration includes dedication of permanency center

Celebrating its 150th year, Diakon will hold its first major anniversary event when the organization dedicates a multi-million-dollar project that refurbished its iconic Old Main building at The Lutheran Home at Topton and created a center designed...

Groundbreaking honoring beginnings of Old Main launches renovation project

Participants in the Old Main project launch break ground in the shape of a cross.

Nearly 120 years after the first superintendent of the Topton Orphans Home began construction of the home’s iconic Old Main building by digging out, “in the...

Major construction project slated for Old Main on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus

The iconic Old Main building on The Lutheran Home at Topton campus is slated for a major construction project.

Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, owner/operator of The Lutheran Home at Topton senior living community...

Fitch Ratings issues BBB+ ratings for Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries bonds

Fitch Ratings of New York has affirmed its “BBB+” rating of bonds issued on behalf of Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries. The affirmation was announced in a news release posted by Fitch.

The rating indicates a “stable” financial outlook for...