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COVID-19 Resource Recap: June 3, 2020

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Wednesday, June 03, 2020

The Zone, Vol 9: Ease into Summer

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Wednesday, June 03, 2020

As we ease into summer, how do we hold onto familiar traditions? Summer cookouts, beach trips, family travel – all our familiar activities and all our plans are thrown into question. In Volume 9 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti help us gain clarity in how to plan our summer activities while keeping everyone safe.

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COVID-19 Resource Recap: May 28, 2020

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Thursday, May 28, 2020

Memorial Day was a heartbreaking reminder of lives lost during this pandemic. And while we’re making progress, the coronavirus is not over yet. As news continues to shift daily, the Avila Institute of Gerontology will continue to source and share credible resources to help you navigate new challenges. The health of residents and staff remains our top priority.

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The Zone, Vol 8: Moving Forward through Hope

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hope. We may hope that life goes back to the familiar. Or hope for a new way of being in the world. One thing is certain. Life as we know it is changing. In Volume 8 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti guide us in moving forward through hope, despair and uncertainty.

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COVID-19 Resource Recap: May 20, 2020

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

While the Coronavirus curve continues to decline, our nursing homes and our elderly remain the most vulnerable. Protecting them is top priority. The Avila Institute of Gerontology will continue to source and share credible resources to help you navigate these challenges and keep residents and staff safe.

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The Zone, Vol 7: The State of Ambivalence

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The reopening across the United States is another adjustment in a long line of adjustments we’ve made throughout this Pandemic and may be triggering its own set of conflicting emotions, swinging from excitement to relief, to fear and back again. In Volume 7 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti help us regain our equilibrium and access our strength.

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The Zone, Vol 6: Grieving in Our Own Way

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

We’re all experiencing loss on multiple levels right now. Whether it’s loss of a loved one, loss of a job, or loss of the familiar, we’re all grieving in our own way. In Volume 6 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti help us navigate loss and, in the process, regain personal power.

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Happy National Skilled Nursing Care Week from the Avila Institute

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Thursday, May 14, 2020

The Avila Institute of Gerontology would like to recognize the courageous healthcare workers and residents during National Skilled Nursing Care week. We know it’s been beyond hard, and we recognize and commend you. We offer this prayer to you.

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COVID-19 Resource Recap: May 14, 2020

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Wednesday, May 13, 2020

As Covid-19 continues to impact our most vulnerable – the elderly – the Avila Institute of Gerontology is committed to sharing resources and information from our most trusted sources. We’re also committed to nourishing you emotionally and spiritually with guided meditation, poetry, and practical wisdom to stay calm and steady.

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The Zone, Vol 5: Resilience and Finding New Strength

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Monday, May 11, 2020

Life, as we know it, will never be the same. That’s why resilience is an essential life skill to cultivate. In Volume 5 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti give us mindset tips on how to cope with irreversible change despite barriers and setbacks.

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