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Train Your Brain Day on October 13

October 6, 2021 — We always hear about the health benefits of adding physical exercise into our daily routine, but what about exercising our brains? Keep your mind sharp by challenging yourself with brainteasers, trying new activities, and trivia. Here are some suggestions for staying sharp, or training your brain to get even sharper! Play online or download apps... Read More

Try Meatless Mondays during Vegetarian Month

October 6, 2021 — The meatless meal movement initially began during World War I when meat was scarce and was revitalized during WWII, so more meat could be allocated to the war effort. This meatless meal idea was once again revived in the early 2000s as “Meatless Mondays,” a health-focused marketing campaign for the USDA. The campaign centered on... Read More

Mental Health Awareness and Prevention: World Mental Health Day is October 10

October 6, 2021 — Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor... Read More

National Indoor Plant Week

September 6, 2021 — National Indoor Plant Week is recognized during the third week of September and there is no better time to add a little flora to your home. If you are thinking about plant ownership but aren’t confident in the greenness of your thumb, worry not! Here is an introduction to different types of house plants that... Read More

Learning Your Heart Age on World Heart Day, September 29

September 6, 2021 — Her age is 53. But her heart is 75 years old because she smokes and has uncontrolled high blood pressure. She’s not alone because most American adults have a heart that is older than their actual age. One way to understand your risk for a heart attack or stroke is to learn your “heart age.”... Read More

Patriot Day: A National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 6, 2021 — September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy in New York City. This day is recognized as a tribute to those who passed away or were injured, as well as honoring first responders and defenders of our nation’s freedom. An annual ceremony takes place at Ground Zero, also known as... Read More

September is Save Your Photos Month

September 6, 2021 — Everyone loves to see photos of family, vacations, pets, grandchildren and more. Before digital cameras or camera phones, film was processed and prints were made instantly or sent back to us via mail. Saving photos is a step in preserving memories. Many of us still have albums and boxes full of prints prior to the... Read More

Happiness Happens Month

July 30, 2021 — Every person deserves to be happy. Did you know happiness could be contagious? The more happy people there are, the more likely they are to inspire others to find happiness. We owe it to ourselves and society to work on our own happiness! Try these four simple steps: #1: Ready Yourself For Happiness. Part of... Read More

Four Basic Rules for Effective Reading and Better Comprehension

July 30, 2021 — Try to read more and more. Remember the saying: Practice makes progress. Develop the habit of reading for main ideas. Know the main characters. Know how they help the plot or move along the story. Learn to read with focus and concentration. Think of what you are reading. Do not let your attention wander to... Read More