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Recognizing Our Amazing Nurses!

May 2, 2020 — National Nurses Week: May 6-12 National Nurses Week is a wonderful opportunity to honor the “Mother of Nursing,” Florence Nightingale, and all the dedicated, compassionate nurses who have followed in her footsteps. Florence was a British citizen and social reformer. In 1854, she and a group of nurses provided care to wounded soldiers during the... Read More

Hobbies: New & Old

May 2, 2020 — With all of the current shelter-in-place and social distancing directives, it’s a great time to learn something new or catch up on old hobbies and activities. Coloring has been proven to have great benefits for all ages, including stress relief, improving motor control and creativity, and increasing concentration. Many online retailers now carry coloring options... Read More

The Importance of Hand Washing

May 2, 2020 — Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. The CDC recommends cleaning hands in a specific way to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to... Read More

Communicating With Loved Ones During Social Distancing

May 2, 2020 — There is nothing as valuable as one-on-one time with the people you love. With the current social distancing guidelines, you may need to get creative with how to stay in contact. Fortunately, there are many options to see loved ones when you can’t be in the same room, including apps like Zoom, Skype, Facetime, and... Read More

National Skilled Nursing Care Week

May 2, 2020 — The American Health Care Association (AHCA) recently announced “Sharing Our Wisdom” as the 2020 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. The theme strives to encourage families, their loved ones and residents to participate in “Sharing Their Wisdom.” Ask your parents or grandparent, grant aunt or uncle... Read More

Traditional Easter Symbols

Mar 31, 2020 — While some Easter symbols are widely known, a few are not: Easter Bunny – The hare is one of the most adorable and well-known symbols of Easter. Children wait to catch a glimpse of him hopping to their house with a basket full of goodies. Easter Candles – In the Christian faith, white candles are... Read More

Three Ways to Become a Super Person

Mar 31, 2020 — Have you seen the billboard with Christopher Reeve with the caption “Superman” underneath it? You might remember him for his timeless portrayal of Superman, but did you know after a life-changing accident, he led a tireless crusade on behalf of the disabled? Here are some of the qualities that made him so strong on and... Read More

How to Train Your Memory by Playing Scrabble – Scrabble Day is April 13

Mar 31, 2020 — The mental workouts we receive from games such as Scrabble are effective tools in boosting the power of your brain. Besides being a game that requires strategy skills, Scrabble allows players with good memories to have a higher probability of winning the game. The key to receiving points and ultimately winning is to form words... Read More

Find Fulfillment in Volunteering

Mar 31, 2020 — Volunteering is an incredibly fulfilling activity and can give new meaning to our lives. Perhaps this is one of the reasons so many retirees find such great joy in volunteering. When we leave a career, we sometimes need to find a new focus or passion in life. Having a sense of meaning and purpose is... Read More

Stress Awareness Month: Keep Stress to a Minimum

Mar 31, 2020 — Learning to cope with stress is important for all of us. Here are a few ways to relieve stress. Organize and clean your home and workspace. Place everything in a designated place and label it, so you will be able to find items when you are looking for them. This is a great way to... Read More