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Purple Heart Day – August 7

Aug 1, 2020 — Purple Heart Day – August 7 Most American adults have heard of the Purple Heart Award, or even know a veteran who has received it, but what is the origin of this distinguished honor? On August 7, 1782, President George Washington decided on a symbolic honor for three soldiers he originally called the “Badge of... Read More

August is Sandwich Month

Aug 1, 2020 — No matter how you slice it, everyone seems to have a favorite sandwich. In a month known for its “dog-days” and heat, a sandwich may provide just the meal you prefer. They’re low fuss, yet can be quick and nutritious, and most require no cooking. A sandwich by definition includes one or more pieces of... Read More

Relaxation is the Key to Healthy Life

Aug 1, 2020 — Relaxation Day is August 15. While studies show eating a healthy diet and exercise may reduce stress levels, relaxation is also needed to recharge us mentally and emotionally. When stress becomes overwhelming there are quick relaxation techniques you can do almost anywhere to make you feel better almost immediately. Try it out: Stretch out on... Read More

Sons and Daughters Day – August 11

Aug 1, 2020 — The best gift you can give your sons and daughters is time. This is an excellent day to let your children know how glad you are to be a part of their lives, hear the events of their days and share family stories. The origins of the day are unknown, however, it has been celebrated... Read More

How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

Jul 1, 2020 —   Slow the spread of germs and respiratory diseases like COVID-19: Wash your hands often Use soap when available or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands Avoid close contact Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people... Read More

July is Anti-Boredom Month

Jul 1, 2020 — Although many of us have spent the last couple months inside doing puzzles, coloring, and reading due to local shelter-in-place directives, July’s midday summer heat may continue to keep many of us cooling off inside. With so much time inside, some of us may be experiencing moments of boredom, but the good news is that... Read More

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Jul 1, 2020 — STAY COOL  Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.  Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place... Read More

Simple Creative Twists to Tasty Summertime Staples

Jul 1, 2020 — At almost every cookout, picnic, and party during the summer you’ll find at least two commonplace food items: the hamburger and hotdog. If you look more closely, you might notice the traditional toppings of mustard, ketchup, cheese or relish – but rarely anything else. If you’re tired of the same old, boring burger or hot... Read More

Father’s Day: June 21

Jun 1, 2020 — On Sunday, June 21, say “Happy Father’s Day” to all of the fathers in your life! Thank you, fathers, for all of your loving support and silly dad jokes.  While the origin of the term “dad joke” is unknown, dad jokes are easily identified as being overly-simplistic and intended to provoke an exasperated reaction. A... Read More

June Employees of the Month

Jun 1, 2020 — Dedra Thomas, RN, BSN Director of Nursing  Dedra is the daughter of former Kansas City Chiefs defensive back coach & NFL Hall-of-Famer, Emmitt Thomas of Angleton, TX. Dedra began her nursing career as a CNA in 1995, moved on to become an LVN in 2001, and an RN in 2010. Dedra received her Bachelors of... Read More