Blog Posts

Senior Living: Is it the Right Move?

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Moving a loved one into senior living can be a difficult decision.  How do you know if you are making the right choice? Is now REALLY the right time? What if you could “test it out” before you made a commitment? Here at Tennyson Court, we understand that making these decisions can be tough! That is why we offer our trial stay option.  Being a caregiver can often times be hard on you.  It can put a strain on your daily well-being, your health – mental and physical, and your outside relationships.  Often times people don’t even realize how much it truly is affecting you.

Employee of the Month - July

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

For the month of July, our employee of the month is Lori! Lori is a hardworking and dedicated employee, who joined our team as a cook over three years ago. We are very thankful to have Lori working within the culinary team and creating all of our resident's delicious meals...

Employee of the Month - June

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Our employee of the month for June is Jennifer. Jennifer joined our team a year ago and is an incredible care aide for our residents. Throughout the year Jennifer has been very dependable and a true team player. You can always find her in our memory care house, Hampton, working hard to make sure each resident is happy and cared for.

Employee of the Month - May

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Our employee of the month for May 2016 is Ruth Burns! Ruth has worked with Tennyson Court since they broke ground to build the community. Ruth works so well with our residents and families to make this a wonderful atmosphere to live. Throughout all the years, Ruth has completed some great projects with our residents, recently, she has completed personalized, decorative story posters for each memory care resident. Please visit our memory care units to see what a great job Ruth has done with this project! 

Employee of the Month - April

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Tennyson Court's employee of the month for April 2016 is Shannon. Shannon has worked with Tennyson for two years! She is a hard working individual who can be found in our memory care units, Langley and Oxford, almost everyday.

Employee of the Month - March

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

We would like to congratulate our employee of the month for March 2016, Christena. Christena is a very dedicated Resident Care Aide who works countless hours to make sure our residents receive the best care. Christena has been a resident care aide with Tennyson Court for two years and has become a very dependable staple for our community.

Making the First Moves; 5 Steps Toward Transitioning into Assisted Living

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Some people are willing and able to care for their loved ones in their own homes when they feel it is necessary. For other families, the option to continue caring for their loved ones becomes too much, yet they still want the best for them. Assisted Living is a great alternative for those families to choose who cannot be there constantly for those who are not safe left by themselves. When our loved one’s develop dementia or alzheimer’s, assisted living becomes less of a choice, and more of a need...

5 Tips to Be a Practicing Member of Your Loved One’s Assisted Living Team

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

When it comes time for your loved one to enter an assisted living facility, you and your family can face many challenges throughout the transition. Such a big life shift can cause any member of the family to  feel scared, hopeless, or worthless in the effort. You aren’t “giving up” on your loved one. You are “giving up” responsibility to skilled professionals who are there purely to make your loved one’s life better. Here are a few ways to assume your new role, a member of the Assisted Living Care team at Tennyson Court...

Resident Council Meetings at Tennyson Court

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Since we want Tennyson Court to be our residents’ home, we also want them to feel comfortable voicing their opinions about what goes on here. At the end of each month, our residents meet with staff members to discuss what they would like to see changed. These changes vary from what activities they enjoy doing the most, to what activities they would like to try, to new foods they would like to see on the menu.

Vintage Photo Shoot at Tennyson Court!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Residents, families, and staff can sign up at the front desk to be a part of our Vintage photography session on October 24th. Assisted living for seniors in WNY is meant to be an enjoyable and exciting, and what a wonderful way to get all of our residents together with their families and friends! We are constantly striving to be one of the most intriguing and exciting WNY memory care facilities, and are looking forward to turning the clocks back with our vintage photo shoot. We love gathering the families of our residents here at Tennyson Court, and so do our residents.

Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit | National Assisted Living Week 2015

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

This week “Celebrates the numerous ways assisted living enriches the lives of each individual residing in these communities.” September 13-19 is National Assisted Living Week, celebrating residents, families, staff, volunteers, and the surrounding community. Assisted Living communities all over the country celebrate the care work, and love that caregivers put into the mind, body, and spirit of assisted living residents. Each and everyday our team at Tennyson Court puts their all into giving the most comprehensive and devoted care for our residents...

