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Angels On Main Adult Day Services is proud to have served area seniors for 21 years as a part of Guardian Angels 50 year legacy! We have been blessed getting to know many fun-filled characters, hearing their stories and serving their needs. Some of the ways volunteers have brightened our days has included helping with trips, playing cribbage, creating greeting cards, pet visits and sharing their gift of music. A grant through Sherburne County Area United Way has provided therapeutic music and special outings.
Angels On Main Adult Day Services is an ideal opportunity for persons who need help with daily care, companionship, activity, socialization or are challenged with memory loss. The program also gives the seniors’ loved ones time to attend to other matters, connecting with friends and taking a much-needed break. A typical day at Angels On Main begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and conversation. Our days are filled with recreation, reminiscing, projects, music and occasional outings. We are open Monday–Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and our hours may be arranged to fit your needs. Transportation and funding options are available. For more information or to schedule a free trial day, please call Rosie Becker, Director of Adult Day Services at 763-241-6845.

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The average American gains 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. To gain 5 pounds of fat one must consume roughly 17,500 extra calories in just those few weeks. To put that into perspective, that would be equal to indulging in approximately 116 gingerbread cookies. Yikes! That’s a lot; especially considering how hard we have to work to burn off those extra calories! In order to enjoy the holidays and all the yummy food that goes along with them, without sabotaging all our hard work from the rest of the year, we need to plan ahead and stay active.
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Read on for 5 Tips to get you through the remainder of 2015, without increasing your waistline!

 

1. Focus on friends and family instead of food. We all love to gather, and with every gathering comes delicious food. But remember, the holidays are a time to slow down and catch up with loved ones. Play games, volunteer and spend time outdoors enjoying this beautiful Minnesota winter together.
2. Eat before you eat. Don’t skip meals or snacks earlier in the day to “save” calories and carbs for the large holiday feast later on. If you skip meals, it’s harder to keep your blood glucose under control, and it slows down your metabolism or your body’s calorie burning speed.
3. Bring what you like. Don’t spend time worrying about what will be served and how unhealthy it may be. Instead, bring a dish to share that you know is low-carb or heart healthy so you can eat nutritiously with small indulgences.
4. Stay Active. One of the reasons we are challenged with weight gain and managing our diabetes and other health conditions during the holidays is we tend to overindulge AND come up with many excuses to not be physically active. Sure, the holidays are busy, but plan time in EACH day for exercise and don’t break your routine. Think small steps. This can be as simple as helping to clean up after a meal instead of lounging in the living room and watching the football game.
5. If you overindulge, get back on track. If the holiday treats get the best of you and you eat more than you planned, don’t think you’ve failed. Once you realize this, make a commitment to be healthier the rest of the day. Don’t throw in the towel and “start again on Monday.”

Stay on track and enjoy the holiday season!
Kayla Miller
Club GA Wellness Director

kmiller@ga-er.org
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President and CEO, Dan Dixon and the Board of Directors of Guardian Angels Senior Services names new Vice President/Chief Operations Officer, Kris Neff.  This decision by the leadership of Guardian Angels comes at a time of growth to the organization and the need for operational experience across the extensive Senior Services that Guardian Angels offers the North Metro Region.

Kris Neff joined Guardian Angels in September of 2014, as the Corporate Director of Assisted Living. Dixon said “Kris’s experience in start-up assisted living housing operations gave us the confidence to open two communities within months of each other in two separate counties.”  Kris’s leadership in directing the start-up teams and initiating systems to achieve census results has been instrumental in serving the needs of these communities. She also implemented procedures that support Guardian Angels’ mission of providing exceptional healthcare, housing and supportive services to seniors and their families.  Neff has over 27 years of health care experience.  She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, holds a Housing with Services Management Certificate along with a B.A. in Management from the College of Saint Scholastica and a Master of Business Administration from Bethel University.  She currently serves on the Board of Leading Age of Minnesota.

 

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Kris Neff, LNHA, MBA

VP/Chief Operations Officer

 

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Welcome to our new website!

Posted May 28, 2015

Guardian Angels is always looking for new ways to provide better service and reach out to our residents and their friends and families. Part of that is ensuring we have the most cutting-edge, up to date technology. Our new website is fully responsive, making it easier than ever to navigate through each page on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Please take some time to explore our new features – we’ve added information about our services, our communities and our upcoming events.

We’re very excited about these updates and changes, please contact us to learn more!