The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Family 2011

April 2, 2011

Seeing the signs

Opting for assisted living can be positive life move

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How to choose an assisted living facility

Once the need for an assisting living situation is established, the next step is working on which facility would fit the wants and needs of the individual.

“Get them out and take them on tours. If they have a friend that is happy in assisted living take them to visit their friend. That can do a lot of convincing,” Jenlink said.

If people are looking at The Commons, they are welcome to eat lunch at the facility and meet the staff and residents.

“I would go in and visit it, take a tour. See if the rooms are big enough for furniture. We want them to have a little bit of space. Look around and see if people see happy,” Jenlink said. “Talk to people who live there. A lot of times you can find them in the dining room or common area. See if the staff seems friendly. Look at activities and food menus.”

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  • Coverfamily.jpg Family 2011

    One of the attributes of living in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma is the abundant pride residents have in its people, land and businesses. The 2011 News & Eagle Progress edition highlights these areas and pays tribute to all of those who make our region shine 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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  • Dentist_BH.jpg Fun and games at the dentist office

    Dr. Tim Fagan, a pediatric dental specialist at the clinic, 423 N. Van Buren, says one of the first things he does to make sure a young patient is comfortable is send a packet with a friendly comic strip that explains what happens at the dentist’s office.

    April 2, 2011 1 Photo

  • YWCA_5_BV.jpg YWCA caring for the community

    YWCA Enid is gearing up to offer HIV testing to emergency shelter clients and the public. YWCA also has installed Nanny cams in the child care rooms so parents can check in on how their child’s day is going.

    April 2, 2011 5 Photos

  • Going downtown

    Community Development Support Association, a non-profit agency, plans to turn the old Newman’s building downtown into a center that would gather a number of non-profits together to co-locate and share information.

    April 2, 2011

  • Ezzell: CDSA represents, doesn’t own, newer homes in the east part of Enid

    Cheri Ezzell, executive director of CDSA, said the agency does not own those houses but assisted the builder with locations by using the land bank established during the Roosevelt Park Apartments project.

    April 2, 2011

  • Simpsons_5_BV.jpg Keeping the lights on the past of Enid, area

    The Simpson brothers, Larry and Rick, didn’t originally intend on the building as a museum.

    April 2, 2011 2 Photos

  • Leonardos_1_BV.jpg Summertime sizzles

    Julie Baird, executive director, said the science and art museum makes sure it has something educational and fun for kids to do all summer long.

    April 2, 2011 5 Photos

  • Parks_Meadowlake_1_BV.jpg Parks are the place to go

    “We’re concentrating on making Meadowlake Park a destination park." — Becky Hodgden, city of Enid spokeswoman

    April 2, 2011 3 Photos

  • YMCA_1_BV.jpg YMCA: An exercise in renovation

    “It has been a 100 percent improvement over what we had before. It is roomy and it’s open and it has windows to the outside.” — Ken Rapp, executive director of Denny Price Family YMCA

    April 2, 2011 2 Photos

  • YMCA_3_BV.jpg YMCA’s in the I-Zone

    Ken Rapp, YMCA executive director, said I-Zone was a focal point of the organization’s remodel because of its intent to provide fun fitness opportunities for kids.

    April 2, 2011 2 Photos