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National Hobby Month

Dec 29, 2020 — Did you resolve to start a new hobby in the new year? Well that’s perfect, because January is National Hobby Month. Many of us may find that we have more time on our hands as we get older, and picking up a new hobby may be a great use of this extra time. One option... Read More

Birdwatching Day – January 5

Dec 29, 2020 — Dust off your binoculars on January 5 for National Bird Day! There are plenty of benefits to taking part in birdwatching: physical activity, learning something new, spending time outdoors… the list goes on! Being outside is great for your mental health, as it generally improves your mood and provides you with a space to move... Read More

Donate Blood and Blood Plasma Safely to Help Save Lives

Dec 29, 2020 — This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the life-saving contributions from blood, platelet, and plasma donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross and CDC are encouraging individuals to donate blood and plasma if they are well and able to do so, while continuing to practice safe... Read More

Happy Activity Professionals Week – January 24-30!

Dec 29, 2020 — We owe a lot to our Activities team for keeping our residents and families encouraged to safely participate and interact in so many innovative ways during the past year. From hallway Bingo to window visits, they have gone above and beyond to lift us all up with new activities. Luckily January 24-30 is designated to... Read More

Cut the Clutter in the New Year!

Dec 29, 2020 — Is clutter bogging you down? Maybe it is stealing valuable closet space? Or collecting dust on too many knick-knacks? Cut the clutter with these easy steps: First, identify different types of clutter: Something you have had for more than six months and have used one time or less. Too many items crammed into a small... Read More

Five Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Dec 5, 2020 — ‘Tis the season for family, festivity, and food—lots of food. From November to the New Year, everyone seems to consume more food and drinks during the holiday season, so how do you stick to your healthy eating habits when everyone around you seems to be splurging? Here are five tips that can help: Holiday-Proof Your... Read More

Gingerbread House Day – December 12

Dec 5, 2020 — Looking for something sweet to make your winter season complete? On December 12, bake up some fun on Gingerbread House Day! Whether it’s home-baked or a purchased kit, designing a tasty cottage can make for a fun and satisfying day. Want to involve more friends and family in the fun? Take part in your local... Read More

Wreaths Across America

Dec 5, 2020 — National Wreaths Across America (WAA) Day is a December event dedicated to remembering the brave sacrifices veterans have made in wars since the American Revolution. On this day, participants place special wreaths at veterans’ cemeteries nationwide to raise awareness of the sacrifice veterans make for the United States and encourage more people to remember. It... Read More

Holiday Safety Guidelines

Dec 5, 2020 — As many people in the United States begin to plan winter holiday celebrations, the CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must... Read More

Get Ready for Friendsgiving!

Oct 31, 2020 — Thanksgiving is for your family, “Friendsgiving” is for you friends! Keeping in contact with your friends can be tricking during the hustle of day-to-day, but don’t worry, you can make up for lost time with a proper Friendsgiving. The word Friendsgiving first appeared around 2007, as an informal large meal which featured a mishmash of... Read More