Ro Linscheid

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

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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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10 Tips for a Great Garage Sale in Reedley

10 Reedley Yard Sale Tips! Are you ready to move into a Reedley retirement community like Sierra View Homes, but you’re still drowning in STUFF? Let’s downsize! It’s time to hold a garage sale! Here are a few handy tips and tricks to make sure your Reedley garage sale draws a crowd: Don’t Forget Your Yard …

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Submit Your Photo in June!

Raise awareness! Submit a photo of yourself in purple or a pic with your family member impacted by Alzheimer’s, and we will post it on Sierra View’s Facebook page. June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts here at Sierra View Homes Retirement Community. …

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Scott MacIntyre – Auxiliary Spring Benefit Dinner

You’re invited to Sierra View Homes’ 2018 Auxiliary Dinner, on Saturday, June 9th! This year’s event features a silent auction, and the return of American Idol Star, singer, songwriter, and author Scott MacIntyre! All proceeds will fund the anticipated Bistro/café renovation of Sierra View’s main banquet room. If you have items you wish to donate …

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Seniors and Social Media

When you think of social media, your first thought may be of teenagers on their phones. However, increasingly, you should think of a senior! Recent data provided by the Pew Research Center  revealed that seniors are more wired and socially connected than ever. Electronic use among seniors is on the rise, with the number of …

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