August 25th is Banana Split Day!

Aug 5, 2019 — When you think classic American dessert, the banana split would likely make the top five of anyone’s list! On August 25th, we celebrate the creation of this delicious hot and cold treat with National Banana Split Day. In 1904 a 23-year-old David Evans Strickler made his mark on history by inventing the banana split! This... Read More

August 7th is Lighthouse Day – A Part of Our Past, Present, and Future

Aug 5, 2019 — Why are so many people drawn to lighthouses? Maybe it is because lighthouses are found in some of the most beautiful places on earth. To some, lighthouses appeal to their nostalgic or artistic senses since lighthouses are some of the most historic structures to be found in the United States today. It may also be... Read More

National Relaxation Day is August 15: Try These Two Mindfulness Exercises!

Aug 5, 2019 — Mindfulness exercises let you “tune in” to yourself. Distractions are let go, and your brainpower is increased. The exercises help you think more clearly and concentrate better. The best news is that they are easier than you might think to learn! Self Reflection Exercise Anytime you are stressed, stop, and carefully watch yourself to identify... Read More

Water Slide Highlights

Aug 5, 2019 — We had our first water slide activity this year, and our residents had the best time slipping and sliding on the tube! Goldie stated, “I sure ain’t never done nothing like this before, and I really enjoyed it!” We sure are beating the heat with this water slide, and making so many precious memories. Goldie,... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

Aug 5, 2019 — Hello family and friends! We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather and had a fun Fourth of July as well. We had so much fun with our water slide, and our residents did too. We have been doing many activities outside, and enjoying sweet treats to beat the heat. Just a reminder to families... Read More

Gorgeous Grandma Day

Jul 1, 2019 — Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More

July is UV Safety Month: What You Eat Can Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Jul 1, 2019 — Researchers from Harvard University recently announced that lutein (LOO-teen) —a potent antioxidant found in such dark green, leafy vegetables as spinach and kale —may protect the skin from sun damage. “Lutein has been widely recognized for its eye health benefits for several years, but, our data is the first of its kind to suggest that lutein... Read More

Macaroni and Cheese Day is July 14: A Fun (but Cheesy) Origin Story

Jul 1, 2019 — Although Americans love macaroni-and-cheese, it might have been an Italian creation dating to the late 13th century. The first Italian recipe called for fermented dough cut in two-inch squares, cooked and tossed with grated cheese – likely Parmesan. Thomas Jefferson brought a similar recipe to his home in Virginia after traveling to France and Italy in... Read More

Happy Birthday!

Jul 1, 2019 — Iva M. – July 05 Larry F. – July 06 Christine R. – July 07 Dorothy L. – July 12 Lois C. – July 12 Gladys S. – July 15 Lucille R. – July 25 Doris S. – July 31

Letter from the Administrator

Jul 1, 2019 — Happy 4th of July! I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. As always, please be mindful when entering and exiting the facility, not to let any or our residents exit the facility without first checking with the staff to ensure their safety. I am sure some of you may have a large garden at... Read More