How to Create the Perfect Story with Simple Scrapbook Journaling

— Scrapbook journaling is the inscription that goes with pictures in a scrapbook compilation. There are a variety of ways to create scrapbook journals, which include story-telling, script-writing, or use of fictional stories. The most typical way of scrapbook journaling is by writing the notes or comments by hand, but if your penmanship is hard to... Read More

Popcorn Mix-In Ideas: National Popcorn Day is January 21

— Whether you like popcorn plain, with cheese, or classic theatre-style with melted butter—today is a great day to try something new! Here are some quick and easy mix-in ideas to try the next time you pop those hot, fluffy kernels. If you like peanut butter… mix in a small bag of Reeses Pieces into your... Read More

Winter Sniffles: Allergies or the Common Cold?

— The cold days of winter bring most of us indoors for the year – and then the sniffles start up. Symptoms like sneezing, congestion, and sore throat are common during the winter months. These unpleasant symptoms can be evidence of a winter cold, but they can also mean indoor allergies. What are the causes of... Read More

Employees of the Month: Hope and Preston

— “I have been at Woodridge for fifteen years and I love what I do. I love working here for the residents. I am now a proud grandma of an 8-month-old baby girl named Leila Rose! I spend as much time as I can with her. My youngest daughter is attending school at Indiana University. I... Read More

Woodridge Family Holiday Tradition

— “My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas Brunch with my family.” – Teresa T. “We always go around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights.” – Petrice C. “Me and my grandbabies do a gumdrop Christmas tree every year.” – Tonya C. “Every year, even though we’re 700 miles apart, I read my nephews Twas The... Read More

Resident of the Month

— We have chosen Jo S. as our resident of the month because of the great compassion she shows to her fellow residents. Upon admission Jo was adamant that she would not enjoy her stay at Woodridge and didn’t leave her room much. It wasn’t until staff found the perfect roommate that things began to turn... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

— Hello Woodridge family, This time of year is traditionally a time of great joy and happiness as family and friends come together to celebrate the holidays. It’s important for us here at Woodridge that our residents are a part of that tradition. The reality is, many elderly can feel an increase in isolation and unhappiness... Read More


— A big congratulations to our Rehab Director Stacy C. on the birth of her twin baby boys, Cade and Campbell. They were born on 11/12! We wish the whole family nothing but the best!

Candy Canes Are Festive and Fun!

— Candy canes are everyone’s favorite holiday treat. Their versatility makes them perfect for all kinds of decorative uses! Candy canes can be crushed or used whole in holiday arts and crafts projects. You can find candy canes sprinkled inside of cookies and other delicious Christmas recipes. Candy canes make great ornaments. You can buy real... Read More

Three Light, Simple and Easy Meals from Turkey Leftovers

— There never seems to be enough time to prepare for the holidays. Our immune systems plummet and stress rises. During this time, try to find shortcuts to make things less stressful. Turkey leftovers can be a helpful part of this strategy. Here are three light, simple and easy ways to use your turkey leftovers: Turkey... Read More