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January 2016
Vol., 2, Issue 1
Oasis is a specialized facility just for individuals with dementia.  We begin with the firm belief that individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia deserve, and in fact, require more than what is provided in a general nursing care facility to achieve the fullest quality of life.

We have a 6:1 resident-to-staff ratio which allows us to provide resident-centered care in many ways:

  • Engage residents physically, mentally, and socially based on different interests
  • 31,000 square ft building allows space for flexibility in activities
  • Numerous activities within small or large groups as well as individual
  • Monitored and secured 24/7
  • Private studio apartments per residents
  • Two secured courtyards for gardening and outdoor activity

With our carefully designed facility we are able to provide a higher level of care and help your loved one stay engaged and enjoy a better quality of life!

Phone: 812.303.3310

Visit Us Online: OasisDementiaCare.com


In the Community

Oasis Support Group:

  • Jan. 5th at 3:30pm
  • Jan. 19th at 5:30pm

divider2.png January Recipe:

January is national soup Month!With the cold weather still in abundance, January is the perfect month to celebrate and enjoy soups of all kinds.


Chipotle Chicken Soup:

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  • 1 Large Onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups reduced- sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15oz each) pinto beans, rinsed & drained
  • 3 cups frozen corn
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, seeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon groud cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender.

  2. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

  3. Add the broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, cumin and pepper. Bring to a boil.

  4. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

  5. Stir in chicken; heat through. Garnish with sour cream; sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 8 servings (3-1/4 quarts)



10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimers

According to Alz.org There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in different degrees. If you notice any of these, please see a doctor.

1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life

 One of the most common signs of Alzheimer's is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; increasingly needing to rely on memory aids or family members for things they used to handle on their own.

2. Challenges in planning or solving problems

 Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before.

3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure

People with Alzheimer's often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game.

4. Confusion with time or place

People with Alzheimer's can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.


To learn the rest of the 10 signs CLICK HERE



divider2.pngRetired? Get a Hobby

This month is national hobby month! Before you retired, you probably looked forward to long stretches of unplanned time. Now that you're retired, you may wonder how you're going to fill up all that time. Get a hobby! Researchers find that retired people who get involved in hobbies are happier and tend to live longer. Listed below are some of the more popular hobbies that you just may want to try!

For The Automobile Lover - Model Cars

If you have always loved cars, but are past the days of fixing your own car, you might want to consider taking up building model cars. If you are the patient and crafty type, building model cars is a lot of fun and rewarding as your projects come together.

A timeless hobby - Gone Fishing

Want to spend time enoying the fresh air. Embrace the outdoors by going fishing.  Fishing is a very relaxing and enjoyable  hobby. Go by yourself and just be one with nature and all the beautiful sights. Or Take a friend and share your biggest catch stories. 

Capture The Moment - Digital Photography

There are so many possibilities when it comes to digital photography. You can photgraph nature, family, cars, virtually anything. Photograghs are a great way to capture the moments. Make time stand still. Photography is a great hobby to share.

Get Crafty - Scrap booking

Crafts have always been popular hobbies, and there are many stores that can help you find the supplies you need to get started. One of the most popular crafts right now is scrapbooking.Scrapbookers create books filled with memories, using photos, souvenirs and other objects that play into the theme of the book.

Have FUN!

Having hobbies is all about doing something fun. You may need to try a few things before you find the perfect hobby for you. Take the time retirement gives you to find new and fun hobby. You'll be happy you did.

To look up more interesting hobbies CLICK HERE

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Naional Blood Donor Month

January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the lifesaving contribution blood and platelet donors make to modern healthcare.

National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 with the goal of increasing blood and platelet donations during winter. Which is one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs. Inclement winter weather often results in cancelled blood drives, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to become temporarily unable to donate.

The Red Cross urges healthy donors who have made a commitment to donate during the winter months to keep their appointments. Each appointment kept, and each donation given, offers hope to a patient in need.

Visit Your Local Red Cross and Sign up to Donate!



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