Ex NFL QB Counts on MVP Caretaker Team for Memory Care

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Bart Starr Can’t Remember His Career…Yet Bart Starr is 81. He began forgetting things about five years ago, losing track of where he was intending on going, or getting lost while driving. Before suffering two strokes, a heart attack, and four seizures in September of 2014, Bart Starr  was an 80 year old man who still jogged and worked out in his home gym. Before health complications Bart Starr had a lifetime of fond memories, being a former NFL Super Bowl Champion and living legend. Now he doesn’t recognize the number 15 on the cover of old Sports Illustrated covers, himself....

10 Questions About Safety | Memory Care Q&A

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Tennyson Court prides itself in being positioned in the top tier of WNY memory care facilities. One of the most important factors in choosing between buffalo memory care facilities is safety. Ensuring your loved one is safe means peace of mind for you. Memory care becomes necessary when one cannot care for themselves without supervision, due to the degenerative effects of alzheimer’s and/or dementia. The emotional aspect of letting a loved one go into someone else’s care is hard enough...

How Delicious Superfoods Can Improve Your Life

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

As we get older, it becomes more important to take care of ourselves and ensure that we’re giving our bodies what they need. For many people, this means a drastic and unwanted change in diet. Nobody wants to stop eating the food that they’ve grown accustomed to over an entire lifetime, but sometimes sacrifices have to be made. Thankfully, you might not have to make too many alterations, as many of the foods we all enjoy are actually good for us. With the ability to actually improve our health and stave off disease, superfoods are proven to be much more powerful and effective than other types of food....

Julianne Moore wins Golden Globe for Film About Alzheimer’s

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

We’re always doing our best to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease (like participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!) and helping people through the tough times brought on by the affliction, but it’s hard to raise better awareness than a Hollywood feature film. On Sunday, Julianne Moore won a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Drama for her role in the movie Still Alice, a story about a professor at Columbia who struggles with a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s...

How One Man’s Love for His Mom Went Viral

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

This week, a video posted by Reddit user Joe Fraley went viral, giving us a rare and touching look into a family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. In the video, Joe is singing a song to his mother with Alzheimer’s, but his post explained that he can no longer play for her because she doesn’t recognize him anymore. The story itself is sad for us to hear, but the way the video has spread online is truly inspiring. Although doctors and researchers continue to fight against the disease and seek treatments, it sometimes feels like the best we can do as a community is wait helplessly...

Part Time Resident Care Aide

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Tennyson Court is seeking Part Time Resident Care Aides for the 3-11 and 11-7 shifts. Prior experience, dementia training and med tech experience preferred. Must have reliable transportation and be able to work weekends and holidays. Please apply in person at 49 Tennyson Court, Williamsville, NY 14221

Fighting Alzheimer’s One Photo at a Time

Monday, December 1st, 2014

You’re probably familiar with the popular internet and social media movement, “throwback Thursday,” or #TBT as it is commonly displayed in social media posts that are shared through the use of hashtags (#). The movement has been an outlet for people to share old photos and memories on social channels like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and now the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland chapter is leveraging this behavior to fight Alzheimer’s disease in an exciting new way.

Tennyson Court Celebrates Veterans Day

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

On Tuesday November 11th, Tennyson Court opened its doors to the public in honor of Veteran’s Day. We had a free breakfast buffet with Scott Celani performing on guitar for a packed house of Tennyson Court families and residents. We were proud to honor all of our residents who served in the armed forces and be able to share a small snippet of their stories. We presented each resident with a certificate and took a photograph with them holding it. As a special guest, we were honored to host John Beard from Channel 2 News and recognize him for his services in the armed forces and his continued service to the Buffalo area...

Time to Make the Donuts

Friday, October 31st, 2014

This week at Tennyson Court, our residents got to enjoy the fun treat of making donuts. It’s not every day that we get to smell the mouthwatering aromas of fresh donuts wafting through our building, so it was an enjoyable morning to say the least. Residents had a blast rolling out the dough, frying up the donuts and finishing them off with glaze, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar. After our treats cooled off, we set them up on decorative platters and delivered them to each of the houses so residents could enjoy them with lunch. Nothing like making old-fashioned homemade donuts on a cool autumn morning!