Memorial Day History

May 8, 2018 — Recognizing Memorial Day started in 1868, when the division of the Grand Army of the Republic demanded that their commander, General John A. Logan, adorn the graves of their fallen war comrades with flowers. It was an event that began to recognize the soldiers who died in the American Civil War. After World War I,... Read More

Making Your Own Bird Feeder

May 8, 2018 — What You Will Need: An empty milk or juice carton (any size will do) String (must be strong) Scissors Stapler Hole punch 2 small sticks or wooden rods Bird seed Markers, water based paint or anything which can be used to decorate the carton Directions: Wash and dry the carton Decorate your carton Using your... Read More

May is National Stroke Month: Knowing And Reducing Your Risks

May 8, 2018 — It’s important to know the risk factors of having a stroke, some of which can be preventable and controllable, and to recognize the symptoms, so that many of the serious side effects of stroke can be avoided. Blood Pressure: According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is the number one controllable risk factor... Read More

Celebrating Life’s Stories

May 8, 2018 — The American Health Care Association (AHCA) recently announced “Celebrating Life’s Stories” as the 2018 theme for National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW), formerly known as National Nursing Home Week. “Celebrating Life’s Stories” pays homage to the diverse set of perspectives that residents, families and staff bring to everyday interactions. From May 13-19, 2018, centers will... Read More

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13

May 8, 2018 — Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family (whether it is a biological mother, surrogate, foster, aunt, cousin, neighbor, nana, or grandmother), as well as motherhood. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis and Julie Ward Howe in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday six years later... Read More

April is Stress Awareness Month

April 5, 2018 — Stressed Out? Give These Tips A Try! The amount of stress that you endure has a direct impact on your health and overall well being. Pay close attention to the tips provided in this article for how to manage your stress. Don’t worry about being totally stress free. While it is important to lower our... Read More

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

April 5, 2018 — Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month and the more than 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them... Read More

Reduce Your Environmental Footprint

April 5, 2018 — There are many projects we can do to reduce our environmental footprint and help in the rehabilitation of the earth. Here are some tips you can easily do everyday to care for our environment. Reduce – Conserving our natural resources can be done everyday. If we don’t start conserving our resources soon, we may face... Read More

National Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 5, 2018 — April is National Parkinson’s Awareness Month, which helps to increase awareness of Parkinson’s disease in the United States. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system that affects motor skills. Symptoms can include shaking, slowness of movement, and difficulty walking, with advanced stages usually involving dementia and memory impairment. There currently is no... Read More

Happy Birthday and Welcome!

April 5, 2018 — Happy Birthday! Residents & Staff Robert Y. April 01 Sofia B. April 08 Lupe L. April 10 Eva W. April 12 Lois J. April 19 Glenn R. April 20 Shirley F. April 26 Welcome New Residents! Lupe L. 2 21B Mike M. 1 49B Alfred W. 3 43A We would like to take this opportunity... Read More