Ro Linscheid

Ro Linscheid is the Executive Director and CEO for Sierra View Homes Retirement Community. You can contact her at (559) 638-9226 or rlinscheid@sierraview.org.

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COVID-19 Response and Updates

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NOTE – 7/7/2020 I am writing this note after the Fourth of July. Certainly, it was like no other Fourth of July weekend we have had before! Even our little campus-wide celebration had to be canceled. The coronavirus and avoiding its spread has put a damper on so much of what we do, but …

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New Life

April showers bring May flowers! This saying is very true in South Dakota where I grew up. This year, our extended rainy season has made that saying true here, too. Ever since I moved to Reedley, I have always been amazed at how early the spring flowers start to bloom. In February, the tree blossoms …

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How to Combat Loneliness in Older Adults

Loneliness and social isolation are a huge concern for older adults. As we age, it becomes harder to stay connected with family and friends, especially if you are living alone. Older adults face loss, loss of a good friend or spouse to illness or death. They have to face issues such as hearing and or …

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5 Tips to Eat Your Way to a Better Mood

The holidays have come and gone and now we may be facing the added pounds from all those Christmas goodies. There can be a feeling of disappointment or even disillusionment as we pack away the Christmas decorations. Those New Year’s resolutions are already a challenge to keep. Maybe we can look to food to improve …

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We’re a Cooling Center. Come Beat the Heat!

When temperatures reach 100 degrees or above, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. come to Sierra View Homes for a place to sit, drink water, and cool down! The Central Valley of California is in an extremely dangerous heat wave. We are used to summers days where the temperature cools down at night. Lately, however, there has …

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Laughter Is Good For You

Laughter is contagious. It is a way to create friendships and give everyone the opportunity to be part of something. Recently, I visited the Sierra View Homes Kings Canyon Dining Room during the evening meal. As I encountered the people at each table, I asked for a “good Joke.” I said I was writing an …

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Dementia is Hard Work for Both Sides

Recently, while attending an educational conference, I attended a class taught by Laura Wayman. She has written a book on “A Loving Approach to Dementia Care.” Dementia is not a specific disease; it is a term used for a group of brain disorders. Many diseases can have a dementia component. Alzheimer’s disease is probably the …

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Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal – What’s the Difference?

Service and emotional support animals are becoming more and more common. The last time I flew to Kansas, in the Dallas Fort worth airport I counted at least three dogs that the owners kept near and one service dog helping its handler to maneuver through the crowds safely. It seems more and more people are …

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Lessons from Half a Century at Sierra View Homes

A lot changes in 44 years, but some things never change. No one can attest to this better than Nancy Petinak. The 79-year-old Reedley resident recently retired from her role as Activities Director at Sierra View Homes Retirement Community, a career which spanned an impressive 44 years. Nancy played a pivotal role in the growth …

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10 TIPS for Living a Dignified Life as You Age

“Aging with dignity is the ability to live life to its fullest in the place you call home, regardless of age, illness or disability. “ So starts an article by Victoria R Ballesteros and Athan G. Bezaetis. Both are communication professionals with the SCAN Foundation. The article they wrote covers 10 points on the topic …

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