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Earth Day: Helping the Environment and Ourselves

April 14, 2021 — April 22 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, begun in 1970 and celebrated around the world. Earth Day reminds us of our personal and collective responsibility to preserve and protect our environment. For many the word “environment” means the natural world: the mountains, forests, rivers, oceans, animals, and the air around us. To others,... Read More

Healthy Ways to Cope With Stress

April 14, 2021 — Feeling emotional and nervous or having trouble sleeping and eating can all be normal reactions to stress. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way can help make you, the people you care about, and those around you become more resilient. Here are some healthy ways to deal with stress: Take breaks from watching,... Read More

March is Nutrition Month

March 3, 2021 — Good nutrition makes such an impact in our lives, which is why it is so important! By following these simple tips, good nutrition doesn’t have to be difficult. Your daily diet should include fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, dairy products, meats and other protein-rich foods. How large of a portion you should eat depends upon your caloric... Read More

Eight Things to Know about the U.S. COVID-19 Vaccination Program

February 5, 2021 — 1. The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is a top priority. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. The CDC has developed a new tool, v-safe, as an additional layer of safety monitoring to increase our ability to rapidly detect any safety issues with COVID-19 vaccines. V-safe is a... Read More

Cardiac Rehabilitation May Help Heal Your Heart

February 5, 2021 — If you have had a heart attack or other heart problem, cardiac rehabilitation could be an important part of your recovery. Cardiac rehabilitation can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack and can help you build heart-healthy habits. Learn more about if you can benefit from a cardiac rehabilitation program and how it can... Read More

Cut the Clutter in the New Year!

December 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

Happy Activity Professionals Week – January 24-30!

December 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

Donate Blood and Blood Plasma Safely to Help Save Lives

December 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

Birdwatching Day – January 5

December 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

National Hobby Month

December 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