Life at Thirwood

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Another very important reason to take care of your eyes

Another very important reason to take care of your eyes

(SOUTH YARMOUTH) – Good eyesight is precious for many reasons, and now researchers have found another very important one –…

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“What Did You Say, Doctor?”

“What Did You Say, Doctor?”

April 13, 2021

The Hearing Loss Association of America estimates that 20 percent of the people living in this country have hearing loss. By the…

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Vaccination Day at Thirwood Place

Vaccination Day at Thirwood Place

February 4, 2021

(SOUTH YARMOUTH) – One year ago, we were just learning about a new coronavirus called COVID-19 that was impacting China and…

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4 Things You Should Know About Strokes

4 Things You Should Know About Strokes

December 15, 2020

Even though age is a significant factor in our susceptibility to stroke, one-third of all strokes occur in people younger…

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Thirwood Place to Host Winter Bird Watching Presentation

Thirwood Place to Host Winter Bird Watching Presentation

January 8, 2020

(SOUTH YARMOUTH) – As winter settles in across Cape Cod, it’s a great time to participate in seasonal bird watching….

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Someone You Live With Have the Flu? Here’s How to Stay Healthy

Someone You Live With Have the Flu? Here’s How to Stay Healthy

January 7, 2020

It’s one thing to stay home from work when you have the flu, so that you don’t infect your co-workers….

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Christmas Spirit is Coming Alive at Thirwood Place

Christmas Spirit is Coming Alive at Thirwood Place

December 4, 2019

(SOUTH YARMOUTH) – The Christmas season has arrived, and Thirwood Place in South Yarmouth is coming alive with activities to…

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What Your Handshake May Say About Your Health

What Your Handshake May Say About Your Health

November 5, 2019

In the business world, a firm handshake conveys confidence and competence, while a limp one is seen as a weakness….

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7 Ways to Become More Optimistic

7 Ways to Become More Optimistic

October 22, 2019

Looking for the silver lining in life is good for your mental and physical health. The results of a recent study revealed…

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Strike Up The Band! October is Filled With Music at Thirwood Place

Strike Up The Band! October is Filled With Music at Thirwood Place

October 10, 2019

YARMOUTH – As the leaves begin to change color around the beautiful surroundings of Thirwood Place in South Yarmouth, residents have…

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5 Strategies to Manage Diabetes

5 Strategies to Manage Diabetes

October 8, 2019

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States, and people with diabetes and prediabetes are…

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Are You Avoiding This Important Health Screening?

Are You Avoiding This Important Health Screening?

September 24, 2019

After age 50, prostate cancer becomes a worry for most men, but screening and treatments have improved, according to Hyannis…

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Thirwood Residents Continue Tradition of Awarding Local Scholarships

Thirwood Residents Continue Tradition of Awarding Local Scholarships

August 28, 2019

(SOUTH YARMOUTH) – The residents of Thirwood Place in South Yarmouth are continuing a long-standing tradition of providing scholarships for staff…

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Can Your Diet Lower Your Risk of Cancer Recurrence?

Can Your Diet Lower Your Risk of Cancer Recurrence?

August 20, 2019

When I finished cancer treatment, I really looked forward to eating normally again. I was tired of how chemotherapy twisted…

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Plenty of Summer Activities Still on Tap at Thirwood Place

Plenty of Summer Activities Still on Tap at Thirwood Place

August 14, 2019

(SOUTH YARMOUTH ) – With summer in full gear, residents at Thirwood Place have a lot of activities to take…

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5 Ways to Live Longer

5 Ways to Live Longer

July 30, 2019

What’s the secret to a healthy life? A recent Harvard study identified five factors that could add more than a…

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Artificial Sweeteners: Not Such a Sweet Thing

Artificial Sweeteners: Not Such a Sweet Thing

July 30, 2019

Most people who use artificial sweeteners instead of sugar do it for weight control or because they have diabetes. But…

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Thirwood Place to Host Several July Concerts

Thirwood Place to Host Several July Concerts

July 19, 2019

SOUTH YARMOUTH – Strike up the band! Some great performers are coming to Thirwood Place in South Yarmouth this month….

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Are You Strong Enough To Keep Up With The Grandkids?

Are You Strong Enough To Keep Up With The Grandkids?

July 16, 2019

After the grandchildren were here recently, my body felt like it had gone through a triathlon. Well, it felt like…

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Having Trouble Controlling Your Blood Pressure?

Having Trouble Controlling Your Blood Pressure?

July 9, 2019

Effectively treating high blood pressure is essential for good health, since the condition can cause heart attacks, strokes, heart failure…

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The 10 Most Common Medication Errors People Make

The 10 Most Common Medication Errors People Make

July 2, 2019

Americans make more than 500,000 medication mistakes a year, according to a report in Consumer Reports magazine. The report goes on to say that…

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Making Music and Memories This Summer at Thirwood Place

Making Music and Memories This Summer at Thirwood Place

June 25, 2019

(SOUTH YARMOUTH) – The summer is here and the music is flowing at Thirwood Place. The Hyannis Sound stopped by…

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8 Ways to Make Your Doctor’s Visit More Successful

8 Ways to Make Your Doctor’s Visit More Successful

June 18, 2019

Perhaps this is the reason they call doctor’s appointments “exams”: As a patient, to get the best results, you need…

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Millie Slapansky – Still Having Fun – At 101

Millie Slapansky – Still Having Fun – At 101

June 17, 2019

(SOUTH YARMOUTH) – When Millie Slapansky moved to Thirwood Place in South Yarmouth just over a year ago, she finally…

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Doing This After Surgery Will Help You Get Out Of The Hospital Faster

Doing This After Surgery Will Help You Get Out Of The Hospital Faster

June 11, 2019

It’s no surprise that moving around after surgery can help with your rehabilitation process, but a recent study shows it…

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Feeling Lonely? Write a Poem or Grab a Paintbrush

Feeling Lonely? Write a Poem or Grab a Paintbrush

July 11, 2016

The next time you’re feeling isolated or left out, you might want to join a painting class or learn how…

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